Summer hot streak: Texas manufacturers continue to pump up production

Manufacturing in Texas continued its 13-month hot streak in July, according to monthly survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
The Dallas Fed surveyed 113 Texas manufacturing executives in July to get their thoughts on the health of the industry. One of the key measures of industry health is the production index.
Anything above zero means an increase and below zero means a decrease. For reference, during the recession from September 2008 to October 2009 all production levels were…

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Before building West Texas refinery, Austin oilman readies to break ground on smaller facility

MMEX Resources Corp. is taking a major step forward with plans to build a refinery a few hours west of Austin. However, a slight change in strategy is leading to new business opportunities.

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Austin entertainment venue acquired from Bikinis owner by C3 Presents, report says

Concert and festival organizer C3 Presents has reportedly purchased The Scoot Inn, a well-known Austin bar and music venue at 1308 E. Fourth St.
C3, the locally based promoter of events such as Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza, bought the bar from Doug Guller of ATX Brands, according to the Austin Chronicle, which cited an unnamed source.
Guller owns restaurant chain Bikinis and The Parish bar on Sixth Street, per the Chronicle. He purchased The Scoot Inn in 2012.
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Tech startup on the hook for incentives payments after moving office from San Antonio to Austin

The tech startup owes the city of San Antonio and Bexar County some money now that it has moved an office from the Alamo City to Austin. As one San Antonio official said, "Do I think that we are going to recapture all these funds? Absolutely."

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Migrating your business to the cloud: What about privacy, compliance and cybersecurity issues?

Dell Boomi, an integration-platform-as-a-service company with offices in Austin, recently released its new cloud-based enterprise integration platform. Amid touting its flexibility to manage data across hybrid IT architectures, the new release focuses on one relevant issue: improvements in data security.
As the cloud becomes more widely adopted, discussion around its security has mushroomed. When RightScale conducted its “State of the Cloud” survey in January, it found 41 percent of companies…

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AMD takes on Nvidia for high-end gaming processors with new product

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Sunday released a detailed preview of its latest line of high-end graphics cards, designed to go head-to-head with Nvidia Corp.
The new Radeon RX Vega line will go on sale in two weeks.
AMD and Nvidia have both been unusually strong investments this year. AMD shares have doubled in the last 12 months, while Nvidia shares have nearly tripled.
Meanwhile, the nation’s largest chipmaker, Intel Corp., has traded flat over the same period, underperforming the S&P 500.
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Amazon opening record number of warehouses nationwide; Watch flurry of robots at work (Video)

Amazon.com Inc. isn’t slowing its pace of fulfillment center construction as it expands its physical footprint.
Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) stores, sorts and ships products ranging from furniture to fresh produce out of its warehouse network, which employs tens of thousands of people but is becoming increasingly robotized. Adding new warehouses lets Amazon offer two-hour Amazon Prime Now delivery to more Amazon Prime subscribers across the globe.
The Seattle-based retailer opened a record 26 fulfillment…

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In the money July 31: Sparkling water startup with Clayton Christopher on board bubbles up more funding

The Austin manufacturing company incorporated earlier this year that looks to compete with the likes of LaCroix and Topo Chico raised $3.2 million in equity and other types of funding from 10 investors.

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway aims to build South Austin Mercedes dealership — if it can overcome state law

Berkshire Hathaway Automotive hopes to build Austin’s second Mercedes-Benz franchise at 10900 S. I-35, on the frontage road, but is running into dual headwinds: state law and the objections of a rival business.
The Irving-based subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK) aims to build the dealership on the outskirts of Austin, south of Southpark Meadows. That’s despite Texas law prohibiting a company from owning both car dealerships and car manufacturers, even of a different…

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Where Are Mobile App Speeds the Fastest? New Benchmark Report Gives Surprising Answer

PacketZoom has just published its Q2 Mobile Observatory and Benchmarks Report.

Based on data from the PacketZoom Analytics Platform, the company found that The Netherlands shows the fastest response time for mobile apps, followed by the United Kingdom, France and Taiwan.

As for the United States? The USA was ranked 13th among leading countries, with an average response time of 458 milliseconds, only slightly better than the global average of 438 milliseconds.

Unlike other mobile speed reports, which measure mobile performance using web-based technologies, PacketZoom’s study is the only mobile app speed report that leverages data from end user devices, presenting a more accurate portrayal of app performance.

The Q2 Mobile Observatory and Benchmarks Report ranks the world’s leading countries for mobile application response time, transfer time, disconnections and other metrics, while providing insights into key statistics of mobile app performance worldwide.

To access the full report, click here.

“Mobile network conditions around the world vary greatly from country to country, which holds great implications for app developers trying to deliver the best experience to their end users,” said Shlomi Gian, CEO of PacketZoom. “There are a lot of factors that go into app speed and overall performance, and we created the Mobile Observatory and Benchmarks Report so that app developers have the information they need to deliver a fast and effective app experience globally.”

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