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US Broadband Speeds Jumped 90% In 2020. But No, It Had Nothing To Do With Net Neutrality.

An anonymous reader shares a report from Techdirt: Last last week, a report out of the UK topped the trending news items at Hacker News. The report found that U.S. broadband speeds -- historically the poster child for mediocrity -- jumped roughly 90% during the COVID-19 lockdowns. The improvements weren't consistent geographically, and the report was quick to note that by and large, the U.S. remains relatively mediocre when it comes to broadband speeds (in large part due to limited competition):...
Tags: UK, Fcc, US, Tech, Austin, Hacker News, Dallas Seattle, Thomas Buck


Huckabee calls for resignation of Austin mayor who urged constituents to stay home while in Cabo

The Democratic mayor of Austin, Texas, should resign after calling for his constituents to stay home to slow the spread of COVID while...
Tags: Austin, Austin Texas, Huckabee, Cabo


Democrats flouting their own COVID rules isn't just elitist hypocrisy - it's a danger to public health

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a press conference on homelessness in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images Democrats think of themselves as the "party of science," but a lot of prominent Democratic politicians have acted like they're immune from COVID.  While imposing restrictions on travel on gatherings, they've taken unnecessary pleasure trips and attended maskless indoor parties.  We've come to expect COVID-denialism fro...
Tags: London, California, White House, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Austin, Democrats, House, Nancy Pelosi, Karl Marx, West Coast, Andrew Cuomo, Rudy Giuliani, James Woods, Gavin Newsom


Ben Ling’s Bling Capital just rounded up $113 million more from investors

Ben Ling is as done with 2020 as the rest of us, but certainly for him, the year could be worse. Ling, who founded his own venture outfit in 2018 — naming it Bling Capital (a nickname from way back) — just closed on $113 million in capital commitments across two new funds: a seed-focused $77 million fund, and an opportunity fund focused on breakout companies from his portfolio that closed with $36 million in capital commitments. It’s a decent amount of money for a so-called solo GP fund, especia...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, New York, London, Youtube, Stanford, San Francisco, Tech, Austin, Venture Capital, Miami, Max Levchin, Sand Hill Road, Mach, Bay Area


Austin mayor apologizes after he told residents to stay at home while vacationing in Mexico

Mayor Steve Adler of Austin, Texas, said in a video posted on YouTube Wednesday that he regrets traveling to Mexico in early November as he was urging people to be cautious about the spread of Covid-19.
Tags: Mexico, Cnn, Austin, Austin Texas, Steve Adler


Reflecting on Tony Hsieh's Death

I've been disconnected from my old world for awhile now...the one where my identity revolved around being "a connector" among and amidst technology entrepreneurs. It was the world of start-ups, the world of venture capital , the world of creators and engineers and a world predominantly led by men. It was a world where I never truly felt like I belonged, despite having many positive experiences and magical moments along the way . I always felt like a circle that didn't fit into the ...
Tags: Twitter, Business, France, Austin, United States, Ireland, Paris, Spirit, Albert Einstein, Sarah Lacy, Zappos, Evan Williams, Einstein, Island Of Misfit Toys, Maya Angelou, Vegas


Capital City Black Film Festival: What to know for 2020

This year's Capital City Black Film Festival will be virtual, just like all of Austin's major cinema...          [Author: Austin American-Statesman]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Austin American-Statesman, Capital City Black Film Festival


Policing protests, K-9 units barking up wrong tree, the 'toothless' agency regulating Texas cops, and other stories

I've been working on a larger project and ignoring the blog a bit this week, but here are a few odds and ends that deserve Grits readers' attention:TCOLE Sunset coverage. The Houston Chronicle published a nice story on the scathing Sunset report on the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the agency that licenses and regulates Texas police officers, jailers, and 911 operators. "[I]n Texas," declared sunset commission staff, "the regulation of law enforcement is 'by and large, toothless.'” See re...
Tags: Texas, Law, Washington Post, Austin, Houston Chronicle, Texas Legislature, Gritsforbreakfast, Texas Observer, Fort Bend County, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, Michael Barajas, TCOLE Sunset, Occupy Movement Ferguson


