Technology Archive

Report: Fernando Madeira Named Walmart.com CEO

by Lee Hogan 6/10/2014 10:22 am

Fernando Madeira, president and CEO of Latin America at Wal-Mart e-commerce, has been named chief executive officer of Walmart.com., according to a report from Bloomberg.

Arkansas Trial Lawyers President George Wise on Technology, Tyranny and Tort Reform

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

George Wise is the 51st president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, which was incorporated in 1963.

James Hendren to Kick Off AVC's Entrepreneurial 'Build It' Series

by Mark Carter 6/6/2014 09:07 am

Arkansas "techpreneur" pioneer James Hendren will kick off the Arkansas Venture Center's Build It program on Tuesday from the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Arkansas Fellowship Announces First Class, Host Companies

by Mark Carter 6/4/2014 12:21 pm

The Arkansas Fellowship is a program that matches graduating Arkansas college seniors with Arkansas host companies.

Little Rock Tech Park Offers Director Job to Brent Birch

by Mark Carter 6/4/2014 11:42 am

Brent Birch, chief information officer for Arkansas Business Publishing Group, has been offered the director's job for the planned Little Rock technology park.

Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center Hosting Seminars Throughout Summer

by Lee Hogan 6/3/2014 03:20 pm

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is hosting various seminars, in topics ranging from human resources to social media, throughout Arkansas this summer for small business owners and employees.

Inaugural Class of Arkansas Fellows Revealed This Week

by Mark Carter 6/2/2014 12:00 am

The inaugural class of Arkansas Fellows will be revealed Wednesday at a Governor's Mansion reception. The new Arkansas Fellowship program pairs graduating college seniors from state schools with Arkansas-based host companies for two-year internships that will pay an annual salary of $40,000.

Oaklawn Opens Gate to Online Gambling

by Mark Friedman 6/2/2014 12:00 am

In late December, Oaklawn launched OaklawnAnywhere.com, which allows Arkansas residents to place bets on Oaklawn races as well as races at other U.S. and international tracks from their computers, tablets or smartphones. Arkansans can be anywhere in the world when they place their bets.

ArcBest Corp. Unveils $30M Plan for New Headquarters in Fort Smith

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 5/30/2014 01:39 pm

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith said Friday that it will buy 40 acres of land at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith to build a new corporate headquarters. The $30 million project will allow the firm to support 975 new jobs in Fort Smith through 2021.

RinseWell's 'Sexy Technology' Saves Water

by Mark Carter 5/28/2014 08:34 am

Through its RinseWell product, Fayetteville's Recycled Hydro Solutions hopes to revolutionize water conservation through the dipper wells used in the food service industry, starting with ice cream shops.

Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million.

LiveRamp: Acxiom's $310M Silver Bullet

by Luke Jones 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Acxiom Corp. announced earlier this month that it had purchased LiveRamp, a tech company that started in 2011 in San Francisco. At $310 million, it's a huge purchase for the Little Rock data miner, which had revenue just shy of $1.1 billion in the fiscal year that ended March 31.

Your Brain on Lists (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/26/2014 12:00 am

There is something in the human brain that likes to see data organized in lists. In our newsroom, we know that our weekly lists are primarily used for sales leads — that's a service to our audience that we are happy to perform.

I've Got a Tip for You (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Every other year since 2000, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has issued a big, thick study that it calls, ominously, “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud.” The eighth Report to the Nations was released this month, and it came to the same conclusion as earlier ones: A typical organization loses 5 percent of revenue each year to fraud.

Patent Reform Proposals Threaten Innovators (Jerry McCormick Commentary)

by Jerry McCormick 5/26/2014 12:00 am

America's innovators are the backbone of the country's economy. They produce powerful new technologies that shape the way we live and learn, and they fuel economic growth on both a local and national level. In Arkansas, our patent system provides the protections needed for companies to develop exciting new products in advanced energy, nanotechnology, biomedicine and electronics, among other fields.

Little Rock's Sumotext Lands Starbucks Mobile Messaging Account

by Mark Carter 5/23/2014 10:22 am

Rumors have swirled recently that Little Rock mobile messaging giant Sumotext had struck a deal with Starbucks, that little coffee chain out of Seattle.

Fayetteville's TiFiber Develops Potential Replacement for Triclosan

by Mark Carter 5/23/2014 09:38 am

Fayetteville's TiFiber has announced an exclusive license to commercialize synthetic, antimicrobial polymers that could replace the controversial antibacterial agent triclosan through a bar soap product from Bradford Soap Works.

Export Awards Honor Arkansas Steel, Triangle Engineering, SweepScrub, Harris International, POM

by Mark Carter 5/22/2014 02:11 pm

Five Arkansas companies that do business overseas were honored at the fifth annual Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade awards luncheon.

Little Rock Firm Blazes Its Own PGx Testing Path

by Mark Carter 5/20/2014 03:50 pm

Personalized medicine has grown to encompass the practice of tailoring health care to a specific patients' DNA profile. Doctors use this practice, called pharmacogenetics (PGx), to help determine how individuals metabolize and respond to certain drugs and treatments. One Innovate Arkansas client firm is helping them do just that.

Arkansas Venture Center Launches With $500K Grant From State

by Mark Carter 5/20/2014 01:11 pm

The Venture Center is a membership-driven, nonprofit organization that offers entrepreneurial services related to startup acceleration, corporate innovation and technical training.