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The Last Word: Southlake Police Innovate Community Relations with Emergency Uber Eats Delivery

by | Oct 25, 2023
An Uber Eats driver was involved in a car crash in Southlake recently, and the city's police and fire departments went to the scene. The driver turned out to be OK, but was unable to finish delivering an order of fresh-grilled hibachi from Hashi Japanese Kitchen. That's when Corporal Tejada and Officer Grace stepped up to finish the job for the gig worker—and in a sense, gig workers everywhere. 
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The Last Word: Spotting Big Tex’ Newly Designed Boots Truckin’ Toward Fair Park
by | Aug 23, 2023
It's going to be 106 degrees all weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth, but don't worry—fall is coming! The proof's in a viral video posted by user 23CUPS on Facebook and Instagram. There, in the next lane on the highway, an 18-wheeler is trucking gigantic Big Tex boots toward Fair Park, where the State Fair of Texas will open on September 29.
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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.  
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‘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.
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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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Dallas-Based Botisimo Raises $700K in Seed Funding for Cross Platform Tools for Streamers
by | Oct 5, 2020
Botisimo's tech has been used by more than 100,000 live streamers. That includes some notable names: Monstercat, Snoop Dogg, and Dude Perfect.
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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.
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‘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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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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Innovative Spaces: A (Photo) Tour of Facebook’s Fort Worth Data Center
by | Oct 19, 2018
Facebook’s Fort Worth data center features local artwork throughout its administrative areas. The 150 acre complex in Hillwood’s AllianceTexas development will eventually include five buildings and has a total value of more than $1 billion.
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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.
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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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Texas Tops Nation in Wind Power, and Capacity Still Rising
by | Feb 10, 2017
Texas has more than 20,000 megawatts of wind power capacity, nearly one-fourth of the total capacity in the country.
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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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