Technology Archive

Conway Corp Honors 3 (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

James Buggs, business class services specialist technician, lead cashier Kendra Caines and senior lineman Scott Ussery have received awards for their outstanding work performance at Conway Corp.

AECC Acquires Access to More Wind Energy

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2016 12:52 pm

The Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation announced Friday that it has acquired access to 173 megawatts of additional wind capacity from the Drift Sand Wind and the Chisholm View II projects in Oklahoma that began commercial operations this month.

Born in Wartime, Southwest Power Pool Marks 75 Years

by Kyle Massey 12/16/2016 12:00 pm

The Southwest Power Pool, a wartime baby that had growing pains through the atomic age and matured into one of the nation's largest coordinators of the electric grid, turned 75 years old today.

AT&T Offering 1-Gb Service to the Little Rock Area

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/13/2016 11:18 am

AT&T of Dallas announced Tuesday that it is now offering a one-gigabit connection via its AT&T Fiber network to the Little Rock area, including parts of Bryant, Maumelle, North Little Rock and surrounding communities.

Strong Stocks Lift Fortunes on Arkansas Wealthiest Stockholders List

by Gwen Moritz 12/12/2016 12:00 am

The top stockholders, as always, are the heirs of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. founder Sam Walton. Their disclosed stock in the Bentonville retailer was valued at $112.7 billion as of Dec. 2.

Arkansas Innovators Promote Tech's Everyday Problem-Solving

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

As technology became accessible, people with a multitude of different agendas have embraced it. Some use it to design incredibly complex logistical plans for transportation; some use it to analyze big data for financial institutions; some use it to figure out a way to connect hungry people to food.

What's Your Galaxy? (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 12/12/2016 12:00 am

While few business leaders will face the kind of disaster that Samsung has had to navigate, as leaders approach the new year and lay out plans for a new product launch or geographic expansion, it may not be a bad idea to ask, “What's MY Galaxy?”

Acxiom Closes on Acquisition of 2 Marketing Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2016 03:21 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock announced Wednesday that its company, LiveRamp of San Francisco, has closed on its acquisition of marketing startups Arbor of New York City and Circulate of Philadelphia.

At Summit, Tyson Foods CEO Aims Focus on Tech, Hints at Acquisitions

by Sarah Campbell 12/8/2016 11:40 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is well-positioned for growth and acquisitions are possible, incoming CEO Tom Hayes says during the Bernstein Consumer Summit in New York. "Be prepared for some great new products to be hitting the market," Hayes said. "Don't be surprised if we pull in an acquisition or two."

Charles Morgan Gives UCA $300K for Science, Tech Faculty

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2016 02:57 pm

Former Acxiom Corp. CEO Charles Morgan gives $300,000 to the University of Central Arkansas.

Clean Harbors Opens $120M Expansion, Will Add 120 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 12/7/2016 10:21 am

Clean Harbors unveils a $120 million expansion of its El Dorado facility, which it said will create 120 full-time jobs.

Little Rock Tech Park Announces First Tenants

by Sarah Campbell 12/6/2016 10:29 am

The Little Rock Technology Park announces the first slate of tenants moving into Phase 1 of its permanent offices at 415 and 417 Main St., which are set to open March 1.

Dallas Building Gets BDG's Hyperleap Internet Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 03:24 pm

Broadband Development Group expands its HyperLeap internet service outside central Arkansas, to the recently opening McKinney & Olive Building in uptown Dallas.

University of Arkansas Announces $324K Computing Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 10:28 am

The University of Arkansas announced Monday that, through a five-year $324,312 National Science Foundation grant, it will continue to serve as a partner institution in the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).

PACE Financing Allows Aldersgate Apartments To Put Costs on Tax Bill

by Kyle Massey 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County has given green building projects a lucrative green light, and developers of a west Little Rock apartment project have hit the accelerator.

Seeing Things That Don't Exist — Yet (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/5/2016 12:00 am

People who can visualize things that have never existed are as mysterious and awe-inspiring to me as the people who can hear music that has never been written.

UALR Student Asks: Web Privacy — Do You Care?

by Sarah Campbell 12/5/2016 12:00 am

The impact of technology on privacy is often covered in the media, but how aware of privacy issues are we, especially when it comes to how our information is shared online and on social media?

Trade Association To Induct Alltel's Joe Ford into Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2016 09:34 am

The Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association's announced Wednesday that former Alltel Corp. CEO Joe Ford will join its Telephone Hall of Fame next year.

LiveRamp Will Acquire Two Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/29/2016 02:01 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock says its company, LiveRamp of San Francisco, will acquire marketing startups Arbor of New York City and Circulate of Philadelphia for about $140 million.

Spartan Battles Bad Boy Mowers on Shared Turf in Batesville

by Jan Cottingham 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Maybe a thousand feet as the crow flies separates the Intimidator plant from the Bad Boy facility in the Independence County Industrial Park. And though Intimidator is the startup, it lays claim to the 1 Bad Boy Blvd. address; Bad Boy is at 102 Industrial Drive.

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