Archive for August, 2016

3 Things: Neiman’s Sunglass Memory Mirror Coming to NorthPark Center

Posted by Heather Noel

Neiman Marcus has launched a new tech feature for sunglass shopping, DFW health care executives receive nods for contributions to the industry, and a Frisco teen’s efforts will help honor area veterans.

Sunglass shopping has gone digital at Neiman Marcus. The Dallas-based luxury retailer recently announced the rollout of its Sunglass Memory Mirror.…

Kitchen LTO is Going to ‘Pop Up’ in Deep Ellum

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Kitchen LTO will have a new permanent location in Deep Ellum that could open by mid-October, just three months after closing the Trinity Groves location.

Owner and founder Casie Caldwell signed a lease for the former Twenty-Seven Restaurant and Bar at 2901 Elm St.…

Robotic Cow Milking: It’s the Waldo Way

Posted by Susan McFarland

Instead of two people milking 60 cows in the morning and evening, a robot soon will take the honor at Waldo Way Real Milk Guernsey Dairy, allowing cows to be milked at will throughout the day. More milk means more products available for the growing customer base at the Mineola farm, that serves about 3,000 Dallas consumers.…

3 Things: Apple May Introduce a New Feature to Catch iPhone Thieves

Posted by Heather Noel

Apple may introduce a feature that will help catch iPhone thieves, four DFW area startups will vie for “Startup of the Year,” at Innovate! and Celebrate 2016, and Baylor Scott and White Health System has introduced text alerts to better reach high-risk and low-income patients. 

Finalists Announced in ‘Soar to Success’ Contest

Posted by Heather Noel


The finalists have been announced in the Southwest Airlines “Soar to Success” Business Pitch Competition.

The Dallas-based airline (NYSE: LUV) and Addison TreeHouse partnered for the contest, which invited women and minority entrepreneurs in North Texas to submit their business plans.…

Marley Spoon Changing Up American Grocery Habits

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris


A 30,000-square-foot warehouse in west Grand Prairie could revolutionize how Americans make their grocery purchases.

Fabian Siegel envisions a world without food waste, where households buy complete meals from gourmet recipes that include only what is needed.…

3 Things: GISD’s Mobile Library Puts Reading on Wheels

Posted by Heather Noel

Garland ISD’s newest library is on wheels, Dallas-based StackPath offers on-demand security services, and a grant will allow UTA physicists to upgrade the Titan supercomputer. 

Garland ISD’s newest bus gives community members easier access to books. The mobile library hit the streets last week in Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse.…

Sabre: Steal This Genius Idea for Your Brand’s Snapchat

Posted by Nick Vivion

If jumping into the augmented reality games craze is not realistic for your travel brand, how about Snapchat? The emerging media platform has recently spiked in popularity.

Snapchat has nearly 60 million monthly active users. And when it comes to daily users, the platform recently surpassed Twitter to become one of the most used social media platforms.…

West End Identity: Old and New Coalesce

Posted by Lance Murray

Enter the West End of downtown Dallas, and you enter a world of the old meeting the new, of high-tech companies and entrepreneurs finding an inspirational home among 100-year-old bricks-and-timber buildings updated with the most modern amenities.

One of the West End’s oldest residents is El Centro College, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.…

MyCloudIT Changes the Paradigm of Computing

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The same way Pandora, iTunes, and Amazon Music made it unnecessary to lug around compact discs, MyCLoudIT CEO James Riley wants to take all office computing to the cloud.

No more in-house servers and no need to update the software on every computer in the office.…

Digital Fight Club

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

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Gallery: Digital Fight Club

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

Contenders went toe to toe on a hotbed of technology topics at Thursday’s Digital Fight Club. Ten of Dallas-Fort Worth’s top tech minds debated unanswered questions in VR, IoT, big data, AR/AI, and digital content. The first-ever event brought out a slew of innovators, tech types, and digital professionals to savor the battles that took place in five bouts.…

Digital Fight Club:
A Blow-by-Blow Recount

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

The house was full for Digital Fight Club, where five sets of digital pugilists took each other on in five bouts at The Granada Theater to debate some of the hottest topics in technology. 

Photo: Bret RedmanEach fighter had one minute to present their salvo, followed by a 30-second rebuttal, and a question from the referees.…

Bonton Farms Director Cultivates a Community

Posted by Heather Noel

Daron Babcock admits before founding Bonton Farms, he’d never really grown anything.

The South Dallas urban farm director told guests Thursday night at The Grove coworking space that he didn’t intend to become a farmer either.

“It was never the idea to start a farm.…

3 Things: UTD Physicist Creates DNA Chip To Study Human Cell

Posted by Lance Murray

UT Dallas physicist creates DNA chip to help in cell biology and cancer studies, Dallas data scientist has launched a new media platform for bloggers, and Amazon is hiring for its new facility in Coppell. 

A physicist at the University of Texas at Dallas has created a DNA chip that will help researchers study the inner workings of a human cell.…

Food Accessibility: Under-served Areas of Dallas Targeted

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The crusade to bring healthy, nutritious food to under-served areas of Dallas has come a long way in five years.

“When I started talking about community assistance, I literally got blank looks from others in the nonprofit world,” said Susie Marshall, executive director of Grow North Texas.…

Gallery: First Look Into Interior Concepts of 1808 Development

Posted by Heather Noel

The architectural and design firm, Gensler, has released interior concept renderings offering an initial look into what the development at 1808 S. Good Latimer Expressway could look like. 

The property is planned to house a coworking space as well as residential lofts, office space for lease, coffee shop/cafe, makerspace, fitness room, meeting rooms, art gallery/event space, and a rest area.…

Editor’s Picks: Calendar for Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

From an animation class for your teen at the DMA to a Star Wars marathon at The Majestic to an adults night out at Legoland, we found plenty of events to fill your calendar for the next week. Enjoy!


3 Things: DART Urged to Build D2 Light Rail Underground

Posted by Heather Noel

The Real Estate Council seeks an underground light rail downtown, UTSW study shows brain activity differs between obese and leaner women, and the DFW Health Entrepreneur Network event will celebrate the launch of health care entrepreneur website.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is being urged by The Real Estate Council to put the entirety of its D2 light rail line in downtown Dallas underground.…

Why Universal Mind Knows Dallas is the Place to be in September

Posted by Universal Mind

We all know that Dallas is a bustling and happening place. That’s part of the reason why we were initially attracted to the region. But, in the year or so Universal Mind has been in the area, the attraction has only deepened, strengthened by the relationships formed and forged and opportunities offered and accepted.…