Geekdom and USAA Partner to Offer Military Discounted Membership

Geekdom announced a partnership with USAA, one of San Antonio’s largest employers, on Wednesday. Under the partnership, USAA will subsidize the cost of a membership at Geekdom for military veterans, active duty military, and spouses of military, up to 50 percent, said Eric Smith, Chief Technology Officer at USAA. USAA is providing $60,000 in sponsorship […]

Seven Tech Events to Attend in San Antonio This Week

Geekdom is still the center of technology entrepreneurial activity in San Antonio as evidenced by the number of events taking place this week. But this week, San Antonio is also the center of activity for tech leaders from all over Texas. The Academy of Math, Engineering and Science of Texas, known as TAMEST, is having […]

Ten Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 in Austin and San Antonio

This year Silicon Hills News is spotlighting the top 10 tech trends to watch in Austin and San Antonio in 2017. There are three more bonus areas to keep an eye on: energy – both clean and fossil fuel startups, water – the new part of the Austin Technology Incubator at the University of Texas […]

Top 20 San Antonio Technology Stories in 2016

San Antonio had a roller coaster year in tech in 2016 with the sale of one of its largest technology companies, Rackspace, to Apollo Global for $4.3 billion. It also increased the funding available to entrepreneurs through the founding of the San Antonio Angel Network. But it also saw the Techstars Cloud program leave the […]

Geekdom has a Huge Impact on San Antonio’s Downtown Tech District

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Five years ago, Geekdom set up operations on the 10th floor of the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio. Geekdom was the brainchild of Graham Weston, former Chairman and co-founder of Rackspace and Nick Longo, founder of CoffeeCup Software. They wanted to create a technology hub in […]

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 […]