Technology Archive

Of Banks and the AFCU (Feedback)

by B. Dan Berger 9/14/2015 12:00 am

The misinformation employed by the Arkansas Bankers Association to exclude Arkansas Federal Credit Union from the bidding process for the Little Rock Technology Park community development project is reprehensible. The ABA put politics above the potential jobs and economic growth of the community, which speaks volumes about its self-serving agenda.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2015 04:19 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments.

Momentum on Side of Max Farrell's Latest, WorkHound

by Mark Carter 9/7/2015 12:00 am

His latest venture is WorkHound, which has developed a driver retention tool for the trucking industry that enables drivers to share feedback about their company and includes an app that aggregates driver data.

Podcasts Growing in Popularity

by Mark Carter 9/7/2015 12:00 am

While probably destined to become the placards of the 22nd century, podcasts represent an increasingly influential medium.

103.7 The Buzz, Mass Enthusiasm Develop Streaming App

by Mark Carter 9/7/2015 12:00 am

KABZ-FM, 103.7 — "The Buzz," the powerhouse of sports radio in central Arkansas — has launched its own smartphone and iPad app. Created by Little Rock digital media agency Mass Enthusiasm, the free app allows listeners to stream the station from anywhere with Wi-Fi.

VentureBeat: Fayetteville's Qbox Raises $2.4M

by Mark Carter 9/2/2015 03:05 pm

Qbox is a cloud-based, search database for businesses. Formerly known as StackSearch, it won the ARK Challenge accelerator in 2012. The funding round was led by Vulcan Ventures and other funds based in Silicon Valley.

Cree Rebrands Division That Includes Fayetteville as Wolfspeed

by Mark Carter 9/2/2015 08:32 am

Semiconductor manufacturer Cree Inc. has rebranded its power and radio frequency division, which includes the former Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville, as Wolfspeed, the publicly traded company announced.

Startup Junkie's 2.7.0 Accelerator Launches with 11 Firms

by Mark Carter 9/1/2015 02:32 pm

Promoting startups owned by women, minorities and military veterans is the aim of the 2.7.0 accelerator from Fayetteville's Startup Junkie that began its 14-week run on Tuesday.

Cree Fayetteville Receives $4M from USAF for F-35 Power Module

by Mark Carter 9/1/2015 09:03 am

Cree Inc., the LED and semiconductor manufacturer that purchased Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville in July, received a $4.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force.

UA Bans Unmanned Aircraft Use Without Approval

by Alexis Hosticka 8/31/2015 11:52 am

University of Arkansas has adopted a new policy that prohibits the use of “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” – drones – or remote controlled model aircraft on U of A property or within the university's air rights, without prior written approval.

AFCU Withdrawn from Tech Park Package

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Federal Credit Union was uninvited from participating in the consortium of lenders providing a $17.5 million financing package for the Little Rock Tech Park at the request of the Arkansas Bankers Association.

Ad for Accountability Website Rejected by Arkansas Bar Association Magazine

by Mark Friedman 8/31/2015 12:00 am

A website set up by a North Little Rock nonprofit hopes to improve the job performance of Arkansas judges by asking attorneys and litigants to rate them anonymously.

John James Looks to Make New Mark With Hayseed

by Marty Cook 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Hayseed, which moved into the Old Post Office building on the downtown Fayetteville square, hopes to raise $6 million to help the next generation of Acumens. James said Hayseed has already partnered with four startups and is consulting a fifth.

Startup Apptegy Aims to Improve School Communication

by Mark Carter 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Apptegy, the Little Rock startup from Jeston George, has meshed all school communication channels into one platform.

Harrison's ReBounces Puts Extra Life Into Tennis Balls, Courts

by Mark Carter 8/31/2015 12:00 am

ReBounces, founded in 2008 and one of the first startups affiliated with the Innovate Arkansas program, developed a way to repressurize old tennis balls and give them new life.

Jeannette Balleza Collins on the Agility of Arkansas Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Jeannette Balleza Collins is a freelance strategic consultant with Scribe Marketing, which she founded in 2004, as well as the manager of the Tonic NWA Fund, an angel investment fund she co-founded.

Build IT to Feature Mainstream Technologies Founders

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2015 10:18 am

Next week's Venture Center Build IT "fireside chat" speaker series features the founders of Little Rock's Mainstream Technologies.

Phyzit Adds Former A Briggs Passport Chief Mike Blanchat as President

by Mark Carter 8/28/2015 08:44 am

Blanchat is the former president for A Briggs Passport & Visa Expeditors, which was sold last fall to CIBT. Phyzit, founded by Little Rock pediatric urologist Stephen Canon and his father Mike, has developed an app that enables doctors and patients to communicate post-visit via telemedicine and mobile messaging.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame to Honor First Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 8/27/2015 10:12 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate its inaugural class of inductees at a ceremony Thursday evening at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Online Research Tool Helps Spur Economic Development in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2015 04:27 pm

A new online research tool from the Delta Regional Authority connects economic developers and civic leaders to demographic and economic data.