Technology Archive

Hutchinson Expects Results From European Trip, Cites Business Leads

by Lance Turner 7/13/2016 10:48 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston officially opened an office in Berlin on Tuesday, as the pair begins to wrap up a trade mission in Europe.

Field Agent Unveils Online Back-to-School Resource Center

by Sarah Campbell 7/11/2016 12:57 pm

Field Agent of Fayetteville unveiled its online resource center "The Back-to-School Locker" for brands and retailers this week.

UAFS Gets $2M In Grants for Robotics, Computer Science Programs

by Sarah Campbell 7/11/2016 10:42 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has received two workforce development grants totaling nearly $2 million from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

Verizon Arena On Track for Biggest Revenue Year Ever

by George Waldon 7/11/2016 12:00 am

From the outside looking in, 2016 is producing a bumper crop of crowd-drawing entertainment at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. A banner-year-in-the-making forecast holds up to review by the ultimate arena insider.

Arkansas Tech Career Center Receives $664K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2016 09:14 am

Arkansas Tech Career Center, a technical and career training entity operated by Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, received a $664,325 grant from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, the school announced Friday.

Wal-Mart Now Lets You Pay With Phone at All 4,600 US Stores

by Associated Press 7/6/2016 04:12 pm

Wal-Mart will now let you pay with its phone app at all 4,600 stores nationwide. The effort is part of Wal-Mart's strategy to make shopping easier and faster, while learning more about consumer behavior.

Fayetteville Startup Awarded $225,000 Grant to Test Coating

by Sarah Campbell 7/6/2016 10:56 am

University of Arkansas-affiliated startup SurfTec LLC of Fayetteville receives a $225,000 National Science Foundation grant to commercialize a nano-coating technology for manufacturing.

Billions in Safety Costs Pay Off for Truckers

by Marty Cook 7/4/2016 12:00 am

The American Trucking Associations released a report on a 2015 study that showed that the trucking industry spends $9.5 billion a year on safety initiatives. The investments are proving to be worth it.

250 Attend HubX-Life Sciences Demo Day at Innovation Hub

by Sarah Campbell 7/1/2016 11:37 am

The demo day hosted by the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock for teams that completed its first 13-week HubX-Life Sciences accelerator program attracted more than 250 people, including U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark.

CEO, CFO See Annual Compensation Decline at Acxiom

by Lance Turner 6/30/2016 02:43 pm

Two of five named executive officers at Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock saw their annual compensation decline in fiscal 2016, a year when the publicly traded data services company swung to an annual profit from a loss the year before.

A Big Boost for Drones in Business (Micah Goodwin Expert Advice)

by Micah Goodwin 6/30/2016 01:44 pm

If you've ever thought about using drones for your business, now is the time to start.

Parts of Fayetteville Are AT&T Fiber Ready

by Sarah Campbell 6/30/2016 10:29 am

AT&T of Dallas and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce announced today that several places in the city have been certified as being “Fiber Ready,” meaning infrastructure is in place and ready to bring higher-speed internet access to local businesses.

Phyzit of Little Rock Announces Partnership With CareSync

by Sarah Campbell 6/30/2016 10:04 am

Transitional Care Management software vendor Phyzit of Little Rock and chronic care management vendor CareSync of Tampa, Florida, announced Thursday a partnership they said will bring providers tools to make it easier to meet requirements for Medicare reimbursement.

John Burgess Replaces Mary Good on Tech Park Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2016 03:51 pm

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Joel E. Anderson appoints John Burgess to the Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board.

Demo Day for HubX-LifeSciences Teams is Thursday

by Sarah Campbell 6/29/2016 10:54 am

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock is hosting a demo day from 1-4 p.m. Thursday for teams that have now completed its 13-week HubX-LifeSciences, the state's first privately funded and industry-specific accelerator.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2016 10:44 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments to state boards, commissions and other entities.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Fayetteville Company Gets NASA Grant to Commercialize High-Temp Circuits

by Sarah Campbell 6/27/2016 01:19 pm

NASA has awarded a $124,982 grant to Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc., a technology firm affiliated with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Fords Set Up New Hedge Fund Under Westrock Umbrella

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Joe Ford and Scott Ford, the father-and-son team that built Alltel Corp., have a new asset management firm that recently launched a hedge fund.

Chef Shuttle, RaftUp To Experiment with Lake Delivery

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Chef Shuttle, the homegrown restaurant-meal delivery service brought to us by Ryan Herget, is trying something new during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.