NewTek is booming from DIY broadcasting

Avatar and Titanic are just a few of the major motion pictures that used NewTek’s Lightwave 3D software to create special effects. On the small screen, current TV shows like Terra Nova, a sci-fi drama and Hawaii Five-O also use the software. Although NewTek is far from Hollywood, the San Antonio-based company is often an […]

NewTek: a Hollywood FX treasure in San Antonio

Donetta Colboch, director of public relations for NewTek, gives a tour of the San Antonio-based company’s office. The privately held company makes Lightwave 3D software that TV and movie makers use. The software was used in Avatar, Titanic, Monsters Inc. and dozens of other movies. NewTek also makes a portable production studio called a Tricaster […]

Rackspace co-founder Dirk Elmendorf’s crowd-sourced talk

Rackspace co-founder Dirk Elmendorf gave a crowd-sourced talk Friday night during San Antonio Startup Ignite’s third Hack-a-thon at the Geekdom. To start, Elmendorf went to the white board and asked the crowd of about 100 what they wanted to know. People shouted out about a dozen questions including “what was your first entrepreneurial experience, what […]

Rackspace expands its “Castle” headquarters

In 2007, Rackspace Hosting moved into the former Windsor Park Mall in Windcrest, a suburb of San Antonio. Rackspace set up its main headquarters in the old Mervyn’s department store. Now the global web hosting company has expanded further into the former mall’s food court and the Rackspace culture of fun continues to permeate the […]

Rackspace opens its San Francisco office today

Rackspace Hosting, which started out as a small venture in San Antonio in 1998 has since developed into a global corporation with nearly 4,000 employees. I’ve covered the company since its early days. So it’s really thrilling to watch it launch a San Francisco office near the heart of Silicon Valley. Graham Weston, chairman of […]

Austin-San Antonio tech start-up incubators, accelerators and other programs

So many central Texas start-ups have taken off recently and some of them may need a boost to get to the next level. This list of Austin and San Antonio incubators and accelerators help companies with a leg up in the marketplace. Some of them have rigorous application and screening processes. Check them out to […]

Round-up of recent tech news in Silicon Hills

Are you wonder struck over the amount of money, deals and companies flowing into the Austin area? It’s exciting times in the Silicon Hills, the high-tech region of Austin and San Antonio. Not only is Austin, which is known for its start-up culture and high-technology ventures, taking off like a shotgun blast, but San Antonio’s […]

Start-up Ignite’s Hack-a-thon at Geekdom

MyLocalReporter connects companies with the media

Dave Manzer started Austin-based PROverCoffee.com in 2010. He arranges monthly meet ups with members of the media and the business community. This interview with Manzer is from Startup Week at the Austin Startup Bazaar. He recently launched MyLocalReporter to help companies in Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth pitch their companies and products to […]

A wrap up of 3 Day Startup San Antonio