In November, stories on experiential retail, COVID-19 inventions and pivots, commercial real estate, and the future of work rose to the top of our list.
Here’s a roundup of the most-read stories on dallasinnovates.com.
7-Eleven’s fifth Evolution Store will serve as an experiential testing ground for patrons to try new concepts. Customers can expect the latest in shopping technology, new products, and larger-than-life murals inside and out.
2. COVID Breakthrough: Dallas Startup, Texas A&M Announce 1‑Breath Screening Device With Almost Instant Results
Dallas-based Worlds Inc. says its new device that uses AI and high-tech sensors is comparing favorably to PCR tests, which can take up to five days to deliver results. Testing on Texas A&M students begins today with more testing to follow at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
A rollout is expected in early 2021.
The DFW multifamility market also led in the second quarter with modest gains due to government stay-at-home orders.
Amazon’s new contactless grocery delivery service is initially launching in only five cities, including Dallas. The service can be used in Richardson, Denton, Irving, and Grapevine, among other North Texas locations.
Prime members who are eligible can get a myQ smart garage door opener and also combine that with a Ring smart camera for peace of mind, Amazon says.
5. Capital Factory Bids Farewell to its Dallas Office. But the Texas Startup Manifesto Goes Beyond Space, says VP Bryan Chambers
As Capital Factory puts it, “we aren’t going anywhere.”
Local coworking firms use different approaches to deal with COVID challenges.
USAA is making cell phones into accident detectives through SafePilot’s telematics-enabled auto claims. Integral in developing the claims is USAA’s design and information technology team in Plano.
CNBC star Sean Conlon and former Mayor Richard Daley make their second major Dallas-Fort Worth investment in 30 days, leveraging booming IT and logistics sectors in the region.
We’re entering an era of “always-on transformation” and “always-on resiliency,” president of JLL’s South Central region says. Continuous reimaging is part of our next normal.
10. Colliers’ Allen Gump: DFW Has Always Been a Major Trucking Hub. Now It’s Taking Logistics to Undreamed-Of Levels
From sophisticated delivery to huge build-to-suit deals to the future of autonomous trucking, logistics is the name of the game.
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