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Dallas Startup, YourSportscast, to Launch During Super Bowl Sunday

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If you’re a sports fan, you might want to pay attention to Dallas-based tech startup, YourSportscast. They’ve been a part of the Collide Village Accelerator program at the Addison Treehouse over the last three months, and will be launching their new product during the Super Bowl this Sunday. “We are excited to release our product during this great TV sporting event,” says Scott Henderson, cofounder and CEO of YourSportscast. “The TV viewing…

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Mark Cuban to Judge at Hack DFW Event this Spring

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Hack DFW is Dallas’ first ever major student hackathon, and will be hosted at The Women’s Museum at Fair Park over the weekend of February 28-March 1. Yesterday, Hack DFW announced that Dallas entrepreneur and tech enthusiast, Mark Cuban, will be judging at the event. Hosted by students at UTD, SMU, and UNT, Hack DFW brings all of the Dallas area schools together in one exciting 24-hour event. Adil Shaikh, a…

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Dallas Startup, Ubidock, Rolls Out Across 15 DFW Chili’s Restaurants for Super Bowl Sunday

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Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday! Ubidock will recharge phones with the launch of their hand-held phone charging system across 15 DFW Chili’s restaurants on February 1. We had the opportunity to chat with Ubidock last year, and are looking forward to seeing them present at February’s Dallas New Tech next Tuesday! Ubidock is a hand-held phone charging solution which features a dock station that houses portable rechargeable batteries. On Super Bowl…

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Membership Air Travel Startup, Rise, Announces Proprietary Membership Air Travel Information System

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Rise Technology, LLC today announced availability of its Membership Air Travel Information System for use by Rise members. The proprietary application allows Rise members to log in, create a profile, and book flights in less than a minute. “Membership air travel is rapidly growing in popularity,” states a public release from Rise. “For the first time, frequent travelers can skirt the long lines and over-crowded flights for a private air…

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Foremost: an Interview Series and New Clothing Line, from the Creators of Need

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Just yesterday, we published our interview with Matt Alexander, founder and CEO of Need, and his recent accomplishments here in Dallas. We’re excited to hear about the newest project from the Need team: Foremost. Foremost is a small-batch, Dallas-made clothing brand and interview series, and will release its first collection on February 11. “Combining high-quality clothing with top notch story-telling, Foremost will deliver an air of dignity, exclusivity, and character to an industry increasingly…

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Startup Hustle: Matt Alexander

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Writing about Matt Alexander is, I’ll admit, a little intimidating. He’s a solid writer himself, having kept several blogs over the years — one that reached a readership of 1.5 million unique visitors per month. He started that blog when he was 11, by the way. So, yes, sending him any kind of draft did make me slightly nauseous. It doesn’t help, either, that the guy is English. Everything he says in person sounds…

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Kickstart Monday: Scarab, the wearable device that analyzes the world around you

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“We all do our best to steer clear of health threats. But what about the threats that we can’t see?” Amulet Corporation has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its Scarab product. Scarab is a wearable device and app that collects data (LOTS OF DATA) about your environment and any potential threats like gases, electromagnetic waves, and radiation. “Because we can’t see them, we don’t give them much thought. Now, with…

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Expedia acquires Southlake-based Travelocity for $280 Million

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Expedia, Inc. and Sabre Corporation announced the acquisition of Southlake-based Travelocity from Sabre Corporation for $280 million in cash. “Travelocity is one of the most recognized travel brands in North America, offering thousands of travel destinations to more than 20 million travelers per month,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer. “The strategic marketing agreement we’ve had in place has been a marriage of Travelocity’s strong brand with…

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Dallas startup Glass Media launches in over 30 locations across the metroplex

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If you missed Glass Media at our Holiday Dallas New Tech, not to worry — you’re going to see them around town. This month their technology will launch in over 30 locations around Dallas. Glass Media is an on-demand, dynamic projection and display technology, using an “SaaS platform that transforms storefront glass into an advertising/marketing medium empowering businesses to advertise WHAT, WHEN and WHERE they want.” Their new pilot program was…

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Applications for the DEC Ambassador Program are open!

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The Dallas Entrepreneur Center was founded in 2013, and since then they’ve been creating opportunities for North Texas entrepreneurs to connect with their community and build their businesses. The DEC’s Ambassador Program provides similar opportunities, along with the benefit of volunteering for an awesome organization. Applications for the program are currently open. “We get asked all the time who should apply for the DEC Ambassador program. The answer is: anyone…