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In Arkansas, Rules Restrict e-Services By Physicians

In Arkansas, Rules Restrict e-Services By Physicians

Teladoc Inc. of Dallas is the latest telemedicine provider to be shut out of Arkansas because of Arkansas State Medical Board rules involving physician-patient relationships.
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'Distressed' Hazen Team Shines at Youth Entrepreneur Showcase

A team of youth entrepreneurs who appear ready to sell their wares through online marketplaces like Little Rock's Bourbon & Boots were among the top winners at Friday's Youth Entrepreneur Showcase Expo Day at Park Plaza.
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Agreement Puts Drones Closer to Sky

A cooperative agreement announced last week between the Federal Aviation Administration and CNN for the company to use unmanned aircraft for news gathering has some operators hopeful for the future.
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Tyson Foods Foundation, Family Donate $500K to UA's eVersity

The Tyson Foods Foundation Inc. and the Tyson family have donated $500,000 to the University of Arkansas System's online university, eVersity.
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The Root Café Gets $150K Grant from JPMorgan Chase Bank

Jack and Corri Sundell, owners of The Root, received a $150,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase. The Root was one of 20 grant recipients in the JPMorgan Chase Mission Main Street program, and the only one in Arkansas. read more >

Negotiations for Tech Park Properties Continue

Little Rock tech park director Brent Birch told the board Wednesday that negotiations for targeted park properties along Main Street in downtown Little Rock are continuing. Birch said he is working with the city on a schedule of available funds to complete the purchase of the proposed properties. read more >

Darrin Williams Appointed to Little Rock Tech Park Board

Appointed by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Joel Anderson, Williams will complete the term of former board member Bob Johnson, who resigned in November. read more >

LR Startup Looking to Make Merger Matches

Merger Match from Little Rock startup founders and IT consultants Bridget Farris and Alese Stroud seeks to make proper matches out of potential mergers and acquisitions, and when necessary, stop them from happening. read more >

UNC Innovation Chief Addresses Business Leaders at UALR

Judith Cone, chief innovation officer for the University of North Carolina's flagship campus in Chapel Hill, told leaders of central Arkansas' business community Monday evening that innovation is not a synonym for creativity, but a process. read more >

UA Startup Receives Grant to Develop Nano Coating for Glass

University of Arkansas startup WattGlass of Fayetteville has received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further develop its nano-particle coating for glass. read more >

Innovate Arkansas Helping Build Tech Startup Scene

Since its creation, IA has received almost 500 applications and as of the third quarter of 2014 had signed agreements with 213 of them. Plus, Innovate Arkansas Director Tom Dalton said there are 38 startups in the IA pipeline being reviewed for inclusion as Innovate Arkansas client firms. read more >

Advanced Energy Jobs Number 25,000 (Steve Patterson Commentary)

The development of innovative technologies to help meet America's energy demands has allowed the emergence of an advanced energy sector that now accounts for the employment of more than 25,000 Arkansans, according to a new study released by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation. read more >

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital Launches Seed-Stage Venture Fund for Tech Startups

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital of Little Rock announces the creation of a private, seed-stage venture fund focused on early-stage tech startups across the region. read more >

Small Businesses Have Even More Credit-Card Reader Options

Small business owners looking to ditch traditional credit card readers have more options than ever. Online retailers Amazon and Etsy are just two of the latest companies to offer mobile credit card readers to small companies, joining the likes of Square, PayPal and Intuit. Mobile credit card readers are small devices that stick into a smartphone or tablet and allow credit cards to be swiped and accepted from anywhere. read more >

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