Technology & Entrepreneurship

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There’s an unmistakable Disney’s home of tomorrow feel to an exhibit at USAA’s new innovation exhibit space, at its Fredericksburg Road headquarters. It’s called the empathy lab, and when you walk in, a disembodied voice — somewhere between Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri — greets you.

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A leading hotel industry association in vacation rentals said Tuesday the online rental website Airbnb is strong-arming local governments in secret meetings to get favorable tax deals.

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Tech Bloc, an industry advocacy organization, announced San Antonio will have its first top technology recruitment officer.

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Since last May, Alamo Plaza has been embroiled in debate over how the site will be redesigned.

Organizers hope the plan will return Alamo Plaza to its former grandeur. It may include moving the 1936 Cenotaph and the Alamo Defenders to a nearby park, where historians believe the soldiers' bodies were burned.

But moving the 60-foot monument to that site doesn't sit right with many Texans.

A San Antonio startup got a big boost from Austin investors Tuesday night.