One of the giants in online travel is making a move to solidify its standing. TripAdvisor, based in Needham, MA, said today it has acquired New York City-based Citymaps. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the companies say Citymaps... Read more »
Houston—The Texas innovation community has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, which has helped spotlight technological and business advances in healthcare, space, aviation, transportation, and other industries.
On October 27 at the Texas Medical Center’s TMCx accelerator in... Read more »
[Updated 8/24/16, 1 a.m. See below.] A new program to prepare high-ranking women in the biotech industry for corporate board seats has unveiled its first class of 20.
In other circumstances the five-day workshop, scheduled this fall at George... Read more »
What’s the biggest, scariest threat facing the United States right now? I know for sure that it’s not immigration, free trade, or “radical Islamic terrorism.” And I’m going to resist the easy answer that it’s Donald Trump.
But I have a... Read more »
San Antonio — A life sciences professional development and advocacy organization has plans to host four medtech-focused workshops that aim to teach people working in the sector about different aspects of bringing a medical device to market.
Called “Bedside to Bench... Read more »
This week brought some encouraging news for educational technology companies and code schools, whose students often can’t qualify for federal grants and loans.
The Obama administration is moving ahead with an experiment that makes federal student aid available for a small... Read more »
Houston—The challenge of healthcare innovation is that it’s about more than making technology work.
The bottom line is that any advance in health IT or medical devices must be considered with one thing in mind, said Todd Dunn, director of innovation... Read more »
San Antonio — [Corrected 11:57 a.m. See below.] Cancer surgeries are long, arduous, and require detailed planning. There are always surprises. One measure of a surgeon is how he or she handles the unexpected. Just ask George Peoples—he’s operated on... Read more »
When the Olympics roll around, many watchers get into a sport they previously hadn’t thought much about. This time for me, it’s volleyball.
The men’s and women’s games, both indoor and beach versions, are fast, aggressive, with lightning-quick adjustments and subtle... Read more »
San Antonio — Finding funding for tech and life science ventures is no easy endeavor, be it an academic setting or in the corporate world. Government groups in Texas announced this week that they’re providing money to both sectors in San... Read more »
Let’s get caught up with the latest innovation news from Xconomy Texas.
—Dallas accelerator Tech Wildcatters announced Tuesday the first startup to reach its top milestone in its new “Gauntlet” program. Selery Fulfillment will receive a $100,000 investment, the largest... Read more »
Are innovators born or made? In Tom Clynes’ book on young genius Taylor Wilson, the answer seems to be both.
Clynes begins with Wilson as a precocious 9-year-old, one who had already mastered the science of rocket propulsion, giving an impromptu... Read more »
Houston—It’s probably not a good sign when you’re leading an energy startup and one of your customers asks you for a job.
“He was telling us, ‘I can’t buy anything. This is my wife sitting next to me and I... Read more »