Technology & Entrepreneurship

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Filthy water spews from a pipe the diameter of a baseball into what looks like a storage container. CPS Energy is capping this artesian well--the last of four--that used to feed the adjacent gas-fired power plant. The plant is now an empty husk with patches of native grass growing three feet high on the roof and areas with broken glass and animal scat inside. 

Local civic leaders say they want to keep laid off Rackspace employees in San Antonio, but employers aren't sure yet whether the timing and the positions will be a good fit.

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Nearly a month ago, the city of San Antonio halted Google Fiber's construction of their infrastructure huts over complaints over size, location and appearance. 

Courtesy of Rackspace

Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes made the announcement Tuesday on the Rackspace Blog, confirming the company is cutting 6 percent of its global workforce, about 198 of those in San Antonio.

President and CEO Richard Perez of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce says he’s hopeful the technology workers being laid off at the cloud computing company will stay in San Antonio.

It was in the pool during physical rehabilitation for his Multiple Sclerosis when computer scientist and game designer John Quarles thought to himself, 'there has to be a way to make this more engaging.'

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