Technology Archive

Windstream Reports 2Q Loss of $111M, Plans $75M Share Repurchase

by Sean Beherec 8/6/2015 07:11 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $111 million, down from a profit of $14 million in the same quarter last year. But the company said there were gains in some divisions and noted "improving financial trends."

Hark Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Help Fund Summer Tour of South

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 03:17 pm

Hark, the Little Rock digital media startup, has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund its Summer Tour 2015. The tour is taking Hark CEO Tim Freeman and team members across the South to meet with local entrepreneurs and record their stories.

Windstream Gets $13M to Expand Rural Broadband in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 8/5/2015 02:16 pm

Windstream Communications Inc. will receive about $13.2 million in annual payments from the FCC's Connect America Fund to support broadband in rural Arkansas.

Windstream Wins $450M Telecom Contract with Veterans Affairs

by Lance Turner 8/5/2015 11:46 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock said Tuesday that it is one of three to receive a contract to provide voice, data and Internet services for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Information and Technology.

Lou McAlister to Lead Venture Center's Pre-Accelerator Program

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 10:12 am

Lou McAlister, CEO of Little Rock's Broadband Development Group, will lead the fall session of the Venture Center's pre-accelerator program for startup founders.

Fayetteville's Startup Junkie Receives $50K to Launch 2.7.0 Accelerator

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 09:23 am

Startup Junkie will launch the 2.7.0 accelerator on Sept. 1. The two-month program will meet weekly through Nov. 13 in Fayetteville and focus on retail, logistics and food ventures owned by women, minorities and veterans.

Mike Preston: Develop Rural Parts of Arkansas, Improve Workforce

by Alexis Hosticka 8/4/2015 02:16 pm

Four months on the job, and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said he has helped to secure 22 new or expanding company contracts for jobs in the state.

Jeff Stinson Joins Innovation Hub as Silver Mine Director

by Mark Carter 8/4/2015 11:11 am

Jeff Stinson will leave his position as director of UALR TechLaunch, but will remain executive director of Fund for Arkansas' Future, a private angel fund.

Delta Entrepreneurship Network Headed to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 8/3/2015 01:02 pm

The Delta Entrepreneurship Network, which launched the Delta Challenge pitch contest earlier this year, has scheduled a second round of six competitions including a contest in Little Rock scheduled for November.

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

AEDC Receives $20M to Expand University Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 09:47 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Division of Science and Technology will receive $20 million from the National Science Foundation over five years to expand research at colleges and universities in Arkansas.

J.B. Hunt Sues Software Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. of Lowell says software purchased for its transportation brokerage services didn't work right.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Group Aims for 1-Gig Service in Little Rock

by Sean Beherec 8/3/2015 12:00 am

In the race to bring higher Internet speeds to the capital city, one group is planning to soon unveil 1-gigabit service in downtown Little Rock, possibly as early as this week.

Comcast Claims 'Extreme' Measures in High-Speed Internet

by Sean Beherec 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The company announced in a news release last month that it was improving its “Blast! Tier” from 50 megabits per second to 75 Mbps, and rolling out a new “Extreme” 150-Mbps tier.

Innovation Hub To Host '100 Girls of Code' Session

by Sean Beherec 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The central Arkansas chapter of 100 Girls of Code will host a class in North Little Rock later this week.

Inuvo Announces New Ad Product Called SearchLinks

by Austin DuVall 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Inuvo Inc., an advertising technology and digital publishing company in Conway, has launched SearchLinks, a suite of native ad units for mobile and desktop publishers, according to a company news release.

Southern Bank Now Offering Security App

by Austin DuVall 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Southern Bank — a $1.3 billion financial institution based in Missouri, but with locations in seven Arkansas cities — has launched CardValet, a security service in mobile app form allowing customers to control “when, where and how” their credit or debit card is used, a bank news release said.

Patented Protein from Fayetteville Firm Treats Bone and Hair Loss

by Mark Carter 7/30/2015 12:29 pm

Fayetteville startup BiologicsMD has been awarded a U.S. patent for the development of fusion proteins that help in the treatment of bone and hair loss.

Citing Demand, Metova Plans 100 New Jobs in Conway

by Mark Carter 7/30/2015 10:47 am

Mobile app development firm Metova, which opened an RFID operations center in downtown Conway earlier this year, has announced expansion plans.