Technology Archive

CinemaCon 2015 Will Have an Arkansas Flavor

by Mark Carter 4/8/2015 11:31 am

This year's event will feature three Arkansas firms at the CinemaCon trade show, interestingly enough: Power Technology Inc. of Alexander; Weldon, Williams & Lick of Fort Smith; and Klipsch of Hope.

Ex-Im Bank Chair: We're Here to Level Playing Field

by Mark Carter 4/8/2015 09:32 am

In Little Rock Tuesday to speak at the Clinton School of Public Service and tour the Power Technology Inc. laser manufacturing facility in Alexander, U.S. Export-Import Bank chairman Fred Hochberg insisted his job is to level the playing field for American exporters, big and small.

Fort Smith Retakes Top Spot in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Mark Carter 4/7/2015 09:36 am

The index is a comprehensive measure that provides a snapshot of economic activity in Arkansas cities. It encompasses a labor index, housing market index, construction index and retail sales index.

Phyzit's 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 4/6/2015 09:00 am

Dr. Stephen Canon and his team at Innovate Arkansas client firm Phyzit offer up their five tips for startup success, plus an important bonus tip.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Computer Science Task Force

by Associated Press 4/6/2015 07:02 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced a 15-member task force to oversee the rollout of a requirement that all public high schools offer computer science courses.

HR Director Michele Burns on the Soft Skills Employers Want

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Michele Burns is the state director for the Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management and is the director of classification and compensation with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Tech Leaders Unite Against Laws They See as Discriminatory

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/1/2015 03:51 pm

Thirty-nine leaders from many of the country's leading tech firms issued a joint letter Wednesday in opposition to Arkansas House Bill 1228 and laws in other states that the group has deemed discriminatory against gays and lesbians.

Asa Hutchinson, Bob Ballinger Don't Seek Changes to #HB1228

by Associated Press 3/31/2015 06:58 am

Opponents of an Arkansas "religious freedom" measure that they say will allow widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians filled the state Capitol on Monday to protest the bill as it neared a final vote.

Acxiom Asks Gov. Hutchinson to Veto HB1228

by Sean Beherec 3/30/2015 04:52 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Monday asked the governor to veto the measure, calling it "discriminatory."

Power Technology's Illumina Laser Projection System on Full Display

by Mark Carter 3/30/2015 01:31 pm

The Illumina laser projection system from Power Technology Inc. of Alexander represents a potential win-win for movie-goers and theater owners, and that double score was on full display Monday at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock's River Market District.

Mark Wallace Named CFO for Windstream REIT

by Sean Beherec 3/30/2015 09:57 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. on Monday said Mark Wallace has been named CFO of Communications Sales & Leasing Inc.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls 'Religious Objection' Laws Dangerous

by Associated Press 3/30/2015 08:13 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called "religious objection" legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad for business.

DIS Director Mark Myers on Arkansas' Top Cybersecurity Threat

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Mark Myers, as DIS director, leads more than 250 information technology and other professionals responsible for the state network, telecommunications services and information systems.

Nancy Gray Named New Director of UAMS BioVentures

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Nancy Gray, the new director of UAMS BioVentures, has more than 30 years of experience in biomedical industries, including medicinal chemistry research, management of pharmaceutical research and development, and business operations.

Getting It Right (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Last month, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 1183, requiring that all public high schools teach computer science. Late this month, the magazine Wired praised Hutchinson — and Arkansas — for the move.

Supporting Homegrown Innovation (Michael Singleton Commentary)

by Michael Singleton 3/30/2015 12:00 am

In reality, innovative research with world-changing implications happens every day in our universities and private companies. But what good is the best research discovery, technology or innovation if it never leaves the lab?

Arkansas Labor Force Rises by 9,000

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

As the unemployment rate in Arkansas is falling the size of the labor force is increasing, as these charts by Michael Pakko, the state's economic forecaster, show.

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Seeks to Cope With Climate Change

by Jan Cottingham 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Call it what you will, the chief of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Services says that the state is facing a new normal, one in which extreme weather events are occurring more often and with greater intensity.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins in Chorus Against Religious Protection Bill

by Lance Turner 3/27/2015 01:59 pm

Arkansas is starting to hear from civil rights leaders and the CEOs if prominent tech firms about HB1228, a religious protection bill that was approved in the state Senate this afternoon and now heads back to the House.

US Economic Growth Might Be Mild, But It's Also Really Durable

by Associated Press 3/27/2015 11:45 am

The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate, the government said Friday — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009.