The Last Word: VEX Robotics’ Tony Norman on the 30,000 Students from 50 Countries Competing in Dallas for the 2023 World Championship

by | Apr 24, 2023
Robots, start your engines! Beginning Tuesday through May 4, more than 30,000 students from all 50 states and more than 50 countries are bringing their custom-built robots to the REC Foundation's 16th annual VEX Robotics World Championship at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
The Last Word: Brian Gorenc on Trend Micro’s Connected Vehicle Event Coming to Tokyo in 2024
Japan-based cybersecurity provider Trend Micro has its U.S. headquarters is in Irving. One way the company fights overall cyber threats: the Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative's Pwn2Own bug bounty competition, which for 17 years has rewarded security researchers for privately disclosing vulnerabilities. Today, recognizing the growing threat to the world's connected vehicle ecosystem, Trend Micro announced a standalone competition—Pwn2Own Automotive—to take place in January 2024 at Automotive World Tokyo.
Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Production Line Opens in McKinney, Aims to Bolster Texas Supply Chain
by | Oct 25, 2022
McKinney's Wistron GreenTech has partnered with New Jersey-based Princeton NuEnergy on a lithium-Ion battery direct recycling pilot production line, which officially opened in McKinney today. PNE founder Dr. Yan Chao calls it a "powerful next step" in a vision for covering a nationwide close-loop recycling supply chain for the batteries.

The line will use PNE's patented process to recycle everything from phone batteries to full EV battery packs.
Dallas’ Mass Luminosity Is Raising Capital for Its Next-Gen Communication and Streaming Platform
by | Jun 2, 2021
Beacon is a video and voice platform that aims to bring security, quality, and simplicity to video and voice communications. Created by Mass Luminosity Founder and CEO Angel Munoz and his team, the technology promises a new era of simple and feature-rich communications when it launches this fall. Munoz even proved its capabilities earlier this year when integrating the platform into his Tesla—and using it to complete a videoconference.

This Dallas-Based Subscription Service Is Pairing Coffee and Tips From Entrepreneurs With a Nod to Willy Wonka

by | Nov 12, 2020
Newly launched coffee subscription box Grindology, which is marketed to budding entrepreneurs, is teaming up with Design Pickle to give away a year's worth of graphic design services to one lucky customer.
Tesla Beats Apple as Top Millennial Fave in Q3, Says Apex Clearing
by | Oct 15, 2020
If it plugs in, younger investors love it, says the Dallas-based custody and clearing company, which also noted other key investing trends. Apex helps companies like Stash, SoFi, Firstrade, and Ally Invest deliver stock trading on easy-to-use mobile apps: It also provides solutions to traditional advisory/wealth management and institutional firms.
Rock Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of eCarra. [Photo: Rebeca Posadas-Nava]
‘Rides That Matter’: New Dallas Rideshare Service Uses Only Electric Cars
by | Mar 1, 2019
When riding with eCarra, customers get an eco-friendly, clean, luxury ride in a Tesla. It's what the founders call "the Whole Foods of the rideshare industry"—when you pay, you know you're not harming the environment.
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North Texas, Start Your (Electric) Engines
by | Mar 7, 2018
Estimates show that the city of Dallas is expected to have 39,000 electric vehicles by 2030, and officials want to make it easier to use them.
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Dallas Innovates First Look:
TreeHouse Unveils Dallas Store

by | Jun 2, 2017
PHOTO GALLERY | The sustainable home improvement store opened Friday at 8021 Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas as the world’s first energy-positive retail store.
Tesla Wins Approval for Southlake Showroom
by | Feb 10, 2017
The company also plans to install six supercharger stations, the first in Northeast Tarrant County.
TreeHouse Store in Dallas
Moving Toward Completion
by | Feb 1, 2017
The eco-friendly home improvement store is scheduled to open in June, featuring Houndstooth Coffee and a Tesla Supercharger station.
Tesla to Seek Change in Texas Franchise Law, Again
by | Jan 31, 2017
The maker of all-electric cars and SUVs said it expects a bill to be filed soon in the Texas Legislature.

Drive Electric Week Puts a Charge in EV Awareness

by | Sep 19, 2016
The National Drive Electric Week celebration was held in Grapevine, with organizers breaking their record for most EVs in one place.
Could North Texas be a Leader In Connected Car Technologies?
by | Sep 15, 2016
Interstate 30 is under consideration for a managed lane that would incorporate automated or connected cars.
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Q+A: Touch Titans CEO Puts Spotlight on Startups In Videos
by | Aug 22, 2016
Kirk Ballou talks about Tesla pitch videos, Dallas startup community, and founding Touch Titans.
3 Things: Will Facebook Go All Video in 5 Years?
by | Jun 15, 2016
Today’s stories include the future of Facebook, Texas' economy is still a powerhouse, and a famed manufacturer is going to roll out an all-electric motorcycle.