It's a big day for RadioShack in bankruptcy court, where an auction is being held to determine the future of the company's assets. As a result, several other companies, including AT&T, are making sure their relationship with the crumbling retailer won't leave some of its sensitive information vulnerable. Meanwhile, technology advocates and professionals can learn about financing sustainable and environmentally friendly companies, take a look at some new opportunities at Lanyon or save the date for an upcoming event covering tech trends in retail.
Take a look at this week's five things you should know.
AT&T has filed an objection with a federal bankruptcy court asking that RadioShack destroy or return any of AT&T’s protected information before the sale of its assets, which begins today. The Dallas-based tech giant is concerned about information including customer lists, customer proprietary network information and documents and information relating to RadioShack’s relationship with AT&T. In order to protect its information, AT&T (NYSE: T) drafted up a provision its asking the courts to amend to the sale order, asking that RadioShack destroy or return the information and prevents RadioShack from disclosing that information to Sprint, which has been identified as one of the buyers of RadioShack’s assets, any of Sprint’s affiliates or any other third party.
Software firm Lanyon, which recently relocated to Dallas, is hosting a job fair at its headquarters at KPMG Centre downtown Monday. The company is aiming to hire more than 100 people for software development and sales roles. The company currently employs more than 400 employees in Dallas.
The Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist’s Cox School of Business will host the Southwest Venture Forum on Thursday at the Dallas Country Club. The event, which begins at 7 a.m., will cover financing and growing sustainable and environmentally friendly companies. It will feature an expert panel comprising Phil Arra, Terra Verde Partners managing partner, Wes McDaniel, Ideal Impact Inc. founder and CEO, and William Huckin of NeoVerde LLC. The event will be moderated by John Holzgraefe of Hunton & Williams LLP. Guests must register by noon on Tuesday.
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