Google and HUD to Bring High Speed 1 Gigabit Internet to Public Housing Developments

A West Bluff resident and her son will receive the Google high speed fiber network to their home at no cost. Photo courtesy of Google.

Google and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday plans to bring high speed Gigabit Fiber Internet to housing developments nationwide. The goal is to improve access to the Internet for the nation’s poorest residents and to help children get access to materials online to improve their education and help boost their […]

San Antonio Tech Community to Host its First Startup Week


For more than four years, San Antonio’s technology community has been percolating with excitement amidst a ground swell of support bubbling up to create a vibrant startup industry. First, Geekdom set up operations in downtown San Antonio at the Weston Centre and then moved to its own building, the Rand on Houston St.. And now, […]

Austin VC Investments up 20% in 2015 to $740 Million

iStock_000030057966Large copy

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Nationwide the venture capital industry had one of its best years ever in 2015. And that’s true for Austin too. Austin ended the year with $740 million in VC investments, up 20 percent from 2014, in 99 deals, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and […]

Top Ten 2015 Tech Stories in San Antonio


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News San Antonio had a good year in tech. A new movement called SA Tech Bloc launched. They helped to bring Lyft and other ridesharing apps back to the city. A new source of funding from Bexar County called SA Tech Fuel also launched to provide seed stage […]

Geekdom puts on a Geekshow Party for San Antonio


For its fourth birthday Geekdom hosted a free Circus-themed party in downtown San Antonio Thursday night at Main Plaza. The event featured the Wooden Nickel Carnival, which provided Vaudeville entertainment and vintage style carnival games including ring toss, darts and a hat toss games. The prize for winning at one of the games was a […]

Geekdom Transforms San Antonio’s Technology Industry in Four Years


What kind of impact can a privately financed technology incubator have on a city? Just take a look at Geekdom, the collaborative coworking technology center in downtown San Antonio. Four years ago, Graham Weston, co-founder of Rackspace, and Nick Longo, founder of CoffeeCup Software, launched Geekdom on the 11th floor of the Weston Centre with […]

Rackspace’s 9th Annual Thanksgiving Day Food Drive Helps Families


Tania Jess joined her husband and daughter to volunteer at Rackspace Saturday morning to give away turkeys and food boxes. It’s an annual family tradition. They waited for a line of cars to come through their stations in the parking lot at Rackspace’s headquarters and then they loaded up each car with a turkey and […]

The Open Cloud Academy Moves to new Headquarters at the Rand


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News San Antonio taxi cab driver Abdirahman Jama used to drop passengers off at the Weston Centre to attend the Open Cloud Academy. Then he found out that for $3,500 he could take classes through the academy and receive his Cisco Certified Network Associate credentials. He taught himself […]

Square’s Payroll Service Now Available in Texas

Clyde Kessler in his baking studio in Dallas. He uses Square Payroll. Courtesy photo.

Square Thursday launched its Square Payroll service in the Texas market. It’s the second market, outside of California, that Square has made the product available. It launched in California last summer. It picked Texas for its robust market of small businesses totaling more than 390,000 with 6.4 million hourly employees in Texas, according to the […]

San Antonio Businesses Learn How to Get Online at Google Event

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd talks to small business owners at Google's Let's Put Our Cities on the Map program in San Antonio.

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News For 55 years, Harold’s Art and Framing on San Antonio’s South Side in the Mission district has done business through its brick and mortar store. But on Monday morning the mom and pop business got its own website thanks to Google’s Let’s Put Our Cities on the […]