Patented: Netflix’s Streaming Media Techniques and More North Texas Inventive Activity

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patents out of 250 metros for the week of June 4, 2024. 153 patents granted include: 7-Eleven's feedback and training for a machine learning algorithm configured to determine customer purchases during a shopping session at a physical store, Apple's enhanced RACH (random access channel) design for 5G CIoT (cellular internet of things), ATT Intellectual Property I's facilitation of voice over new radio for 5G or other next generation network, Avohdah's automated gesture identification using neural networks, Bank of America's dynamic unauthorized activity detection, and more.
EY 2024 Entrepreneur Of The Year Southwest Award winners, from left: Top row, Jodi Parker, All American Tire Recyclers; Tom Parker, All American Tire Recyclers; Sam Scoten, CheckSammy; John Zutter, Employer Direct Healthcare; and Cole Gahagan, Learfield. Second row, Robin Alex, HighLevel; Shaun Clark, HighLevel; Varun Vairavan, HighLevel; and Dave Marcinkowski, Madera Residential. Third row, Brandon Schwertner, Priority Power Management LLC; Kenneth Baik, Miss A. Stores, Inc.; Jean Baik, Miss A. Stores, Inc.; Mike Beckham, Simple Modern; and Jeff Jones, VIRA Insight, LLC. Fourth row, Jaryd Stein, Stride Healthcare Management LLC; Ben Weinstein, Stride Healthcare Management LLC; John Steinmetz, Vista Bank; Ashli Blumenfeld, Standard Meat Company; and Ben Rosenthal, Standard Meat Company. [Photo and image source: EY]
EY Reveals 19 Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2024 Southwest Award
by | Jun 18, 2024
Dallas-Fort Worth trailblazers lead the pack with 17 of the 19 winners in the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Southwest Awards, representing diverse industries including recycling, healthcare, sports marketing, and cosmetics retailing.
Lennox Fills Board Seat Vacated by Long-Standing Member With ChampionX CEO
by | Mar 22, 2024
North Texas-based Lennox International Inc. appointed Sivasankaran "Soma" Somasundaram, a veteran leader in the oil and gas industry, to its board of directors.
North Texas’ Skyven Technologies Advances Thermal Energy-as-a-Service With Public-Private Funding Partner
by | Oct 13, 2023
Industrial process heating is used to manufacture everything from the food we eat to the clothes we wear to the steel and paint on the cars we drive. Richardson-based Skyven is working to decarbonize that process with heat recovery systems that reduce CO2 emissions—and public-private funding is helping it do that.

Real-world impact from its California Dairies projects demonstrate Skyven's model in action reducing emissions and costs.

Dallas Firm Jacobs Lands $517M Contract in Austin ISD’s $2.4B Modernization

As urban areas grow fast, modernizing dated school facilities is an increasing challenge for districts. Jacobs says its Austin contract includes renovations, technology upgrades, and new facilities aimed at bolstering student mental health, nutrition, and athletic programs.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Awards Nearly $3M in 2023-2024 Blue Impact Grants
by | Jul 25, 2023
Awarded to 101 community-based organizations across the state—including many in North Texas—the Blue Impact grants focus on health care access and target impacts of socio-economic and social determinants of health.

American Airlines Invests in Hydrogen Fuel Distribution Startup As it Eyes Emission-Cutting Goals

Two months after investing at least $5 million in ZeroAvia, a hydrogen-electric engine developer, Fort Worth-based American Airlines has made a strategic investment in L.A.-based Universal Hydrogen Co., a hydrogen fuel distribution and logistics startup. "This technology has the potential to be a game-changer on the industry’s path to zero-emission flight,” said Derek Kerr, American’s CFO.
The Last Word: Strategic Partnerships’ Mary Scott Nabers on Modernizing Our Infrastructure
Nabers spoke yesterday at the second North Texas Infrastructure Summit in Hurst, presented by the North Texas Commission. The summit focused on challenges and possible solutions for infrastructure in the region—exploring everything from the water supply to the electric grid to the need for more EV charging stations as electrification grows.
Meet the Nine Best Workplaces in North Texas, According to Inc.
by | May 10, 2022
Inc. Magazine has unveiled its annual list of America's Best Workplaces, and nine companies from the Dallas-Fort Worth area are on the list—ranging from early-stage companies to those with workforces in the hundreds.
Dallas Arts Month: AURORA Will Present ‘Video Art Nights’ Across Five Fridays in April Downtown
by | Mar 24, 2022
AURORA, the Dallas-based public arts organization, is partnering with Downtown Dallas, Inc. on the weekly events, which will be free to the public. Curated video art programs will be projected at parks and outdoor surfaces in West End Square, Pegasus Plaza, and the Dallas Arts District—with live music and an outdoor artisanal market also on tap.

Fast Growth and Reinvention: 158 Dallas-Fort Worth Companies Make This Year’s Inc. 5000

by | Aug 12, 2020
Of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America, the Dallas metro had more than any other in Texas. See the companies that made the list.
Dallas Makes Inc.’s Surging Cities List for Second Year in a Row
by | Dec 12, 2019
Inc.'s Surge Cities rankings determine its top 50 U.S. cities for launching a business in 2020. This year, Dallas placed 29th overall and 12th for population growth.
The Rankings Are In: Rapidly Rising Revenues Put DFW Companies on National Lists
by | Aug 16, 2019
These high-performing North Texas companies are being recognized on the Inc. 5000 and the Fortune 100 lists for business growth.
Plano-based Tyler Technologies Acquires TradeMaster
by | Oct 1, 2018
The acquisition of TradeMaster Inc., also known as MobileEyes, puts Tyler Technologies on track to becoming a billion-dollar company.