Technology

  • Instacart just raised $200 million, but is it enough to stave off Amazon?
    Posted by Katie Burke on 02/19/2018 at 5:10 AM

    The new cash boosts Instacart's valuation to $4.2 billion. A top exec at the grocery-delivery startup explains how it will spend the money on expansion and hiring. […]

  • HEB pilots self-checkout mobile app in pair of stores
    Posted by Kristen Mosbrucker on 02/19/2018 at 4:56 AM

    HEB Grocery Co. on Valentine's Day launched a mobile app that enables users to skip cashier lines while providing data on consumer habits, the San Antonio Business Journal confirmed. The privately held retailer is piloting the technology at two locations in San Antonio: the small market on South Flores Street near its downtown headquarters and the De Zavala location just south of the affluent Shavano Park neighborhood. The mobile app, H-E-B Go, mirrors in some respects Amazon Go, a new stor […]

  • Hyperloop between Dallas, Fort Worth ‘in the lead’ to be nation’s first
    Posted by Bill Hethcock on 02/19/2018 at 4:42 AM

    A hyperloop that shoots travelers between Dallas and Fort Worth at 700 mph could be the first project of its type in the nation. […]

  • Amazon HQ2: Is March 1 the deadline for info from finalist cities?
    Posted by Michael Neibauer on 02/18/2018 at 7:24 PM

    Denver and the 19 other areas that are still in the running for Amazon.com Inc.'s second headquarters have been preparing more information for the e-commerce giant in hopes of landing the $5 billion "HQ2" complex -- and now there may be a deadline. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan told a gathering of business owners Thursday that the state has until March 1 to finalize its bid for Amazon HQ2. Montgomery County, Maryland, is on the HQ2 short list. Bethesda Magazine quotes Hogan, a Republican, as telling […]

  • Warren Buffett takes a big bite of Apple, dumps IBM (Video)
    Posted by Luke Stangel on 02/18/2018 at 6:37 PM

    Legendary investor Warren Buffett snapped up 31.24 million Apple shares in the last three months of 2017, while drastically cutting his stake in International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), according to new regulatory filings. Buffett’s investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, ended the year with 165.33 million Apple shares, collectively worth some $27.6 billion. Berkshire Hathaway is now Apple’s fourth-largest institutional investor. The firm began buying Apple stock in early 2016. Meanwhile, […]

  • Former Fortune 500 execs join Colorado health-tech firm focused on thwarting opioid abuse
    Posted by Barrett J. Brunsman on 02/18/2018 at 6:29 PM

    Two former executives of Procter & Gamble Co., one of the nation's largest consumer-products companies, have joined the leadership team of Colorado-based Safe Rx LLC. Greenwood Village-based Safe RX makes prescription drug bottles with combination locks designed to thwart opioid abuse. Former P&G brand manager Andy Cipra has been hired as chief commercial officer of Safe Rx, and former P&G executive Rick Meckstroth has been hired as vice president of business development. Adding Cipra and Meckstrot […]

  • Why the U.S. Navy is meeting tech executives in SA next week
    Posted by Kristen Mosbrucker on 02/18/2018 at 4:15 PM

    The U.S. Navy is sailing into San Antonio's metaphorical port next week for a meet-and-greet that encompasses the entire city, while military leaders have a priority to meet with business executives and technologists. San Antonio is among 15 U.S. cities that Navy contingents will visit this year for a week each. This upcoming week will mark the eighth time that Military City USA has been on the Navy's visit list, with the delegation coming here being led by Vice Adm. Luke McCollum. The Navy expects […]

  • Time to restore funding to begin career paths earlier
    Posted by Steve Zylstra on 02/17/2018 at 10:00 PM

    It’s a windfall no one could have imagined that long ago. Jobs. Arizona companies need to fill thousands of openings. That’s good news for the state. The bad news is we may not have enough talent to fill these spots with Arizonans as fast as member companies of the Arizona Technology Council need them. This may turn out to be good news for job seekers from other states. But our Legislature has the opportunity to approve a remedy that could prevent dilemmas like this for years to come. T […]

  • H-E-B piloting self-checkout mobile app in two San Antonio stores
    Posted by Kristen Mosbrucker on 02/17/2018 at 8:34 PM

    H-E-B Grocery Co. on Valentine's Day launched a new mobile app that enables users to skip cashier lines while providing data on consumer habits, the Business Journal confirmed. The privately held retailer is piloting the technology at two locations in San Antonio: the small market on South Flores Street near its downtown headquarters and the De Zavala location just south of the affluent Shavano Park neighborhood. The mobile app, H-E-B Go, mirrors in some respects the physical Amazon store concept […]

  • Moving beyond mentoring to working together
    Posted by Russ Yelton on 02/17/2018 at 7:00 PM

    Smart entrepreneurs know how important it is to surround themselves with mentors who can compliment their own skills. Many mentors bring years of experience to assist the entrepreneurs in moving forward faster and hopefully to not make mistakes they may have made themselves.  However, in many situations the entrepreneur and mentor decide the relationship is ready to move to a new level with the mentor becoming part of the entrepreneur’s organization. If so, there are several things both parties […]

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