WP Engine Expanding and Hiring


WP Engine, which hosts WordPress websites, announced it has 23,000 customers, up 130 percent during the past year. The Austin-based startup now hosts more than 200,000 WordPress websites. And it has expanded its workforce and offices. The company recently opened an office at Geekdom in San Antonio. It also has an office in San Francisco. […]

Texas Approves Equity-Based Crowdfunding Rules

Crowdfunding concept

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Texas companies will soon be able to raise money from the average investor. The Texas State Securities Board voted 4-0 on Wednesday to approve new intrastate equity-based crowdfunding rules. The rules are expected to go into effect in late November, said Bob Elder, the board’s spokesman. “The […]

TEDxSanAntonio Sparks a City of Ideas


By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News San Antonio has evolved into the City of Ideas, said Graham Weston, chairman of Rackspace. “The whole genesis of TED is about sparking ideas and spreading ideas and that happens every year at TEDxSanAntonio,” Weston said This is a culture Rackspace wants to be a part of, […]

TedXSanAntonio Takes Place Saturday at Rackspace


For five years, a group of San Antonio’s best and brightest have put on TedXSanAntonio and it’s quite a show. This year, the theme is “Ideas in Action” and features a variety of speakers on diverse topics ranging from cultivating a hacker culture to nurturing girls in technology to how to tackle the growing epidemic […]

South and Southeast Austin to Get Google 1 Gigabit Internet in December

David Anthony, technical program manager, Mark Strama, city manager and Parisa Fatehi-Weeks, community impact manager with Google.

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Google plans to launch its 1 Gigabit Fiber Internet service in South and Southeast Austin in December. “I want to emphasis off the top, that is where we will start,” said Mark Strama, city manager for Google Fiber. “This is not where we will finish. We will […]

Silicon Hills News’ Latest Magazine on Tech Startups Taking Off

Farewell Atlantis

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Rockets launching are a symbol of Texas’ rich history in the space industry. Although innovation has become a buzzword in many circles it still rings true in Texas and the neighboring states of Louisiana and Mississippi, which all have NASA facilities. Space exploration is at that heart […]

Silicon Hills News Creates a Geek Calendar for 2015

What is the cost of customer acquisition? That’s one metric a lot of entrepreneurs with the latest, greatest invention overlook. Just because you create a great website or product doesn’t mean people will use it. You’ve got to market it. And Silicon Hills News, with a tech-savvy central Texas readership, is a great way to […]

Ten Startups to Watch in Austin and San Antonio

orb of fire

The criteria for being a hot startup in Central Texas is the founders need to disrupt an existing industry and create something compelling enough that people want to open up their wallets and buy their product. The following ten startups in Austin and San Antonio fit that bill. In Austin Makexyz – a 3-D printing […]

Drink Up! It’s International Coffee Day


“We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.” – Jerry Seinfeld Today is International Coffee Day. What does that mean? it’s a global marketing gimmick designed to get you […]

YupiCall Wants to Connect People Internationally for Less Money

Julian Flore, founder of YupiCall

By JONATHAN GUTIERREZ Reporter for Silicon Hills News Much like social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, YupiCall aims to connect consumers with one another no matter where they are in the world. YupiCall’s international calling services work with or without a smartphone and don’t require an Internet connection. Julian Flores, a successful Mexican entrepreneur […]