Legendary Dallas Innovator John Carmack Raises $20M for Artificial General Intelligence Startup Keen Technologies

by | Dec 16, 2022
Carmack—the former CTO of VR giant Oculus—has taken goggle-gazing to the next level, programmed Doom and Quake, and founded a Mesquite-based space tourism startup. Now he's on a mission he says "could change the course of human history": artificial general intelligence. Keen's focus on AGI could lead to "something that behaves like a human being or like a living creature, and that can then be educated in whatever ways that we need to," he says.

Carmack believes AGI will hit the market in less than a decade. enabling AIs to interact socially with each other—or with actual people.  
‘It’s a Different World Out There’: Investors Share Their Insights on the Changing Funding Landscape
by | Nov 14, 2022
At the recent Venture Dallas conference, a panel of leading investors talked market trends and shared insights to help those on both sides of the cap table. Here are key takeaways—from tips for fundraising founders to what startups need to offer to what makes Dallas an exciting place to invest. “As an entrepreneur, just hustle. Don't take ‘No’ for an answer. You're going to get a lot of ‘No’s,’ so just keep at it," said Pialy Aditya, chief strategy officer at Republic.
Maintenance Marketplace Startup Stellar Has Eyes on ‘Next Phase of Growth’ With New Name and New CTO
by | Oct 20, 2022
Dallas-based Stellar connects contractors with property managers in the single-family rental market. With $15M in funding to date, it's punching up its tech with new CTO Renaud Casanova—whose Silicon Valley background includes stints with Facebook and the San Francisco 49ers. "We're on a continued trajectory to build world-class software to power one of the market’s top managed maintenance marketplaces," says Founder and CEO Dustin Marx.
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.

Trend Micro Takes on ‘Patent Trolls’ Through LOT Network

by | Jan 24, 2020
Trend Micro is joining Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft in the fight against patent assertion entities, often referred to as "patent trolls," through the LOT Network.
‘Consider Us Flattered’: Hedera Hashgraph Says Thanks to Facebook in Full-Page WSJ Ad
by | Jun 24, 2019
Last week, Facebook launched its new global cryptocurrency, Libra. But Dallas' Hedera noticed a lot of similarities with the launch. We spoke with Hedera's CEO and co-founder to see why "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
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Hedera Hashgraph Opens its Distributed Ledger Tech for Public Testing
by | Dec 18, 2018
Hedera Hashgraph aims to change the culture of tech giants exchanging people's privacy for “free" access to their sites and services. "We are the product," Hedera CEO Mance Harmon says. Hedera Hashgraph aims to change that.
Facebook’s Dantley Davis: ‘The hustle that accounts for making your goals a reality is a universal thing’
by | Nov 6, 2018
TELL YOUR (STARTUP) STORY | The Facebook Director of Product Design was in town for the inaugural DFW Black Restaurant Week. He explains how Facebook Stories is an easy tool to help business owners and entrepreneurs.
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Efficiency, Sustainability Drive Massive Facebook Fort Worth Data Center

by | Oct 19, 2018
From server hardware to administrative spaces, Facebook's North Texas data center runs on renewable energy and innovative ideas.
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North Texas Rises to Become One of Top U.S. Data Center Markets
by | Oct 10, 2018
Because of their unique value on the tax rolls, the stringent requirements to build them, and the technology needed to equip them, data centers have created a class of their own in real estate.
Dallas’ Cariloop, Facebook Unite on Caregiving White Paper
by | Jun 26, 2018
Cariloop called the white paper a company's "blueprint for success," in addressing caregiver support.
Emily Vacher, director of trust and safety at Facebook, was the keynote speaker at the Crimes Against Children Conference Monday morning at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Dallas. [Photo: Chase Mardis]
Using Tech for Good: Facebook Director Outlines Tools to Help Find Missing, Exploited Children
by | Aug 8, 2017
New artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other technology being developed at Facebook could turn the tides for law enforcement, as they sift through the millions of reported cases, suspects, leads, and false alarms.
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How Southwest’s Social Media Team Tackled a Crisis

by | Dec 8, 2016
Digital Summit Dallas attendees heard about how the airline used social media to keep fliers informed during the July 20 network outage.
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Facebook to Triple Size of Fort Worth Data Center, Investment Could Surpass $1B
by | Nov 16, 2016
About a year ago, Facebook bought an additional 39 acres near its site in the Alliance development.
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3 Things: UTD Gets $1.3M for Cancer Research
by | Jun 29, 2016
UTD has received money for its cancer research program, the Dallas Public Library receives Knight News award, and Facebook adds a simpler way to plan events.
3 Things: Website Connects Animals to Local Foster Homes
by | Jun 16, 2016
Facebook is reaching out to keep users safe, Dallas locals are saving dogs' lives, and UT Dallas researchers are working on an electronic nose.