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Dallas-area tech jobs grew slightly in the last month
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The Dallas-area had 3,071 technology jobs open as of Sept. 4, up 1 percent from a year earlier, according to the monthly Dice Report. Two large metro areas — New York and Washington, D.C. — saw small declines in the number of tech openings. More


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MTBC now accepting nominations for board of director positions for 2013
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The MTBC is governed by a board of directors, which approves the budget and all policy positions of the organization. Board members' contribution is invaluable with their leadership and service to MTBC's mission of establishing the DFW region as the premier hub of world-class tech innovation.

The MTBC Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations to the Board of Directors for terms beginning Jan. 1. Nominees must be members of the MTBC in good standing.
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MTBC announces winners of annual Tech Titans
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The Metroplex Technology Business Council, the largest technology trade association in Texas, announced the winners of its 12th annual Tech Titans awards. Tech Titans are recognized as outstanding technology companies and individuals in the North Texas area who have made significant contributions to their industries during the past year. More


 EDUCATION


Helping STEM take root: Engaging the minds of students
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There's a lot of talk about finding ways to get more students interested in science, math, engineering and technology — or STEM, as it's usually known. It's become a national imperative, including calls for improvement from President Barack Obama and at every level of our education system. But we ignore at our peril a problem that goes beyond the sciences and straight to the heart of how we teach kids in our nation's schools, according to Harriet Sanford, president and CEO of the NEA Foundation. Far too often, we simply don't capture students' imagination and help them connect what they do in the classroom with the world around them. To use a non-science metaphor, we give students nouns in the classroom when they're looking for verbs. More

Wooden tablet teaches kids about how technology works
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There are quite a few kids tablets out there, including an upcoming Toys R Us 7-incher. In a world filled with tablets geared towards children, what's different about the Tinker Tablet? It's not a tablet at all. The idea here is to create a unique puzzle box that is made of wood and can teach youngsters about the actual parts found in computerized devices. The Tinker Tablet is the brainchild of several tech-loving fathers that wanted to introduce their kids to technology concepts. More

Georgia and Microsoft team on tech, business classes
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The Georgia Department of Education has teamed with technology giant Microsoft to offer students throughout the state an opportunity to take specialized classes that could lead to industry certifications. Some school districts in the state were already offering those classes. Other districts, however, could not afford to, and the state is stepping in to pay $600,000 in order for public high school students to have access to Microsoft's IT Academy. More


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Apple patent would disable smartphones by location
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Apple has been granted a patent that would make your smartphone useless when entering an area deemed too sensitive for mobile photo and video. And photo and video aren't the only things that might be restricted. The patent, granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, would force devices to go to sleep entirely after entering certain areas. That means no Twitter, no Facebook, no calling, no texting. More

Office leases gobble up empty space in Richardson's Telecom Corridor
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During the first half of 2012, net office leasing in the Telecom Corridor was among the strongest of all Dallas-area business districts, according to Cushman & Wakefield of Texas. Total vacancy in the area fell more than 1 percentage point from mid-2011. "It's starting to remind me of the good old days," said John Jacobs, senior vice president of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership. "Companies that have been doing more with less for a number of years are now at the breaking point and have to lease space." More

How chips, PCs, services companies are faring
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Personal computer makers have been scrambling to adapt to a technological upheaval unleashed by Apple Inc.'s line of sleek devices such as the iPhone and iPad and by a shift toward Internet-based software services instead of programs installed on individual machines. Here's a look at how selected companies providing computers, components, services and related software are faring. More


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Cirasys receives up to $1 million from Texas Emerging Technology Fund
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Richardson, Texas-based Cirasys Inc. has received up to $1 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, becoming the 41st North Texas company to land an investment. The North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization, the nonprofit set up to identify and funnel young companies to the statewide fund, announced the news at its annual Tech Success event. More

Accion launches Dallas office to help educate, support entrepreneurs
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Accion Texas Inc. has opened a new Accion Lending and Learning Center in Dallas that will assist entrepreneurs and small-business owners grow their companies and secure financing. Accion has been making loans in the Dallas market for many years. However, by opening the center, officials hope to help more entrepreneurs who don't have access to traditional forms of capital. More

Gannett Co. buys Dallas-based Mobestream Media
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Gannett Co. Inc. has acquired Mobestream Media, a North Texas developer of software called Key Ring, which lets consumers use their smartphones as corporate loyalty cards. Terms weren't disclosed of the deal between McLean, Va.-based Gannett and Dallas' Mobestream. More


 

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