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ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation Today

Top 10 stories of the week; Applied Blockchain launches crypto hosting biz; firefighter air system mandate; Snapple and ASAP Ferg help corner stores hurt by COVID; Buff City Soap gets new CEO; and more news from North Texas.

Plus, you’ll find our top 10 most popular stories.
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‘Age of Empires’ Legend Wants to Make Dallas the Center of the Gaming Universe
by | Jul 29, 2021
PeopleFun Founder and CEO Tony Goodman says his company has experienced explosive growth with mobile games like Wordscapes. In 2020, PeopleFun nearly doubled its staff over seven months, and that growth has only continued in 2021, says Goodman—who wants to make Dallas a destination for the gaming industry.
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A Slice of Fashion: Plano-Based Pizza Hut Drops Tastewear Line
by | Jul 27, 2021
Pizza Hut has innovated pizza, so why not innovate consumer fashion too? Now you can wear the pepperoni-slice necklace of your dreams ($19.99), impress friends poolside in Pizza Hut slides ($24.99), get full-on crusty with a Pizza Hut tracksuit ($99.99), and more.
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These North Texas Innovators Had ‘The Last Word’

These quotable North Texans inspire, inform, motivate, or simply make us laugh.

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Friday, July 30 “We’ve been looking forward to putting these vehicles up against the Dallas and Fort Worth summer heat.”...
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Here Are 15-Plus Opportunities for Dallas Innovators

Browse our curated selection of contests, nominations, pitches, and grants. Our roundup of programs is for entrepreneurs, corporates, creatives, inventors, educators, and social innovators.

Don't miss this: Deloitte's 2021 Technology Fast 500 Awards has been extended through July 9.
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Frito-Lay CMO Tells Brands to “Innovate or Die” With 10 Tips for Making Innovation Your Secret Weapon
by | Jul 15, 2021
Frito-Lay CMO Rachel Ferdinando and GS&P's Margaret Johnson presented their session at the Cannes Lions festival weeks ago, but their advice is timeless. Whatever your company does—especially if it's consumer-facing—these 10 tips could give you an edge. No orange Cheetos fingers required.
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Things to Do for innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth | Dallas Innovates Weekly Calendar
Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth
There are plenty of things to do with your physically distanced time. Here are a few from our curated selection.
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Flex in Demand: Venture X Partners with Standing Desk Innovator Vari
by | Jul 12, 2021
At a time when Venture X is planning to rapidly expand its footprint, the coworking company has teamed up with local workspace innovator Vari to furnish all of its new properties.
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