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    Friday, July 7, 2017
    AT&T Launches $200M Venture Capital Fund
    Dallas-based AT&T has launched its very own venture capital investment fund, where it will invest up to $200M in startups in the connected services and platform area. AT&T, which announced the new fund on Thursday, said it is working with Coral Group to launch and invest in those startups. AT&T specifically said its new fund will invest in technology that run on the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), which was developed by AT&T Labs.

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    Transplace Wins Energy and Telecom Supplier
    Dallas-based transportation management services and logistics services provider Transplace said this week that it has scored a win with energy and telecom systems upplier Prysmian Group as a customer. Transplace said it has been selected manage all transportation activities throughout North America and support international import/export shipments and customs compliance for Prsymian. Financial details of the win were not announced.

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    Cirrus Logic Rolls Amazon Alexa Voice Development Kit
    Austin-based semiconductor maker Cirrus Logic is hoping to enable the embedding of Amazon Alexa voice support in consumer electronics products, with a new development kit. Cirrus Logic said it has launched a development kit for Alexa Voice Service (AVS), optimized for smart speakers and smart home applications. The new Voice Capture Development Kit for Amazon AVS uses a components from Cirrus to help implement Alexa "wake" words and capture audio for vo (More info...)

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    OpenKey: We're Now In 8 Countries, 4 Continents
    Dallas-based OpenKey, the developer of mobile apps which enable keyless room access to hotel guests, says it is now in 8 countries across 4 continents. The startup, led by CEO TJ Person, says it is now in Hong Kong, Canada, Netherlands, Philippines, Australia, Mexico, United Kingdom, and the United States. OpenKey says it now has 30 employees globally, and hopes to double that in the next 18 months; the company says it now serves over 15,000 rooms.

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