Austin mayor urged people to 'stay home' from a timeshare in Cabo San Lucas, where he flew in on a private jet for a vacation with eight others, according to report

Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin, speaks during the American Cities Climate Challenge conference at the C40 World Mayors Summit on October 10, 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ole Jensen/Getty Images The mayor of Austin, Texas, took a trip to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico on a private jet just before urging constituents to stay home as COVID-19 cases rose in the city, according to the Austin Statesman and KVUE. Steve Adler also hosted a wedding for his daughter the day before the November flight, accor...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Politics, Texas, Science, Abc, Mexico, US, Trends, Austin, Mayor Steve Adler, Cabo San Lucas, Copenhagen Denmark, Austin Texas, Adler, Steve Adler


Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis take Holiday Shindig online with guests Shakey Graves, Ray Wylie Hubbard

An Austin yuletide tradition for more than two decades, the Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis Holiday Shindig won't...          [Author: Austin American-Statesman]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Austin American-Statesman, Bruce Robison, Bruce Robison Kelly Willis, Kelly Willis, Shakey Graves Ray Wylie Hubbard


Austin's AFS Cinema to be 'satellite screen' for Sundance Film Festival 2021

Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday announced that it will have a "satellite screen" in Austin for next...          [Author: Austin American-Statesman]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Austin American-Statesman


City of Austin partners with HAAM to expand health care access for musicians

On Wednesday, representatives from the City of Austin's Economic Development Department announced a new...          [Author: Austin American-Statesman]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Austin American-Statesman, HAAM, City of Austin s Economic Development Department


5-Year-Old Boy Hit & Killed After Mom’s Boyfriend Forced Him Out of Car As Punishment for “Acting Out”

A 5-year-old Alabama boy is dead after he was hit by a car Saturday night (Nov. 28) in Fort Mitchell after his mom’s boyfriend forced him out of the car as punishment for “acting out” and “being unruly.” Police said the child, Austin Birdseye, was riding in a vehicle with his mother’s boyfriend, 35-year-old Bryan Starr, on an “exceptionally dangerous road” when he was forced out of the car in the middle of the rain. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor told CBS News that his office, along with st...
Tags: Crime, Kids, News, Children, Cbs News, Alabama, Georgia, Austin, Jazz, Taylor, Starr, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Heath Taylor, Russell County, Bad Parenting, AUSTIN Taylor


Hewlett Packard Enterprise is moving its Silicon Valley HQ to Houston, and it's only the latest company to migrate from the tech region to Texas during the pandemic

Houston, Texas, in 2019. LOREN ELLIOTT/AFP via Getty Images Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is moving its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Houston, Texas, CNBC reported on Tuesday. The news comes as more tech talent announces their migrations away from the noted tech region, as corporate offices remain shuttered during the pandemic, giving way to a rise in remote work. The Information earlier reported that Dropbox CEO Drew Houston is moving to Austin, Texas, a city where the tech industry ha...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, News, California, Drew Houston, Samsung, America, Trends, Hp, Austin, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Houston, Hewlett-packard, Cnbc, Greg Abbott


Fundr, launching its first portfolio, uses an algorithm to remove bias from investing

For all the ways that the Silicon Valley scene excels, diversity and inclusion is not one of them. But a new startup called Fundr is looking to do the heavy lifting to help investors diversify their portfolio. Fundr is an investment marketplace founded by Lauren Washington, Boris Moyston, and Jean-Philippe Desmontils. The platform is aimed at angel investors, but available to institutional VCs as well, to do the vetting and due diligence across the startup ecosystem that angels don’t always have...
Tags: TC, Washington, Tech, Austin, Silicon Valley, New York Washington, Fundr, Lauren Washington Boris Moyston, Jean Philippe Desmontils, Within Fundr


