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TaskUs will move into Rackspace’s Castle in a first of its kind deal with the San Antonio tech company. The two companies finalized the lease Tuesday.

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A San Antonio woman is suing the city of San Antonio and scooter company Lime for an injury she sustained after a scooter she was riding hit a hole in the street. 

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The U.S. is about to make it easier and cheaper for people to send satellites into orbit. The Federal Communications Commission, which regulates the industry, votes Thursday on creating a new category for small satellite companies that dramatically reduces fees.

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Rackspace is dividing up part of the Castle and giving away a key. The San Antonio technology company is preparing to take on a tenant at its Windcrest headquarters.

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San Antonio’s technology industry received mediocre marks on a report published this week. 

Data from commercial real estate investor CBRE’s 2019 Scoring Tech Talent report reflects a city where growth in technology workers slowed the past two years, average wages in key tech jobs fell and local universities produced more technology degree earners than local employers could accommodate. 

High paying technology jobs and the firms that go along with them are seen as the key to future prosperity in many communities. 

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

The Governor’s office says Hulu’s incentive deal from the state is not in jeopardy, despite the company losing both city and county incentives last month.

H-E-B announced it would test an automated vehicle to bring groceries to customer homes later this year. The San Antonio grocer is partnering with San Francisco startup Udelv to provide the service to Olmos Park residents. Customers will be able to order groceries online to be delivered in climate controlled compartments on a human-free vehicle.

Codeup graduated the first class from its new data science program in June.  

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Two hundred and thirty five graduation certificates were served up with mashed potatoes and green beans at a local cafeteria Tuesday. It was the largest class of over-60s to graduate from the Senior Planet program in San Antonio. Courses teach computer basics, social media and connecting online. Classes try to tackle social isolation among seniors with internet skills.

From Texas to Egypt and Australia, a San Antonio company is making inroads in classrooms around the world.