MakerSquare Debuts After-School Program

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By LESLIE ANNE JONES Reporter with Silicon Hills News On a sunny Saturday, 12 children and young teens convened in MakerSquare’s classrooms for a little weekend coding. “What do we think these are?” teacher Drew Robinson asked a room full of kids seated before laptops. “Opening and closing HTML tags,” an elementary school boy speedily […]

AT&T Plans to Expand its GigaPower Fiber Internet to San Antonio

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AT&T announced Monday plans to roll out its ultra-fast fiber network and AT&T U-Verse TV service to San Antonio and 20 other major metropolitan areas. The company already delivers its 1 Gigabit per second broadband Internet network to Austin. It began to offer service there after Google announced plans for a 1 Gigabit network in […]

Geekdom Moves Into its New Headquarters at the Rand

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By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The geeks might inherit the earth eventually, but for now, they’ve got their own building in downtown San Antonio. On Monday, two Geekdom flags flew from the top of the historic Rand Building at 100 E. Houston St., signifying the move in of Geekdom members. It’s their […]

Geekdom on the Move

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For the first time in its more than two year history, Geekdom will close its doors Friday at 2 p.m. But don’t fret. It’s only temporary. Geekdom, the downtown technology incubator and co-working space in San Antonio, is moving to the historic Rand building, which dates back to 1913, this weekend. It will reopen on […]

Microsoft Expands its Data Center Operations in San Antonio

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In 2008, Microsoft opened a $550 million, 470,000 square foot data center in the Westover Hills area of San Antonio. At the time, a Microsoft executive said that was just the beginning of Microsoft’s investment in San Antonio. She was right. This week, Microsoft announced a $1 million donation to the University of Texas at […]

Rooster Teeth Rules the YouTube Roost

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By LESLIE ANNE JONES Reporter with Silicon Hills News It might be the biggest online entertainment production house you’ve never heard of. Rooster Teeth celebrated its eleventh anniversary on April 1, and its much-loved series Red vs. Blue, which debuted in 2003, is now the longest-running American sci-fi show and has sold 1 million DVDs. […]

Dell Medical School Dean Expects Opportunities for Austin Tech Startups

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By TIM GREEN Reporter with Silicon Hills News If the Dell Medical School were a startup, it would have cleared some important milestones. It’s funded. Construction will soon start on its campus. And it’s got a leader in Dr. Clay Johnston. Before being named dean of Dell Medical School, Johnston had been the associate vice […]

Bazaarvoice Buys Austin-based FeedMagnet

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Bazaarvoice announced Tuesday its acquisition of FeedMagnet, a social media curation company in Austin, for $9 million in cash. The privately-held company, FeedMagnet, lets brands collect, curate and display consumer generated images, video and social content on their websites and other marketing properties. With the acquisition of FeedMagnet, Bazaarvoice reported it wants to harness the […]

Agile Immersionists Meetup Offers “Hands-On” Experience at Geekdom

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By ZACH REED Reporter with Silicon Hills News After work, Punit Sheth taught himself how to build mobile apps. “It all started when I realized how much we rely on mobile applications; in almost any industry, you can see how mobile apps have helped streamline and optimize the processes they’ve been using for many years.” […]

RideScout Expands to San Francisco

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RideScout, an app that helps people find transportation, announced it is expanding to the San Francisco area. The Austin-based company has also recently expanded its coverage to include “Sidecar, Silvercar, Muni, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, AC Transit, Blue & Gold Fleet, Baylink Ferry and SamTrans — along with Flywheel, City CarShare, Bay Area Bike […]