Archive for September, 2016

What’s in Retail’s Future? Michio Kaku Looks Ahead

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Imagine seeing the internet through a contact lens. Virtual reality automatically showing a person’s profile as you walk up to them. Purchases and other actions executed literally in the blink of an eye. This far-fetched sci-fi idea would seem outlandish …

Q+A: Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day Veterans Give Biz Status Reports

Posted by Heather Noel


Eleven startups will be featured during Tech Wildcatters Gauntlet Fall Pitch Day Wednesday at the House of Blues in Dallas.

Among those presenting will be familiar faces from the Dallas-based accelerator’s spring pitch event …

Q+A: Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day Newbies Ready For the Stage

Posted by Heather Noel


Eleven startups will be featured during Tech Wildcatters Gauntlet Fall Pitch Day Wednesday at the House of Blues in Dallas.

Among those presenting will be familiar faces from the Dallas-based accelerator’s spring pitch event …

Dallas Holocaust Museum Shines Light on ‘Upstanders’

Posted by Dallas Holocaust Museum Center

Starbucks recently debuted its first original content series, “Upstanders,” and the messaging will look very familiar to those who have visited the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. 


The Dallas Holocaust Museum teaches visitors about upstander …

UT Southwestern Surgeons Pioneer Vertigo Surgery

Posted by Harmony Tapper

earSurgeons at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have helped to pioneer a new method to extract tumors from the ear canal that cause vertigo. The announcement made earlier this month changed the face of vertigo-curing surgery …

Class Equips Students to Become Instrument Repair Technicians

Posted by Heather Noel

An Arlington ISD course gives students the opportunity to receive hands-on learning with musical instruments.  

Through a partnership with instrument retailer, Music & Arts, the district can teach students the skills needed to become an instrument repair technician, according to

Disney Buying Twitter? It’s Not Snapchat Anymore

Posted by Lance Murray

There’s a lot of news on the social media front about Twitter and Snapchat.

Disney already owns the ESPN and ABC television networks, and now, it reportedly is considering buying the social media company Twitter.

We’re going to need more …

Dallas Doctors’ Nail MD Focuses on ‘Hospital-grade’ Care

Posted by Heather Noel

Foot infections are a possibility for anyone getting a pedicure, but for diabetics that risk is heightened sometimes deterring them from heading to the spa.

Local doctors Richard Galperin and Maryam Raza have teamed up to provide “hospital-grade” preventative foot …

DIA, Envision Charlotte to Collaborate on Smart City Conferences

Posted by Lance Murray

The Dallas Innovation Alliance announced Monday that the DIA will collaborate with Envision Charlotte on “By Cities, For Cities,” a first-of-its-kind series of conferences in 2017 and 2018.

The collaboration was one of three initiatives announced by the White House …

Gallery: An Evening of Innovation

Posted by Universal Mind

Universal Mind celebrated the launch of their new studio in the West End with “An Evening of Innovation” on Sept. 21. The digital consulting and services firm played host to regional officials, media, students, friends, community partners, and Universal Mind

Gallery: Akola Launch Party + Cocktail Reception

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Socially-conscious accessories brand Akola shipped out the first pieces of its high-end line for Neiman Marcus last month in Dallas. Akola is the first full-impact luxury brand to be sold at the retailer. The exclusive Neiman Marcus collection is hand-crafted …

UNT Researchers Work to Extend Time for Stroke Treatment

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

University of North Texas researchers are working on a way to provide delayed treatment to stroke victims that would extend the amount of time patients could receive aid, according to a UNT Health Science Center news release.  

Current medical …

New Website Aims to Increase Face-to-Face Interaction

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

While some college students are having fun, others are missing out on the action. Maybe because they are too consumed with their phones. 

The Fear of Missing Out or FOMO, is when people hear about events after they have …

Uber, Microsoft Team Up on New Security Feature

Posted by Lance Murray

Uber and Microsoft are teaming up to increase the security of the Uber app that are intended to reduce driving risks, including the new Real-Time ID Check feature.

Real-Time ID Check is Uber’s newest security feature that uses Microsoft Cognitive …

UTD Researchers’ Grant Aimed At Improving Tech for Hearing Impaired

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas have received a $1.86 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create an open-source platform for producing hearing enhancing smartphone apps.

To allow companies and researchers to more easily create …

Retail Innovation Lounge Offers Look at the Future

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The future of retail will be on full display at the Retail Innovation Lounge Sept. 26-28 at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) in the West End.

More than 30 speakers are expected to appear over the three-day event representing companies …

It Knows You’re There: How Google’s Changes Could Affect You, Your Business

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Major changes are coming to Google that could change the way businesses do their digital marketing.

Vende Social hosted a seminar at its Dallas office Thursday morning that gave local business owners a behind-the-scenes look at what Google is planning …

Editor’s Picks: Calendar for Sept. 22-29

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

From Joel Salcido’s Mexican photo exhibit on tequila at the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas Gallery to the city of Dallas’ Green Fest to Tech Wildcatters’ Pitch Day, there’s something for everyone in this week’s list of events. 


Dallas-based CollBox Selected For QuickBooks Connect App Contest

Posted by Heather Noel

Debt collection can be quite a chore, but Dallas-based CollBox aims to ease the process by giving business owners quick access to collections agencies at their fingertips. 

The app has landed CollBox a spot as one of 10 developers from …

Uber DFW Debuts New West End Office Space

Posted by Heather Noel

Uber DFW showed off its new office space during an open house event Wednesday complete with awards for its top drivers, tours, and a blue car-shaped cake. 

The ride-sharing service debuted in Dallas four years ago this month. Now, it …