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Super-fast delivery from Amazon Prime Now available in Dallas

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As if you needed ANOTHER reason to rave about Dallas. Amazon.com, Inc. announced today that Prime Now has expanded to our fair city. “We know Dallas members are going to love the convenience of one-hour delivery through Prime Now,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations. “Our existing operations in Dallas-area that utilize advanced technology to fulfill customer orders are now home to a Prime Now hub…

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Tech + architecture in one fun hackathon, this coming May

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The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Hackathon is coming to Dallas this May! Originating in Silicon Valley, the hackathon aims to bring together “professionals from all parts of the built environment with technology developers and designers to create applications that affect how our real world is designed, built, and managed.” And from May 1-3, AEC Hackathon will aim to bring together our tech community at the Addison Treehouse. The event is…

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DART unveils super slick streetcars for downtown service

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Apologies in advance for the alliteration in the title of this article, but I must say — the new DART streetcars are that inspiring. DART and the City of Dallas unveiled their new version of the streetcar on Monday, three weeks before downtown-Oak Cliff service begins on April 13. “This is a great, great day for DART and the city of Dallas,” Gary Thomas, the transit agency’s chief executive, told…

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Dallas remains highest-performing metro area in small business jobs

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The Paychex|IHS Small Business Jobs Index grew 0.19 percent last month to 100.84. “Advancing for the second consecutive month, small business employment regained the steam lost during the fall and early winter and is again growing near the same pace recorded at the end of summer 2014,” states the public release. Most notable are the rankings in our own metroplex, with Dallas ranking in the top spot for the fifth month…

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More tech jobs here in Dallas, thanks to Genesis10

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Genesis10, a national IT services firm with dozens of offices across North America, is establishing its newest delivery center on Mockingbird here in Dallas. The Dallas delivery center is the sixth to be added as the company expands across the U.S. The Dallas center plans to hire 100 consultants this year, and will be holding a job fair March 24-25 from 2-7 p.m. each day. These positions cover several professional disciplines including development, testing, infrastructure,…

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‘Til failure do us part

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Nothing beats the high of having a great new idea along with the means and vision to implement it. “What could possibly go wrong?” you might ask your business partner. “It’s perfect!” Indeed, it very well could be perfect. But, just like with a marriage, your partnership can still end badly, no matter how great it started. In time, financial issues, market stressors, personality clashes and outside forces often take…

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Is Your Startup Red, White, and Blue?

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Who’s your ideal startup partner? Do you want a confident leader with integrity who is competitive, passionate, hard-working, and self-motivated? Do you want a flexible team player who will take risks, cope with ambiguity, and rise above failure? Where do you find someone like THAT? Make a mental list of five places where you would look. More than 99% of you will overlook a key resource for finding your ideal…

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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…

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Top 15 Technology Jobs for 2015

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The numbers are in! Mondo, a tech and digital marketing resourcing provider, just released its list of the top in-demand technology jobs for 2015. “We’re seeing an emphasis on security and analytics jobs, as systems become more complex,” said Vik Nath, Regional Recruiting Director, Mondo. The top 15 jobs, according to Mondo, are listed below: *Security engineer *Cloud engineer *IOS/Android developers *Mobile UX designers *DevOps *Big data analyst *Data Scientist…

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What the US Patent and Trademark Office is doing for startups and Dallas

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This year, downtown Dallas will be the home to one of the US Patent and Trademark Office’s satellite offices. “In an era where our stakeholders’ businesses are rapidly evolving and the intellectual property (IP) landscape is constantly adapting to new and emergent technologies, it’s important to ensure the USPTO can engage effectively with communities, industries, and innovators,” said Michelle K. Lee, Deputy Director of the USPTO, in a recent blog post….