Technology & Entrepreneurship

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Paul Flahive

Icontrol's Piper NV Unit

A huge market is developing in the world of Do-It-Yourself security. What was once professionally installed and found mostly in upscale housing has gone mainstream with a series of low cost, app-based home surveillance products. And the growth is exploding across the country with Texas consumers as some of the biggest buyers. 

Courtesy of Trinity University Marketing and Communications

City of San Antonio

A little over a week after their CEO stepped down, they announced layoffs and the suspension of expanding in other cities Google Fiber once again reaffirmed its commitment to offering their high-speed internet to San Antonio at the City Council's B-session Wednesday.

Tyler Wallis, Google Fiber manager for  San Antonio, echoing earlier statements to the press, says San Antonio will still receive the high-speed service and the reported 9 percent layoffs from the company won't impact the roll out here.

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A $600,000 matching grant was awarded by the 80/20 Foundation to the new Tech Bloc-4-Tech Ed Foundation to support the creation of CAST Tech High School. The school is a partnership between the tech industry and the San Antonio Independent School District.

 

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