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Bottle Rocket Taps London for First International Office

Bottle Rocket has expanded its footprint to London, which will serve as the home to its third office next to Dallas and New York.

London is the first international location the company is tapping out of a slew of other opportunities it’s considering including Germany, Amsterdam and Paris. The London team, based out of the office of WPP, the company that acquired Bottle Rocket in 2013, will spend some of their time determining what parts of Europe and Asia make sense for expansion.

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Global Security Veterans Launch Cyber Advisory Firm Zyston

A group of veterans in security and information technology have teamed up to launch a Dallas cyber security service firm.

Zyston LLC, a security advisory firm founded in May, boasts an executive team that includes the former chief information security officer at Fujitsu, Johnathan Steenland; the former national leader of PwC’s Cyber Breach Response, Remediation and Investigation Practice and and former global CISO at Textron, Richard Dorough; and the former president of brand protection firm Authentix, Craig Stamm.

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Banker Alan White Accepts ADL Award, With a Little Help from his Friends

In the world of top Dallas businesspeople, there may be no tighter circle of successful, powerful associates and friends than Alan B. White, Boone Pickens, Jerry Jones, and Barry Andrews. Pickens once made a very large, early deposit into White’s PlainsCapital Bank. For years, White and Andrews co-hosted a prestigious annual “Gentlemen’s Luncheon” around Christmastime, […]

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AT&T’s John Donovan: This is the Future of Our Network

AT&T is accelerating its pace of innovation as it charges ahead with the Internet of Things, migrating to a software-defined network, and developing 5G standards and innovations.

The company is already dealing with massive amounts of traffic, handling 117 petabytes of data per day, which is the same as streaming 59 million videos per day. That traffic is only expected to increase 10 times by 2020, mostly due to the growth in IoT, virtual reality, and streaming video.

AT&T’s Chief Strategy Officer John Donovan laid out what the next few years looks like for AT&T as it forges ahead.

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DFW Corporations Outline Innovation Needs

Ten corporations in Dallas gave DFW startups the essential keys to working with them. They mapped out the areas in which they need startup innovation.

Representatives from Ericsson, AT&T, Nokia, Verizon, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, CapitalOne, State Farm Insurance, Texas Instruments, Mitel, and Samsung convened at Tech Titans recent Reverse Pitch Day.

Here’s a look at what each company seeks.

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Health Wildcatters Moving HQ to Build ‘Health Innovation Hub’

Health Wildcatters is leaving the hub it shared with Tech Wildcatters at Alto 211 to open what it hopes will become a health innovation hub.

“For our region, it will mean we will have a resource center,” Health Wildcatters CEO Hubert Zajicek said. “In healthcare, there isn’t a place (for startups) to move to where there’s all the resources.”

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Former Chaotic Moon CEO exits again: Finds buyer in Zynga

Just 11 months after selling Chaotic Moon to Accenture, Dallas entrepreneur Ben Lamm has made another sale to a public company.

Team Chaos, an Austin-based gaming company for which Lamm serves as co-founder, recently sold to San Francisco-based Zynga, according to VentureBeat, which broke the news Thursday. Financial details were not disclosed.

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Local United Way Touts Record $73 Million Fundraising Effort

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas said it’s on track to raise a record $73 million during its 2015-2016 fundraising campaign, up from roughly $72 million raised in the 2014-2015 campaign year. The nonprofit said more than 750 companies and organizations and more than 318,000 donors have been responsible for the 2015-2016 total. It includes […]

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Health Innovation Pitch Winner Makes Monitoring Blood Sugar Painless

A Dallas startup that created a noninvasive blood glucose monitor landed the top prize at the Health Innovation Pitch Competition as part of the 2016 Healthcare Dealmakers Conference.

Socrates Health Solutions, founded in 2013, developed a sensor that clips on to the user’s ear and sends blood glucose readings to the user’s mobile device.

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Meet the Trainer Behind Golf Phenom Jordan Spieth

At last week’s AT&T Byron Nelson tournament, I had a chance to talk with Damon Goddard, shortly after he held workout sessions with two of his clients, PGA golfers Jordan Spieth and Kelly Kraft. Goddard has been in the sports performance business for 18 years. He began working out with a few PGA pros about 10 years ago and saw a need to help more players incorporate strength and conditioning into their golf game.

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