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Why techorating will dominate retail in 2015
Forbes
It's a common scene in futuristic movies: digital signage and holograms recognize a passerby and project vibrant, lifelike ads custom tailored to that person's preferences. These ads are visually appealing, informative and highly personalized. And as the techorating trend gains steam, this science fiction scene is coming closer and closer to reality.
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ASSOCIATION NEWS


MTBC member wins top spot for company growth:
Dallas 100: No. 1 Argent Associates Inc.

Dallas Business Journal
If there's one constant at Plano-based Argent Associates Inc., it's that the industry is always evolving. For the tech-centric, supply-chain management firm, it's all about adapting and changing business to meet the needs of clients, said President and CEO Beatriz "Betty" Manetta.
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New and renewing MTBC members
MTBC
Thank you to the MTBC members who either joined or renewed their memberships recently. Our members are the lifeline of our organization and serve to make us stronger and more successful. We hope you will join us in welcoming these new members, doing business with them and referring other members to the MTBC.
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MAKING HEADLINES


8 STEM websites to excite kids about tech
InformationWeek
This week is Computer Science Education Week, which President Barack Obama kicked off with an Hour of Code at the White House and related announcements, such as a $20 million philanthropic commitment to train 25,000 new computer science teachers for US schools by fall 2016. Of course, the hour of code is somewhat symbolic — sure, we've all got to start somewhere, but learning will require a longer term approach.
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Butterflies, ants and the Internet of Things
Wired
Buckminster Fuller once wrote, "there is nothing in the caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly." It's true that often our capacity to look at things and truly understand their final form is very limited. Nor can we necessarily predict what happens when many small changes combine — when small pebbles roll down a hillside and turn in a landslide that dams a river and floods a plain.
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The corporate Internet of Things will encompass more devices than the smartphone and tablet markets combined
Business Insider
The enterprise Internet of Things will be the largest of the three main IoT sectors — enterprise, home, government — as defined by BI Intelligence, Business Insider's research service. That's because businesses have the capital and reach to purchase IoT devices and services on a large scale. They will see benefits from the IoT accrue fast enough to spur further adoption and investment.
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INNOVATION


New technology to monitor athletes' physical status during games
KPHO-TV
One of the hardest jobs for a professional sports coach and his staff is to keep an athlete healthy and operating at 100 percent. A new technology is taking the guess work out of deciding how much playing time is too much. Sports science born in Australia has made its way into the Valley and is already in the hands of 18 NFL teams.
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Superconductor unveils room temp future
EE Times
Today we have superconductors levitating trains for high-speed transportation, superconductors wired as ultrasensitive sensors for MRI and superconducting coils powering ultrastrong electromagnets for beam steering in particle accelerators. However, if a room-temperature version of these superconductors — which today have to be ultracooled — could be found, then they could lower the power consumption and increase the capabilities of mobile devices almost immeasurably.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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For better or worse, Sony and Will.i.am are redefining the future of wearable tech (Wired)

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BEHIND THE SCENES


10 tips for taming your inbox — once and for all
Dallas Business Journal
If the thought of your overflowing inbox has ever sent you into a cold sweat, you're not alone. Carson Tate, founder of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Working Simply, is a professional consultant who helps top executives and their teams take back control of their to-do lists, workspaces and workflow. And that often starts with the inbox. Tate says that many professionals are reading up to 300 emails a day.
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Creating SMART goals and empowered employees for 2015
Dallas Business Journal
For any strategic plan to work effectively, you need clear goals and an enlightened leadership that facilitates teams. In the planning process, you must ensure that any goals are SMART — specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-related. The criteria are commonly attributed to Peter Drucker and his management-by objectives-approach.
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Addressing the shortage of women in technology
Product Design & Development
Last month, the blogosphere exploded with backlash against the messaging in the book "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer," which implied that women produce stories and design, while men do the technical work. Mattel, Inc. officially apologized and pulled the book, but the event served as a reminder that media and popular culture play a critical role in shaping children's beliefs, defining the types of technical roles they imagine for themselves and ultimately determining what kind of people create the technologies we all use.
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2014's top malware: Less money, mo' problems
InformationWeek
Why reinvent the wheel when the first version rolls just fine? Black hat criminals certainly ascribe to this philosophy when it comes to the malware they use to carry out attacks. As illegal as it may be, the cybercrime game is fundamentally a business, and the bad guys are looking to improve their margin. According to new analysis from the Israeli security startup CyActive, the black market reflects this on a daily basis. Researchers identified the five malware families that offered hackers the biggest bang for their buck.
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