SXSW Interactive introduces nonprofits to powerful new social media tools

By Luke Carrière Special contributor to Silicon Hills News The Austin Forum on Science, Technology and Society hosted a free event Tuesday evening to help nonprofit organizations get the most out of South by Southwest Interactive 2012. The event attracted non-profit professionals, start-up founders, and University of Texas students. Several people tweeted throughout the evening […]

Movie Night for TechStars Cloud at Geekdom

Who knew Microsoft made movies? Microsoft will screen its new movie on entrepreneurship, Ctrl+Alt+Compete tonight at 6 p.m. at Geekdom, a collaborative workspace in downtown San Antonio. “Ctrl+Alt+Compete is a new documentary that takes a revealing look at the startup and emerging business scene through the eyes of 5 founders and their teams and tells […]

TaskRabbit to launch in Austin and San Antonio in March

Got some IKEA furniture that needs assembling? No worries. In March, TaskRabbit launches in the Austin and San Antonio markets and people will be able to post all kinds of tasks on the site for others to perform for a fee. The most popular task in San Francisco is assembling IKEA furniture, said Johnny Brackett, […]

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TechStars Cloud companies are “like little soft baby chicks”

The first TechStars Cloud program kicked off in San Antonio on Jan. 19 with 11 companies that all moved to the city from outside the state. Jason Seats and Nicole Glaros, managing directors, run the TechStars Cloud program at the Geekdom, a collaborative workplace in downtown San Antonio on the 11th floor of the Weston […]

SOPA and PIPA protests

By now you’ve probably heard of SOPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act introduced by San Antonio Congressman Lamar Smith. The jist of it is that media and entertainment companies want to protect the copyright on their content from pirates. Not too many people would take issue with that. But the legislation would effectively give content […]

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San Antonio lands a major solar project

San Antonio saw the light today. CPS Energy and the city’s leaders announced plans to bring a solar plant to San Antonio that could create 800 jobs, generate 400 megawatts of solar energy and create a construction boom. The city and CPS Energy are partnering with OCI Solar Power. It’s moving its U.S. corporate headquarters […]

San Antonio’s Sigma Solutions expands in the Midwest

San Antonio-based Sigma Solutions announced that it has bought a division of Laurus Technologies, based in Chicago. The division is Laurus’ server, storage and virtualization business with 80 customers. Earlier, Sigma bought the Midwest assets of Artemis Technology, also in the Midwest. Now Sigma, which provides computing software and services to large companies, has a […]

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