On the Hunt for Pokemon in San Antonio

Tommy Arredondo, organizer of the Pokemon Hunt in downtown San Antonio and head of the Pokemon Go Facebook Group.

By Laura Lorek Reporter with Silicon Hills News More than 1,000 Pokemon Go players met to go on a “Hunt” in downtown San Antonio Saturday for Pokemon, Pokestops and to do battle at Pokemon Gyms. “I just wanted to try to get everyone together. With all of the events happening in our world right now, […]

Ten Things to Know About Pokemon Go in Central Texas

A pokemon in the wild.

Pokemon Go launched July 6th and has become an instant hit. During the day and at night, Pokemon Go players gather at shopping centers, parks, schools and other landmarks in the area to hunt for Pokemon, pocket monsters that range in abilities, power and status. By capturing Pokemon, the players can level up and once […]

SXSW is Accepting Programming Submissions for 2017


Got a thought-provoking and creative idea for the tech and entertainment industries and want to share it with the world? Then you might consider submitting that idea for a solo talk or a panel discussion at South by Southwest Interactive, Film and Music for the 2017 conferences. SXSW just last week announced it was now […]

Web Summit Seeks to Boost Female Attendees


The Web Summit, one of Europe’s largest technology conferences, wants to diversify its attendance base and is seeking to boost the number of women attending the conference from less than 30 percent in 2015 to 50 percent this year. Conference organizers launched a “Women in Tech Initiative” and are offering a $50 discount code for […]

Cybersecurity Incubator Launches in San Antonio


The cybersecurity industry in San Antonio just got a major boost with the announcement Thursday of a new incubator, Build Sec Foundry. The incubator, which will be based at Geekdom, a technology coworking site in the Rand building downtown, is a partnership among CyberSecurity San Antonio, the Austin Technology Incubator and the 80/20 Foundation. “San […]

USAA Wins PYMNTS/Alexa Voice Activated Technology Contest


USAA won the PYMNTS/Alexa Challenge in the “Easiest to Explain to Mom” category for its innovative use of voice recognition technology. San Antonio-based USAA created a financial management program accessible through Alexa, the voice recognition program interface for Amazon’s Echo household device. “What Mom or Dad doesn’t want a little help to make ends meet? […]

Technology Advocate Alan Weinkrantz Dies in Tragic Car Accident

Courtesy Photo of Alan Weinkrantz.

Alan Weinkrantz, a longtime public relations professional and advocate for the tech industry in San Antonio and Israel died Saturday in Israel after being hit by a car in an outdoor café, according to the Times of Israel. Alan’s sudden death has shocked everyone and leaves a huge void in so many lives. I’ve known […]

San Antonio Mulls Grants to Retain Tech Startups

The San Antonio City Council on Thursday will consider adopting a new economic incentive program that would provide $800,000 of taxpayer funds to support tech startup companies. And it’s not available to just any tech startup. The pilot program would specifically support the entrepreneurs and companies participating in the Techstars Cloud accelerator program in partnership […]

Texas Lawmakers Assess the Impact of the Sharing Economy

Ridesharing photo courtesy of Lyft

By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News State lawmakers will discuss and hear testimony about the future of Texas’ sharing economy industry at the business and industry committee meeting at the state legislature on Wednesday. Rene Oliveira, D-Brownsville, the chairman of the committee, told Silicon Hills News that the meeting comes from a need […]

Merge VR of San Antonio Raises $10 Million in Funding


Merge VR, which makes virtual reality headsets, just raised $10 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The San Antonio-based startup lists Geekdom as its headquarters. It is co-founded by Andrew Trickett, who formerly ran the San Antonio Clean Energy Incubator. Franklin Lyons is the other co-founder and the company’s chief […]