Technology Archive

Mathis, Arnold Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2017 07:00 am

Rusty Mathis of Ben E. Keith Foods and Betsy Broyles Arnold of the Frank & Barbara Broyles Legacy Foundation win executive of the year awards at the 29th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Venture Center's 2017 FinTech Accelerator Nets 295 Applicants

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2017 03:42 pm

The Venture Center of Little Rock says 295 entrepreneur and startup teams have applied for its 2017 FinTech Accelerator, twice the number that applied for the inaugural program held last year.

Regulators Approve Merger of Windstream, EarthLink

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/14/2017 09:08 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has received all state and federal regulatory approvals required for its merger with EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta.

New Bill Would Earmark Amazon Sales Tax for More Cuts

by Ibby Caputo, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 2/14/2017 06:51 am

Last week, Amazon announced it planned to voluntarily collect sales tax in Arkansas starting in March. Now, a bill filed in the House seeks to dedicate that revenue to reducing income tax.

Museum of Discovery to Expand Girls in STEM Program

by Lydia McAllister 2/13/2017 07:00 am

The Museum of Discovery said last week that its Girls in STEM program will serve more girls in 2017 and expand to Jonesboro and Pine Bluff thanks to grants from Walmart, Best Buy and the Women's Foundation of Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

The Short-Termism of Protectionism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/13/2017 12:00 am

BlackRock Inc. has more than $5 trillion to invest, so when Larry Fink talks, corporations at least hear him out.

Connecting Students With Careers (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/13/2017 12:00 am

The Little Rock School District announced an initiative to expose high school students to different careers by adding classes in the fields of health care, technology, teaching and construction.

Ringer App Creates Buzz For Forest Heights STEM Team

by Sarah Campbell 2/13/2017 12:00 am

A team of five sixth-graders from Forest Heights STEM Academy in Little Rock have theorized a new smartphone app called SmartRnger and won not only a Best in the State accolade but also $5,000 for their school.

Tech Park Sees More Demand From Startups, Entrepreneurs

by Sarah Campbell 2/9/2017 10:44 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board will be asked to approve a conversion of the fourth floor at 417 Main St. to meet increased demand from smaller operations for short-term leases and furnished space.

Cities, County On Board With CDS Crime Cams

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/7/2017 01:21 pm

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced Monday that the cities of Little Rock, North Little Rock and Maumelle, along with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, have signed an agreement of understanding with CDS to accept its “police alarm notifications” to their internet-connected devices and smartphones.

Inuvo Buys NetSeer, Expects 4Q Revenue Growth

by Sarah Campbell 2/7/2017 10:10 am

Ad technology and digital publishing company Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock acquires NetSeer Inc., a provider of visual monetization solutions for advertisers and publishers.

Entergy's Latest Tech Effort: $215M in Smart Meters

by Kyle Massey 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Entergy Arkansas is the latest utility in the state to embrace smart-grid technology, committing $215 million to install smart meters and corresponding equipment for its 727,000 customers by 2021.

Push On To Collect Sales Tax Online

by Mark Friedman 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Online sales grew to 8.2 percent of all retail sales in the U.S. last year, and projections of continued growth finally seem to be creating the political will to tax internet purchases.

ArFuture Grants To Help Fill High-Demand Jobs

by Marty Cook 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said his Arkansas Future Grant program is as much about giving students confidence to go to college as it is about giving them monetary support to do so.

When Elected Officials Do Right (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Following the parenting advice that we should praise the behavior we desire, we have compliments for a couple of elected officials.

State of the State: Technology in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The technology industry in Arkansas employed 26,637 in 2015, according to “Cyberstates 2016” by the Computing Technology Industry Association, or CompTIA, a trade industry group based in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Online Ransom Demands Threaten Businesses in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Computer crimes using “ransomware,” malware that encrypts files then demands payment to unlock them, are growing in number and sophistication and are increasingly being seen in Arkansas.

Reverse Engineering Offers a Solution to Ransomware

by Sarah Campbell 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Experts say the best way to avoid being a victim of ransomware is to prevent it with the right policies and procedures.

Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl: Marketing Firms Should Heed Call of Data

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl became president of Mangan Holcomb Partners, the only advertising agency she's ever worked for, in 2010.

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