Technology Archive

Acxiom to Expand Share Repurchase Program

by Lance Turner 4/2/2018 11:44 am

Data services provider Acxiom Corp. of Conway says it will expand its share repurchase program by $100 million to $500 million and extend it through Dec. 31, 2019.

Informed Consent (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The business of buying and selling personal data, always a little creepy, is overdue for a good, hard look.

Mike Sells Pushes Tourism In 2 Corners of State

by Kyle Massey 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The Sells Agency retains its Fayetteville contract and adds Texarkana to tourism client list.

First Arkansas Bank & Trust Opens Conway Branch With QŪB

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/2/2018 12:00 am

First Arkansas Bank & Trust has put new machines at several branches. The devices, known as QŪBs, offer traditional teller services remotely.

Mainstream Adds 3 to Development Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Ben Meadors, Clay Acord and Daniel Tate have been hired as software developers for Mainstream Technologies in Little Rock.

Update: Facebook Decision Will Cost Acxiom Up to $25M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/29/2018 09:34 am

Facebook's decision to stop offering advertisers data provided by third-party aggregators will cost Acxiom Corp. up to $25 million, the Conway data mining company announced late Wednesday. Acxiom said the decision to end Facebook Partner Categories will hit both revenue and profitability.

Windstream CEO Tony Thomas' Pay Increased in 2017; Reverse Stock Split Recommended

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/28/2018 09:08 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. President and CEO Tony Thomas' total compensation increased by 23 percent to $5.4 million in 2017 from $4.4 million in 2016.

Windstream Acquires New York Company For $37.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2018 03:15 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock announced Tuesday that it has acquired Mass Communications of New York in a $37.5 million all-cash transaction.

Firm's Goal: Keeping Birds Out Of Engines, Flyers Out of Peril

by Kyle Massey 3/26/2018 12:00 am

“Sully” might have never become America's best-known pilot, let alone a Tom Hanks movie hero, if the Airbus he flew in January 2009 had been equipped with an engine shield like the one a Pine Bluff company is developing now.

Clinton National Airport Lands Jobs as Envoy Air Ramps Up

by George Waldon 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The prospects are looking brighter for a service and completion center for corporate jets that went dark five years ago at the Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Plan Now for a 'Black Sky Event' (David Maxwell Commentary)

by David Maxwell 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The causes that would trigger a black sky event take the response and restoration to a new level. In a longer electrical outage, the cascading effects magnify.

Reform Occupational Licensing Rules (David Mitchell & Thomas Snyder Commentary)

by David Mitchell and Thomas Snyder 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Occupational licensing is a harsh regulation because it makes employment an illegal act without the state's permission.

UCA Climbs Aboard Blockchain Bandwagon

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Late last month, the University of Central Arkansas in Conway became the first college to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, an international trade organization that focuses on developing blockchain standards and education for the transportation industry.

Houston, Green Join Mainstream (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Cody Houston has been hired as a service engineer for Mainstream Technologies in Little Rock, and Brandon Green has been hired as a software developer.

Arkansas' February Unemployment Rises to 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2018 10:14 am

The state Department of Workforce Services said Friday that Arkansas' civilian labor force declined by 1,794 from January, a result of 17 more Arkansans being unemployed and 1,811 dropping from the workforce.

A-State Makes MyCampus Portal More Secure

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2018 01:15 pm

Another layer of data security has been added to Arkansas State University's MyCampus portal.

First Nowhere Developers Conference Coming to NWA Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2018 09:01 am

The first annual Nowhere Developers Conference, a one-day technology conference for software developers and engineers, will be held Thursday at Record in downtown Bentonville.

Conductor Promotes Kim Lane to CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2018 11:02 am

The Conductor, a public-private partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting, announced Monday the promotion of Kim Lane to CEO.

Winrock Hires New Hub Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2018 12:12 pm

Winrock International announced Wednesday the appointment of Christopher Jones, Ph.D., as executive director and lead maker of the nonprofit Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock, effective Monday.

Energy Security Partners CEO: Vision of Pine Bluff GTL Plant Alive

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Roger Williams' vision to put a $3.7 billion gas-to-liquid fuel plant in Jefferson County has him arguing in two directions: convincing some people that the largest economic development project in state history can realistically happen, and explaining to others why it's not happening quicker.