San Antonio Residents Can Now Sign Up for Google Fiber

This week, Google announced that Google Fiber is now available in some areas of San Antonio. Residents of San Antonio in the “Westover Hills area and around West End Park on the near west side have from now until Dec. 21 to sign up for the company’s flagship product: Fiber 1000, or up to 1,000 […]

Opcity Moves Into New Headquarters in Southeast Austin Amid Major Expansion

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Opcity’s staff moved this week into new headquarters at the Bergstrom Tech Center in Southeast Austin. The high-tech company occupies 50,000 square feet in Building 312, a two-story, glass and brick building built in 1985 for Lockheed Martin. “We wanted a big home for our headquarters,” said […]

Tiff’s Treats Lands $25 Million in Funding

Austin’s homegrown fresh baked cookie delivery company, Tiff’s Treats just closed on $25 million in funding to accelerate its national expansion. Tiff’s Treats, started by former University of Texas at Austin students Leon and Tiffany Chen in 1999, now has more than 700 employees at 34 stores in Texas and Atlanta. They will soon open […]

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Tells UT Austin Students Empathy is the Key to Innovation

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Two tech giants took the stage at Hogg Memorial Auditorium at the University of Texas at Austin on Monday afternoon to talk about technology and Microsoft. UT President Gregory L. Fenves introduced them. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella visited Austin to meet with students, entrepreneurs and business partners. […]

Mayor of London and Others Added as Featured Speakers at SXSW

South by Southwest officials announced this week that the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will be a keynote speaker in 2018. Khan joins previously announced SXSW keynote speakers Darren Aronofsky, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Barry Jenkins, Ester Perel, and Whurley. South by Southwest Conference and Festivals take place March 9-18th. In addition, SXSW announced even more featured […]

WeWork’s Cofounder Miguel McKelvey to Speak at SXSW 2018

WeWork Cofounder and Chief Culture Officer Miguel McKelvey will be a speaker at South by Southwest Interactive 2018. McKelvey cofounded WeWork in 2010 with Adam Neumann in New York City. WeWork is a privately held company with more than 3,000 employees. It has more than 160,000 members worldwide and it currently has 170 locations in […]

ScaleFactor Lands $2.5 Million in Funding to Make Accounting Products for Small Businesses

ScaleFactor has a new twist on accounting products for small business. The Austin-based startup has created a finance and accounting platform that taps into machine learning to create more intelligent budgeting and forecasting information aimed at small business. On Thursday, ScaleFactor announced it had received $2.5 million in seed round financing from Next Coast Ventures, […]

Rollick Outdoor Lands $5.6 Million in Funding to Market Motorcycles, RVs, Boats and More Online

Rollick Outdoor announced Wednesday that it has raised $5.6 million in seed stage funding. The Austin-based startup plans to use the money to build an online marketing platform aimed at RV and boat retailers. It is launching in select markets including central Texas this year. It plans to use the funds to hire sales and […]

Six Tech Events in San Antonio to Attend This Week

San Antonio’s tech scene is on fire this week. The big event is Tech Bloc’s Rally@Rackspace on Thursday at Rackspace’s headquarters. It kicks off at 5 p.m. with a pre-program reception featuring food trucks, music, retro-gaming competitions, a Cosplay contest and complimentary drinks and event T-shirts. Then the main event takes place at the Rackspace […]

InnoTech Austin to Spotlight Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology and More on Nov. 16th

In 2003, Austin’s tech industry looked much different than it does today. The dot com crash had led to many Internet startups failing and even established companies like Intel halted expansion plans here. But despite the upheaval in the industry, Sean Lowery, executive director of InnoTech Austin, saw the city’s potential for a rebirth of […]