3 Things: Survey Says DFW Becoming Tech Hub

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Dallas residents believe DFW will be the next tech hub of Texas, according to a survey, and an app for moviegoers lets them incorporate Facebook friends; and a high school in Collin County opened a STEM lab with the help of an office supply chain. 

In a recent survey done by the investment company Charles Schwab, a majority of people believe that DFW is becoming the next tech hub in the state. According to the survey, 82 percent of residents are content with their lifestyles in Dallas-Fort Worth, but only 41 percent said they plan to stay after they retire. Fifty six percent of residents think the Dallas area will become a tech hub for the great State of Texas by the year 2026, the survey said.The Dallas Morning News has more about the survey here

A new app is making movie-going easier and more social. Atom Tickets allows users to order tickets and buy concessions, shortening their time waiting in line. Users can also link with Facebook and invite friends to movie screenings. By the end of this summer, the app will be available nationwide at Studio Movie Grill, AMC Theatres, and Regal Cinemas. Dallas Culturemap has more about the app here.

Office Depot has partnered with Lovejoy High School in the Collin County community of Lucas, and opened a new wing on campus for a STEM lab. The wing has 12 classrooms, two engineering labs, five computer labs and one think tank incubator space that are all currently open to the public. The space, which takes up two floors, was created with the help of teachers who want to help students expand their minds even more. Starlocal Media has more about the grand opening here

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