The Hard Truth About Entrepreneurship

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Entrepreneurship can empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Yet a huge disconnect exists between what is being taught about entrepreneurship and what they are really doing, said Gary Schoeniger, co-founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative. And the myths lead people to the wrong conclusions, […]

San Antonio and Austin Plan to Change the World Through Civic Hacking

For many people, this weekend will be a time to relax and kick back and enjoy the beginning of summer. But not for a group of dedicated citizens in San Antonio and Austin. They will be hacking away for free to make the world a better place for everyone. Saturday is the National Day of […]

San Antonio Ranks Third on Forbes List of the Nation’s Tech Hot Spots

Forbes names San Antonio-New Braunfels as one of America’s technology hot spots. The greater San Antonio area earned the number three spot on the list behind number one, Washington, D.C. and number two, Riverside, Calif. Forbes reported that San Antonio-New Braunfels gained 18.3 percent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math jobs between 2011 and 2012. […]

Rackspace Entertains Buyout Offers

Rackspace Hosting may be sold. The San Antonio-based company hired Morgan Stanley to evaluate potential partnerships and acquisitions. “In recent months, Rackspace has been approached by multiple parties who have expressed interest in exploring a strategic relationship with Rackspace, ranging from partnership to acquisition,” according to a statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

Remote Garage Stores Clutter by the Box

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Mei Butler, a senior at Trinity University, needed to store some household goods while she studied in China for seven months. “I didn’t want to rent out a storage unit since I didn’t have enough belongings to take up the whole space,” Butler said. Instead, she signed […]

Google Buys Austin-based Adometry

In 2007, a startup called Click Forensics began operations in San Antonio. The company, founded by Tom Cuthbert and Tom Charvet, tackled the problem of click fraud online. Austin Ventures provided its initial $500,000 seed stage funding. Click Forensics ended up moving to Austin and pivoted to become a marketing analytics firm called Adometry. On […]

Join a Special 3 Day Startup Focused on Cyber Security in San Antonio

Did you know San Antonio has the second largest concentration of cyber security professionals outside of the Washington, D.C. area? The bulk of them are at the National Security Agency’s (also nicknamed as No Such Agency) Texas Cryptology Center. The NSA leased and renovated the old Sony chip manufacturing plant in 2005 and was expected […]

High Tech on Tap at Pearl with Peer 1

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News In a place once known for making beer, something new is brewing. And it’s high tech. Peer 1 now has one of the hippest tech sites in town. The web hosting company recently moved into 25,000 square feet of space at Pearl, a 22-acre historic downtown development, […]

AT&T Plans to Expand its GigaPower Fiber Internet to San Antonio

AT&T announced Monday plans to roll out its ultra-fast fiber network and AT&T U-Verse TV service to San Antonio and 20 other major metropolitan areas. The company already delivers its 1 Gigabit per second broadband Internet network to Austin. It began to offer service there after Google announced plans for a 1 Gigabit network in […]

Geekdom Moves Into its New Headquarters at the Rand

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The geeks might inherit the earth eventually, but for now, they’ve got their own building in downtown San Antonio. On Monday, two Geekdom flags flew from the top of the historic Rand Building at 100 E. Houston St., signifying the move in of Geekdom members. It’s their […]