Walmart, Microsoft Expand Technology Center in Texas

Walmart, Microsoft Expand Technology Center in Texas

Engineers from Walmart and Microsoft will work together in Texas as the Arkansas-based retail giant seeks more convenient ways for customers to shop.
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ConversionPoint to Buy Inuvo in $75M Deal

Privately held ConversionPoint Technologies Inc. of Newport Beach, California, has agreed to buy publicly traded Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $75 million.
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Movista Growing With $12M Infusion

Movista Inc. of Bentonville will strengthen its leadership team, invest in innovation and next-generation technology and form a sales and marketing arm that will also be based in Bentonville — all with a recent $12 million investment from Level Equity of New York.
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Venture Center Names Wayne Miller Executive Director

Wayne Miller, managing director of the Venture Center's FinTech Accelerator, has been named executive director of the Little Rock-based nonprofit.
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