San Antonio-based START Expands to Taiwan


South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics, known as START, announced this week that it has opened a comprehensive Phase 1 oncology clinical trials program in Taiwan. START, which runs the world’s largest Phase 1 clinical oncology trials, now operates six centers around the world. The Taiwan site is its second one in Asia. It also operates […]

H-E-B is Offering Grocery Delivery to San Antonio Customers


H-E-B is launching grocery delivery for customers in San Antonio starting this week. The San Antonio-based grocery giant has partnered with Shipt and Instacart to offer grocery delivery to customers in the San Antonio area. Orders will be filled by personal shoppers and delivered in an hour. Instacart will expand service into San Antonio on […]

Lyft and Uber Cease Operating in Austin After Proposition One Fails to Pass


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Lyft and Uber ceased operating in Austin Monday after voters rejected Proposition One, which would require the companies to do fingerprint background checks on drivers. “Whether or not Uber and Lyft choose to leave town, the city is committed to ensuring that Austinites, both drivers and riders, […]

Google Fiber Seeking Digital Inclusion Fellows in Austin and San Antonio


Google Fiber has partnered with the Nonprofit Technology Network, known as NTEN, to hire Digital Inclusion Fellows to help build digital literacy programs in Austin and San Antonio. Residents in Austin and San Antonio can apply to participate in the program and to become a Digital Inclusion Fellow through its application online through May 13th. […]

Thinking up World Changing Ideas with Max Levchin at SXSW

Max Levchin, cofounder of Affirm, courtesy photo from SXSW.

Max Levchin, one of the co-founders of PayPal, stayed up all night at South by Southwest Interactive, to come up with his list of five unstoppable trends that are going to change the world. During his keynote address, Levchin said too many entrepreneurs focus on small ideas. He’s looking for transformative ideas that will have […]

Julie Huls to Join San Antonio-based DoSeum


For the past six years, Julie Huls has served as president of the Austin Technology Council during one of the biggest boom times for the city’s technology industry. During her time there, she helped grow the organization’s membership and raise funds for the organization. The ATC has 280 companies as members representing 1,600 executives and […]

Robert Scoble Leaves Rackspace for UploadVR


Robert Scoble, who has worked in various roles with Rackspace for the past seven years, announced Thursday he is leaving the San Antonio-based tech company to join UploadVR. Scoble made the announcement at the Pre Conference Summit SXW20, a daylong event put on by the W2O Group at the Zach Theater in downtown Austin. Scoble […]

Choose San Antonio to Showcase the City at SXSW


Choose San Antonio wants people to choose San Antonio. It’s a nonprofit organization that just sprung up out of the blue devoted to promoting San Antonio to the world. Eric Bell, vice president of corporate development at Group 42 and Kevin Peckham, chief strategist with Lightning Jar, a digital marketing firm, founded the organization. It […]

Accenture’s Technology and Innovation Center to Hire 300 in San Antonio


Accenture Federal Services plans to hire 300 new employees in San Antonio this year for its Technology and Innovation Center. Accenture already has 1,100 employees in San Antonio. The center, which opened in 2015, provides technology services to federal clients nationwide. “This expanded Technology and Innovation Center accelerates our ability to help more federal clients […]

Creating the Next Generation of Innovators at TEDxSanAntonio

Colin Lang, aerospace studies teacher at Alamo Heights High School at TedXSanAntonio.

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A theme at TEDxSanAntonio this year swirled around disrupting the education system to train kids for jobs in the information age. The Internet has had a profound effect on jobs and the way students learn, said Colin Lang, aerospace studies teacher at Alamo Heights High School. Today, […]