Technology Archive

Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million.

LiveRamp: Acxiom's $310M Silver Bullet

by Luke Jones 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Acxiom Corp. announced earlier this month that it had purchased LiveRamp, a tech company that started in 2011 in San Francisco. At $310 million, it's a huge purchase for the Little Rock data miner, which had revenue just shy of $1.1 billion in the fiscal year that ended March 31.

Your Brain on Lists (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/26/2014 12:00 am

There is something in the human brain that likes to see data organized in lists. In our newsroom, we know that our weekly lists are primarily used for sales leads — that's a service to our audience that we are happy to perform.

I've Got a Tip for You (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Every other year since 2000, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has issued a big, thick study that it calls, ominously, “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud.” The eighth Report to the Nations was released this month, and it came to the same conclusion as earlier ones: A typical organization loses 5 percent of revenue each year to fraud.

Patent Reform Proposals Threaten Innovators (Jerry McCormick Commentary)

by Jerry McCormick 5/26/2014 12:00 am

America's innovators are the backbone of the country's economy. They produce powerful new technologies that shape the way we live and learn, and they fuel economic growth on both a local and national level. In Arkansas, our patent system provides the protections needed for companies to develop exciting new products in advanced energy, nanotechnology, biomedicine and electronics, among other fields.

Little Rock's Sumotext Lands Starbucks Mobile Messaging Account

by Mark Carter 5/23/2014 10:22 am

Rumors have swirled recently that Little Rock mobile messaging giant Sumotext had struck a deal with Starbucks, that little coffee chain out of Seattle.

Fayetteville's TiFiber Develops Potential Replacement for Triclosan

by Mark Carter 5/23/2014 09:38 am

Fayetteville's TiFiber has announced an exclusive license to commercialize synthetic, antimicrobial polymers that could replace the controversial antibacterial agent triclosan through a bar soap product from Bradford Soap Works.

Export Awards Honor Arkansas Steel, Triangle Engineering, SweepScrub, Harris International, POM

by Mark Carter 5/22/2014 02:11 pm

Five Arkansas companies that do business overseas were honored at the fifth annual Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade awards luncheon.

Little Rock Firm Blazes Its Own PGx Testing Path

by Mark Carter 5/20/2014 03:50 pm

Personalized medicine has grown to encompass the practice of tailoring health care to a specific patients' DNA profile. Doctors use this practice, called pharmacogenetics (PGx), to help determine how individuals metabolize and respond to certain drugs and treatments. One Innovate Arkansas client firm is helping them do just that.

Arkansas Venture Center Launches With $500K Grant From State

by Mark Carter 5/20/2014 01:11 pm

The Venture Center is a membership-driven, nonprofit organization that offers entrepreneurial services related to startup acceleration, corporate innovation and technical training.

Arkansas Business to Honor 21st 40 Under 40 Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2014 10:24 am

For the 21st consecutive year, Arkansas Business will honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class.

Ascendant Dx Closes $2M Funding Round, Adds Board Members

by Mark Carter 5/20/2014 08:22 am

Ascendant Dx of Fayetteville, has developed an early detection test for breast cancer, closes a $2 million funding round and adds two members to its board of directors.

Retailers Walmart, Amazon Rolling Out Same-Day Deliveries

by Mark Friedman 5/19/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and Amazon.com Inc. of Seattle recently expanded their pilot programs to offer same-day service to customers in select cities. Both companies in some cases are using their own trucks and drivers to deliver the items, which can range from groceries to televisions.

WLR Tech Buy Hits $1.5M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/19/2014 12:00 am

A 13,965-SF commercial building in west Little Rock changed hands in a $1.5 million sale. A 6,575-SF office building in west Little Rock drew a $745,000 transaction. And land beneath a south Little Rock convenience store rang up a $400,000 transaction.

Decision-Making in an Uncertain Environment (Karen Moustafa Leonard Expert Advice)

by Karen Moustafa Leonard 5/19/2014 12:00 am

We all make decisions every day. But in uncertain external and internal business environments, organizational decision-making is becoming a more complicated art. Both environments offer unique challenges for every leader.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 6.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2014 09:51 am

The Arkansas unemployment rate for April dropped to 6.6 percent, according to data released Friday by the state's Department of Workforce Services.

Pathagility Taking On Pharmacogenetics Market

by Mark Carter 5/13/2014 11:26 am

Pathagility helps medical laboratories collect clinical data and produce lab reports that can be distributed electronically to physicians and patients. Last year, Mark McCuin and his crew shifted their focus toward pharmacogenetics (PGx), and it was a good move.

Disconnects, On and Off Campus (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 5/12/2014 12:00 am

The things that student tour guides, staff members and others at some of America's most prestigious and expensive universities are saying in front of students and parents touring the campuses are often cringe-worthy.

Post-Tornado, Luke Irvin Hatches Idea for #ARWX App

by Mark Carter 5/9/2014 10:20 am

The storm and its deadly aftermath spawned an idea: an app to provide a list of tweets that the include the Twitter hashtag phrase #arwx.

Windstream 1Q Profit, Revenue Down From Last Year

by Luke Jones 5/8/2014 09:15 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported a 69 percent decline in first-quarter profit and 2 percent drop in revenue.