Microsoft

MCE Systems Adds Former GM Mobility, IoT and AI at Microsoft to Advisory Board

by | Dec 16, 2022

Israel-based MCE Systems Ltd., which has a North American office in Dallas, has appointed Jim Hudak, a former senior Microsoft exec with a focus on mobility, IoT, and AI at Microsoft, to the MCE advisory board.

MCE is a global leader in digital device lifecycle management (dDLM) for mobile and IoT devices....

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant Fuels Celanese’s Development of Medical Device
by | Aug 25, 2022
The foundation's $626,000 grant will be used by Irving-based Celanese Corporation to produce a refillable contraceptive implant. The project's goal is to help women in developing countries who lack access to modern contraception options, and could benefit from more flexibility and control. To develop the device, Celanese will use its VitalDose drug delivery platform, an implantable device for controlled drug release that’s been used commercially in the U.S. and Europe.
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Aided by Grant Funding, a Fast-Growing Cybersecurity Startup is Relocating its HQ to McKinney
by | Jun 14, 2022
With a grant from the McKinney EDC added to its $2.9 million 2021 seed funding round, Aiden Technologies is moving to Serendipity Labs in McKinney's Craig Ranch Development. The startup has been on a tear since it launched its tech a little over a year ago. With offices in New York and California and $1 million in annual recurring revenue, it plans to grow its team and expand its market.
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Local Investors Anurag Jain and Ross Perot Jr. Help Bring Major League Cricket to North Texas and Beyond
by | May 23, 2022
The investors joined Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and others committing a total of $120 million to the MLC. Noted sports architect HKS is designing a "world-class" Major League Cricket stadium in Grand Prairie. Upon completion early next year, it's expected to be the leading venue for cricket in the U.S., the MLC says.
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Plano Cybersecurity Firm Raises $215M as Threat of Attacks Grows

by | Apr 12, 2022
Plano-based Critical Start—which says its mission is "delivering badass cybersecurity"—raised the $215 million strategic growth investment from Austin's Vista Equity Partners. The move comes as ransomware attacks increased 104% in North America last year, and as other Dallas-area cybersecurity firms have been recent targets of $525M to $1B acquisitions and investments.
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After Opening a New Office in Miami Beach, CourMed is Bringing its Concierge Health Care Platform Home to North Texas
by | Feb 23, 2022
McKinney-based CourMed, a concierge health care services delivery company, has expanded with a regional office in Miami Beach and a growing presence in several Western states. “There's an opportunity for us to really create something new in the marketplace that doesn't exist,” its founder and CEO Derrick Miles tells Dallas Innovates. “This is a totally different type of care. We call it the antithesis of seven-minute medicine.”
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This Dallas Data Marketing Automation Startup Wants to Lead the Way in Restaurant-Focused ‘Know Your Customer’ Technology
by | Oct 25, 2021
CustomerX.i launched 2019, but saw its explosion during COVID. With new partnerships with Google and Microsoft and fresh funding on the way, the startup wants to be the leading platform for giving restaurants the best data-driven marketing decisions.
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Dallas-Based Edutainment Startup Banneky Has a New Way to Promote Diversity in STEM Careers 
by | Jun 24, 2021
The new tech education platform, Banneky.com, is hosting a six-hour virtual event on June 26 in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures and Microsoft to promote diversity and inspire youth to pursue STEM careers in tech, gaming, and entertainment.
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Future Readiness: This $15M Microsoft Training Program Aims to Accelerate Digital Skills in Minority Communities

by | Sep 25, 2020
The Sept. 30 deadline looms for the Microsoft community skills grant that's open to Black-led nonprofits. Up to 50 organizations will receive up to $100,000 over three years for training purposes.
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AT&T and Microsoft Have a New IoT “Guardian Device” to Connect to the Cloud—and Bypass Public Internet
by | Sep 23, 2020
It's the most recent example of how Dallas-based AT&T and Microsoft are working together through a multibillion-dollar strategic alliance launched last year. The streamlined solution lets enterprises securely connect machines and equipment to the cloud almost anywhere.
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Back to School: How to Weigh the Options for In-Person and Virtual Learning
by | Aug 6, 2020
When there’s no “objectively right or wrong answer,” what’s a parent to do? Dallas medical, mental health, and tech leaders discuss key back-to-school considerations.
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Here’s How Companies Can Prioritize Employees’ Health and Wellness Post-Pandemic
Local experts—from Brain Performance Institute, Mental Health America of Greater Dallas, Baylor Scott & White, and Microsoft—weigh in on how to create a psychologically safe workplace. Their takeaways? Invest in mental wellness, encourage a culture of openness, and more.
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Data center

Dallas is No. 3 Among Global Data Center Markets, C&W Study Says

by | Jan 21, 2020
Cushman & Wakefield evaluated 1,162 data centers across 38 global markets in its just-released Data Center Market Comparison.
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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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Critical Start
Cybersecurity Firm Critical Start Gets $40M Minority Investment
by | Jun 13, 2019
The new investment comes on the heels of a period of rapid growth and new partnerships with such big names as Microsoft, Chronicle Backstory, and Palo Alto Networks Cortex.
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The Innov8te Smart Cities Incubator Announces its Inaugural Cohort of Companies
by | May 21, 2019
The DEC's Innov8te incubator aims to be a driving force in the region's smart city technology research and development. Meet the startups chosen to participate in the six-month program kicking off next month.
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