Technology Archive

Food-Ordering Grab App Launches at NWA Airport

by Sarah Campbell 6/13/2016 10:57 am

Grab, a mobile app that saves passengers time by allowing them to pre-order meals for pick-up from airport restaurants, launched last week at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Bentonville.

UAFS, ACHE to Collaborate on Research

by Sarah Campbell 6/13/2016 10:56 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, also in Fort Smith, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaboratively pursue research efforts.

Preparing for the Drone Revolution (Micah Goodwin Expert Advice)

by Micah Goodwin 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Drone law is still in flux, so it's important to understand both the current legal framework and where the law is headed.

5 Tips to Designing an Engaging Visual Aid (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 6/13/2016 12:00 am

There are many tools for creating visual aids, but the key word when developing them is the word “visual.” Visual aids are for the audience to follow along and stay connected with your presentation.

Beth Lackey Named to SVP Position at Windstream (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Beth A. Lackey was recently appointed senior vice president of carrier operations at Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2016 08:44 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professions in their 20s.

Tech Park Approves 1Gb Internet Contract, Buys Furniture

by Sarah Campbell 6/9/2016 09:46 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday purchased furniture and audio-visual equipment and approved a five-year contract with Ritter Communications of Jonesboro for 1-gigabit broadband internet.

Venture Center Holds Inaugural 'Lift the Rock' Event

by Sarah Campbell 6/8/2016 11:34 am

About 30 people attended the Venture Center's first-ever "Lift the Rock" event, featuring VC FinTech Accelerator startup FundSeeder of Westport, Connecticut.

UALR Professor Demos Robotic Cane in Washington

by Sarah Campbell 6/7/2016 02:09 pm

University of Arkansas at Little Rock researcher Cang Ye and his students demonstrated their Co-robotic Cane during the Congressional Robotics Caucus at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Little Rock Law Firm Carney Bates Going Into the Breach Against Google

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Carney Bates & Pulliam PLLC, the Little Rock law firm representing Matt Campbell in his lawsuit against Facebook, also is handling a potential class-action privacy lawsuit against Google and is involved in several other high-profile data breach cases.

Data Breaches on the Rise, Even in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Hacking is costing businesses millions more as sophisticated criminal networks determined to steal information for financial gain have replaced the individuals who were commonplace in the early years of the internet, and Arkansas is not immune.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Protecting Cargo Never Ends for Arkansas Truckers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Protecting freight is a daily worry for transportation executives whose trucks are crisscrossing the nation daily with trailers full of goods.

Molly Maid of Northwest Arkansas Acknowledged as Rookie of the Year (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Alicia and Mykel Stephens, co-owners of Molly Maid of Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, have been named to Molly Maid's 2015 Rookie of the Year All-Star Team for outstanding performance in their first year of business.

Ransomware, and a Particular Set of Skills (Aaron Gamewell Expert Advice)

by Aaron Gamewell 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Ransomware is equivalent to a gang of bad guys kidnapping your loved one and demanding money. Even if you had a “very particular set of skills,” bad guys who use ransomware are nearly impossible to find because of the ability to hide behind a labyrinth of IP addresses and never-ending cyber networks.

Wal-Mart Embraces Change at Meeting, Hitching Up With Uber

by Marty Cook 6/3/2016 03:23 pm

During the retailer's annual meeting, Wal-Mart Chairman Greg Penner cast the company as changing with the economic and shopping landscape, just as it has done throughout its long history.

Wal-Mart Testing Uber, Lyft for Online Grocery Delivery

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/3/2016 07:30 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will be testing its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft in the next two weeks in Denver and Phoenix.

Wal-Mart Testing Drones in Warehouses to Manage Inventory

by Associated Press 6/2/2016 11:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing drones that it says will help it manage its warehouse inventory more efficiently, and which it says could be rolled out in the next six to nine months across its distribution centers. It's another sign of how the nation's largest retailer is seeking to compete against online leader Amazon, which is testing drones to deliver packages.

Ecoark Uses Technology to Provide Lower-Cost Recycled Products

by Sarah Campbell 6/2/2016 11:17 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers is using technology to bring retail consumers consistent pricing and offer manufacturers recycled raw material at a lower cost than virgin material, says CEO Randy May.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.