Technology Archive

Windstream Spinoff Reports $8.3M in Income, $128.7M in Sales

by Lance Turner 8/13/2015 07:08 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock issued its first quarterly earnings report on Thursday, showing $8.3 million in net income and revenue of $128.7 million.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

Arkansas Cities Get Smart with Technology

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 8/12/2015 06:58 am

The mayor of a northwest Arkansas city wants the local water utility to be able to tell residents if their toilet is broken or if a pipe bursts without a utility employee ever having to set foot on their property.

Asa Hutchinson: More Than 1,300 Signed Up for Online Coding Classes

by Mark Carter 8/11/2015 02:57 pm

More than 1,300 Arkansas high-school students signed up over the summer for online computer coding education, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.

UA Leads New Engineering Research Center

by Alexis Hosticka 8/10/2015 09:46 am

Researchers at the University of Arkansas will help lead a new $18.5 million engineering research center to design and develop vehicle electrical systems that are more powerful, efficient and heat-resistant.

Arkansas Solar Projects Get Turn in Limelight

by Sean Beherec 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Utilities around the state are turning to solar energy-generation projects as the cost of wrangling the sun's rays becomes more economical.

Windstream Reports 2Q Loss of $111M, Plans $75M Share Repurchase

by Sean Beherec 8/6/2015 07:11 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $111 million, down from a profit of $14 million in the same quarter last year. But the company said there were gains in some divisions and noted "improving financial trends."

Hark Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Help Fund Summer Tour of South

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 03:17 pm

Hark, the Little Rock digital media startup, has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund its Summer Tour 2015. The tour is taking Hark CEO Tim Freeman and team members across the South to meet with local entrepreneurs and record their stories.

Windstream Gets $13M to Expand Rural Broadband in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 8/5/2015 02:16 pm

Windstream Communications Inc. will receive about $13.2 million in annual payments from the FCC's Connect America Fund to support broadband in rural Arkansas.

Windstream Wins $450M Telecom Contract with Veterans Affairs

by Lance Turner 8/5/2015 11:46 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock said Tuesday that it is one of three to receive a contract to provide voice, data and Internet services for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Information and Technology.

Lou McAlister to Lead Venture Center's Pre-Accelerator Program

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 10:12 am

Lou McAlister, CEO of Little Rock's Broadband Development Group, will lead the fall session of the Venture Center's pre-accelerator program for startup founders.

Fayetteville's Startup Junkie Receives $50K to Launch 2.7.0 Accelerator

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 09:23 am

Startup Junkie will launch the 2.7.0 accelerator on Sept. 1. The two-month program will meet weekly through Nov. 13 in Fayetteville and focus on retail, logistics and food ventures owned by women, minorities and veterans.

Mike Preston: Develop Rural Parts of Arkansas, Improve Workforce

by Alexis Hosticka 8/4/2015 02:16 pm

Four months on the job, and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said he has helped to secure 22 new or expanding company contracts for jobs in the state.

Jeff Stinson Joins Innovation Hub as Silver Mine Director

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

Jeff Stinson will leave his position as director of UALR TechLaunch, but will remain executive director of Fund for Arkansas' Future, a private angel fund.

Delta Entrepreneurship Network Headed to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 8/3/2015 01:02 pm

The Delta Entrepreneurship Network, which launched the Delta Challenge pitch contest earlier this year, has scheduled a second round of six competitions including a contest in Little Rock scheduled for November.

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

AEDC Receives $20M to Expand University Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 09:47 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Division of Science and Technology will receive $20 million from the National Science Foundation over five years to expand research at colleges and universities in Arkansas.

J.B. Hunt Sues Software Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. of Lowell says software purchased for its transportation brokerage services didn't work right.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Group Aims for 1-Gig Service in Little Rock

by Sean Beherec 8/3/2015 12:00 am

In the race to bring higher Internet speeds to the capital city, one group is planning to soon unveil 1-gigabit service in downtown Little Rock, possibly as early as this week.