Information Technology Sector

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Plano Has Become a Hockey Prospect Factory, Which Canadians Find Very Puzzling

    It's been over a decade since the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup and proved, six years after moving from Minnesota, that there was room for professional ice hockey even in football-obsessed, not-at-all-icy Texas. The team's popularity has flagged significantly in recent years, but a generation of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    The Front Room, the Room at the Front of Hotel Lumen, is Open (Photos)

    "We're trying a new place for dinner tonight, honey." "Oh really? What's it called?" "Uhhh, Front Door. Or maybe Back Room. Lake House? I can't remember. Anyway it's near SMU." -- excerpt from a scene from Forgettable Monologues from Inside Households All Over Highland Park Though it first sounds n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Old Records Are Outselling New Ones For the First Time

    by Chris Kornelis See also: All of the arguments about digital music, summarized In the two decades since Nielsen Soundscan started to keep track of U.S. album sales in 1991, the company has seen the industry fold in half, digital sales catch up to physical, and vinyl mount a resurgence. But unti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Mark Cuban Sweatily Expounds on Why He Saved the St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Via.Cuban in his passing out days.​Yesterday we emailed Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban to ask why he decided to save the Greenville St. Patrick's Day Parade. "I didn't want to see it go away," he wrote back. A great answer. A noble answer, especially since he also cut a $25,000 check to a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Moroney Responds to News Paywall Report

    ​Soon as I stumbled across that News & Tech piece noting that The Dallas Morning News is set to begin charging for staff-generated online content, I asked the paper's publisher and CEO, Jim Moroney, if that was true. At 9:02 this morning, he responded via e-mail. This is what he wrote, in full ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Since Everyone Loves Lists, Where Does Dallas Rank on "Riskiest Online Cities"?

    ​According to Symantec, Dallas does rank fairly high on the list of American cities "under the greatest threat from cybercrime" -- 22 out of the top 50, which makes us the Adam Lambert to Seattle's Rihanna. There's one significant reason Dallas doesn't rank higher: We're not so connected to the Wi ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 4, 2010
  • Music

    September 3, 2009

    Ramona Falls

    Intuit (Barsuk)

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Kind of Blu-Ray: Blockbuster Teams Up with Samsung for Yet More OnDemand Delivery

    Late last year, Blockbuster introduced its first on-demand delivery system: the 2Wire MediaPoint Digital Media Player, about which critics weren't wild but oh well better than nothing and well at least the company's trying. Then came the TiVo deal in March, which did nothing to stop the company's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Today In Music News: Prince Is In Pain, Trent Reznor's Done With Twitter, and Monsters of Folk Are Coming...

    Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, June 12, 2009... Prince is apparently refusing to get a double hip replacement because of his religious beliefs. So, instead of having the surgery, he's "popping pain killers and hoping it will all go away." I think that's the same thing my un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Dallas News's Jim Moroney Did Attend Newspapers' So-Called "Secret" Meeting

    The Friends of Unfair Park concerned with the state -- and fate -- of the newspaper business are no doubt aware that in a Chicago suburb yesterday, bigwigs, honchos and major-domos from most of the country's biggest news-gathering organizations huddled together to chat about monetizing online conten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    EDS HP = WTF?

    Because nothing says golf like, um, a printer? This just in: Next year’s Byron Nelson golf tournament will be sponsored by HP. Which begs the question, who was last year’s title sponsor? If you’re like me – and I went to the dang thing – you had to think a minute or 10 before comin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Dalton Sherman Goes on Ellen, Gets a Computer and Printer

    At least one DISD student will get a brand-new computer and printer: Charles Rice Learning Center fifth-grader Dalton Sherman, courtesy Ellen Degeneres and Hewlett-Packard on yesterday's episode of her daytime chatshow. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Hertz So Good

    So, about that Corvette that pulled in a little too close to the Lemmon Avenue La Madeleine on Friday. A couple of Friends pointed out in the comments that it was a Hertz rental special. No kidding: It's so rare, matter of fact, that this morning, news of the crash makes its way onto Jalopnik, Gawke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Go, Longhorns! (W.T. White Longhorns, That Is.)

    Dallas had but four high schools listed among Newsweek's list of the top public high schools in the U.S. and A. in 2003 -- and back then, the highest-rated among the locals was Highland Park High School, which sat at No. 15 on the list, followed by W.T. White (at 290), Lake Highlands (482) and Hillc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    What Ross Perot's Thousand-Dollar Investment Has Yielded

    Breaking news from The Wall Street Journal concerning the sale of a DallasPlano company you might have heard of. Reports the paper in a subscription-only piece at which you can sneak a peak: "Hewlett-Packard Co. was close to a deal to acquire Electronic Data Systems Corp. for between $12 billion and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008

    Guitar Hero Will Save the Economy

    One industry clearly not worried about a recession: the video-game bidness. That's clear from this morning's news that Grapevine-based GameStop posted first-quarter earnings of $189.8 million -- up, oh, just 46 percent from last year's earnings during the same period. And the reason? Guess. Fine: "N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007

    Getting Lit Whilst Touring the Bright Christmas Lights of Highland Park

    "Maggie," a local contributor to the m-pyre site, today recounts her Christmas-lights trek through the Park Cities, done from the cozy confines of a "a rented luxury bus, where beer and wine flowed freely and pizza boxes were plentiful." Turns out, the yellow brick roads of the HP were crowded with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Pet Appreciation

    All together now: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. We don’t really think of Highland Park as the go-to place for a good car wash, as we're rather fond of the DIY stalls in East Dallas. But PR maven Holly Morgan at the beloved Dallas Museum of Art knows how we love a clean car almost as much as we love our sweet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 23, 2007

    It's an Honor Just to Be Nominated...

    A scene from the Student Academy Award-nominated Left in Baghdad by HP grad Peter Jordan Last week we got word that Highland Park grad Peter Jordan got nominated for a Student Academy Award, which, in the student film world, is about a big a deal as a real Oscar is in the real world. Jordan, a grad ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 3, 2007

    Park City Thrifty

    HPHS throws a garage sale for charity

  • Music

    April 5, 2007


    Things you may have missed the first time

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2006

    Does Every Former NFL Player Wind Up in Real Estate?

    David Richards went from HP to SMU to the real estate. Well, of course. On Halloween, as you no doubt recall, the largest commercial real estate company in the world, CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., announced it was acquiring Trammell Crow Company for $2.2 billion. The deal isn't expected to ... More >>

  • Film

    May 18, 2006

    Shell Game

    Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2006

    Richie Rich Round-Up

    We scour the business pages so you don't have to...and because you don't want to. But let's round 'em up, shall we? In the let-them-eat-cake category, two local businesses reported their first-quarter earnings today, and it doesn't look like biz is bad for the likes of Neiman Marcus and Zale Corp., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2006

    From the Highland Park Teen Affairs Desk

    When I was in high school, the school participated in a program called Shattered Dreams just before prom season. It's meant to instill fear of drunk driving in the hearts of binge-drinking high schoolers who may imbibe on their magical evening. The point is to create a shockingly real, disturbing ca ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Reason to Book It to Denton

    Recycled Books Records CDs

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    Tree Wave

    Cabana EP+ (Made Up Records)

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Software and hard time

    Texas prisons take a byte out of crime with a computer rehab program

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Life in the slow lane

    The Information Age meets the technological Stone Age at Dallas schools

  • News

    November 21, 1996


    Kevin Massey is no 'cyberstalker.' But when he tangled with another bullheaded loudmouth on the Internet, their 'flame' war spawned a great publicity stunt.