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The Last Word: Wired’s Steven Levy on How Tech Is Changing Us, and Why There’s No Stopping Innovation

Levy has been writing about technology for more than 30 years. A founding writer at Wired, he's widely considered to be the premier tech journalist in the U.S. He’s covered the digital revolution since the early 1980s, reporting every major trend and profiling its key figures. Today, as a keynote speaker on the closing day of Dallas Startup Week, he took stock of how we got here—and what's next. 
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Plano Startup Nears Unicorn Status as It Helps Others Build on Blockchains
by | Jun 2, 2022
Launched in Palo Alto in 2018, InfStones relocated its HQ to Plano last year. With a goal of bringing the “AWS experience to Web3,” it's landed a new $66 million funding round and says it's nearing unicorn status—a designation for startups valued at $1 billion. “Our vision is to provide a rugged, easy-to-use Web3 environment to build a more transparent, intelligent world,” CEO Zhenwu Shi says.
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Richardson-Based Digital Transformation Firm Aims to Hire Thousands Globally
by | Apr 11, 2022
InfoVision says it plans to hire 2,000 additional employees in India by next year, in addition to opening a 300-person development center in Guadalajara, Mexico. "We believe that our investments in digital will help clients accelerate innovation and reimagine their businesses," Co-Founder and President Sean Yalamanchi said, citing the need to be "future proof at the convergence of technologies."
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New Spinoff Company Aims to Create Digital Solutions with ‘Next-Gen’ Technology
by | Mar 23, 2022
InfoVision, a Richardson-based digital transformation and consulting firm, is spinning out its Digit7 business—which focuses on developing customizable and scalable digital solutions through “next-gen” tech—as an independent entity.

Last year, Digit7 set up a 15,000 square-foot “innovation lab” in Richardson. The company also has offices in India.
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North Texas Video Game Developer Worldspark Studios Lands $3M for Metaverse Platform

by | Feb 28, 2022
The blockchain gaming studio's first title is Edenbrawl, a tech fantasy-style online multiplayer battle game. Within the game, players will be able to purchase and trade NFTs tied to things like character skins and weapons skins.
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Cooper Institute and GreenLight Team Up to Bring a Blockchain ‘Digital Locker’ to Student Fitness
by | Jan 18, 2022
The Cooper Institute launched FitnessGram in 1982 as "the first student fitness report card." Today FitnessGram assesses health-related components of fitness for more than 10 million students in over 10,000 U.S. schools. Now Cooper is partnering with Dallas-based GreenLight Credentials to use its blockchain platform to help students and schools alike securely store and share the records.
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Metrospaces Launches Beta Version of Its MetroCrowd Proptech Platform
by | Jan 4, 2022
Metrospaces, a proptech company powered by Dallas-based Shokworks, launched a beta version of its MetroCrowd platform today. The blockchain-powered tokenization platform is designed to "democratize" the real estate investing process, according to the company.
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The Texas Blockchain Summit Will Feature Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Other Cryptocurrency Boosters
by | Oct 5, 2021
The inaugural October 8th Texas Blockchain Summit could be a watershed event for making Texas "the jurisdiction of choice" for Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Lee Bratcher, president of the Texas Blockchain Council, will host a wide array of speakers including Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis.
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Applied Blockchain Signs Deal for Large-Scale Ethereum, Altcoin Mining Operation

Through a purchase agreement with Sparkpool, the largest Ethereum mining pool in the world, Dallas-based Applied Blockchain is rapidly working to scale its crypto-mining operations.

The goal? To be the leading publicly listed pure-play Ethereum/Altcoin miner in the next 6 to 12 months.
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Texas Blockchain Council and Chamber of Digital Commerce Develop Guide for State’s Adoption of the Technology
by | Mar 18, 2021
The nonprofit trade associations have released the Legislator's Toolkit for Blockchain Technology – Texas Edition to boost the adoption of blockchain across the state. It's the first step toward widespread adoption, and a way for legislators to see what resources are available to address the issues blockchain innovators are currently facing.
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14 Emerging Tech Trends for 2021—and Dallas-Area Companies That Are Innovating for the Future
From ABIA to Zyvex, Dallas-Fort Worth companies are at the forefront of innovations in AI, 5G, quantum computing, genomics, and more.
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Dallas’ Signify Health Acquires Tech Company PatientBlox To Accelerate Value-Based Care Transition
by | Nov 23, 2020
By using PatientBlox's blockchain technology, Signify Health also hopes to build its prospective provider payment capabilities out faster.
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SMU Names Mak to Lead Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship

by | Oct 4, 2019
The institute is the oldest academic entrepreneurship center in the world, providing essential insights and connections in the world of entrepreneurship, from blockchain to venture investing.
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AT&T and Microsoft Form Multibillion-Dollar Alliance to Collaborate on Cloud, AI, 5G, and More
by | Jul 17, 2019
AT&T also this week announced a cloud-related deal with IBM worth billions. The two agreements have different focuses, but are both vital in AT&T's ongoing effort to work with fewer, more strategic suppliers.
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MoneyGram’s New Partnership Leverages Blockchain in International Payments
by | Jun 18, 2019
Ripple will make up to a $50 million investment in MoneyGram as the industry moves toward what might be the future of international money transfers.
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Hedera Hashgraph to Move Global Headquarters to Richardson’s Telecom Corridor
by | May 31, 2019
Next-gen DLT developer Hedera Hashgraph has leased over 11,000 square feet at Richardson's 3400 at CityLine to house its global headquarters. The office is slated to open by fall 2019, and will join other Hedera offices in New York City and San Francisco. 
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