Tuesday Tech Crawl: AT&T-Time Warner merger, Austin startup lands fund

Happy Tuesday! Here’s a look at some of the top tech stories we’re following today:

AT&T-Time Warner merger

A federal judge is expected to issue his ruling Tuesday on the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger. The Justice Department sued last year to block the $85 billion deal, citing antitrust concerns. The chief concern is that, if the two companies combine, the cost of streaming TV and movies could rise.

Startup lands funding

Eventador.io, a real-time data service startup, has secured $3.8 million in funding to fuel future expansion. The American-Statesman’s Lori Hawkins says the five-person company will spend the bulk of the cash on beefing up its sales and marketing efforts in the U.S. and Europe.

Repealing head tax

A month after passing a head tax, Seattle is poised to repeal the controversial measure that was opposed by Amazon and others. Money from the head tax was to fund efforts to combat homelessness in the city. Amazon had halted construction on new offices in Seattle as a result of the tax.

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