Archive for March, 2016

Purposeful Innovation can be Transformative

Posted by Larry James

Innovation often leads transformative leaders away from concerns about the survival and sustainability of their own organizations or some important aspects of their current operations. Defining overriding purpose above the particularities of one’s own corporate mission often results in huge, …

Flutterate Allows Online Daters to Rate Profiles

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

It seemed obvious that dating site users should be able to easily communicate the accuracy of each other’s online profiles, and to warn each other about people who were potentially threatening. Then it occurred to them: Why didn’t they just …

Using Drones for Search and Rescue Missions

Posted by Damian Skinner

On average, there are more than 11 search and rescue missions for missing persons each day in the U.S. alone. Sometimes, it’s because of natural disasters, such as the tornadoes that swept through the area in December, or maybe it’s …

National IX: The Airport of the Internet

Posted by CyrusOne

The CyrusOne National Internet Exchange (IX) meets many requirements for connectivity by delivering carrier-class infrastructure to data centers.

This neutral platform has dedicated high-speed multiple carrier waves and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) between sites already in place. All of this …

DFW Airport’s Innovative Plan Prevents Bird Strikes

Posted by Michael Gordon

Aviation experts say bird strikes can cause an estimated $600 million a year in damage in the United States to commercial and military aircraft, with 168,974 bird strikes reported between Jan. 1, 1990 and June 30, 2015, according to the …

Keller Company Leads Way in Frack Water Recycling

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Armed with $40 million in private equity funding, Fountain Quail Water Management is poised to become the leader in frack water recycling.

But first, energy prices need to rebound.

The Keller-based company recycles water for the oil and gas industry, …

Is the New Business of Board Games a Roll of the Dice?

Posted by Robert Frantz

When Sean McCoy and Alan Gerding met at a game industry conference, their ideas for a new line of board and card games meshed well, so they started working on their first game.

Their creation became Tuesday Knight Games (TKG), …

Earth Day Texas to Feature ‘Earth Tank’ Event

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

Earth Day Dallas, the brainchild of Trammell S. Crow, began in 2011, as a way to help educate residents about sustainability and eco-friendly solutions. That first event featured 265 exhibits and nine speakers spread over five blocks of space.

Earth Day TexasEarth …

Mark Cuban Makes Headlines with Austin Appearance

Posted by Lance Murray

Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and an investor on the hit ABC television show Shark mark cuban mugTank, was in the news over the weekend for his appearance in Austin near the South by Southwest Conferences and …

Booster Fuels’ Delivery App Brings Gas to You

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Frank Mycroft’s dream of creating an on-demand fuel delivery app has transformed a startup into a $12.5 million company with operations in North Texas and Northern California.

Now Booster Fuels’ purple trucks are making the rounds at multiple office parks …

Dallas’ Rapidly Changing Ecosystem

Posted by Steve Deitz

I blew the dust out of my game cartridge and shoved it back into the classic Nintendo system for another round of Techmo Bowl battles. Bang! My father knocked on the door and asked, “are you boys excited to hit …

Want to Innovate?
Invest in Your Employees

Posted by Salim Sunderji

I believe I have one of the more enviable positions for a corporate leader: As the Chief Strategy Officer for Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting business segment based here in Dallas, it’s my job to help promote and nurture a …

OpenKey Reinvents Hotel Experience at Rapid Pace

Posted by Patrick Kobler

Founded less than two years ago, Plano-based technology startup OpenKey is revolutionizing the hospitality industry. And it’s doing so at a rapid pace.

“OpenKey has been able to quickly build a winning enterprise-grade product and is deploying at hundreds of …

Southwest Airlines Takes Social Media to New Heights

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Southwest Airlines has more than 30 employees working to keep the airline’s Twitter and Facebook accounts live, active and responsive 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It’s a must in today’s world where disgruntled customers will take to …

Dallas’ VALT Card Finding its Niche

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Clad in jet black and made of stainless steel, it’s called the VALT Card. Think of it as a credit card on steroids.

It’s a swanky new status symbol for the Dallas elite that grants priority reservations at high-end steakhouses, …

Navy Veteran Launches Code Bootcamp in Frisco

Posted by Susy Solis

Kevin Harris is familiar with bootcamps. At 18, he went to bootcamp when he entered the U.S. Navy. Twenty-six years later, he’s launched his very own bootcamp. This one, however, is Frisco’s first code bootcamp presented by the Guild of …

Ask Mark Cuban a Question at SXSW

Posted by Patrick Kobler

Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to ask Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban live questions March 13, via Twitter, during a question and answer session at South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals in Austin.

Sponsored by Dallas-based AT&T Business Solutions, …

Verizon’s North Texas Switch Facility Keeps Dallasites Connected

Posted by Verizon

Today, we rely on our mobile devices more than ever.

According to the 2015 Internet Trends report from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, mobile digital media time in the U.S. is now greater (at 51 percent) than desktop and other …

Trinity Environmental Academy Connects Kids with Nature

Posted by Tara Nieuwesteeg

Trinity Environmental Academy in South Dallas offers a unique educational experience for youngsters by taking them into, teaching them about, and connecting them with the natural world.

It’s the creation of a group of science teachers and experienced educators, who, …

How Dallas’ Skyline Turned Purple for Innovation

Posted by Michael Gordon

After the Dallas skyline glowed in bright purple on the night of February 25, many people asked, “How did you do that?”

The purple skyline was downtown Dallas’ way of supporting innovation in the region, all at the request of …