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NASA/Ben Smegelsky

Hurricane season is here, and for the second season NASA scientists will measure hurricanes using satellites built by San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute.

Donna Quintana

With zero unemployment, and revenues projeccted in excess of $168 billion by 2020, every city wants a piece of the cybersecurity industry. San Antonio is uniquely positioned to grow that industry. We're right next door to the 24th and 25th Air Force, as well as the National Security Agency's Texas Cryptological Center.

Courtesy of Geekdom

Updated 6/1 at 11:15 a.m.

Last May, the city inked a deal with San Antonio-based startup Cityflag to create a new 311 app that would engage more residents through social media sharing, gamification, and ease of use.

The contract was for a $22,000 build out, with $6,000 a year in maintenance. It was originally scheduled to launch last summer.

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Updated 5/30 at 8:30 a.m.

In 1992, North Dakota wanted Delaware-based Quill Corp to pay taxes on catalog sales to its residents. The Supreme Court said it didn’t have to since it didn’t have a physical presence in the state.

Courtesy Port San Antonio

Port San Antonio opened the doors to its newest building Wednesday night, marking a new chapter for the 100 year-old campus on the city’s southwest side.

The $20 million facility was conceived as the first of six buildings focused on the cyber security and technology industries. Breaking free of the image of the port as just a runway with big airplanes, staff said they wanted this development to have new architecture and new, more welcoming spaces they hope will lead to new collaborative endeavors between energy, advanced manufacturing, aerospace and cybersecurity.