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    Coldwell Banker president explains how the brokerage is battling ?disruptors, discounters, interlopers'
    Charles El-Moussa, president of Coldwell Banker Realty Texas calls residential real estate a ?belly-to-belly business.? Because of that, he doesn?t ever see a day when agents will be replaced by technology ? although leveraging technology is a huge part of what today?s successful agent must master.

    Why 2020 is setting up to be a banner year for shakedown cybercriminals
    The ransomware epidemic: As 2020 begins, the reality is that ransomware has become one of the most prevalent and dangerous types of cyber-attacks impacting enterprise - large, small and everyone in between.

    DFW posts worst year in key area of data center use since 2014 amid supply surge, report says
    The market is flush with capacity ? though some is in the ?shadow? ? after big rush in past years. Still, better times could be ahead in 2020.

    New V-22 variant made by Bell Boeing achieves first flight
    A new variant of the V-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor aircraft that?s been flying for decades, achieved its first flight, the companies which make the vehicle announced this week. The first flight of the CMV-22B Osprey was conducted at the Amarillo, Texas facility of Bell, a company part of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT). Bell, based in Fort Worth, makes the V-22 in tandem with Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA). This latest variant of the iconic tiltrotor aircraft will be used by the U.S. Navy to replace the C-2A Greyhound?

    AT&T takes crown from Exxon as largest Dallas-area company in market value
    The Dallas area may still have a reputation for big oil, but it?s AT&T taking the title of biggest local company over Exxon by one measure. The telecommunications and media company had a market capitalization of nearly $283 billion on Friday while Exxon had about $281 billion. Later in trading, they both hovered closer to $280 billion. The two companies are easily the largest locally, as other well-known companies such as Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Kimberly-Clark are under $50?

    This DFW lawyer crafted the perfect data breach strategy
    Michaels Stores Associate GC Janie Perelman is a brilliant legal strategist and courtroom tactician who seems to be able to go without sleep. She?s led the defeat of several class action lawsuits and helped prevent others. Just one warning: Don?t call her crafty.

    Form-D Friday: Largest Texas-based independent insurance firm raises $6.8 million
    Welcome back to Form D Friday, where we take a look at regulatory filings in North Texas to see which businesses and firms are raising capital for a new project, investment idea or for something else.   Although the filings don?t have many details, they do provide a glimpse of what businesses and investors might be planning. If you have any tips or comments about new fundraises, feel free to send me an email at [email protected] The Form Ds below are listed by the name of companies that?

    Roundup of recent deals and dollars: Eastport agencies merged into $500 million company
    Take a look at our weekly roundup of mergers, acquisitions and transactions that have ties to Dallas-Fort Worth: Mindstream Media, Southwest Media Group and Digital Addix, all Eastport Holdings agencies, have merged into Mindstream Media Group, which will be based in Dallas.  The $500 million media agency recently appointed Eric Schaefer as CEO. Formerly, Schaefer served as Southwest Media Group?s president. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ?With the intense pressures?

    Average Dallas-Fort Worth home seller made over $78,000 in profit in 2019
    Home sellers in Dallas-Fort Worth realized a price gain of almost $78,500 on the typical sale ? more than $20,000 more than the average seller nationwide, according to a . Sellers nationwide in 2019 realized a home price gain of $65,500 on the typical sale, up from $58,100 last year and up from $50,027 two years ago, according to the study released Thursday by Attom Data Solutions. The latest profit figure, based on median purchase and resale prices, marked the highest level in the United States?

    Company owes GameStop millions after missing payment on an acquisition deal
    The Florida retail investment company owes the video game retailer more than $8 million, due immediately.