Archive for September, 2017

Gaming Goldrush: Is Frisco Poised to Become an Esports Capital?

Posted by Jewels Clark

Esports has everyone scrambling to find their niche inside the rapidly growing market, but industry leaders agree that Frisco ranks high on the scoreboard for a gaming capital.

On Thursday, Frisco’s LaunchPad City hosted a panel of North Texas leaders …

Esports: Scenes from Panel & Play at LaunchPad City

Posted by Jewels Clark

Frisco ranks high on the scoreboard for a gaming capital, said panelists at a Panel & Play event hosted by LaunchPad City on Thursday. North Texas leaders gathered to talk about the rise of esports — and how the region

UTA’s Diane Jones Allen Named to Resilient Design Panel

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

University of Texas at Arlington’s Diane Jones Allen has been selected to a national panel looking at what urban design policies can help cities better withstand natural disasters.

The American Society of Landscape Architects panel includes experts across disciplines, according …

Plano-based OpenKey Expands Global Reach With Partnership

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Plano-based hospitality tech company OpenKey has teamed up with Worldhotels to roll out new smart phone technology. 

The agreement with the Frankfurt, Germany-based services provider to independent upscale hotels worldwide, boosts OpenKey’s reach from eight countries on four continents, to …

Astrapi Collects Another Award at Paris Satellite Conference

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Astrapi Corp. has been recognized once again on the international stage for its efforts in boosting satellite communications.

Earlier this month, the Dallas-based company was named one of the most promising startups at the annual Euroconsult Summit for Satellite Financing …

Discovery: Aircraft Composites, BRIT & TCU, Retail Discounts, Math Assessment

Posted by Lance Murray

$600K Boeing Grant Backs Aircraft Composite Research

Boeing Co. has given the University of Texas at Arlington a $600,000 grant to test composite components with the goal of creating longer-lasting aircraft and to help identify components that could fail.

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Teladoc Looking to Boost AI, Tech With Former Pandora CEO

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Lewisville-founded Teladoc has appointed digital media expert Brian McAndrews to its board of directors.

McAndrews, who is the former CEO of digital radio pioneer Pandora, will serve on Teladoc’s audit and compensation committees.

McAndrews also sits on the board …

Local Companies Display Latest Security Tech at ASIS Expo

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

From fully autonomous robots to a crime-fighting app, companies with local ties had a strong presence at the ASIS 2017 conference in downtown Dallas this week.

The multi-day conference hosted by the organization for professional security professionals at Kay Bailey …

Meet Rover, Texas Instrument’s First Educational Robot

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

North Texas students recently had the opportunity to test drive Texas Instruments’ newest educational robot. 

TI-Innovator Rover is the Dallas-based semiconductor company’s first robotics solution for middle and high school students. 

It can connect to the TI-Innovator hub, a classroom …

UTD to Open New Complex for Visual Arts This Weekend

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

The University of Texas at Dallas will debut its new visual arts complex this weekend. 

SP/N Gallery officially opens Sunday with its inaugural exhibit, “Critical Mass,” which features work from 45 renowned artists who received their visual arts degree from …