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Amazon Clinic Offers ‘Message Board’ Healthcare for Millions in North Texas

by | Nov 17, 2022
Online giant Amazon announced that it is offering a new service called Amazon Clinic that provides virtual "message-based" healthcare for more than 20 minor health conditions, adding another affordable healthcare option for more than 8.5 million people in North Texas. Along with the company's Amazon Pharmacy service, Amazon Clinic joins Mark Cuban's Cost Plus Drug Company as a new, affordable healthcare option for North Texans.
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No Wallet, No Problem: Amazon Expands Palm Payment to DFW Whole Foods Stores
by | Nov 8, 2022
The Amazon One palm recognition service can identify "unique features" on your palm's surface and even vein patterns beneath the skin, enabling you to check out by simply hovering your hand over the device. Currently offered at Whole Foods Markets in Irving and Highland Village, the service is coming to 16 DFW Whole Foods locations in the coming weeks. And for those worried about security and privacy, Amazon says it's got those covered with tech, too.
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Amazon Aims to Hire 6,500 New North Texas Workers, Says Holiday Jobs Could Become ‘Long-Term Careers’
by | Oct 6, 2022
Before long, porches across North Texas will be strung with holiday lights—and covered with delivery boxes. Amazon's hiring push, part of 150,000 new openings across the U.S., comes with signing bonuses of up to $3,000 in select locations, average pay above $19 an hour, and the potential for advancement into "long-term careers." "This year alone, more than 20,000 front-line employees received promotions," says John Felton, the company's SVP of worldwide operations.
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Follow the Money: Adwoa Beauty Raises $4M to ‘Keep Up With Demand,’ Dallas Venture Capital leads $5M in Revenue Growth Solutions Startup, and More
by | Sep 9, 2022
In this week’s North Texas deal flow, you’ll also find news about Dallas startup VRGL raising $15M six months after launching, S2 Capital’s $400M multifamily investment fund, CBRE leading $125M Series E for proptech firm VTS, CVS Health acquiring Signify Health for $8B, BenefitMall’s latest acquisition, and more.
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Follow the Money: Recuro Health Expands with New Acquisition, Texas Cybersecurity Transplant Raises $70M, and More

by | Aug 22, 2022
Plus, bidding war looms for Dallas-based Signify Health; Fort Worth-based Harvest Returns raises $780K for new fund; Dallas property consulting firm Masterplan is acquired by New York company; Washington D.C. PE firm adds to its Fort Worth architectural platform; Pharos Capital sells stake in diagnostic testing company; and more North Texas deals.
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Black Girl Magic Digital Summit Premieres on Amazon’s Prime Video August 27
by | Aug 3, 2022
Dallas' Boss Women Media and Capital One are presenting the fourth consecutive Black Girl Magic Digital Summit. This year they aim to reach more entrepreneurs than ever before by premiering the pre-recorded event on Amazon's Prime Video.

The summit will feature 26 founders, CEOs, and executives with advice on how to turn your side hustle into a main hustle, and much more. From a $100K pitch competition (apply by August 12!) and live watch parties across the U.S., get ready for the magic.
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Communities Foundation of Texas Kicks Off North Texas Giving Day With Mightycause, a New Digital Platform
by | Jun 8, 2022
North Texas Giving Day lasts more than a day—its 14th annual event will kick off September 1 and run through September 22. To get both nonprofits and North Texans ready for it, the Communities Foundation of Texas is partnering with software company Mightycause for a new fundraising platform this year.

“We want to continue to grow the spirit of giving by engaging and activating more donors as each individual gift, no matter the size, helps the collective,” says CFT Senior VP Monica Christopher.
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Follow the Money: Web3 Infrastructure Startup Raises $66M, Dallas SPAC Set to Take Bus Services Firm Public, Fort Worth VC Raises $4M for Third Fund, and More
by | Jun 3, 2022
Plus, stealthy Dallas startup LibLab raises $42M; Fort Worth biotech Sanara raises $15M; UPS Acquires Plano-based Delivery Solutions; Four Seasons in Las Colinas finds new owners; and more North Texas deals.
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Consumer Product-Focused Investor Eyes Opportunities in Dallas

by | Apr 26, 2022
Pitted Ventures, a newly formed Utah-based growth capital firm backed by a family of support companies, has tapped a local leader to help it bridge funding gaps for brands while providing wraparound services to help those business grow to the next stage. With Dallas as a hub, it aims to make typical investments of $750K to $1.5M starting this summer.
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Dallas Regional Chamber Launches Investment Recruitment Tool for Southern Dallas County
by | Mar 28, 2022
The website is a "growth tool" that highlights the communities, real estate, employers, and talent pool in Southern Dallas County with the aim of spurring investment and economic development in the region.
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Dallas Metro Retains No. 3 Spot with the Most Tech Job Openings in U.S.
by | Mar 7, 2022
The Dallas region added nearly 3,800 new tech job postings last month, bringing its total postings to around 18,600 and ranking it No. 3 among metro areas with the highest amount of job openings in the sector, according to CompTIA. Dallas has held the No. 3 spot since August 2021.
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Amazon Partners with Four North Texas Colleges and Universities on Fully Funded Tuition for Its Employees
by | Mar 3, 2022
Amazon's "Career Choice" partnerships with 140 universities and colleges across the country will provide fully funded college tuition opportunities to its 750,000 hourly U.S. employees. Today's announcement is part of Amazon's Upskilling 2025 pledge—a $1.2 billion commitment to upskill more than 300,000 Amazon employees by 2025.
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Two Tuition-Free Montessori-Inspired Bezos Academy Preschools Coming to Dallas College

by | Jan 11, 2022
Created by Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, the Bezos Academy has built a network of eight tuition-free preschools in underserved communities in Washington state. Now the first two Bezos Academies outside Washington are coming to Dallas College campuses in Oak Cliff and Lancaster. Admissions will be open to families earning up to 400% of the federal poverty level with children ages 3 or 4.
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Amazon Deploys Its First Palm Recognition Tech at Dallas Love Field Airport
by | Dec 16, 2021
Travelers shopping at Hudson Nonstop stores inside Dallas Love Field Airport will be the first to try Amazon One, a contactless way to enter and pay for items using only the palm of your hand.
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Amazon Partners with DRC to Elevate Community Initiatives
A more than $260,000 investment in the DRC's community initiatives comes after Amazon's recently scaled-up operations and hiring in the market. More than half of Amazon’s investment will focus on growing wages and talent in the region.
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HackDFW Drew More Than 600 Hackers—and Big Name Employers Hunting Hires
by | Oct 7, 2021
Students and experienced engineers alike hacked solutions to real-world challenges with algorithms, coding scripts, and data in three days of problem-solving. Some of the world’s biggest names in business—Amazon, McKesson, and USAA (to name a few)—were taking note.

Hackathons have became the new career fair for tech talent.
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