Technology Archive

Iron Yard Hopes Coding Helps Populate Tech Sector in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 10/19/2015 12:00 am

As more Americans suspect traditional college degrees are delivering less return on their investment, coding schools like the Iron Yard are filling a fast-growing niche.

Arkansas Universities Expand Online Programs to Lure Students

by Marty Cook 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Universities across the state are expanding and strengthening their online degree programs in an attempt to attract some of the 300,000-plus potential students who can't attend campus classes.

Political Fundraising Startup Raising Money, Profile

by Mark Carter 10/19/2015 12:00 am of Little Rock has signed on 300 campaigns — local, state and federal — over the past 90 days, more than 500 total, and has worked with five Republican presidential candidates.

Tech Park, Venture Center Mark Companies' Move to Next Stage

by Mark Carter 10/16/2015 09:41 am

Little Rock Tech Park Director Brent Birch told his board Wednesday that things are busy at the park's downtown space.

Metova Gets $45M Defense Contract for Cyberspace War

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/15/2015 12:15 pm

Metova, the tech services and app development firm with offices in Conway and Cabot, announced on Thursday that it had been awarded a $45 million federal contract to support cyberspace and electronic warfare efforts for the U.S. Army Cyber Battle Lab.

Richard Mays Disputes Property Valuation as Tech Park Considers Eminent Domain

by Mark Carter 10/15/2015 11:51 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board is eyeing the last piece of the park's Phase 1 puzzle and is prepared to claim eminent domain to put it into place.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 10:56 am

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique.

SPP, MISO Reach Transmission Usage Agreement

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2015 11:15 am

Southwest Power Pool announced Tuesday that it had reached a deal with MISO to ensure compensation for use of the SPP system.

Metova to Open Fayetteville Office, Hire 30

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2015 09:20 am

Metova Inc. announced Tuesday that it will expand to Fayetteville and immediately create 30 technology-based jobs.

Fayetteville's DataRank Acquired by Seattle Firm

by Mark Carter 10/13/2015 09:14 am

Fayetteville startup DataRank has been acquired by Simply Measured of Seattle, the company announced Tuesday.

UA Research Center Funded by $12M Grant to Focus on Cybersecurity

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 10:25 am

University of Arkansas researchers will lead a new national center devoted to cybersecurity for electric power utilities, made possible by a $12.2 million federal grant.

Acxiom Confirms Layoffs in Little Rock, Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2015 09:43 am

Acxiom Corp. confirms that it has laid off workers in Little Rock and Conway, the international data and technology company confirmed to Arkansas Business.

UALR Offers Sneak Peek at Virtual Reality

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 09:16 am

Carolina Cruz-Neira, director of the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, promises a show people will remember when her team hosts an open house on Oct. 16-17 to showcase the latest virtual reality technology.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Releases Strategic Plan For Growth

by Mark Friedman 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital's announcement in August that it was building a hospital in northwest Arkansas was part of its plan to expand its services across the state.

The Worst Idea Ever (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/5/2015 12:00 am

An Internet entrepreneur is planning to take the insights offered by big data and the oversharing promoted by Facebook to its logical — and horrifying — conclusion: a “Yelp for people,” as it's been called.

Jan Burford on Expanding CARTI to Other Areas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Jan Buford, president and CEO of CARTI, talks about buying physician practices, moving into a new corporate headquarter, the effects of the Affordable Care Act and more.

Little Rock's Christian Rudder of OkCupid Kickstarts Made by Few

by Mark Carter 10/2/2015 03:57 pm

Rudder, 40, is the co-founder of OkCupid, one of the world's largest dating sites. He also is the author of "Dataclysm," a book that analyzes trends in social media.

Report Shows Northwest Arkansas Competing Well With Bigger Cities

by Marty Cook 10/2/2015 03:04 pm

The fifth annual State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report shows the region competitive in key metrics with other areas, including Austin, Texas, and Madison, Wisconsin.

Southwest Power Pool Absorbs Western Integrated System

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 04:09 pm

Southwest Power Pool officially has absorbed an integrated transmission system that covers several midwestern and western U.S. states, the regional transmission organization said.

Sterigenics International Announces $15M Expansion in West Memphis

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 09:38 am

Sterigenics International LLC of Deerfield, Illinois, announced a $15 million expansion at its West Memphis plant, tripling its capacity for gamma sterilization.