Oracle Is Moving to Austin, Elon Musk Relocates, and More ATX Tech News

December 14, 2020
Elon Musk. | Photo: Shutterstock

Plenty of new jobs are coming to Austin and so is an iconic CEO. Read more to find out what else is new on the Austin tech scene. This is the Built In Austin weekly refresh.

Elon Musk moved to the Lone Star StateAfter dropping subtle hints about his big move, the icon finally headed to Austin, a popular decision of late for many Bay Area residents and tech CEOs nationwide. Having recently opened a huge new Tesla manufacturing facility in Austin, the company plans to hire 5,000 new local employees at a minimum. [Built In Austin]

Oracle is moving to Austin. The tech giant announced late last Friday that it will be relocating its headquarters from Redwood City to Austin. The company says the change will “best position Oracle for growth and provide our personnel with more flexibility about where and how they work.” [CNBC]

StitcherAds announced a new team of leadersThe platform helps advertisers make their products known across Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat. The company named Boaz Cohen its new SVP of business development, Paige DeLeon its VP of people, Dave Donnelly as VP of sales and Daniel King as a strategic advisor. The new members have extensive backgrounds in their respective areas. [MarTech Series]

Austin Tech Quote of the Week

“Enterprises are partnering with TCS to accelerate their innovation, enhance their operational resilience and deliver superior customer experiences. To support our business growth, we are committed to recruiting training and developing the best local talent, as we continue to invest in Texas and across the U.S.” —Surya Kant, chairman of Tata Consultancy

Tata Consultancy is energetically hiring across TexasThe IT service is looking to fill 130 positions in Austin and 1,000 across the state. Over the next two years, TCS’s chairman Surya Kant projects the company will hire 10,000 employees across the country. The company has 400 Austin employees set to work at its new office that’s expected to open later this month. [Built In Austin]

QuestionPro helps brands reach more customersWith its new research model, the online survey and research company is helping brands track which of their customers are liable to take interests in their products or those of their competitors. The data the logit-based model gathers shows the percentage of shoppers who are switchable and what attributes could make them decide one way or the other. [PR Newswire]

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