Technology Archive

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Loosens Once-Rigid Pay Wall

by Sean Beherec 2/23/2015 12:00 am

The statewide newspaper last week loosened what was once one of the most rigid pay walls in the country to a metered system more similar to that offered by The New York Times and Financial Times. Locally, the Arkansas Times launched a metered pay wall in August 2013, which allowed 10 free article views per month.

Arkansas Farmers Say Syngenta Tainted Grain Supply To Promote GMO

by Jan Cottingham 2/23/2015 12:00 am

At least a dozen Arkansas farmers have joined hundreds of farmers in 19 other states in almost 800 lawsuits against Swiss seed maker Syngenta over genetically modified corn seed, a case that has been widely reported in the media.

Conway Hopes To Lure Business to New Airport at Cantrell Field

by Sean Beherec 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Nearly six months after the opening of the new Conway municipal airport, the facility is already buzzing with activity. The planners behind the project have also set their sights on the next steps to grow its role in the state and attract business.

CardioWise Installs Software for Use in Federal Heart Study

by Mark Carter 2/20/2015 11:13 am

Fayetteville startup CardioWise has completed full development of its cardiac analysis software and installed it at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

Windstream Stockholders Approve REIT Spinoff Measures

by Sean Beherec 2/20/2015 10:13 am

Both proposals, which lay the groundwork for the spinoff of certain assets into a separate company, passed with more than 90 percent of the vote.

XCelerate Capital Invests $250k in ARK Challenge Alum Tagless Style

by Mark Carter 2/16/2015 12:01 pm

Rod Ford's new Little Rock early-stage seed fund XCelerate Capital has invested $250,000 in Tagless Style, the ARK Challenge and Innovate Arkansas firm that partnered with Goodwill of Arkansas to "upcycle" second-hand clothes.

Central Arkansas Commercial Vacancy Rate Drops

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for commercial office space in central Arkansas declined in the fourth quarter, Central Arkansas Commercial Data Exchange said in its latest report.

Banks Eyeing EMV, But Adoption Slow

by Sean Beherec 2/16/2015 12:00 am

The race to get American consumers to use debit and credit cards equipped with EMV chips has been more of a sluggish walk than a run in recent years.

Power Technology Receives $100k from ASTA to Develop Laser Projection System

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2015 03:12 pm

Power Technology Inc. of Alexander has developed a laser projection technology called Illumina that it believes can replace traditional movie projection systems. The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority has invested $100,000 in the technology.

100 Girls of Code Lands in Arkansas, Aims to Address Gender Gap

by Mark Carter 2/13/2015 01:43 pm

An initiative called 100 Girls of Code that aims to close the gender gap that currently exists in STEM-related fields officially has come to Arkansas.

Arkansas Carriers Looking for Innovative Ways to Attract Millennials

by Mark Carter 2/13/2015 10:46 am

The Arkansas trucking industry is looking at new ways to attract young drivers, and Startup Weekend organizer Max Farrell of Little Rock, himself a millennial, suggested some ways to do that.

EAST Initiative Unveils New West Little Rock Digs

by Mark Carter 2/12/2015 04:08 pm

EAST Initiative unveiled its new west Little Rock location on Thursday afternoon. The nonprofit partners with schools to provide project-based, service-oriented programs with a focus on high-end technology.

Windstream Names Kenny Gunderman CEO of REIT Spinoff

by Sean Beherec 2/12/2015 02:11 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has appointed Kenny Gunderman to lead the real estate investment trust company. The position had been vacant since the resignation of Windstream's first CEO, Jeff Gardner, who was replaced by Tony Thomas, the appointed CEO of the REIT spinoff.

Anonymous Donation to Pay for Texarkana Body Cameras

by Associated Press 2/10/2015 07:13 am

An anonymous $10,000 donation will be used to purchase body cameras for the Texarkana, Texas, police department.

AAEA Hosting Advanced Energy Day at Legislature Tuesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 10:32 am

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association will host its second Advanced Energy Day at the Legislature on Tuesday. The event is open to the public and will feature advanced energy and technology exhibits in the Capitol Rotunda throughout the day plus a policy luncheon.

eVersity and The Innovator's Dilemma (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Utah publishing CEO Clark Gilbert has delivered a directive that's astounded other publishers: You have to separate your online news — your disruptive technology — from your legacy print news. You have to treat it like a different company. You have to staff it with people who have digital DNA. Online news and print news are different products with different business plans, he said, and their staffs have different jobs to do for different customers.

Net Neutrality (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, made a strong case last week when he announced that he would ask his fellow commissioners to adopt what's known as the “Title II” approach to Internet neutrality.

Labor Force Dropped in Central Arkansas Since 2007

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The labor force fell 1.9 percent in central Arkansas from 2007 to 2014, though the population grew 7.3 percent, according to planning agency Metroplan.

NWA Job Market Calling for Soft Skills

by Marty Cook 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Mike Harvey, the COO of the Northwest Arkansas Council, says job growth in the area is impressive but work has to be done to help today's students prepare for tomorrow's jobs. It's a sentiment echoed by other experts in the economic field.

Rockfish Announces 2015 Corporate Giving Partners

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2015 09:18 am

Rockfish, the digital marketing agency based in Rogers, has announced the recipients of its corporate giving program for 2015: the Children's Safety Center of Northwest Arkansas and ToolBank USA in Atlanta and Cincinnati.