Technology & Entrepreneurship

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Monday’s decision by the Trump administration to put a 30 percent tariff on foreign made solar cells and modules has solar business owners worried. Most solar arrays in the U. S. have parts sourced elsewhere.

 


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Two hundred and thirty eight communities bid with incentives packages for the next Amazon headquarters. San Antonio was not one of them. The city and county jointly sent a letter last October extolling San Antonio’s positives but passing on submitting a formal bid, saying “blindly giving away the farm” isn’t our style.

The decision drew praise from some for its fiscal responsibility and criticism from others who think the community should be swinging at every pitch.


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Last quarter, social media giant Facebook set a record: In one three-month period, its advertising revenue eclipsed the $10 billion mark.

“But none of that matters if our services are used in a way that doesn’t bring people closer together,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on their November earnings call.

 


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San Antonio officials announced Tuesday night it had formed a new standing committee to address technology and innovation.


Paul Flahive / Texas Public Radio

Texas had a 3.8 percent unemployment rate in November, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ 2018 economic forecast. It is the lowest rate they have seen they started monitoring it in 1976.

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