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As 2013 comes to a close, the editors of MTBC Tech Insights would like to wish the industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 2.

MTBC announces winners of annual Tech Titans
MTBC
From Aug. 28: The winners of the annual Tech Titans were announced last Friday before 800 of the top technology professionals in North Texas. 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.
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Tech Titans Fast Tech finalists announced
MTBC
From Aug. 14: The top five fastest-growing technology companies in North Texas were recently announced at the Fast Tech Reveal, a Tech Titans award. Fast Tech is sponsored by Comerica Bank's Technology and Life Sciences Division and TravisWolff. The final listing of company rankings will be announced at the Tech Titans gala Aug. 23.
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Forget the 'Internet of Things' — The future is smart dust
Fast Company
From Dec. 4: The "Internet of Things" — or the idea of connecting all machinery, buildings and stuff, together into one big sensing, recording and data-logging mega-network — is a hot concept in industry at the moment. Companies like General Electric and Cisco are busy making a node of everything. But, to some people, the "Internet of Things" is yesterday's buzz topic. The future is even more ubiquity. It's something called smart dust.
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Dr. Rolf Haberecht, technology visionary and entrepreneur, named to Tech Titans Hall of Fame
MTBC
From Aug. 21: The Metroplex Technology Business Council, the leader in advancing technology-based enterprises in North Texas, will induct Dr. Rolf Haberecht to the organization's Tech Titans Hall of Fame. Slated this year for Aug. 23, the MTBC's annual Tech Titans gala recognizes technology companies and individuals in North Texas who have made significant contributions to their industries in the previous year.
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Top 10 tech trends for 2014: Wearables, 3-D printers, mobile money and more
VentureBeat
From Dec. 11: According to the author John Koetsier: Juniper released its top 10 tech trends for 2014. And if the research firm is right, our cities are going to get smarter, our money is going digital and we'll be printing a lot more products at home.
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Local companies working with Ericsson after MTBC TechQuest
MTBC
From July 17: Nine local companies have been selected for further in-depth discussions or referrals within Ericsson and to other technology groups as a result of April's MTBC TechQuest. Watch a video of some of the applicants when they interviewed with Ericsson representatives.
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Dallas top city for smartphone, tablet use
InformationWeek
From Oct. 23: If you had to guess which city has the highest adoption rate of smartphones, would Dallas have been your pick? According to Soasta, 76 percent of Dallas respondents to a recent survey admitted to owning a smartphone. New York City, the country's largest metro area, has the lowest adoption rate of smartphones at just 48 percent.
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Should robots have rights?
Smithsonian.com
Kate Darling, a legal scholar working with the Berkman Center, is trying to answer questions most people have never even thought about: Would you murder a robot? If you did, should you be charged for it?

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The danger of cybersecurity 'ghettos'
CSO
Ghettos are not good, whether they are at the local, state or national level. They tend to breed unrest, dysfunction and crime that can extend well beyond their borders, undermining the health of an entire society.

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Do smart devices need regulation? FTC examines 'Internet of Things'
Forbes
The Federal Trade Commission recently hosted a public workshop examining the emerging role of connected technology and the ramifications for user privacy and data security.

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Dallas ranked among top cities for high tech
Dallas Business Journal
From Aug. 28: MTBC's executive committee member, George Brody, advises on a story about Dallas' ranking as one of the top technology cities in the U.S. The Dallas area is ranked as one of the top 15 cities in the nation for its concentration of high-technology clusters, according to a new a study by Jones Lang LaSalle.
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The danger of cybersecurity 'ghettos'
CSO
From Nov. 6: Ghettos are not good, whether they are at the local, state or national level. They tend to breed unrest, dysfunction and crime that can extend well beyond their borders, undermining the health of an entire society. And the high-tech version of that should worry the world IT community, according to Allan Friedman, research director at the Brookings Institution Center for Technology Innovation.
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MTBC donates $25,000 to create Florence Shapiro STEM scholarship fund
MTBC
From Aug. 7: In keeping with its mission to advance and encourage science, technology, math and engineering education, The Metroplex Technology Business Council has established a $25,000 Florence Shapiro STEM scholarship fund, named for the local former state senator who spent years advocating for STEM education in the Texas legislature. The first annual scholarship from the fund was awarded to Plano ISD senior Tommy Fabyan.
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