Technology Archive

Ringer App Creates Buzz For Forest Heights STEM Team

by Sarah Campbell 2/13/2017 12:00 am

A team of five sixth-graders from Forest Heights STEM Academy in Little Rock have theorized a new smartphone app called SmartRnger and won not only a Best in the State accolade but also $5,000 for their school.

Tech Park Sees More Demand From Startups, Entrepreneurs

by Sarah Campbell 2/9/2017 10:44 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board will be asked to approve a conversion of the fourth floor at 417 Main St. to meet increased demand from smaller operations for short-term leases and furnished space.

Cities, County On Board With CDS Crime Cams

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/7/2017 01:21 pm

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced Monday that the cities of Little Rock, North Little Rock and Maumelle, along with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, have signed an agreement of understanding with CDS to accept its “police alarm notifications” to their internet-connected devices and smartphones.

Inuvo Buys NetSeer, Expects 4Q Revenue Growth

by Sarah Campbell 2/7/2017 10:10 am

Ad technology and digital publishing company Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock acquires NetSeer Inc., a provider of visual monetization solutions for advertisers and publishers.

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill Forcing Amazon to Collect Taxes

by Associated Press 2/6/2017 04:36 pm

The Arkansas Senate has approved a bill aimed at forcing Amazon to begin collecting state sales taxes, a plan backed by Wal-Mart and lawmakers who say the state is missing out on $100 million in revenue.

Entergy's Latest Tech Effort: $215M in Smart Meters

by Kyle Massey 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Entergy Arkansas is the latest utility in the state to embrace smart-grid technology, committing $215 million to install smart meters and corresponding equipment for its 727,000 customers by 2021.

Push On To Collect Sales Tax Online

by Mark Friedman 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Online sales grew to 8.2 percent of all retail sales in the U.S. last year, and projections of continued growth finally seem to be creating the political will to tax internet purchases.

ArFuture Grants To Help Fill High-Demand Jobs

by Marty Cook 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said his Arkansas Future Grant program is as much about giving students confidence to go to college as it is about giving them monetary support to do so.

When Elected Officials Do Right (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Following the parenting advice that we should praise the behavior we desire, we have compliments for a couple of elected officials.

State of the State: Technology in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The technology industry in Arkansas employed 26,637 in 2015, according to “Cyberstates 2016” by the Computing Technology Industry Association, or CompTIA, a trade industry group based in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Online Ransom Demands Threaten Businesses in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Computer crimes using “ransomware,” malware that encrypts files then demands payment to unlock them, are growing in number and sophistication and are increasingly being seen in Arkansas.

Reverse Engineering Offers a Solution to Ransomware

by Sarah Campbell 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Experts say the best way to avoid being a victim of ransomware is to prevent it with the right policies and procedures.

Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl: Marketing Firms Should Heed Call of Data

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl became president of Mangan Holcomb Partners, the only advertising agency she's ever worked for, in 2010.

Airbnb Announces Tax Agreement With Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 2/2/2017 01:46 pm

Airbnb announced Monday that it will begin to collect and remit taxes in Arkansas on behalf of the company's hosts and guests.

Acxiom Swings Back From Loss With $1M 3Q Profit

by Sarah Campbell 1/31/2017 04:23 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock swings to a third-quarter profit as income in each of the company's business segments grew.

Acxiom Expands Partnership With DataXu

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/31/2017 09:29 am

Acxiom announced Tuesday that it has expanded its partnership with DataXu, a provider of programmatic marketing software, to allow DataXu to license its third-party data for advanced TV and analytics solutions.

Taking on Amazon Prime, Wal-Mart Opts for Free, Faster Shipping

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 1/31/2017 06:58 am

Wal-Mart is replacing a program that offered free shipping but had an annual fee with one that has a lower free shipping threshold and faster delivery as it hopes to answer Amazon's powerful Prime membership success.

Arkansas Tech Offers New Online MBA Degree

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 09:28 am

Arkansas Tech University announced on Friday that those seeking a master's degree in business administration will have a new, entirely online and innovative way to obtain it.

Mentor Programs Looking to Funnel Women Into STEM

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

STEMconnector, a national association in Washington, made up of corporate, governmental and private groups, is working to encourage and support young girls and women in pursuing STEM studies.

Ritter Communications to Open First LR Office at Tech Park

by Sarah Campbell 1/26/2017 10:00 am

The Little Rock Technology Park says Ritter Communications of Jonesboro has signed a five-year lease for its new facility, set to open in downtown Little Rock in March.