Technology Archive

Gabe Holmstrom to Lead Downtown Little Rock Partnership

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2015 08:59 am

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership on Friday announced Gabe Holmstrom as its new executive director.

Judge OKs $10M Settlement in Target Data Breach

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 11:18 am

A Minnesota judge has approved a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.

Windstream REIT Names Two Executives

by Sean Beherec 3/19/2015 09:12 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock announced two executive leadership appointments on Thursday.

CJRW@SXSWi: Big Data & Privacy: Are You Protected?

by Elizabeth Michael 3/18/2015 03:37 pm

Elizabeth Michael, CJRW's social media manager, takes a look at data and privacy issues discussed at this year's South-by-Southwest Interactive festival in Austin.

Windstream Executives Saw Pay Bump in 2014

by Sean Beherec 3/16/2015 10:01 am

Former CEO Jeff Gardner and his replacement, Tony Thomas, both saw pay increases in 2014 compared to the year before.

CJRW@SXSWi: Biz Stone of Twitter on Creativity, Success

by Rob Anderson 3/16/2015 05:59 am

Rob Anderson of CJRW is at South-by-Southwest Interactive in Austin. Today, he shares highlights from a session on creativity and defining success featuring Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.

Social Media Add Twist to Modern Marketing

by Marty Cook 3/16/2015 12:01 am

Marketing is still marketing, even if it looks a whole lot different in today's social media world, according to Randy McLeod, a professor and director of the professional sales department at Harding University in Searcy.

Innovate Arkansas Connects Client Firms to Funding Options

by Mark Carter 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Over the past six years, Innovate Arkansas has helped its client firms raise $197 million in private capital.

CJRW@SXSWi: 2015 Trends Include ‘Big Data,' Content Marketing

by Rob Anderson 3/13/2015 05:47 pm

Two trends dominating the 2015 South-by-Southwest Interactive festival are content marketing and "big data." Rob Anderson of CJRW of Little Rock reports on what's hot at this influential annual event.

Innovation Hub Will Host Maker Faire Event in Argenta on May 2

by Mark Carter 3/12/2015 08:00 am

The event will run in conjuction with the fourth-annual Argenta Arts Festival and will take place on about three acres of property surrounding the Hub at Poplar and Broadway in downtown North Little Rock.

Field Agent Receives $2M Round from Kansas City VC Firm

by Mark Carter 3/10/2015 09:01 am

Field Agent CEO Rick West said the money will be used for new product development and international expansion. Field Agent has grown a network of more than 600,000 international "agents" who use their smartphones to provide retail intelligence through a Field Agent app.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Aaron Burkes to Lead ADFA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 01:27 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants former Republican lawmaker Aaron Burkes to be the next head of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. Hutchinson on Monday submitted Burke's name to the ADFA board. Gene Eagle currently serves as ADFA president.

Obama Seeks $100M Effort to Boost High-Tech Training, Hiring

by Associated Press 3/9/2015 11:17 am

President Barack Obama is calling for a home-grown, high-technology workforce to help boost higher-wage employment at a time of stagnant incomes.

New DataCo Technologies Company Raises Over $1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

DataCo Technologies Inc. has been described as a marketing data company that's “really focused on social data,” according to one insider. A couple of the founders are former staffers at Little Rock's Acxiom Corp.

UA eVersity's Michael Moore Wants Path to Hard Work To Be Easy

by Gwen Moritz 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Michael Moore's office shelves are crammed with books on business startups and online learning and psychology and statistics and digital analytics, and he's using all of them as he plans the launch of the University of Arkansas eVersity.

FCC Redefines Advanced Broadband

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

The Federal Communications Commission in January updated its definition of advanced broadband to 25 megabits per second (Mbps) for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads. That's up from the previous standard of 4 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps for uploads, a standard set in 2010 and one the FCC called “dated and inadequate.”

ASTA's Tim Atkinson Sees Higher Education Meeting Hi-Tech in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Tim Atkinson was appointed president of the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority in 2013 after years of helping scientists find funding for their work.

AT&T, Verizon Boost Signals To Fit Demand

by Sean Beherec 3/9/2015 12:00 am

When a call or text message won't go through, AT&T and Verizon don't want their networks to be the problem. The companies have stepped up efforts in recent years to increase coverage and network speed for customers at the office and at concert venues and sporting events.

Inside the UA eVersity: A Different Online-only Education

by Gwen Moritz 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Michael Moore is navigating an ambitious project: combining technologies and techniques that have been proven to work elsewhere into an entirely new UA member university.

Advanced Tech Tools Optimize Savings, Efficiency in Trucking

by Marty Cook 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Trucking companies have come a long way from T-cards and pay phones. Today's drivers have GPS, USB ports, instant messaging, and in some cases, their own company meteorologists as tools to get from one checkpoint to the next.