Technology Archive

Benton, Craighead Counties Top Arkansas List of Incoming Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2018 12:00 am

SmartAsset, a financial technology company based in New York, considered a number of factors to create its listing of the counties in Arkansas that have the most incoming investments

Hatton Weeks Returns to KAIT as Raycom Undergoes Acquisition

by Kyle Massey 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Hatton Weeks is back in Jonesboro as GM of KAIT, and soon his parent company will be Gray Television, which is buying Raycom for $3.65 billion.

Hannah Butcher Joins iProv (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Hannah Butcher has been hired as a junior account manager at iProv LLC in Little Rock, and Avery Bingham has been hired as a marketing strategist.

Acxiom Corp. Employees To Remain In Conway, Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/3/2018 04:36 pm

Acxiom Corp. employees will remain in Conway and Little Rock, some working for LiveRamp and others for Acxiom Marking Solutions, the business unit Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. of New York is buying for $2.3 billion.

Update: Acxiom Sells Marketing Solutions Business to Interpublic for $2.3B

by Sarah Campbell-Miller and Lance Turner 7/2/2018 03:42 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Conway announced Monday that it would sell its Marketing Solution division to Interpublic Group in a $2.3 billion deal that will leave Arkansas with one fewer public company.

Reuters: Acxiom Near Deal to Sell Marketing Solutions Unit for $2.2B

by Lance Turner 7/2/2018 06:56 am

On CNBC this morning, Reuters reports that Acxiom Corp. of Conway is nearing a deal to sell its Acxiom Marketing Solutions unit for $2.2 billion to Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. of New York.

Heather Terry Moves Up at Ritter (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2018 12:00 am

Heather Terry has been promoted to director of carrier and wholesale services for Ritter Communications in Jonesboro.

WSJ: Giant Ad Firms Expected to Bid on Acxiom Unit

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2018 11:22 am

The Wall Street Journal on Thursday reported that advertising giants Interpublic Group of Cos. of New York and Dentsu Inc. of Tokyo are expected to submit offers to acquire most of Acxiom Corp. of Conway.

In Little Rock, League of Cities, FCC Commissioner Talk Jobs, Broadband

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/28/2018 08:55 am

The National League of Cities, meeting in Little Rock this week, releases a report on how automation is changing jobs and how cities can help the workforce adapt and prepare for job displacement.

Nazaru's Toyin Umesiri: Foreign Trade More Helpful than Foreign Aid

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/25/2018 12:00 am

The former Walmart exec and founder of Nazaru LLC hopes to increase trade with Africa, a continent she knows well.

Canada, Mexico Top Markets for Arkansas Exports

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/25/2018 12:00 am

The value of the state's total exports was $6.3 billion in 2017, ranking it 38th in the United States in terms of value, according to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

A-State Resurrects College of Engineering & Computer Science

by Todd Traub 6/20/2018 10:24 am

In a reorganization favored by faculty and local business leaders, Arkansas State University is breaking apart the combined engineering, agriculture and technology programs and repositioning computer science with engineering.

Venture Center CEO Lee Watson Moves to 'Chief Innovator' Role

by Lance Turner 6/19/2018 04:45 pm

The Venture Center of Little Rock says CEO Lee Watson will move into a newly created position, "chief innovator," and that a former Acxiom Corp. leader, Bill Yoder, will be interim CEO.

Molex Opens Design Center in Conway

by Lance Turner 6/19/2018 01:32 pm

Molex of Lisle, Illinois, announced last week the opening of a new design center in Conway that will employ more than 100 engineering and technical workers.

Wind Resistance: Arkansas OKs Big Step for $4.5B Project

by Kyle Massey 6/18/2018 12:00 am

Ted Thomas has faced some tough decisions as an Arkansas utility regulator, but approving a massive $4.5 billion Oklahoma wind energy project wasn't one of them.

Attention Arkansas Startups, 10X Cyber Is Only for You

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/18/2018 12:00 am

There's a new kind of accelerator now, 10X Cyber Accelerator, that accepts only Arkansas companies with annual revenue of between $100,000 and $10 million.

Raising Arkansas Money For Arkansas Companies

by Mark Friedman 6/18/2018 12:00 am

A new venture capital firm in Conway seeks to raise $20 million to focus on startups in Arkansas.

Sizing Up the Startup Ecosystem Movement in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/18/2018 12:00 am

Over a decade, Arkansas has fallen in line with the national trend of embracing and publicly funding a relatively new form of economic development: structured help for entrepreneurs.

Lee Watson on Supporting Startups Taking First Steps at Venture Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/18/2018 12:00 am

Lee Watson with the Venture Center explains what it does, and how entrepreneurs are turning their dreams into businesses.

Efficiency Summit to Give Public Entities Ways to Save Energy

by Kyle Massey 6/13/2018 01:49 pm

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality are partnering to give energy service providers a forum for offering tips, exhibits and insights on energy conservation possibilities.