Technology Archive

Hanna Norton Named Dean of Arkansas Tech's New eTech College

by Alexis Hosticka 7/15/2015 10:26 am

Arkansas Tech University in Russellville has named Hanna Norton dean of its new College of eTech, which aims to expand the university's degree programs online.

WRI Event to Focus on Social Entrepreneurship

by Mark Carter 7/14/2015 10:14 am

The rise of social entrepreneurship — providing goods and services that provide a positive impact on society — will be the subject of the 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

Comcast Increases Internet Speeds

by Alexis Hosticka 7/13/2015 03:35 pm

Comcast announced Monday that it is increasing the speed of its Blast! tier by 50 percent to 75 Mbps in central Arkansas at no additional charge to customers.

Arkansas Fellowship Announces Second Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 02:06 pm

The Arkansas Fellowship, a nonprofit program that matches graduating Arkansas college seniors with Arkansas host companies, has announced its second class.

Comcast to Launch Streaming Video Service

by Associated Press 7/13/2015 11:41 am

Comcast, the country's largest cable company, is offering its own online video alternative as people spend fewer hours watching live TV and more time using tablets and phones for entertainment.

Jones Innovative Seeks FDA OK for Blood-Draw Device

by Mark Friedman 7/13/2015 12:00 am

The Bifurcated Venous Access Device allows medical providers to draw blood from the same tube used for IV fluids. Spencer Jones entered the product in the ARK Challenge Demo Day in Little Rock in November and won a $150,000 investment.

RaiseTheMoney.com Promises To Revolutionize Political Fundraising

by Austin DuVall 7/13/2015 12:00 am

RaiseTheMoney.com, a nonpartisan online fundraising company in Little Rock, signed on 71 new campaigns in June, totaling more than 200 accounts since its founding 18 months ago by Chris Stewart, the company's CEO.

Rockfish Nets Chad Bingle To Lead Digital Strategy (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Chad Bingle has joined the Rogers office of Rockfish, a marketing and advertising firm, as director of digital strategy. Susan Roper has also joined as the office's manager of finance and accounting.

Leslie Rutledge Launches Metal Theft Initiative

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/10/2015 07:33 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge launched an initiative Thursday to deter Arkansas' persistent problem of metal theft through increased training and tracking.

Cree Inc. Buys Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville

by Lance Turner 7/9/2015 08:26 am

Cree Inc. of Durham, North Carolina, a publicly traded LED and semiconductor manufacturer, said Thursday that it has purchased Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Agri-Drones Await Final FAA Rules

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Two recent webinars hosted by a senior staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture focused on the legal framework behind deploying drones for agricultural use.

Uber Hit With Complaint Over Privacy Policy

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission late last month, arguing that the policy “will claim the right to collect personal contact information and detailed location data of American consumers, even when they are not using the service.”

Lawnly Goes Yard in Fayetteville With Uber Model

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

A new company, dubbed Lawnly, is now doing business in the northwest part of the state. The service is similar to Uber in that users log on to the Lawnly application and find someone willing to take the job in the area. It varies slightly because it uses actual lawn care companies, as opposed to individual contractors.

Dean Jane Wayland on Keeping UALR's College of Business in the Mix

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Before being named dean, Jane Wayland was interim dean of the UALR College of Business for two years. She also has served as associate dean of graduate studies and chairwoman of the Marketing & Advertising Department. The College of Business Advising Center was established within a year of her appointment, and she initiated the Ambassador program to showcase top students.

Industrial Activity Simmering Beneath Flat Market Veneer

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Market conditions are reaching the tipping point to launch construction and add fresh product to the warehouse inventory in the Little Rock area.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

Acxiom CEO Scott Howe Gets $1.2M Raise in Fiscal 2015

by Sean Beherec 7/1/2015 05:07 pm

Scott Howe, CEO of Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock, was paid $6.3 million in fiscal 2015 — a pay bump of more than $1.2 million compared to fiscal 2014, according to documents filed Wednesday. Howe's total compensation included a base salary of $650,000.

What's Next After Export-Import Bank Charter Expires at Midnight?

by Associated Press 6/30/2015 11:31 am

Congress failed to renew the bank's charter because of opposition from Republicans who say it amounts to corporate welfare. However, the shutdown may end up being only temporary.