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In July 2018, the San Antonio-based 24th Air Force, which directs the branch's cyber warfare, was taken out of Space Command and placed under Air Combat Command, or ACC.

The ACC also overseas San Antonio's 25th Air Force, the service’s intelligence gathering arm.

Joyce N. Boghosian

An eagerly awaited national strategy on developing Artificial Intelligence was signed Monday, but lacks key details around funding and implementation.

President Donald Trump signed the executive order launching the “American Artificial Intelligence Initiative,” which is aimed at spurring innovation and maintaining the edge the U.S. currently holds in a field of quickly growing competitors.

Google

Google Fiber is closing its Louisville, Kentucky network after 18 months of offering its high-speed internet service. The company says it won’t impact other cities like San Antonio.

C-SPAN

Parscale Digital, a San Antonio-based digital marketing firm best known for its namesake and former owner Brad Parscale, President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign chairman, is now being run by a former executive at Cambridge Analytica.

Texas Monthly / Contributed Photo

Dan Goodgame is the new editor of Texas Monthly. Goodgame is a veteran journalist, having worked with the Miami Herald and Time Magazine. Most recently, Goodgame spent the past nine years as director of communications at Rackspace. 

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Dan Goodgame is a board member of and donor to Texas Public Radio.

Blue Star Jan. 28
Paul Flahive / Texas Public Radio

Christine Becksted attempted to check people in at an Airbnb host meeting Monday night at Blue Star Brewing Company.

Becksted said they had 60 RSVPs but expected more.


Eileen Pace

CyberSecurity San Antonio will have a new leader while Port San Antonio adds a new director of cybersecurity — moves some view as indicative of a growing industry.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Georgetown, Texas, made headlines when it signed 20- and 25-year contracts with solar and wind energy providers at a fixed rate in 2012. The costs of energy have plummeted since then though, and the city is on the hook for excess energy it thought it could sell back for at least as much as they bought it for.


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Chinese cryptocurrency company Bitmain has suspended its operations in Rockdale, east of Austin. The future of what was billed as the biggest cryptocurrency mine in the country just a few months ago is now uncertain. 

NASA

Ultima Thule, the nickname of the Kuiper belt object and farthest object ever explored, is actually two different objects.

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