Sebastian Herrera

Recent and archived articles by Sebastian Herrera

14 Mar 2019 | 10:30 AM

After Instagram, founders Systrom, Krieger waiting for ‘next wave’

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger built Instagram into one of the world's most popular social media platforms. But on March 11, they still didn't appear ready to share why they left the company six months ago – or exactly what they're planning next.

When they left Instagram in September, Systrom and Krieger didn't explain their move, only saying in a short statement that they were "ready for our next chapter". — dpa
11 Mar 2019 | 10:30 AM

Bumble backs US bill aimed at fighting digital sexual harassment

Austin-based Bumble, the dating app maker, is backing a Texas bill that would criminalise the sending of unsolicited nude or sexual photos.

Input from companies like Bumble highlighted the growing problem of aggressive and unsolicited sexual communication online, according to Meyer. — Dreamstime/TNS
18 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Uber Eats has grown into Texas' most-used food delivery app

Maybe it's the same simplicity as found in its flagship ride-hailing app, or maybe it's the brand recognition. Whatever it is, Uber Eats' share within the food delivery industry is overtaking competitors.

While Uber Eats has become the state's most-used food delivery app, it still has ways to go to catch Grubhub nationally. — Reuters
1 Jun 2018 | 11:30 AM

Americans worried about AI and its impact on data security: study

You've heard it before. Artificial intelligence is here to take your jobs and steal your privacy.

With the advent of facial recognition technology in products like iPhones, and recent data breaches at major companies such as Facebook, concern over the effects of AI in daily human life is as strong as ever. — Abaca Press/TNS
7 May 2018 | 10:00 AM

Austin’s local, non-profit rideshare app battles to survive in space dominated by Uber, Lyft

RideAustin will need people like David Goss if it's going to survive.

9 Apr 2018 | 8:00 AM

Whole Foods prices still higher than competitors, study finds

When Amazon first lowered prices at Whole Foods Market after buying the grocer in August, customers wondered if the changes could eventually make Whole Foods as affordable as other stores.

Whole Foods remains more expensive than some competing grocery chains, according to a report by investment firm Morgan Stanley. — Dreamstime/TNS