3 Things: Klink Delivery App for On-demand Alcohol, Robotic Arm Invention, and Ticker Tags


A new partnership is bringing good spirits to Plano, UT Dallas is empowering young women to pursue math and science, and TickerTags tech company is checking Twitter to predict future trends.

Plano residents can say “Cheers!” to the launch of an on-demand alcohol delivery service in the area. The app Klink Delivery has partnered with Total Wine & More to bring a selection of drinks to Plano doorsteps within an hour. Customers can choose from more than 13,000 products, with a $5 delivery fee regardless of size. CultureMap Dallas has more on the service. 

A robotic arm invention is sending a team of Richardson High School students to college. The team won first place at The Young Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Investigators Program, a year-long program aimed to inspire young women in the Dallas area to pursue careers in math and science fields. Their research culminated in a recent competition held at the University of Texas at Dallas, where the top three teams were awarded scholarships to the university. Their invention of a robotic arm using magnetic sensors could improve assembly line production and search-and-recovery operations. 

Dallas-based tech company TickerTags is harnessing the power of social media to predict market trends. From summer blockbuster movies to the Brexit decision, TickerTags monitors key phrases used on the internet and on social platforms like Twitter. These “tags” are connected to investable companies, and this approach allows them to compile data more quickly than conventional research. Read more here about how this approach is expected to benefit investors. 

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