San Antonio—Four new businesses from Chile will be opening up shop in San Antonio in late 2018, joining a program run by the emerging technology startup center, VelocityTX.
VelocityTX, a resource center for entrepreneurs and startups that’s also trying... Read more »
Technology took center stage this week as the nation’s retailers made their annual pilgrimage to New York.
At the National Retail Federation’s three-day conference, which ended Tuesday, the discussion centered on both the disruptive effects and potential promise of e-commerce technologies.... Read more »
Rounding out our series of perspectives and prognostications for the new year, we asked people in Xconomy’s network about trust in the tech industry.
Specifically, if you think public perception about the tech industry took a turn for the worse... Read more »
San Antonio—Evestra, a San Antonio life science company that develops women’s health products, has a new shareholder: pharmaceutical firm Gedeon Richter, a long-time partner based in Budapest, Hungary.
Gedeon, which recorded revenue of 1.25 billion euro ($1.32 billion) in 2016,... Read more »
Big tech companies like Google are facing heat for developing disruptive technologies that can make traditional jobs obsolete. But at the same time, the tech industry is growing fast, and is eager to recruit workers outside the sector to fill entry-level... Read more »
Drone startup SkySpecs announced this week that it has raised an $8 million Series B funding round. The investment in the Ann Arbor, MI-based company was co-led by Germany’s Statkraft Ventures, the Capital Midwest Fund, and UL Ventures,... Read more »
[Updated, 1/13/17, 11:15 a.m. ET] After decades of research and scientific ups and downs, the first U.S. gene therapy, a single, long-lasting treatment called voretigene neparvovec (Luxturna) for rare, inherited blindness, is now on the market. But the commercial... Read more »
Houston—Dorit Donoviel, a veteran space health scientist, has officially been named director of the Translational Research Institute for Space Health at Baylor College of Medicine.
Donoviel has been with the institute since its founding in 2016, and had been acting... Read more »
Have you gotten your flu shot yet this year? This winter’s flu season is shaping up to be a particularly nasty one and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week upped its tally of states reporting widespread flu activity... Read more »
There wasn’t a lot that Evan Hafer could control on his half-dozen deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Green Beret and CIA contractor. But the one thing he could do something about was the terrible coffee.
“I started roasting my... Read more »
The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference in San Francisco winds down today, meaning the remaining stragglers are either presenting to half-empty rooms or headed back to colder climes.
Compared to a 2017 full of scientific milestones—FDA approvals of gene and cell... Read more »
We asked people around the Xconomy network whether their personal patterns of technology usage changed much in response to something that happened in 2017, as part of our series of perspectives and predictions marking the start of a new year.
Here... Read more »
Austin—Diligent Robotics is developing what it says is a new type of interactive robot that uses machine-learning algorithms to aid hospital workers with some of their busywork.
The Austin, TX-based company, which was co-founded in 2016 by a University of... Read more »