Wireless networks along the Texas coast suffered outages as a result of Hurricane Harvey, federal regulators said, leaving customers in some counties with limited or no cellphone service. Rockport, Texas, near where the hurricane made landfall, was the hardest hit, according to the Federal Communications Commission. About 95% of cell sites there aren't working, the agency said Sunday, meaning cellphone users relying on the sites can't send or receive phone calls or data. Of the 7,804 cell sites across the region, 320 are out of service, or about 4%. The hardest-hit areas are Aransas County, Refugio County, Calhoun County and San Patricio County.
The evening after a gunman killed 10 people at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, Houston police chief Art Acevedo took to Facebook to write an impassioned plea for gun control, writing that he had hit "rock bottom" after the massacre. "I spent the day dealing with another mass shooting of children," Acevedo wrote in his post. "I know some have strong feelings about gun rights…I am not interested interested in your views as is pertains to this issue." The Santa Fe High School shooting, 35 miles outside of Houston, is far from the first mass shooting to affect Texas cities in the past few years. Six months ago, 26 people were killed at the Texas First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (CONE) today announced an agreement with Data Canopy to expand their data center network to now include Cincinnati, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Raleigh, North Carolina and Santa Clara, California upon its completion. Data Canopy is a hybrid infrastructure provider, reducing the cost and complexity of hybrid and multi-cloud environments by connecting, storing, and securing physical and virtual infrastructure. "Partnering with Data Canopy allows us to provide access to enhanced services in our data centers that adhere to evolving industry and customer needs," Scott Hanna, VP East Region of CyrusOne. "This agreement broadens our partnership to provide local businesses with greater connectivity as well as custom cloud and storage capabilities at a national scale." "Our partnership with CyrusOne enables us to deliver a stable and highly reliable infrastructure that is flexible and scalable enough to meet our partners' and clients' needs," said Ryan Barbera, CEO of Data Canopy.
A proposal photo blew up across the internet on Saturday thanks to a happy bystander pictured in the photo's background. Carlos Jair, a Twitter user from Houston, Texas, shared a photo of the moment his sister proposed to her girlfriend at the Art Institute of Chicago. In his tweet, he drew attention to the delighted older woman smiling at the happy couple. SEE ALSO: Woman shuts down saleswoman who called her $130 engagement ring'pathetic' My sister proposed to her GF today and look at that older woman's reaction pic.twitter.com/ifFl3mJNAr His sister Jessica tells news.com.au that she and the photographer were looking over photos taken the day of the proposal when they noticed the woman's sweet reaction.
LinkedIn also notes that Washington DC and the surrounding metros are attracting new tech talent, including cybersecurity, data science, and artificial intelligence experts, "nearly in line" with the major tech hubs of San Francisco and New York. And mid-size US metros such as Austin, Texas, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are continuing to attract tech talent thanks in part to lower costs of living and increased remote-work opportunities.