Urban Meyer house hunting in Austin? Texas rumor hits the net

Tom Herman has a hefty $15 million buyout, but we wouldn’t expect that kind of number to stand in the way of the boosters reeling in...
Tags: Texas, Austin, Meyer, Tom Herman


Let’s Get Back to the Point of Healthcare

https://medium.com/media/bb74d9421d2b64cfd43996d0cd812fca/href We all know healthcare isn’t fun, and probably never will be. After all, who likes being sick? But, healthcare should at the very least make patients feel better, not worse. Unfortunately, the current system too often causes fear and frustration from beginning to end for patients.Matt Dale, our CEO, saw the same issues as everyone else and asked, “what can I do to make healthcare easier?” Matt had worked at his family’s company, Th...
Tags: Startups, News, Austin, Healthcare, Austin Texas, Matt, Karis, Austin Startups, Health-startup, Digital-health, Matt Dale, The Karis Group, Karis Group, Point Health, Point of Healthcare


Christopher Cross says recovery from COVID-related illness has 'slowed'

Grammy-winning Austin musician Christopher Cross posted another update to fans on social media about his battle with...          [Author: Austin American-Statesman]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Austin American-Statesman, Christopher Cross


Red River Cultural District to award another $45,000 to unemployed workers

Back in March, when the coronavirus shut down Austin's music scene overnight, business leaders in the Red River...          [Author: Austin American-Statesman]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Red River, Austin American-Statesman


Renewable energy expert says the world's energy transition is here to stay despite recent surge in oil prices

Oliver Wyman Francois Austin leads the Global Energy Practice at Oliver Wyman and is an expert on the Mobility and Climate & Sustainability Platforms with the Oliver Wyman Forum. Austin reflects on how the pandemic and the resultant price drops in oil have impacted the global focus on renewable energy. Because of his work, Business Insider named Austin to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming energy in Europe. Visit Business Insider's Transforming Business homepage ...
Tags: Energy, Europe, China, Trends, Renewable Energy, Tesla, Austin, Pfizer, Oliver Wyman, United Nation, Oil & Gas, Edit Series, TB2020, SP-ING-WB-2020, TB2020 Energy, Oliver Wyman Francois Austin


S&P targets IHS Markit — Inside the latest Vista drama — Wealth management-focused SPAC

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree arrives at Rockefeller Plaza and is craned into place on November 14, 2020 in New York City. Cindy Ord/Getty Images Welcome back. We're in the final stretch before the end of the year. But don't interpret that to mean fewer interesting stories. The first day back has already proved exciting, as S&P Global announced plans to acquire IHS Markit for $44 billion, which would be the biggest deal of 2020. If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here t...
Tags: Texas, Global, Trends, Austin, Rebecca, Gm, Smith, SPAC, HuffPost, Casey, Invision AP, Rockefeller Plaza, Casey Sullivan, Dakin, IHS Markit, Amy Harris


Inside the latest Vista drama — How challenger banks compete with big banks — Wealth management-focused SPAC

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree arrives at Rockefeller Plaza and is craned into place on November 14, 2020 in New York City. Cindy Ord/Getty Images Welcome back. We're in the final stretch before the end of the year. But don't interpret that to mean fewer interesting stories. If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here to get your daily dose of the stories dominating banking, business, and big deals.Sign up here for our upcoming webinar 'How to land a job in private equity' o...
Tags: Texas, Trends, Austin, Rebecca, Gm, Smith, SPAC, HuffPost, Casey, Invision AP, Rockefeller Plaza, Casey Sullivan, Dakin, Amy Harris, Chime co, Brian Sheth


It gives me no pleasure to be right, but Democrats were never going to win Texas in 2020

I've lived in Raleigh and Austin, two capitals in states that are changing but conservative. And I've learned that sweeping predictions are perilous.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, Austin, Usa Today, Raleigh


Tech elites are making moves out of San Francisco as they rethink the area's costs, political climate, and safety

