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    Cryptocurrency makes its way to Dallas-Fort Worth's housing market
    An El Segundo, California-based startup has brought cryptocurrency home sales to Dallas-Fort Worth, with plans to sell a North Dallas house after fixing it up and readying it for a would-be buyer. Aperture Real Estate Ventures has launched its Property Coin concept in North Texas, giving home buyers the opportunity to buy an upgraded home in the hot North Texas housing market on an electronic dime by using Property Coin, bitcoin or ethereum. Property Coin offers investors the ability to buy into?


    Minority business leader event recognizes 30 honorees
    Thirty honorees were recognized at the Dallas Business Journal?s annual Minority Business Leader Awards, held Feb. 20 at the Westin Galleria Dallas. Now in its 11th year, the MBLA program honors men and women from across North Texas for outstanding business and community leadership. This year?s winners own fast-growing and innovative businesses or hold prominent roles at their companies. The 2018 honorees were chosen from among 100 nominations and ?represent the best of the best in North?


    Commentary: Investing in the future of Dallas
    The Dallas Citizens Council?s 150 members are leaders of large companies with global, national and regional interests. They have chosen to be members because they understand the critical importance of building the local community in which we all work and live.  This organization exists to invest in the future of Dallas and to continue to shape our home into a world-class city that?s the envy of the nation. Business leaders volunteering their time to make Dallas a better place to live and work?


    Form D Friday: E-commerce investor may tap robotics tech to help online shoppers
    Welcome back to Form D Friday, where we sift through local regulatory filings each week to see who?s raising capital for a new project, a new investment idea, or to simply expand their business. Form Ds don?t typically have a lot of details, but they do provide an early glimpse at what investors and business owners are planning. Where we can, we?ll track down some additional tidbits from filers. If you have any tips or comments about new fundraises, drop me a note at jprior@bizjournals.com. This?


    Michael Dell bought the most expensive home ever in New York City ? and it's a 'duplex'
    Michael Dell, the richest man in Austin and Forbes' tenth-richest person in the tech industry, paid a whopping $100 million for a duplex penthouse at One57 ? a 1,004-foot-tall luxury tower on New York City's Billionaire's Row. The sale set a new record for a single residence in New York City. That's actually lower than the top asking price when the home was advertised. At one point, the duplex was listed for $115 million. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. And don't worry, Central?


    Traffic from internal Amazon website might hint at HQ2 site winner
    The response to an obscure article about a Virginia county receiving an environmental award might be a tip to where Amazon?s much-hyped $5 billion second headquarters could eventually land. A December article in ARLNow, headlined ?County Wins Top Environmental Award from U.S. Green Building Council,? received more than 6,000 page views. So, the website decided to investigate the interest in Arlington County?s environmentally-friendly policies. Turns out, the ?vast majority of the traffic?


    Houston-based coworking company expands to Dallas
    Coworking company The Work Lodge is building its first out-of-Houston location in Dallas' Design District.


    Future of business education on display at UT-Austin's new $186M Rowling Hall
    Master of Business Administration students at the University of Texas at Austin will soon have the run of a cutting-edge academic building that can carry them into the fast-moving world of 21st-century business. The McCombs School of Business on Thursday hosted a grand opening for Robert B. Rowling Hall ? named for the Dallas businessman behind TRT Holdings, Inc. ? at the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Guadalupe Street. The 497,500-square-foot Rowling Hall will be?


    Tech consulting firm to hire 50 in Dallas as demand grows for cloud computing services
    Fifty new hires are being made in Dallas to meet a growing demand for cloud computing services. Quisitive, a digital technology consulting firm with offices in Dallas and Denver, is bringing on the new workers over the coming months to support cloud migration for its clients in the financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, and retail industries.  The hires will include infrastructure, application and data architects, as well as data engineers. In conjunction with bringing on new employees,?


    Opposition mounts to tax breaks for Amazon?s HQ2
    Amazon.com Inc. has made it clear that financial incentives will be one of the biggest factors in its decision on where to place its new headquarters, and Dallas-Fort Worth backers of the $5 billion project have said that the region and state will pony up to seal a deal. But opposition to tax breaks and other financial incentives for Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) continues to grow. This week, for instance, the grassroots millennial group Generation Opportunity started running ads in opposition to metro?