7-Eleven soars above the competition to make drone delivery history, North Texas high school students perform a Shakespeare classic with a millennial twist, and Dallasites can expand their social circles with Tinder’s latest feature.
Irving-based 7-Eleven is taking meal delivery service to new heights with drone technology. Partnered with independent drone delivery service Flirtey, the two companies made the first drone delivery to a U.S. home. The delivery took place on July 11 in Reno, Nevada, and included coffee and Slurpees. Dallas Morning News reports 7-Eleven plans to bring Slurpees to more doorsteps, but no dates have been set.
Imagine if Shakespeare were on Facebook. That’s exactly what Junior Players, a Dallas children’s theater, has done with its modern adaptation of Taming of the Shrew. The ensemble members, composed of students from 16 different high schools in North Texas, take iPhone selfies on stage and present a live Twitter feed during the show. The story comes alive through a Facebook page in which the actors interact as their characters. The show starts Tuesday and runs through Sunday, July 31. The Dallas Observer has more information on how to get tickets.
Tinder, owned by Dallas-based Match Group Inc., has expanded its services to appeal to both singles and people already in relationships. The popular dating app that created a social movement launched the Tinder Social feature last week. The new option allows users to create groups with their Facebook friends and connect with other groups who have similar interests. Tinder CEO Sean Rad told Forbes how this feature expands membership to those who are already in a relationship.
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