Accenture Federal Services plans to bulk up its operations in San Antonio, adding 500 new jobs over the next four years. The company, a subsidiary of Accenture LLP, provides cloud computing, cybersecurity, testing and other services to federal agencies. It has more than 1,300 employees across several locations in the Alamo City, and also has offices in Arlington, Virginia. On ExpressNews.com: Accenture Federal Services sees opportunity in San Antonio Demand for its services is fueling the hiring spree, said Ben Peavy, Accenture Federal Services’ managing director in San Antonio. “We’re really excited,” Peavy said. Expanding its workforce here, he added, “furthers our commitment to the city” and enables the company “to make an impact in the communities in which we live and work.” Accenture’s plans show “how Team San Antonio works not only to attract new companies, but also to help existing corporations grow and succeed in our … [Read more...] about Accenture Federal Services adding hundreds of jobs in San Antonio
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The city of Arlington, Texas, is bigger, by population, than New Orleans, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. It is home to a Six Flags, a state university, and the Dallas Cowboys’ home stadium. But Arlington, despite its size, did not have a public transit system—at least not until December 2017, when ride-pooling service Via began operating a network of on-demand six-seat vans. In so doing, the Texas municipality became one of dozens of cities to hire Via to provide “transit-as-a-service,” its public sector-friendly twist on the ride-hailing model. “Access to things that people need for their daily lives was a major issue here,” says Lyndsay Mitchell, Arlington’s strategic planning manager. Now, residents can get across town by hailing a $3 seat through Via’s app. After spreading the news of its arrival in-person at the local Walmart and University of Texas-Arlington campus, Via completed 118,000 rides in its first year of service. Within … [Read more...] about Can ride-pooling service Via catch up to Uber and Lyft by being the friendly alternative?
Amazon has canceled its plans to build part of its second headquarters, or HQ2, in New York City. The company was supposed to introduce around 25,000 new employees and a multi-billion-dollar headquarter site to Long Island City, Queens. In its announcement on February 14, Amazon said concerns from local and state politicians compelled the company to rethink its plan. Over the last three months, many New Yorkers have vocally opposed HQ2, citing concerns that it could have aggravated subway congestion, increased rents, and induced overcrowding in schools. Three months after announcing its decision to split its second headquarters between Northern Virginia and Queens, Amazon has reversed course. On February 14, the company canceled its plans for a New York City HQ2, which was expected to introduce around 25,000 new employees and a multi-billion-dollar headquarter site into Long Island City. The plan had met significant backlash from local residents and their elected … [Read more...] about Amazon has canceled its New York City HQ2 plans. Here’s why many New Yorkers opposed the project.
By Newley Purnell The Wall Street Journal Tripp Mickle Tues., Dec. 18, 2018 NEW DELHI—Amit Rajput, who runs a counter selling iPhones in a busy electronics shop here, cuts a lonely figure. He is lucky to sell one device a day, compared with the 10 or more smartphones his colleagues at desks for Samsung Electronics Co., Nokia Corp. and China’s Oppo sell daily in the same store. As customers walk past his display, he recalls a different time in 2013 when he sold as many as 80 iPhones a day. Now most people want to pay less than $300 (U.S.) for their devices—a fraction of what Apple Inc.’s newer models cost. Smartphone makers, facing sputtering growth in the rest of the world, have looked to India to make up the difference. With 1.3 billion consumers, the country is the world’s biggest untapped tech market. Just 24% of Indians own smartphones, and the number of users is growing faster than in any other country, according to research … [Read more...] about ‘It’s been a rout’: Apple stumbles in world’s largest untapped market
By Jacob Carpenter Published 10:16 am CDT, Friday, August 31, 2018 In this 2015 file photo, a Houston ISD bus driver leaves the HISD Northwest Shop on the 6300 block of Pinemont Drive as he headed out on a afternoon route. ( Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle ) In this 2015 file photo, a Houston ISD bus driver leaves the HISD Northwest Shop on the 6300 block of Pinemont Drive as he headed out on a afternoon route. ( Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Johnny Hanson, Staff / Houston Chronicle Photo: Johnny Hanson, Staff / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this 2015 file photo, a Houston ISD bus driver leaves the HISD Northwest Shop on the 6300 block of Pinemont Drive as he headed out on a afternoon route. ( Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle ) In this 2015 file photo, a Houston ISD … [Read more...] about Houston ISD to parents: Ignore message on bus route changes