Technology Archive

Molly Maid of Northwest Arkansas Acknowledged as Rookie of the Year (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Alicia and Mykel Stephens, co-owners of Molly Maid of Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, have been named to Molly Maid's 2015 Rookie of the Year All-Star Team for outstanding performance in their first year of business.

Ransomware, and a Particular Set of Skills (Aaron Gamewell Expert Advice)

by Aaron Gamewell 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Ransomware is equivalent to a gang of bad guys kidnapping your loved one and demanding money. Even if you had a “very particular set of skills,” bad guys who use ransomware are nearly impossible to find because of the ability to hide behind a labyrinth of IP addresses and never-ending cyber networks.

Wal-Mart Embraces Change at Meeting, Hitching Up With Uber

by Marty Cook 6/3/2016 03:23 pm

During the retailer's annual meeting, Wal-Mart Chairman Greg Penner cast the company as changing with the economic and shopping landscape, just as it has done throughout its long history.

Wal-Mart Testing Uber, Lyft for Online Grocery Delivery

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/3/2016 07:30 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will be testing its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft in the next two weeks in Denver and Phoenix.

Wal-Mart Testing Drones in Warehouses to Manage Inventory

by Associated Press 6/2/2016 11:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing drones that it says will help it manage its warehouse inventory more efficiently, and which it says could be rolled out in the next six to nine months across its distribution centers. It's another sign of how the nation's largest retailer is seeking to compete against online leader Amazon, which is testing drones to deliver packages.

Ecoark Uses Technology to Provide Lower-Cost Recycled Products

by Sarah Campbell 6/2/2016 11:17 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers is using technology to bring retail consumers consistent pricing and offer manufacturers recycled raw material at a lower cost than virgin material, says CEO Randy May.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Eyenalyze Receives Funding From Cadron Creek Capital

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2016 10:58 am

The funding will be used to further Eyenalyze's solution which simplifies restaurant back-office business including inventory, plating cost and employee tracking – all while providing end data that is useful and compatible with financial analysis and reporting.

Eyenalyze Gets Seed Funding from Cadron Creek Capital

by Sarah Campbell 5/27/2016 10:38 am

Eyenalyze of Conway, which provides CPA-friendly back-office solutions for restaurants, announced Friday that it has received seed funding from seed capital investment fund Cadron Creek Capital of Conway.

Sprint Hires Sales Directors for Regional Headquarters In Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 5/26/2016 02:16 pm

Sprint Corp. of Overland Park, Kansas, announced Thursday the hiring of three sales directors who will report directly to South Central Region President Jonathan Blitz who runs the company's new regional headquarters in Little Rock.

Little Rock Startup Launches RaftUp App

by Sarah Campbell 5/26/2016 10:35 am

RaftUp gives boaters access to an interactive map while on the water and an SOS notification service that alerts nearby boaters and emergency services providers when they experience a breakdown or another emergency.

Broadband Development Group, Provider Of Hyperleap Internet, Joins RasorNET

by Sarah Campbell 5/25/2016 12:17 pm

Broadband Development Group of Little Rock, which provides the fixed wireless broadband internet service called Hyperleap, announced this week that it has joined RasorNET, an Arkansas-based consortium of five regional carriers.

Be Pro Be Proud Initiative Receives $80K in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2016 02:37 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas announced Tuesday its acceptance of a $50,000 investment from the Gene Haas Foundation and a $30,000 investment from Tyson Foods Inc.

Iron Yard Closing Little Rock Campus

by Sarah Campbell 5/24/2016 10:33 am

Iron Yard coding school is closing its Little Rock campus after one year, finding that the general population isn't aware of opportunities and needs night and weekend classes it doesn't offer.

Arkansas Coding Academy Aims to Provide Affordable Tech Education

by Alexis Hosticka 5/24/2016 09:22 am

A collaborative effort between the University of Central Arkansas, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and many area business partners, the Arkansas Coding Academy is designed to create a talent pipeline from the classroom to the workforce.

RPM Group's Kris Upton on How Technology Brings an Agent's Success Back Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Kris Upton, 46, is president of the RPM Group, where he's worked since 2003, and previously has served the company as treasurer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

Tech Park Transactions Surpass $12.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/23/2016 12:00 am

The acquisition encompassed four office buildings and three parking lots. The biggest deal with Five Main LLC, led by Warren Stephens, was valued at $10.8 million

Internet of Things Closer Than You Think

by Sarah Campbell 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Internet of Things is more than a refrigerator that costs hundreds more and can tell you when you run out of milk. It's the concept of connecting devices to the internet and with each other. Its purpose is to make life easier via automation.

J. Edward Horton Moves Into SpotRight (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

J. Edward Horton has joined the Little Rock office of SpotRight, a consumer insights and social analytics company, as senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Matt Campbell Lawsuit Against Facebook Advances

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2016 01:31 pm

Little Rock lawyer and blogger Matt Campbell's lawsuit against Facebook cleared a big hurdle this week when a federal judge in California granted in part a motion to certify it as a class action.