Technology Archive

Baptist Health, Innovation Hub to Launch Health Care Accelerator

by Mark Carter 10/30/2015 03:29 pm

The program will launch with five to 10 startups, each of which will receive seed money of $25,000 to $50,000 and will also qualify for additional back-end investments.

HP, a Silicon Valley Icon, Is Ready for Its Break-Up

by Associated Press 10/30/2015 12:30 pm

One of the nation's most storied tech companies will split in two this weekend, another casualty of seismic shifts in the way people use technology — and big-company sluggishness in responding.

Jeremy Gillam: Lawmakers 'Stepping Up Our Game' to Expand Broadband

by Mark Carter 10/30/2015 12:13 pm

Arkansas House Speaker Jeremy Gillam is leading an effort to increase access to high-speed Internet across the state Arkansas historically lags other states in Internet access, and Gillam is seeking legislative action to expand it.

AT&T Creating 75 Jobs in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2015 10:54 am

AT&T announced Friday that it is creating 75 new jobs in Arkansas, primarily call center, retail sales and technician positions.

Bloomberg: Verizon Communications to Shed Regional Offices

by Mark Carter 10/29/2015 03:33 pm

Bloomberg Business is reporting that Verizon Communications has informed employees that the company is reorganizing its wireless operations by reducing the number of regional offices and that it will cut an unspecified number of jobs.

Delta Challenge Pitch Contest Set for LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2015 10:09 am

A project of the Delta Regional Authority, the competition aims to attract entrepreneurs from Arkansas and the entire Delta region to pitch their ideas for a fellowship with the Delta Entrepreneurship Network.

Power Technology Installing Laser Projection System at Robinson Theater

by Mark Carter 10/27/2015 11:18 am

The theater will be the first in Arkansas to use a laser light engine for cimema projection and one of just a few cinemas in the world powered by laser light.

Wal-Mart Seeks to Test Drones for Home Delivery, Pickup

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 10/27/2015 07:19 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories.

QuBowl Awaits Quiz Results

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

QuBowl is an online training program that helps students from grade school to high school prepare for Quiz Bowl competitions. QuBowl's program allows students the flexibility to train in weak areas while allowing coaches to track the work habits and progress of their students.

Big Data Means Big Business for Arkansas Banks

by Marty Cook 10/26/2015 12:00 am

The Northwest Arkansas Technology Council recently held a panel discussion on big data, and Kinsey was one of the featured panelists. The panel discussion was about how companies can use information gleaned from the production of so much data in today's world.

Malina Vibhakar Named to ClearPointe Position (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Malina Vibhakar has been named director of marketing and strategic initiatives by ClearPointe of Little Rock.

Alma's InvoTek Driven By People, Not Profit

by Mark Carter 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Tom Jakobs' InvoTek, a research-and-development firm in Alma that develops technology for people with disabilities, doesn't focus on profit but on the people it serves and the projects that help deliver that technology.

At Women's Business Lunch, Glasgow Shares Her Route Through Acxiom

by Alexis Hosticka 10/22/2015 02:59 pm

In a presentation at the Little Rock Chamber's Women's Business Lunch, Acxiom Corp. Chief Privacy Officer Jennifer Glasgow said that the data collection industry is rapidly changing with the advent of new technology.

Innovation Hub, EAST Initiative Receive Best Buy Grants for Tech Learning

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 04:01 pm

The Innovation Hub and the EAST Initiative have received grants from the Best Buy Foundation to support youth technology access and learning.

SFC Fluidics Receives Grant to Develop Pump System Used in Animal Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 03:53 pm

Fayetteville's SFC Fluidics has received a Phase 1 SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health for development of a wireless, implantable, rapid dosing delivery system for small-animal research.

Little Rock's Angel Eye Expands Network of NICU Cameras

by Mark Carter 10/20/2015 11:52 am

The tech startup installed 10 of its camera systems in the NICU at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, and it plans to install another 10 in the Connecticut Children's NICU at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.

Windstream's $575M Data Center Sale Includes Partnership with Buyer

by Lance Turner 10/20/2015 09:35 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Monday announced a $575 million all-cash deal to sell its data center business to TierPoint LLC of St. Louis, a privately held data center services company.

Fayetteville's QBox Takes a Coffee Break, Moves Into New Suite

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

VentureBeat reported that Qbox received $2.4 million in funding in September. The money has come in handy because Qbox is hiring; CEO Mark Brandon said the company wants to add as many as 15 in the next year.

Social Media: A Business Essential (Jane Wayland Commentary)

by Jane Wayland 10/19/2015 12:00 am

The social media stewpot is continually evolving, creating a changing business environment where the ingredients constantly require a different dash of this and a pinch of that.

Iron Yard Hopes Coding Helps Populate Tech Sector in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 10/19/2015 12:00 am

As more Americans suspect traditional college degrees are delivering less return on their investment, coding schools like the Iron Yard are filling a fast-growing niche.