Technology Archive

The Perils of Later-in-Life Dating (Joe O'Brien Commentary)

by Joe O'Brien 5/4/2015 12:00 am

When I became a widower after 28 years of a healthy marriage, I knew how to turn on the washing machine and to navigate the drive-through at McDonald's. Beyond that, I was pretty clueless. For nine months after the funeral, I got sympathetic calls from single lady friends wishing to bring the bereaved a casserole. I gained 10 pounds. I told my friend, a relentless bachelor, “I think I am ready to start dating.”

Arkansas Northeastern College of Blytheville Starts $13M Construction Project

by Mark Friedman 5/4/2015 12:00 am

The center will be about 85,000 SF and combine three of the school's existing centers: the Harry L. Crisp Center, the Burdette Center and the Aircraft & Metals Engineering Center. The Crisp Center is for customized industrial training, which provides training for companies. Some of the training is for college credit and some isn't, Shemwell said.

National Gross Domestic Product Increases 2.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product in the United States rose 2.4 percent last year compared with the previous year. Expanding were the private goods and private services sectors, while the government sector declined.

Consolidation Pares Roster of Arkansas Banks

by Gwen Moritz 5/4/2015 12:00 am

2014 started with 120 separate banks chartered in Arkansas and ended with 109. Two have become inactive in 2015.

Angel Eye's 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 5/4/2015 12:00 am

CEO Steve Bethel wants to expand the platform to provide two-way communication between parents at home and nurses at the hospital. While Angel Eye focuses on further developing its product, it remains a small startup on the cusp of growth.

For Parents of Preemies, A Little Innovation from Angel Eye

by Mark Carter 5/4/2015 12:00 am

The tech-based startups that make up the portfolio of Innovate Arkansas client companies have taken innovation to new heights in Arkansas, from the potentially groundbreaking solar-cell technology of Picasolar to the e-commerce genius of Acumen Brands. Now another IA client firm, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences startup Angel Eye Camera Systems, has applied some innovation to the NICU.

Leaders Deem AMS Innovation Summit A Success, Seek More Events

by Mark Carter 5/1/2015 10:27 am

Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions director Dan Curtis and Innovation Hub director Warwick Sabin said they would like to partner on more events like the Arkansas Manufacturing Innovation Summit.

Inuvo Reports $626K Profit in 1Q

by Sean Beherec 4/29/2015 03:48 pm

Inuvo Inc. of Conway reported net income of $626,000, compared to $675,000 during the same quarter last year. Inuvo also reported revenue of $13.4 million in the first quarter compared to $10.1 million last year.

State Improving Internet Access for K-12 Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2015 02:47 pm

The state of Arkansas is providing K-12 students access to high-speed broadband through its Arkansas Public School Computer Network, it announced Friday.

Acxiom Cites Workforce 'Changes' Amid Layoff Reports

by Lance Turner 4/29/2015 11:00 am

An Acxiom Corp. spokesman confirms "changes" to the data services company's workforce but won't elaborate.

First Arkansas Manufacturing Innovation Summit Underway at Hub

by Mark Carter 4/29/2015 10:46 am

The first Arkansas Manufacturing Innovation Summit is taking place at the Innovation Hub in downtown North Little Rock, as business leaders from across the state meet to discuss ways to infuse innovation into the state's manufacturing industry.

US Economy Ekes Out 0.2 Percent Growth Rate in 1Q

by Associated Press 4/29/2015 07:50 am

The U.S. economy skidded to a near halt in the first three months of the year, battered by a triple whammy of harsh weather, plunging exports and sharp cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.

Innovation Hub Receives $1M EDA Grant for Argenta Center

by Mark Carter 4/27/2015 02:25 pm

The nonprofit Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has received a $1 million federal grant to complete renovation of its Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock, it announced Monday.

Communications Sales & Leasing is Trading Now

by Lance Turner 4/27/2015 10:21 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has officially spun off its real estate and copper assets into a real estate investment trust called Communications Sales & Leasing Inc.

The Cool Side of Warren Stephens

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

The relationship between Marc Gorlin, the founder and CEO of Atlanta startup Roadie, and Warren Stephens, CEO of Stephens Inc., goes back to the late '90s, Gorlin says.

‘Secret' Little Rock Company Priority1 Has Big Plans

by Marty Cook 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Priority1 Inc. of Little Rock is a logistics company that helps transportation companies find more efficient ways to ship products. Priority1 uses Web-based software — generally aimed at small- to mid-sized companies that spend up to $5 million annually on shipping — to help companies decide the most cost-efficient way to ship products.

Transportation, Retail Companies Hoping to Keep Up With Supply Chain

by Marty Cook 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Supply chain dynamics don't often get big laughs, but it wasn't a tough crowd last week at the Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

Warren Stephens Bets on Startup Roadie Shipping Network

by Jan Cottingham 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Roadie uses the excess capacity of passenger vehicles already on the road to move packages from one point to another. The Roadie mobile app connects drivers with people who need to ship goods to where those drivers are already headed.

How America's Middle Class Has Shrunk Since 2000

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

The struggles of middle-class American families and growing income inequality have risen to the top of the national agenda.

Conway Startup Grainster's Boasts Wildly Optimistic Projections

by Mark Friedman 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Grainster, an online grain-trading business based in Conway, launched in August and has since made eye-popping claims of being a $200 million startup and having a potential valuation of $1 trillion in just 14 years.