3 Things We’re Reading: Japanese Rail Firm Plans Dallas Subsidiary



Every day the staff at Dallas Innovates scours the web, digs through emails, and takes reader suggestions to find articles that we think will be of interest to you. Here are three for today.

A Japanese railway company is going to form a wholly-owned subsidiary in Dallas to support the proposed high-speed rail project that is planned to run from Dallas to Houston. The Dallas Business Journal reported that Central Japan Railway Co. made the announcement on Wednesday that it will station roughly 20 technical and operations experts in Dallas to work with Texas Central Partners, the Texas company that plan to build and manage the $10 billion to $20 billion rail project using private money. You can read more here.

NTT, the global high-tech company that is acquiring Plano-based Dell Services, has hired E Smith Realty Partners to help with the consolidation, The Dallas Morning News reported.  Japan-based NTT is acquiring Dell’s IT services business. E Smith Realty said it would help NTT Data with integration management, strategy, and support of the deal. You can find out more here.

5miles, the Dallas-based marketplace app company, has launched an outdoor digital campaign with a unique twist. The billboards display an item for sale within five miles of that actual billboard. 5miles said it has partnered with Billups, an out-of-home media specialty agency on the monthlong campaign. We’ve written about 5miles before and its language translator. Find out more about the billboards here.

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