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Technology & Entrepreneurship

Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the Technology and Entrepreneurship News Fund including The 80/20 Foundation, Digital Defense, Rackspace, The Elmendorf Family Fund, UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, SecureLogix, USAA and Giles Design Bureau.

Courtesy of Port San Antonio

Port San Antonio's Board voted Wednesday to become the first official home of the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology. SAMSAT is a nonprofit that wants to create programming for students, display technology across the centuries, and tell the story of how San Antonio has propelled the technology industry.

Courtesy of Rackspace

Updated 3:00 p.m.

Months of work come down to a five-minute pitch for six teams of undergrads competing in UTSA's annual Student Technology Venture Competition Tuesday. The competition means money and services for a nascent business.

Though working on their biomedical device since August, UTSA senior Madeleine Farrer says they feel good about their product and their pitch. "We spent a lot of time optimizing and analyzing -- doing risk analysis and things like that," Farrer says, "We're proud of it."

Phyllis Ingram pulls up the rear door on her SUV, leans in and starts pulling open cardboard boxes.

"This is how my arms get all banged up," says Ingram. "It's 75 for here, Steve?" she asks her husband.

It's a sunny day on San Antonio's South Side, and Ingram--who's with the League of Women Voters--is out delivering their Voters' Guide with her husband. 

Streaming Content Provider, Hulu, posted the first jobs they expect to come to San Antonio. There are eight jobs posted on the company's website ranging from Viewer Experience Advocate to Director of Viewer Experience Operations. 

Paul Flahive

Among the whir of computer fans, students are working to hold off a cyber attack that could derail their e-commerce business.

"Can someone SSH in and check if this is live?" asks Sarah Cuhna, a first year masters degree student at Brigham Young University.

Cuhna and seven other students on Team Autolock are furiously relaying information to one another, updating systems on their network, as the team is bombarded by hackers.  

"You're in? Fixed it!" Cuhna yells while high-fiving another student. 

Courtesy Hulu

Texas Public Radio broke the story that ​streaming service Hulu will open its Viewer Experience Operations headquarters in San Antonio, pending incentives that city, county and state officials have promised. 

Robert Scoble

Mayor Ivy Taylor said when she asked the city to revisit the Google Fiber huts and their impact on neighborhoods back in January, she didn't want to scare the company off.

Courtesy Hulu

UPDATED at 6:40 p.m to reflect city of San Antonio incentive package.


Texas Public Radio has learned that Santa Monica video-streaming giant Hulu has picked San Antonio to be the home of a massive new service center.


It will add up to 500 jobs to the city's technology sector. Earlier this month, Texas Public Radio broke the story that San Antonio was one of two finalists for Hulu's Viewer Experience Operations Headquarters.  The other finalist was Albuquerque, New Mexico. 



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The University of Texas San Antonio hosts the 12th National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition this weekend. Ten teams and 80 students representing schools from Alaska to Alabama have advanced through regionals to Thursday's national competition in San Antonio.

"Teams coming in have no idea what exactly they are going to be doing," says Greg White who runs UTSA's Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security.