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 […]

Open Cloud Academy Launches Cybersecurity Program for Veterans

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News David Gibson retired from the U.S. Air Force as a cryptographic specialist after 18 years in 1995 in San Antonio and then worked construction jobs until he hurt his back. Since then he’s been looking for steady work. And that’s why he enrolled in the first class […]

The Top Texas Healthcare Accelerators and Incubators

Launching a new venture is extremely difficult. That’s why healthcare incubators and accelerators can play a vital role in a company’s success early on by connecting them with financing, work space, mentors, customers, business programs and more. Healthcare is a $5 trillion industry globally and about half that is U.S. healthcare expenditures. And it’s a […]

Austin and San Antonio Ranked Top Metros for Startups

Austin is the top spot in the country for startup activity and San Antonio is number 13 on the Kauffman Foundation’s latest Startup Index. The five metros with the highest startup activity in the 2016 index were Austin, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Austin ranked at the top spot in 2015 also. […]

Apollo Global Acquires Rackspace for $4.3 Billion

Apollo Global Management Friday announced plans to acquire San Antonio-based Rackspace for $4.3 billion. Apollo plans to acquire the company for $32 a share in cash and will take the company private in the process. As part of the deal, funds managed by Searchlight Capital Partners will make a strategic equity investment in Rackspace. The […]

Best Buy Selects San Marcos for E-Commerce Sales Operation

Best Buy has selected San Marcos as the location for its e-commerce sales operation with plans to hire 25 employees. The Greater San Marcos Partnership announced the deal Tuesday. “We’re pleased to have reached an agreement to bring this e-commerce sales operation to the City of San Marcos and Hays County,” Best Buy spokesman Shane […]