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Technology reforms gives agencies a needed lift
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In part 2 of Federal News Radio's special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years, the Federal News Radio examines five of President Barack Obama's most important technology initiatives, rating each as effective (green), ineffective (red) or needs more progress (yellow). More


Dallas Federal Reserve president to headline Tech Industry Luncheon
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The Federal Reserve recently announced its third attempt to stimulate the economy using quantitative easing or QE3. What does that mean for the economy and the tech industry? Find out what Richard Fisher thinks at the MTBC Tech Industry Luncheon. Fisher is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee and will present an in-depth analysis of the current state of the economy and business environment. More

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MTBC new and renewed memberships
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Thank you to the MTBC members who either joined or renewed their memberships this month. 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 others members to the MTBC. More


Developing minorities in STEM
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If we want America to succeed in the 21st century, making sure we offer the nation's students a world-class education is more than a moral obligation, it's an economic imperative. In the long term, our country faces a stark choice: We can invent and manufacture the clean energy technologies of tomorrow in America for export around the world, or cede global leadership by importing those technologies from China, India, Germany and elsewhere. As Americans, we never back down from a challenge — and the Energy Department's office of Economic Impact and Diversity knows it is mission-critical to get more minorities involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields. More

Dell donates technology to museum
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Dell Inc. announced it is donating $6.5 million in technology and services to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. In addition to the hardware, Dell will have technicians on-site for three years to assist employees and guests with the new technology. Meanwhile, school districts across North Texas will have access to six state-of-the-art laboratories and one forum equipped with Dell products as part of a push to get students interested and educated in math and science. More

US tech education lacks spark
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A new poll by computer manufacturer Dell examining the impact of technology in three countries finds that the United States lags woefully behind China. The Dell study of 1,575 students, teachers and parents in the U.S., Germany and China reveals that most agree technology is critical to learning but have different opinions on how. In this article, the findings of the study are released. More

How a San Antonio startup hub is reinventing tech education
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STEM education needs a major overhaul. Graham Weston and Nick Longo, founders of the co-working space Geekdom, think they have the answer — and it lies in the tech desert of San Antonio of all places. More


Dallas-based Texas Instruments' CEO: The smart phone, tablets markets are less attractive
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Texas Instruments Inc.'s chief executive Rich Templeton said that he's lost some interest in seeing the company's chips used in smart phones and tablets. The size and quality of opportunities in those wireless products have declined as the two main suppliers — Apple and Samsung — have moved toward vertically integrating chips, Templeton said at a Deutsche Bank technology conference in Las Vegas. More

Women in tech: The story of Skillcrush
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The year 2012 may be remembered as the year that women working in technology empowered themselves. One start-up that exemplifies this ethos is New York City-based Skillcrush. The company aims to make technology education accessible to everyone through daily newsletters and comprehensive tech tutorials. Skillcrush is unique because it has all-female team. The company bills itself as a "community-driven, fun way to make your tech dreams come true and share those dreams with others." More


Dallas scientist is now his 'own experiment' in testing tech to fight ALS
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Dallas scientist Tony Wood, struck with a fatal disease, finds himself unwittingly offering hope for his own despair. For years, Wood put his tinkering, connect-the-dots mind to work for companies like Texas Instruments, filing dozens of patents and focusing on improving conditions for the less fortunate. Fifteen years ago, he co-created technology to help grow plants in water that more recently has shown surprising, if mysterious, promise in treatment of neuro-inflammatory diseases such as muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's and asthma. More

Fonality announces new voice recognition technology
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Fonality, the only business phone and contact center solution provider dedicated to serving small and mid-sized businesses in the cloud or on-premise, announced the general availability of Fonality Voicemail Transcription service. This is the second release in the Fonality 5 innovation series — a rollout of new features and products coming over the next few months to help growing SMBs enhance productivity, communicate more efficiently and reduce costs. More


Tech executives agree US copyright law is making a horrible mess
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Whether you're a college student, an engineer, or an executive in charge of a huge tech company, there's a growing consensus that U.S. patent and copyright law is badly out of touch with reality. A new report by Rutgers University law school professor Michael Carrier, details 30 interviews with CEOs and other high-level executives in the tech industry. It found overwhelming evidence that content holders have created a messy state of affairs for U.S. copyright law; a mess which is both stymying technology and hurting the content holders themselves. More


Startup Grind Dallas chapter launches with event featuring entrepreneur Sanjiv Sidhu
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Startup Grind, an event series for entrepreneurs that began in Silicon Valley, is launching a Dallas chapter with its inaugural event. Longtime Dallas entrepreneur Lee Blaylock, founder of Who@, is the local chapter director who got approval to start a chapter here. Blaylock said he was drawn to the organization’s mission to educate, inform and inspire entrepreneurs. More

Online mentors to guide women into the sciences
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Hundreds of prominent women working in science, technology, engineering and math will become online mentors for college students, part of a six-week program to encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM fields. "I think of this as a massive open online course and a big mentor-fest," said Maria Klawe, the president of Harvey Mudd College and a sponsor of the project. "Getting more women into STEM is my passion in life, and every institution that's set up mentorship programs for young women has been successful at increasing their numbers, so I think this can make a real difference." More


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