Technology Archive

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.

Altimize Offers Ecommerce Apps to Retailers

by Sarah Campbell 1/24/2017 12:08 pm

Altimize, a new startup leasing space at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock, offers a simple platform for and creates online apps so that retailers can help customers shop their stores online.

Windstream Eliminates 164 Jobs, 25 in Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 1/24/2017 11:04 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock says it will cut 164 positions, including 25 in Little Rock.

Conductor Partnership to Host Angel Network Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 03:10 pm

The Conductor, a public-private partnership, announces plans to host Conductor Angel Network receptions starting Feb. 7 in Conway.

Air National Guard Course To Prepare Cyber Warriors

by Sarah Campbell 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The Air National Guard needs 400 cyberwarfare operators in the next two years, and future students of a new course at the Little Rock Air Force Base say it will help the Guard reach that goal as they soar to a “fighter pilot”-like status in their careers.

Level the Playing Field (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/23/2017 12:00 am

An injustice is being done to retailers in Arkansas, the local mom-and-pop enterprises that bring life to any town's Main Street, an injustice that also hurts local government. That is the inability of states to collect sales taxes on online purchases.

FCC Approves Merger of Windstream, EarthLink

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2017 02:41 pm

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved the previously announced merger of Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock and EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta.

Blue Sail Coffee to Open Shop in Tech Park

by Lance Turner 1/19/2017 11:28 am

Blue Sail Coffee Roasters of Conway has signed a three-year lease to operate a coffee shop inside Phase 1 of the Little Rock Technology Park at 417 Main St.

Acxiom Announces Partnership With Verve

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2017 01:13 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock announces a new strategic partnership with Verve of New York, a location-powered mobile marketing firm.

Icon Communications Executive Houser Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 1/17/2017 05:53 pm

Blaine Francis Houser, a senior vice president of Icon Communications in Russellville, waived indictment and pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of mail fraud in a case that cost his employer more than a quarter million dollars.

Vixiar Medical Names New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2017 01:17 pm

Vixiar Medical of Annapolis, Maryland, announces the appointment of Kevin Thibodeau as its CEO, effective immediately.

Tyson Venture Fund Looks to Future of Food

by Marty Cook 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Tyson Foods announced in early December a $150 million capital investment fund it calls Tyson New Ventures LLC to invest in innovative food companies and technologies.

The In-Person Experience (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/16/2017 12:00 am

My first reaction to the long movie line was simple: Just hire some more people, whydoncha? But if the answer were that simple, people whose livelihoods depend on retail sales could have figured that out.

JobShare App Links People, Odd Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 1/16/2017 12:00 am

The new JobShare smartphone app, launched in November, isn't just a way to hire people to do your odd jobs. It's also a business opportunity, owner William Jones tells Arkansas Business.

Metroplan Report Predicts Growth in Tech Sector

by Sarah Campbell 1/9/2017 10:46 am

Metroplan releases its 2016 Economic Review and Outlook, noting economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Renewable Trend in Energy May Be Beyond Trump's Grasp

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Donald J. Trump won the presidency after a campaign largely negative to renewable sources like solar and wind power, but forces in favor of cleaner power could prove even bigger than The Donald.

Aristotle Helps Smokies Rise From the Ashes

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

After fatal wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains devastated Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in November, Aristotle Inc. of Little Rock found a way to help out.

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Says Osteopathic School Will Fill Physician Shortages in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee is the vice president for health sciences and medical affairs and site dean at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Arkansas Partners With Facebook to Give Schools Virtual Reality Kits

by Sarah Campbell 1/5/2017 02:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Facebook announce a partnership to provide 500 Oculus Rift virtual reality kits to 250 high schools, educational co-ops and STEM education centers across the state.