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H-E-B

San Antonio-based grocery chain H-E-B announced Wednesday it would build a new tech innovation facility in Austin.

The decision has drawn critical comments online, and many San Antonio technology leaders have expressed disappointment.

From Texas Standard:

One question Amazon's Alexa won't be able to answer – at least not yet – is where Amazon will build its next headquarters.

It's been a year since the tech company announced it has outgrown its Seattle home base and needs to expand elsewhere. But the $1 trillion company has been tight-lipped about where that might be.

Since that announcement, 238 U.S. cities ingratiated themselves to the company, trying to win its favor. Amazon whittled that list of bids to 20 finalists, and among them are Austin and Dallas.

Bartlett Cocke General Contractors

Facebook and Texas A&M University-San Antonio announced a new partnership through a cybersecurity program Wednesday.

The Austin-based company at the center of a lawsuit over 3D-printable guns will send plans directly to customers, its founder said Tuesday, a day after a federal judge blocked the State Department from letting the company publish the files online for free.

Taylor Stakes / Trinity University

For two years, Trinity University associate professor of geosciences Ben Surpless has been bringing students to southern Utah to study the Sevier fault system.

This past trip, he tried something new: He and his students mapped the rock outcroppings with drones.


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