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on the future of Silicon Valley, a private-equity titan's relationship with a Texas investor embroiled in a political scandal, and the rise and fall of the world's oldest advertising agency. Samantha Lee/Business Insider Hello!Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of shoes and clothes retailer Zappos, has di...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Texas, White House, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Getty Images, Vista, Fbi, Austin, Oxford, Miami


Macy’s: Austin 8-Pc. Set Tempat Tidur Reversibel Untuk $ 29,99 Reg. $ 100,00

Percepat! Harga bisa berubah sewaktu-waktu! Sempurnakan tempat tidur Anda dengan pola klasik dalam rangkaian garis-garis padat dengan set selimut Austin yang dapat dibalik, yang menampilkan komponen & set seprai yang serasi untuk memberikan penyegaran yang canggih pada ruangan Anda. Dapat dibalik.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Curious Cribs: Austin’s Sand Dollar House Gets Big Price Chop

One of Austin’s most iconic homes recently burst back onto the market with a revised asking price of $1.75 million, significantly down from its original $2.2 million. Known as Sand Dollar House, the structure was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice John Covert Watson and is located on the scenic shore of Lake Travis. Sand […]
Tags: Design, Austin, Compass, Frank Lloyd Wright, More Dirt, John Covert Watson


Inside the ill-fated relationship between Vista Equity Partners' Robert Smith and Nate Paul, the Austin investor embroiled in a political scandal

Vista CEO Robert Smith and cofounder Brian Sheth were early backers of Austin real-estate investor Nate Paul Paras Griffin/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider A scandal in Texas spilled onto the national stage this month after reports said Attorney General Ken Paxton was being investigated by the FBI on allegations of bribery and abuse of office in connection with an Austin real-estate developer who was a political donor.It marked a dramatic, high-profile escalation of the controve...
Tags: Texas, Colorado, France, US, Trends, Vista, Fbi, Austin, Smith, PAUL, Paxton, Ken Paxton, Robert Smith, Vista Equity Partners, Sonoma California, Samantha Lee


Vista Equity Partners No. 2 exec Brian Sheth has left the firm

Happy Saturday!On Thanksgiving afternoon, Vista Equity Partners dropped a press release announcing that the firm's No.2 exec, Brian Sheth, would be resigning effective immediately.As Casey Sullivan and Dakin Campbell previously reported, Vista founder Robert Smith and Sheth had been locked in negotiations over an exit after Smith's admission to years of tax evasion. The two billionaires had worked together at Vista for two decades, turning the firm into a private-equity powerhouse. This week, Ca...
Tags: Texas, California, US, Trends, Vista, Austin, Fidelity, Smith, Bain Capital, Blackrock, NEW YORK Reuters, SPAC, Carlyle Group, Robert Smith, Casey, Charles Schwab


Vista Equity Partners cofounder exits — BlackRock's direct indexing deal — Private-equity recruiting

Happy Saturday!On Thanksgiving afternoon, Vista Equity Partners dropped a press release announcing that the firm's No.2 exec, Brian Sheth, would be departing effective immediately.As Casey Sullivan and Dakin Campbell previously reported, Vista founder Robert Smith and Sheth had been locked in negotiations over an exit after Smith's admission to years of tax evasion. The two billionaires had worked together at Vista for two decades, turning the firm into a private-equity powerhouse. This week, Ca...
Tags: Texas, California, US, Trends, Vista, Austin, Fidelity, Smith, Bain Capital, Blackrock, NEW YORK Reuters, SPAC, Carlyle Group, Robert Smith, Casey, Charles Schwab


Biden reportedly considering a retired four-star general to lead US military, would be first Black defense secretary if confirmed

US Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of United States Forces - Iraq, presents a coin for an enlisted soldier at Operating Base Adder, Iraq. Defense Department President-elect Joe Biden is adding to his list of potential defense secretaries a retired US Army general, according to an Axios report published Friday. Lloyd Austin is a Black four-star general with over four decades in the military. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary in the US. Visit Business I...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Iraq, Defense, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Austin, United States, United Nations, Army, Pentagon, Biden, Donald Trump