Technology Archive

Asa Hutchinson Names Mark Myers Information Systems Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2015 02:27 pm

Mark Myers was director of strategic initiatives at the Arkansas Secretary of State's office. He'd been in the position since 2011. He previously worked in the technology industry for Loislaw.com.

Negotiations for Tech Park Properties Continue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2015 10:44 am

Little Rock tech park director Brent Birch told the board Wednesday that negotiations for targeted park properties along Main Street in downtown Little Rock are continuing. Birch said he is working with the city on a schedule of available funds to complete the purchase of the proposed properties.

Darrin Williams Appointed to Little Rock Tech Park Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2015 03:29 pm

Appointed by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Joel Anderson, Williams will complete the term of former board member Bob Johnson, who resigned in November.

LR Startup Looking to Make Merger Matches

by Mark Carter 1/14/2015 10:13 am

Merger Match from Little Rock startup founders and IT consultants Bridget Farris and Alese Stroud seeks to make proper matches out of potential mergers and acquisitions, and when necessary, stop them from happening.

UNC Innovation Chief Addresses Business Leaders at UALR

by Mark Carter 1/13/2015 03:54 pm

Judith Cone, chief innovation officer for the University of North Carolina's flagship campus in Chapel Hill, told leaders of central Arkansas' business community Monday evening that innovation is not a synonym for creativity, but a process.

Asa Hutchinson Lays out Plan to Compete in 'Global Marketplace'

by Associated Press 1/13/2015 12:26 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants lawmakers to lower tax rates in an effort to compete in the "global marketplace."

Chief Revenue Officer Nada Stirratt Departing Acxiom

by Sean Beherec 1/12/2015 05:03 pm

Stirratt, who also served as executive vice president, joined the company in 2012. Her resignation is effective March 31. Acxiom said Stirratt is pursuing other opportunities and will help with the transition leading up to her departure.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Leon Jones as Labor Director, Charisse Childers as Career Education Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 02:24 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has picked Leon Jones Jr. as new director of the Arkansas Department of Labor, and Charisse Childers as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

UA Startup Receives Grant to Develop Nano Coating for Glass

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 11:03 am

University of Arkansas startup WattGlass of Fayetteville has received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further develop its nano-particle coating for glass.

Innovate Arkansas Helping Build Tech Startup Scene

by Mark Carter 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Since its creation, IA has received almost 500 applications and as of the third quarter of 2014 had signed agreements with 213 of them. Plus, Innovate Arkansas Director Tom Dalton said there are 38 startups in the IA pipeline being reviewed for inclusion as Innovate Arkansas client firms.

Advanced Energy Jobs Number 25,000 (Steve Patterson Commentary)

by Steve Patterson 1/12/2015 12:00 am

The development of innovative technologies to help meet America's energy demands has allowed the emergence of an advanced energy sector that now accounts for the employment of more than 25,000 Arkansans, according to a new study released by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation.

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital Launches Seed-Stage Venture Fund for Tech Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2015 10:48 am

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital of Little Rock announces the creation of a private, seed-stage venture fund focused on early-stage tech startups across the region.

Small Businesses Have Even More Credit-Card Reader Options

by Associated Press 1/7/2015 01:45 pm

Small business owners looking to ditch traditional credit card readers have more options than ever. Online retailers Amazon and Etsy are just two of the latest companies to offer mobile credit card readers to small companies, joining the likes of Square, PayPal and Intuit. Mobile credit card readers are small devices that stick into a smartphone or tablet and allow credit cards to be swiped and accepted from anywhere.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Arkansas Law Enforcement Agencies Eye Body Cameras

by Associated Press 1/4/2015 02:53 pm

Arkansas law enforcement officials say they would like to equip their officers with body cameras but that their cost may prevent it.

Mayflower-Vilonia Tornado is Top AP Story of 2014

by Associated Press 1/1/2015 09:39 pm

Arkansas' worst natural disaster of 2014 has been selected by Associated Press members as the state's top news story of the year, edging out the Republican dominance in the midterm elections and court decisions that opened the door to marriages between same-sex couples.

Jeff Amerine Leaves UA Commercialization Post to Focus on Private Firm

by Mark Carter 1/1/2015 11:30 am

Jeff Amerine will continue to teach entrepreneurship classes at the UA's Walton College of Business, and will now devote more time to Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville, which he founded in 2008 and plans to grow regionally.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

SWEPCO Withdraws Plans for $116M Power Line

by Associated Press 12/30/2014 07:16 pm

Southwestern Electric Power Co. says it is withdrawing its application to build a 50-mile-long, high-voltage power line through northwest Arkansas.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.