Those who reside in the Lone Star State have a little saying: “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” But no Texas city illustrates this mentality more than Dallas.
“The Big D,” as it’s known to those who know, is home to the famed Cowboys, who since the 1990s have been known as “America’s team”—there are more Cowboys fans across the nation than any other. But that hardly begins to sum up Dallas—we aren’t talking about a one-horse town here. You see, Dallas has another nickname: the “Silicon Prairie”. This is due to the high concentration of telecommunications companies located in Dallas. Texas Instruments may be the one most recognizable as Dallas-based, but they also have many cellular companies, including AT&T. (If you ever fail to have a cell signal in Dallas, that’s a bad sign.) Dallas biz is not only big—it’s diverse. There are 21 Fortune 500 companies that call Dallas home.
Silicon Valley is feeling the heat from the Silicon Prairie, and we have to say, we’re impressed. That’s why we at Owler have decided to give 46 Dallas-based businesses (out of over 15,000 Dallas companies on Owler) our 2016 HOT In Dallas Award. Winners will receive a digital badge so they can display the award in all its glory on their websites. Here are three award recipients who harness the Web to give their customers real-world success.
They’ve drawn you in with the posh little gnome they feature in their commercials, but Travelocity’s hardly all talk. If you’re looking for the cheapest price for anything travel-related—cars, cruises, flights, and anything in between—look no further. They’ll even offer inspiration to those who can’t figure out what to do on their trip.
Dating isn’t easy. It’s hard enough when you’re young, but it can be even more difficult that second time around. Match.com takes the guesswork and awkwardness out of the process. The 21 year-old dating site is a pioneer player in the online dating industry, a position that has allowed them to learn a lot about the tools that are most helpful to those who are looking for love.
Simple name, simple concept—to quote their mascot, Captain Obvious, “Hotels.com is a site for finding hotels.” They aim to find you the best hotels at the lowest prices. Their site’s not only easy to remember, but also easy to use—just type in your destination and travel dates, and let Hotels.com bring you the deals.