Today’s startup profile focuses on ZippyKid

Vid Luther started ZippyKid, which hosts and services WordPress websites. Starting at $20 a month, San Antonio-based Zippykid provides fast and secure hosting on Rackspace’s servers. Ten Questions with Luther, founder and CEO of ZippyKid. 1Q. Where did you come up with the idea for Zippy Kid? A. Basically the idea came about because I […]

Welcome to Geekdom

For years, the City of San Antonio has poured money into StarTech, formerly known as the San Antonio Technology Accelerator Initiative, to jumpstart the city’s high technology industry. But now a new place, smack dab in the middle of downtown at the Weston Centre, might be able to do that with a collaborative workspace called […]

Meet some of the applicants for the TechStars Cloud

Entrepreneurs travelled to San Antonio from as far away as Toronto and the United Kingdom for a chance to become one of ten companies selected for the inaugural TechStars Cloud program. Here’s a few of them giving their elevator pitches at the TechStars for a Day program.

TechStars for a day at Geekdom

The TechStars Cloud could serve as a catalyst to ignite San Antonio’s startup technology community. That’s because ten new startups will locate here for the 12-week program, which kicks off in January. Also, Nicole Glaros, TechStar managing director, will move here with her family. She will run the TechStars Cloud along with Jason Seats. On […]

TechStars Cloud applicants meetup in San Antonio

The deadline to apply for the TechStars Cloud program is Monday. But already the program has received several hundred applications for the inaugural TechStars program in San Antonio, said Jason Seats, managing director for TechStars Cloud and cofounder of Slicehost, which San Antonio-based Rackspace acquired. On Friday night, several of those entrepreneurs met with Rackspace […]

Famigo creates a virtual sandbox to keep kids safe

In our backyard, under a giant oak tree, my husband built a marvelous sandbox. My son spent hours playing there and I never worried about his safety. The sandbox in today’s fast-paced digital world has become the cell phone, laptop or tablet computer. So parents need new tools to ensure their children are safe. That’s […]

HP uses Calxeda’s technology to power its servers

Calxeda introduced its high-performance low power semiconductors Tuesday to power Hewlett Packard’s servers. The Austin-based start-up held an event in Palo Alto to introduce its new products along with its partner HP. But in its hometown, employees, customers, analysts and others gathered to watch a live stream broadcast of the event and to celebrate. They […]

Round up of recent tech news in Silicon Hills

The money is flowing to start-ups in Austin. At the Texas Ventures Labs’ annual expo on Thursday, the big bucks came out. And I’m not talking deer. Accenture gave a $600,000 three-year grant to foster more start-ups. Texas Venture Labs, part of the University of Texas, launched a year ago and has already helped 63 […]

Data demands putting strains on wireless industry

An explosion of demand for data on mobile devices has put a real strain on wireless network carriers and infrastructure. Worldwide 5.7 billion people subscribe to a wireless device, said Roberto Padovani, executive vice president at Qualcomm. “It’s truly the biggest platform in the history of mankind,” he said, during a Tuesday morning keynote address […]

Innotech Austin showcases mobile tech

The Austin Innotech conference and expo kicks off today at the Austin Convention Center. The show featured an opening keynote by Manoj Saxena, general manager of Watson Solutions at IBM’s Software Group. IBM is putting the technology behind its supercomputer Watson in the workplace in industries such as healthcare and finance. The Innotech show also […]