Add Oracle to the list of tech companies that have moved their headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin.
The software behemoth listed its principal executive office location as Austin on its third quarter report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
BREAKING: Oracle just announced they have moved their Headquarters to Austin. Texas is truly the land of business… https://t.co/apGoOZCQVr— Greg Abbott (@Greg Abbott) 1607724310.0
In addition to relocating its headquarters from Redwood City, California, to the Texas capital, Oracle is also implementing a more flexible employee work location policy, which many of its employees to choose their office location and whether they would like to continue to work from home, either full- or part-time.
Oracle opened its Austin campus—a sprawling half a million-square-foot facility on East Riverside Drive that will now serve as its corporate headquarters—in 2018.
Welcome home, Oracle! Austin yet again contributing to economic development in Texas. https://t.co/E4o79deGZd— Mayor Adler | 😷wear a mask. (@Mayor Adler | 😷wear a mask.) 1607726157.0
The tech company is not alone in its recent migration east.
Billionaire CEO Elon Musk announced earlier this week that he had moved to Texas from California. He has also threatened to relocate the headquarters of his electric car company, Tesla after clashes with local and state officials in California over pandemic restrictions.
"I do think that there is something that happens … if a team has been winning for too long," Musk told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. "They do tend to get a little complacent, a little entitled, and then they don't win the championship anymore. So California's been winning for a long time."
Hewlett Packard Enterprises announced earlier this month that it would relocate its headquarters from San Jose to Houston.
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Austin police are investigating the killing of Moriah "Mo" Wilson after she was found with gunshot wounds inside an Austin home.
Wilson, a gravel and mountain bike racer, was visiting Austin from Colorado in preparation for the Gravel Locos race on Saturday taking place in Hico, a small town 2 hours from Austin.
On Wednesday, her roommate came home and found Wilson unresponsive with "a lot of blood near her,” police said. It is now being investigated as a suspicious death. No further information on the suspect or motive behind the killing are available at this time.
Wilson recently had become a full-time biker after winning a slew of races in the past year.
Some of your favorite Instagram filters can’t be used in Texas anymore and Austinites are sounding off on social media.
Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, announced on Wednesday that certain filters would no longer be available in Texas.
The change is a result of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Meta, alleging the company uses facial recognition technology that violates laws in Texas. A release from Meta says it stopped using facial recognition tech in November 2021 and denies Paxton’s allegations.
Some Austinites bemoaned the shift, saying some of their favorite filters were now unavailable.
This was my FAVORITE filter on @instagram and they done removed it cause I’m in Texas ! Like wowwwwww pic.twitter.com/uX60hdIC0Q
— Pinkyy Montana (@inkstar_pinkyy) May 11, 2022
i heard that instagram filters got banned in texas? what the actual fuck y’all better give me my favorite filter back
— lia 🤍 (@liatootrill) May 11, 2022
loved this stupid filter sm i hate texas pic.twitter.com/DXr9mmUc64
— birthday boy jeno 🎂 (@beabtox) May 12, 2022
But more often than not, locals joked about the ban.
Texas women seeing the filter ban on IG pic.twitter.com/yDMcP3Qtsr
— Christian (Anabolic) Flores (@christian_flo24) May 11, 2022
So, the state of Texas has banned filter use on IG? THE END IS NEAR. 😂
— THE FRANCHISE! Франшиза (@NYCFranchise718) May 12, 2022
And some in-between chose to show off some natural beauty.
I live in Texas, but no filter needed. 😉 pic.twitter.com/A6teRgYMKn
— bad and bruja (@starseedmami) May 11, 2022
filter, no filter..texas women still reign supreme.
— 🎍 (@_sixile) May 11, 2022
Finally, some are trying to cash in on the opportunity.
Texas IG users- if you want to filter your picture cashapp me $1.50 $ErvnYng
— Gemini (@ervn_y) May 11, 2022
Meta said it plans to create an opt-in system for both Texas and Illinois residents, who are facing the same issues.