Technology Archive

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

At Rotary, Asa Hutchinson Talks Higher Education, Private Sector's Role in Economy

by Sarah Campbell 7/26/2016 02:12 pm

In a speech to the Rotary Club of Little Rock, Gov. Asa Hutchinson outlined what he sees as the keys to "sustained economic growth and vitality" in Arkansas.

Demo Day for VC FinTech Accelerator is Aug. 3

by Sarah Campbell 7/26/2016 09:48 am

Seats are filling up, with more than 200 expected to attend the Venture Center's VC FinTech Accelerator's Global Investor Demo Day to be held from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Clinton Presidential Library.

Online Banking Rises in Use, but Arkansas Branches Remain Important

by Marty Cook 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Physical branches are still important and will remain vital, bankers say, even as the number inches downward as customers increasingly bank online.

‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

by Ross Cranford 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Social savvy restaurateurs and tourism destinations have begun to lure “Pokemon” players with special offers. The hardest part of the consumer funnel has often been that last step along the way getting customers to your door.

Arkansas Small Business & Tech Development Center Gets $200,000 Grant

by Sarah Campbell 7/22/2016 10:59 am

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center gets a $200,000 grant to provide consulting services to entrepreneurs seeking funding through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

Under 40 Forum Report Identifies Ways to Recruit, Retain Talent

by Alexis Hosticka 7/20/2016 11:26 am

Young leaders from across the state have identified key issues for retaining and recruiting young talent to Arkansas, including education initiatives and the marketing and branding of the state.

UCA, Metova Announce Opening of Arkansas Coding Academy

by Sarah Campbell 7/19/2016 04:05 pm

Metova Inc. and the University of Central Arkansas in Conway mark the opening of the Arkansas Coding Academy, a hands-on program that aims to build a talent pipeline of software developers and programmers.

KUAR's Startup Arkansas Public Media Aims High

by Kyle Massey 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Bobby Ampezzan and Vanessa McKuin are leading a new multimedia startup based at KUAR-FM in Little Rock, funded by a grant of $287,300 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.'s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor.

Internet In Northwest Arkansas Feeling Stress

by Marty Cook 7/18/2016 12:00 am

No one is complaining about the population and economic growth in northwest Arkansas, but all that growth is putting strains on the area's infrastructure.

Aristotle App BeaconSage Wins International Award

by Sarah Campbell 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock web developer Aristotle announced that its new product, BeaconSage, had attracted worldwide attention by winning an Umbraco Award for Best Technical Solution at Codegarden, an international conference for developers held in June in Odense, Denmark.

Upcoming Mayor's Summit to Focus on Entrepreneurial Growth

by Sarah Campbell 7/15/2016 11:32 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, in partnership with the private, nonpartisan Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Venture Center in Little Rock, will hold the city's first Mayor's Summit on Entrepreneurship July 21-22.

Little Rock Tech Park Board Votes to End Lease at Markham Street

by Sarah Campbell 7/14/2016 10:10 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board voted Wednesday to pay a $38,100 fee to terminate its lease and move out of its temporary space at 107 E. Markham St. by Feb. 28.

Hutchinson Expects Results From European Trip, Cites Business Leads

by Lance Turner 7/13/2016 10:48 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston officially opened an office in Berlin on Tuesday, as the pair begins to wrap up a trade mission in Europe.

Field Agent Unveils Online Back-to-School Resource Center

by Sarah Campbell 7/11/2016 12:57 pm

Field Agent of Fayetteville unveiled its online resource center "The Back-to-School Locker" for brands and retailers this week.

UAFS Gets $2M In Grants for Robotics, Computer Science Programs

by Sarah Campbell 7/11/2016 10:42 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has received two workforce development grants totaling nearly $2 million from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

Verizon Arena On Track for Biggest Revenue Year Ever

by George Waldon 7/11/2016 12:00 am

From the outside looking in, 2016 is producing a bumper crop of crowd-drawing entertainment at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. A banner-year-in-the-making forecast holds up to review by the ultimate arena insider.

Arkansas Tech Career Center Receives $664K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2016 09:14 am

Arkansas Tech Career Center, a technical and career training entity operated by Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, received a $664,325 grant from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, the school announced Friday.

Fayetteville Startup Awarded $225,000 Grant to Test Coating

by Sarah Campbell 7/6/2016 10:56 am

University of Arkansas-affiliated startup SurfTec LLC of Fayetteville receives a $225,000 National Science Foundation grant to commercialize a nano-coating technology for manufacturing.