Technology Archive

eVersity and The Innovator's Dilemma (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Utah publishing CEO Clark Gilbert has delivered a directive that's astounded other publishers: You have to separate your online news — your disruptive technology — from your legacy print news. You have to treat it like a different company. You have to staff it with people who have digital DNA. Online news and print news are different products with different business plans, he said, and their staffs have different jobs to do for different customers.

Net Neutrality (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, made a strong case last week when he announced that he would ask his fellow commissioners to adopt what's known as the “Title II” approach to Internet neutrality.

Labor Force Dropped in Central Arkansas Since 2007

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The labor force fell 1.9 percent in central Arkansas from 2007 to 2014, though the population grew 7.3 percent, according to planning agency Metroplan.

NWA Job Market Calling for Soft Skills

by Marty Cook 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Mike Harvey, the COO of the Northwest Arkansas Council, says job growth in the area is impressive but work has to be done to help today's students prepare for tomorrow's jobs. It's a sentiment echoed by other experts in the economic field.

Rockfish Announces 2015 Corporate Giving Partners

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2015 09:18 am

Rockfish, the digital marketing agency based in Rogers, has announced the recipients of its corporate giving program for 2015: the Children's Safety Center of Northwest Arkansas and ToolBank USA in Atlanta and Cincinnati.

Inuvo Full-Year Earnings Top $2M

by Sean Beherec 2/5/2015 08:54 am

Inuvo Inc. of Conway reported net income rose in the fourth quarter to $645,000.

Windstream Appoints Joseph Harding to Senior Roles

by Sean Beherec 2/5/2015 08:27 am

Joseph Harding has been named executive vice president and enterprise chief marketing officer for the company.

Acxiom 3Q Earnings Down 72 Percent

by Lance Turner 2/4/2015 03:37 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock reports a 72 percent decline in third-quarter net income as the data and software services firm exits one part of business and ramps up another.

FCC Chairman Proposes Regulating Internet Like Phone Service

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 11:33 am

Internet service providers, including those selling wireless connections, would be prohibited from slowing down or speeding up web traffic, under rules proposed Wednesday by a top U.S. regulator that would subject the broadband industry to unprecedented regulation.

WR Foundation Awards $35k to EAST Initiative, Innovation Hub for Entrepreneurship

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2015 10:43 am

The matching grant will complement a recent $35,000 donation from AT&T and assist with the procurement and setup of technology and equipment to be used in the EAST Initiative's STEAM Lab at the Hub's Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

ARK Challenge Pivot Was Right Time for Justyn Hornor, Real Agent Guard

by Mark Carter 2/2/2015 08:41 am

Justyn Hornor chose to place Politapoll on hold while he and co-founder Tim Brasuell pivoted to Real Agent Guard, which provides security measures for real estate agents.

State Lays Foundation for Entrepreneurial Growth

by Mark Carter 2/2/2015 12:00 am

When April Seggebruch launched Innovate Arkansas client firm Movista of Bentonville with Stan Zylowski in 2010, both freshly adorned with MBAs from the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, the state's tech startup scene was alive but only taking baby steps.

ADFA: Four Funds to Help Grow Startups

by Mark Carter 2/2/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Development Finance Authority's Arkansas Venture Capital Investment Trust consists of four funds created to provide a unique set of financial resources for startups.

Acxiom Founder Charles Morgan Shares Personal Data in New Book

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Few people would consider Charles Morgan, former chairman and CEO of Acxiom Corp. and PrivacyStar founder, a literary light — until, perhaps, now.

Fort Smith Confronts $480 Million Sewer Bill

by Marty Cook 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Since the federal government said Fort Smith's Clean Water Act violations since 2004 resulted in the discharge of more than 119 million gallons of untreated sewage into waterways, including the Arkansas River, the city has agreed to pay a $300,000 fine and spend $400,000 to help repair private sewer lines in low-income neighborhoods.

Seeing Green in LEDs: Technology, Efficiency Driving Increased Sales of Lights

by Sean Beherec 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Colorful lights on the Union Plaza Building or the Arkansas River bridges in downtown Little Rock are the latest installations in a series of energy efficiency projects that allow businesses to cash in by making short-term investments in lighting.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2015 03:18 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments.

UAMS Startup Receives $14.5M to Help Drug Users Break Addiction

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2015 11:24 am

InterveXion Therapeutics LLC, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences BioVentures startup company, has received two federal grants totaling $14.5 million for development of drug therapies that can help methamphetamine drug abusers break their addiction.

Three Tech Firms Moving to Downtown Conway, Plan to Hire 140

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2015 10:44 am

The firms making the announcement with Gov. Asa Hutchinson from downtown Conway were Metova Inc., of Franklin, Tennessee; Atlanta-based Big Cloud Analytics; and Conway's Eyenalyze.

Robotics Competition Bringing Kids from 11 States and Canada to LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2015 11:28 am

Students from across Arkansas and representing 11 states and even Canada will converge on Barton Coliseum in Little Rock March 6-7 for the 2015 Arkansas Rock City Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.