Technology & Entrepreneurship

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Airbnb hosts are making a lot of money this Final Four weekend. In a news release, the company said its hosts will reap $600,000 in bookings on the vacation and home-sharing platform.

Based on data from the state comptroller, that’s 45 percent of its average monthly receipts in just four days.

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The Port of San Antonio board met in executive session Wednesday night to select an interim CEO.

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San Antonio Housing Authority staff members met with prospective partners like T-Mobile and Google Fiber to create a low-cost Wi-Fi network for their residents on Friday.

They’re competing against dozens of other organizations for hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding from the National Science Foundation and tech company Mozilla through their Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society challenges.


Autonomous drones developed at San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute may penetrate the hazardous, radiation-laden reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

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For years, social service providers like Goodwill Industries, the San Antonio Housing Authority and the San Antonio Public Library have launched various programs to connect the 25 percent of homes in the city without internet access.