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Rackspace and TechBloc -- San Antonio’s technology advocacy group – are hosting an event Tuesday night for former Rackers, to connect them with local technology firms.  The event is scheduled to take place beforeTechbloc’s monthly meetup.

Paul Flahive

Women make up only 25 percent of the technology workforce and only 5 percent of its industry leaders. As San Antonio's first Center for Applied Science and Technology -- or CAST Tech High School -- closes its application period on Friday, they are looking to raise the number of female applicants.  CAST Tech Principal Kelly Flieger says she wants to beat the national average.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

One in four San Antonio households lack internet. A digital summit Wednesday held by city and community leaders aimed to bridge that gap.

The Digital Inclusion Summit brought in national experts to walk people through the issue and why it was important, but for people living in these communities like Rosa Wilson the reason was obvious, jobs. Wilson, a pastor at the Greater Faith Institutional Church on San Antonio's East side, says it makes it harder for her neighbors and congregates to find work.

NASA | Southwest Research | JPL

This is what Jupiter sounds like.

These creepy noises are radio waves detected by the Juno spacecraft in August. While these screeching sounds shock the ears, what NASA is discovering from the spacecraft about Jupiter is Earth shattering.

The company installing high-speed internet in San Antonio has a new leader and is losing hundreds of employees. 

Google has confirmed that Gregory McCray will head up Google Access -- the division over Google Fiber, replacing Craig Barratt as CEO who left last October.

Barratt stepped down at the same time Google halted expansion of the network into several cities.

In San Antonio, the construction of a Google fiber network has been delayed at the city's request for a potential redesign.

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