Archive for February, 2017

Dallas Odd Fellows Reviving
Old-School Social Network

Posted by Dave Moore

Some might vaguely regard groups such as the Independent Order of Odd Fellows as holdovers from our grandfathers’ and our great-grandfathers’ generations, like the Studebaker, metal kitchen cupboards, and the Charleston.

Memberships in many fraternal organizations such as the Odd …

DFW Students Prep for Earth Day Solar Rollers Event

Posted by Dave Montgomery

In his teenage days, Scott Barton tooled around in a vintage 1966 Mustang convertible. Now, at 46, he is focused on another set of hot wheels that stands only a few inches high, weighs about 3 to 4 pounds and …

New High-Tech Pacemaker Helps McKinney Woman

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Pacemakers have gone wireless, and a McKinney resident is one of the first to get one.

Medical City McKinney’s Dr. Dale Yoo put the device in Mary Barnett’s shoulder to make sure her heart gets enough electrical stimulation, which is …

Texas Medal of Arts Awards Honor Dallasites

Posted by Julia Batlle

Two talented people and a well-known organization with Dallas ties are being honored yesterday and Wednesday at the biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards in Austin. 

The awards, given by the Texas Cultural Trust, honor Texans who have achieved excellence …

It’s a Myth: 9 Beliefs About Creativity You Shouldn’t Believe

Posted by Yoram Solomon

The following nine myths are held firmly throughout corporate America, and I hear them all the time. They simply make sense to people, but they are not true. Here is why.

1. Innovation = creativity

Those two words are often …

Dallas Festival of Ideas Returns in April with Discussions on Equity

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Six keynote speakers will highlight the third annual Dallas Festival of Ideas on April 29 at City Hall Plaza and surrounding streets.

The theme for this year’s event will be equity and growth for all residents. Discussions will be centered …

Cosmunity App Helps Users Find Their Inner Geek

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Whether it’s buying a rare comic, connecting with fellow comic fans or finding out about nearby events, nerds have a new online hangout called Cosmunity that just hit the app stores today.

Developed in Dallas by former University of Texas

Old Downtown Dallas Tower Becomes Data Center

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Instead of desks and cubicles, a 137,000-square-foot downtown Dallas office tower is now packed with servers.

Dallas-based Provision Data Services opened a new data center at 2020 Live Oak St. that’s available for tenants now, the company announced. The …

Smart Cities Reverse Pitch Focuses on Community Needs

Posted by Julia Batlle

smart citiesTwenty-thousand dollars will be up for grabs at the Smart Cities Gigabit Reverse Pitch event Friday at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson.

The event is part of the US Ignite’s Smart Cities Gigabit Communities …

Snapchat Spectacles Now Available for Online Purchase

Posted by Julia Falcon

Snap Inc. has released its Spectacles for purchase online. 

The social media outlet first released the accessory in September 2016, claiming it had the smallest wireless video camera in the world that is capable of holding a full day’s worth …

Dallas’ Perot Jain Looking to Double its Investment Portfolio

Posted by Heather Noel

For Dallas venture capital fund Perot Jain the draw for an investment is the entrepreneur rather than the company itself. 

“We are looking for good entrepreneurs. We know that they might have to change and pivot. We will work with …

Oak Cliff Keeps its Riff on Mardi Gras Local

Posted by Dave Moore

Those most familiar with Mardi Gras will tell you that the celebration’s meaning has little to do with alcohol, beads, and floats.

Those are window dressings to an event whose declared motive is to give neighbors an excuse to gather …

North Texas Student Research on Display in Regional Science Fair

Posted by Heather Noel

North Texas students will be showcasing their scientific works Sunday and Monday at University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center as part of the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

In its 66th year, the fair is …

Irving Dentist Fills Niche by Bringing Office to You

Posted by Julia Falcon

New Avenue Dentistry is a new dental practice started by Dr. Michael Fooshee after he left his own practice with the idea of accommodating busy professionals by bringing his dentist office to them. 

The high-tech, full-service dental office is on …

7-Eleven, Wal-Mart Beefing Up Convenience

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Convenience is king these days as both Wal-Mart and 7-Eleven are demonstrating. 

Wal-Mart recently opened a larger 2,500-square-foot C-store at its Crowley location, the Dallas Business Journal reported. The pilot store is several times larger than the typical Wal-Mart convenience …

Stand-Up Company: Coppell’s Varidesk Continues to Grow

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Varidesk already has a waiting list for the white version of its new standing desk just a few days after it launched.

The Coppell-based company scaled down its larger free-standing desks to 48 inches so it will appeal to companies

UTD: Getting an MBA May Smooth Path to Success

Posted by UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management

Agility and intelligence are hallmarks of a successful startup. Right behind that are networks and personal drive. So getting an MBA while working at a fevered pitch to launch your next best idea may seem like a lot of superfluous …

On Tap: Drone Wars, Engineering Our World, & Momentum Conference

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next two weeks — and beyond.

Feb. 19-25 is National Engineers Week, aka EWeek. It was started

UTA Dean: Trinity River ‘Linear District’ Would be DFW Hub

Posted by Lance Murray

The Trinity River winds through the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, and Nan Ellin, dean of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington, has an interesting idea about how the …

Trinity River Park Concept
[ Gallery + Video ]

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

The Trinity River Park concept, unveiled by Mayor Mike Rawlings last May, encompasses more than 285 acres of land near the heart of downtown Dallas. The concept — more than 50 times larger than Klyde Warren Park — envisions …