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HedgeChatter announces its next web platform for finding stock opportunities

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HedgeChatter, Tech Wildcatters alum and local fintech startup, announced yesterday the launch of their next web platform, allowing users access to real-time sentiment analysis of the stock market. “Eight years ago no one believed Twitter would become the driving force of information,” said James Ross, CEO and cofounder of HedgeChatter. “Big Data has taken front and center stage, as reflected with the recent partnership between IBM and Twitter.” “HedgeChatter’s partnership with IBM-Softlayer…


San Diego-based app 2pointb selects Dallas for launch

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San Diego-based startup 2pointb has chosen Dallas as the first launch city for its transportation app. “We’re thrilled to launch in Dallas and show our customers how great app-based transportation can be when done right,” states Josh Komenda, principal and CEO of 2pointb, in a recent public release. “We have fantastic, eager partners in Dallas that support us and our vision.” By partnering with local companies, 2pointb connects app users to their pool of drivers….


Local Startup Tixsee Partners with Dallas Mavericks for a Virtual Shopping Experience

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It’s always exciting to hear when local companies are working together, especially when it comes to our beloved sports teams. The Dallas Mavericks announced recently that they’ll be partnering with Tixsee, a tech company here in Dallas that specializes in development of screen-based products and “immersive virtual environment technologies.” “The initial idea for our application wasn’t necessarily pointed at sports or ticket sales,” says Brett Dowling, Tixsee’s founder and president. “Our…


Startup Profile: Crudefunders

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“Your last name no longer has to be Hunt or Perot to invest in oil,” says Crudefunders CEO David Taylor. “Now, anyone with $1,000 to invest can buy equity in oil and gas.” Crudefunders is an equity crowdfunding platform that allows direct investment in oil well drilling projects. Small, unaccredited investors can invest up to $5,000 into multiple Crudefunders’ projects listed on the general site to gain equity in those…

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Build Better Apps with UI Magnets

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The app design process is now a hell of a lot easier, thanks to the latest product from Velocis. UI Magnets are a brilliant and simple way of “capturing your app design ideas and working through the early ideation process,” and are now available for purchase! Creative Director Ray Hernandez has worked for years with clients on design development, and ran into the same frustration frequently during that process. “We’re…


Snappit: Capturing the events and moments that matter

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If you’ve ever hosted an event, you know how difficult it can be to collect photos from your special occasions. Or if you’re attending an event, discovering that you’re required to use a hashtag customized for the occasion, and finding ways to share those memories and images privately can be a massive headache. Tinh Nguyen was especially aware of this frustration — he saw the issue arise at weddings, specifically, when attendees…


Kickstart Monday: Family playtime, no matter where you are, with Kinskii

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In 1960, only 20% of American children grew up with a mother who worked. Today 70% of children have both parents employed. Globalization has also taken a lot of these work hours to different cities, states and even countries. So what does that mean if you’re a traveling parent with a young child? More and more parents today are missing out on the play connection with their kiddo. Currently, parents…

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Kids in Touch — Training Wheels for Texting

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Kids in Touch, a “training wheels for texting” app, announced their launch in the app store today. Kids in Touch allows children to connect with their friends and family through the app, “while giving their parents the tools necessary to protect and teach them appropriate online behavior.” Justin Noel, CEO for Kids in Touch, created the app out of a need that he encountered in his own family. “We saw our kids having…

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Meet Vidpow, a thriving Dallas startup that focuses on web video

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There are no two ways about it. Online video is huge. Netflix and Youtube alone are responsible for half of all internet traffic. These sites, plus a list of other video streaming services–like UStream, Vimeo and Hulu–have replaced TV altogether, for many people. It’s also hard not to notice social sites like Facebook and Instagram becoming increasingly full of those moving pictures. (The number of cat videos alone is staggering.)…

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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…