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As San Antonio rings in the New Year, NASA expects to celebrate a historic first flyby on the edge of our solar system.

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Jessica Quintanilla, a hydrologist for the Edwards Aquifer Authority, sloshes back onto shore in her black waterproof boots from the middle of this creek just off Scenic Loop Road, south of Grey Forest.

“Next, we have to set up the peristaltic pump,” she said, as she inserts the white, quarter-inch tube she dragged 15 feet back to shore from her water sensor, before flipping on a generator and starting the pump.


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The Justice Department announced indictments against two Chinese nationals Thursday.

 

Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong are suspected of stealing hundreds of gigabytes of research, intellectual property and technology from more than 45 companies and agencies in 12 countries on behalf of China’s Ministry of State Security, according to the indictment.

 

 

It's crunch time for getting packages delivered in time for Christmas, and companies like FedEx, UPS, the Postal Service and even Amazon are feeling the stress.

Online spending is expected to rise at least 15 percent over last year's record holiday season, according to Adobe Analytics.

Long before you click "buy" and type in that shipping address, most e-retailers have already anticipated your order.

In some cases, that item you just bought is already sitting in a nearby warehouse or fulfillment center and could be delivered in a couple of hours.

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AT&T is coming in just under the wire on fulfilling a promise it made in September to launch a mobile 5G network.  

Adam Gates likes a good challenge. In this story from the Worth Repeating stage, he explains how his love of Kung Fu helped him more fully embrace his profession. No, not as a bodyguard, but as an architect.

This story was recorded 12.11.18 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "Opportunity Knocks" show. 

Shareholders of Round Rock-based Dell Technologies voted Tuesday to take the company public after operating for five years as a private company. The closing of the roughly $23 billion move will happen at the end of the month.

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A free program to teach digital skills to San Antonio veterans launched by two tech non-profits began accepting applications Friday.

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The technology industry is one of the most in-demand fields in the U.S., and one of the most in-demand jobs in that industry is a software developer. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of software developers will have to grow 31 percent by 2026 to keep up with demand.

“You could probably put that advertisement up and leave it out there for a year and not find one qualified candidate,” said Bryan Rider, vice president of business development at Tri-Starr Group, a staffing company.

But it isn't just software developers that are in demand, it’s all tech-related workers — and San Antonio and Bexar County aim to change that. Last year, the city and county budgeted $300,000 for a one-of-a-kind position to address the gap: chief talent and recruitment officer, or CTRO.

 


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Tech Bloc, a tech industry advocacy organization, was given $300,000 last year to create the position of chief technology and recruitment officer. This person would recruit in-demand technology workers, connect locals with technology jobs and maintain a database of open positions in the city.

Tech Bloc announced Wednesday it hired Dax Moreno for the position. 

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