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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.

A. Verona Dorch

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

Sonita Lontoh

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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

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

Jordan Cram

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Blowout: How some workers saw opportunity in the energy downturn

Houston entrepreneurs got creative during the downturn in oil prices. Photo courtesy of Haymarketrebel via Flickr.

December 16, 2016 - 3:10pm

Innovation of the Week: Tesla tries to raise the solar roof

A house with Tesla's solar roof tiles installed | Photo from Tesla Motors

November 1, 2016 - 7:47pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

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