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Texas nutrition company bets big on algae source of omega-3

Texas native and microbiologist Rebecca White joined Houston-based Qualitas Health in 2015 after working at Sapphire Energy in the algae-based biofuels field. | Photo courtesy of Qualitas Health

June 13, 2017 - 2:23pm

Startup flips the switch by plugging Texans into the wholesale market

Griddy connects customers directly into the wholesale electricity market and sends alerts when electricity is cheapest. (Courtesy of Griddy)

April 26, 2017 - 11:38am

Texas Legislature may finally have a different outcome for Tesla

For the time being, Tesla has galleries in Texas that showcase its vehicles, but the employees in the stores aren’t able to talk price or actual sale information. | Photo courtesy of Tesla.

April 10, 2017 - 10:16am

From oil rigs to construction sites, Texas embracing drone technology

Sky-Futures has performed inspections on offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and other areas around the world. | Sky-Futures courtesy photo

April 3, 2017 - 5:58pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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Austin: The Kitty Hawk of autonomous vehicles

Austin was home to the first time any car had completed a trip from start to finish on public roads without a test driver. Here, a legally blind man serves as a passenger in a self-driving car in Austin's Mueller neighborhood. Photo courtesy of Waymo.

January 25, 2017 - 3:23pm

Curb aims to make your home smarter – much smarter

Austin-based home energy monitoring startup Curb CEO Erik Norwood says his company's hardware and software solution can pinpoint a home's energy usage in real-time, down to the source. | Photo courtesy of Curb.

January 5, 2017 - 1:46pm

Austin's economy showing signs of mild slowdown

Austin job growth was weaker than expected in 2016 as a tight labor market continued to constrain hiring, ​| Photo by B via Flickr.

December 23, 2016 - 12:07am

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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