A Technology Revolution is Brewing in San Antonio

Rackspace Employees Adrian Dominguez, Hart Hoover, (Former Rackspace President) Lew Moorman and Sammy Balogun (Cutline info courtesy of Dale Bracey)

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Tom Cuthbert founded Click Forensics in San Antonio a decade ago but he moved the startup to Austin because he couldn’t find funding and technology talent locally. That company evolved into Adometry, an ad tracking and fraud detection firm, which Google acquired last May. Now Cuthbert wants […]

SATech Bloc Seeks to Advocate for San Antonio’s Tech Industry

Lew Moorman, former president of Rackspace, now organizing SATechBloc, an advocacy group for San Antonio's technology industry.

Members of the San Antonio technology community want to have a voice in city policies affecting the technology industry. They also want to promote and build the local technology industry. So several founding members created “SATechBloc,” a grassroots movement to bolster the industry here and shine a spotlight on everything going on. “It came out […]

Rackspace Now Provides Support for Microsoft Office 365

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Rackspace announced it is now providing support and managed services for Microsoft Office 365, a suite of business software programs. The San Antonio-based company will offer migration assistance and support to customers for Office 365 licenses. Rackspace will resell and support six Office 365 plans with management services for small and medium sized businesses and […]

Eight Startups Selected for Seed Sumo’s Accelerator Class

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Seed Sumo, an accelerator based in Bryan, announced Thursday the eight startups participating in its three month program. The program kicks off in College Station on May 20th and includes mentoring, business model design and a demo day. Each team gets $50,000 in financing. “We really had a total of about 16 companies we felt […]

StemBioSys of San Antonio Lands $8 Million in Funding

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StemBioSys, which focuses on research with adult stem cells, has closed on $8 million in Series A funding. San Antonio-based Targeted Technology Fund led the financing with $2.25 million which included more than 50 angel investors. San Antonio-based StemBioSys, founded in 2010, plans to use the money for manufacturing facilities and to prepare for the […]

The 7th Annual Emerging Medical Technology Symposium in San Antonio

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The 7th Annual Emerging Medical Technology Symposium kicks off Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The conference features a luncheon keynote address by Rick Hawkins, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lumos Pharma, based in Austin. He will talk about the sea change taking place in the pharmaceutical industry. Afternoon […]

Burpy Cars, Lake Travis Iceberg, Google Fiber Dial Up and iHarpRadio and More April Fools’ Jokes

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Got a hankering for a new Mercedes Benz and some Cheetos? Then Burpy, the Austin-based startup that delivers groceries, has got you covered. The company announced today the launch of same day delivery of cars to consumers in Austin, San Antonio and Houston. “We believe including cars into our product listings will not only interest […]

The Dell ATC Policy Labs at SXSW Interactive

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The Austin Technology Council announced Tuesday that is has teamed up with Dell to create the Dell ATC Policy Labs at South by Southwest Interactive. The Dell ATC Policy Labs is new initiative to educate and engage the Central Texas technology community on important federal issues. The SXSW Dell ATC Policy Labs event will feature […]

Rackspace’s Videographer Launches Kickstarter for Short Film

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Dave Sims, filmmaker and storyteller at Rackspace, has launched a Kickstarter to produce a 15 to 20 minute short film set in the Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. “The film tells the story of a woman who while hiking in the remote desert stumbles upon an unconscious man, prompting a haunting story of […]

Perks Help to Attract and Retain High Tech Talent

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By Laura Lorek Reporter with Silicon Hills News Back in the highflying dot com days, the perks at high tech companies flowed as freely as the beer from onsite kegs on Fridays. Today, the competitive landscape for tech workers has meant another resurgence of perks to lure employees and keep them happy. And whiskey Fridays […]