Princess Astrid of Belgium Visits Austin, San Antonio and Other Texas Cities on an Economic Mission

Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium is visiting Texas this week on an economic trade mission. On Sunday, Princess Astrid, the sister of Belgium’s current monarch King Philippe, attended a reception at the University of Texas at Austin hosted by its President Greg Fenves. About 200 business executives, trade representatives and members of the […]

Cyber Monday Shopping Expected to Break Records

It’s the biggest Cyber Monday shopping day in history. Today, an estimated 122 million Americans planned to shop online, up from 121 million last year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. “On Cyber Monday, retailers deliver online discounts unlike any other day of the year—driving consumers to shop online no matter where […]

Cancer Therapy and Research Institute Lands $5.8 Million in CPRIT Grants

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio just landed a $5.8 million in grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas. The center plans to use almost $4 million to fund five additional years of cancer research training at the health Science Center, […]

Spotlighting the Need for More Women in Tech at the Texas Conference for Women

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills The Texas Conference for Women is not a technology conference. Historically it has focused on a diverse array of topics including career development, health and wellness, community connections, social impact, arts and culture and more. But this year, the conference had a bigger focus on women in technology. […]

Rackspace Officially Goes Private in $4.3 Billion Deal

It’s the start of a new era for Rackspace, San Antonio’s largest technology company, which Thursday officially became a private company following the completion of its $4.3 billion acquisition by Apollo Global Management, with investment by Searchlight Capital Partners. Its common stock, under the symbol RAX, will no longer be listed for trading on the […]

Google Fiber Will Continue to Roll Out in San Antonio and Austin

Google confirmed plans on Wednesday to continue to roll out its high speed Internet network in San Antonio and Austin despite retracting in other markets. Google Fiber first announced plans to come to Austin in April of 2013. The service is currently live there and continues to roll out to different parts of town. “Google […]

Techstars Cloud Shuts Down in San Antonio

Techstars Cloud launched in January of 2012 in San Antonio with 11 startups. Since then, Techstars Cloud has had four graduating classes. The program took a year-long hiatus in 2014 when its managing director Jason Seats moved to Austin to head up Techstars Austin. It returned in 2015 under the director of Blake Yeager, who […]

San Antonio Raises Money for a New High Tech High School

The world is preparing for a new industrial revolution with artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality and more. To meet the workforce needs of the future, schools need to do more than teach reading, writing and arithmetic. They must teach students skills that are actually in demand in the workplace today. That’s what […]

SXSL Kicks Off Monday at the Whitehouse

Salon Magazine dubbed President Obama “Commander in Cool” for launching the first SXSL: South by South Lawn festival which takes place on Monday at the White House. The day-long celebration is fashioned after Austin’s highly successful SXSW, which President Obama attended and spoke at last March. The SXSL event features a number of talks on […]

Silicon Hills News Publishes its Third Annual Life Sciences Edition

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News NarrativeDx is an Austin startup pioneering a social-based feedback system that gives hospitals and clinics timely information about their patients’ experiences. The Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin selected its inaugural class of 50 students this past summer. They are working to transform […]