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September 17, 2021

SMU Launches Campaign to Impact Texas and Beyond

On September 17, 2021, SMU launched a historic campaign to impact Texas and beyond, seizing opportunities to change countless lives. SMU exists to shape future leaders who transform communities and organizations through ingenuity and thoughtful problem-solving. Building on our significant history of excellence, SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow is a multiyear,

Business |
April 22, 2014

Do Texas Cities Need Rideshare Services Like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar?

The legal status of "disruptive" transportation apps like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar is in question. But as federal judges weigh in on the rules that keep them from operating at full capacity in Texas, the bigger question is whether or not these services meet a legitimate need.

Technology |
March 6, 2014

Press Start to Begin?

It’s taken more than a decade, but Texas has established itself as a major hub for the video game industry. But how big a player can the state become?

Film & TV |
March 4, 2014

Revenge Porn Isn’t Illegal In Texas, But It Can Cost You Half a Million Dollars

"Revenge porn"—the public sharing of nude photos of someone on the Internet without their permission—isn't yet illegal in Texas. And after a Houston woman was awarded $500,000 in damages after her ex-boyfriend posted videos and images she gave him to YouTube and elsewhere, it's worth asking if it needs to

January 21, 2013

SXSW: Stratfor CEO Gets “Mic Checked”

During George Friedman's first public speaking appearance since his company was hacked by Anonymous, occupy protesters interrupted a panel he hosted at SXSW, calling him a private spy who worked for wealthy corporations. 

Business |
March 15, 2012

Space: A Profitable Frontier?

Richard Garriott, the video game pioneer and tireless proselytizer of private space flight, posits that old-fashioned entrepreneurialism will drive space exploration in the coming decades.

The Culture |
March 31, 2011

My E-piphany

If Tahitian sailors could find Hawaii using only their testicles, I ought to be able to survive the modern world without a computer. But, hell, it looks like I can't.

Business |
June 30, 1997

“Boom” Is a Four-letter Word

No one will admit we’re in the middle of one, even as the economy surges. How come? Because the last time we had it this good, bragging only hastened the arrival of another four-letter word: “bust.”

Business |
June 30, 1997

Corporate Makeover

EDS, the company Ross Perot imbued with his own conservative image, is designing Internet sites for magazines like Elle. What a tangled Web we weave.

Business |
October 1, 1985

The Chips Are Down

The real Texas technology picture is much more intricate than either the mad hype of two years ago or the dire headlines of today make it out to be.