Technology Archive

CS&L Swings to 2Q Loss

by Lance Turner 8/11/2016 10:31 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock reports a $1.5 million second-quarter loss as it closes one acquisition and prepares to take on another. Revenue was a $188.6 million, up 46 percent from the same quarter last year.

NanoMech Adds Bran Ferren to Board of Advisers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2016 11:16 am

NanoMech of Springdale says Bran Ferren has joined its board of advisers and is a significant investor in the company.

Elyxor to Hire 45 at New North Little Rock Office

by Sarah Campbell 8/9/2016 03:36 pm

Elyxor Inc., a software engineering services provider, said Tuesday that it plans to hire 45 new employees at its new Argenta office space in North Little Rock.

NanoMech Announces New Adviser, Investor John White

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 10:22 am

NanoMech of Springdale announced on Monday that John White, who holds a Ph.D., has been appointed to its board of advisers and is now a significant investor in the company.

Ascendant Raises Money for Breast Cancer Tests Nurtured by UAMS Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

A Springdale company is raising $5 million to move forward with its plans to sell breast cancer screening tests.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

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

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

Acxiom Reports 1Q Earnings, Agrees to Sell Impact Email for $22M

by Sarah Campbell 8/4/2016 04:30 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Thursday swung back from a $3 million loss last year to report a first-quarter profit of $8 million, and announced that it has agreed to sell its Impact email business to Zeta Interactive of New York City for $22 million.

UA Professor Awarded $440K Grant to Study Gene

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/4/2016 02:02 pm

The University of Arkansas announced this week that assistant professor and neurobiologist Timothy A. Evans has been awarded a three-year $440,613 grant to study how a gene develops specific nerve connections throughout the body.

Bear State Bank Partners with Fintech Startups, One to Stay in Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 8/4/2016 10:47 am

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock has partnered with two startups — LumoXchange of Atlanta and Monotto of Charleston, South Carolina — that participated in the first FinTech Accelerator program.

UALR Awarded $276K for Cybersecurity Education

by Sarah Campbell 8/4/2016 10:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Wednesday announced that a team of its researchers has been awarded a $276,424 National Science Foundation grant.

Windstream Holdings Reports $1.5M in 2Q Net Income

by Sarah Campbell 8/4/2016 07:05 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock swung from a $111 million second-quarter loss last year to a $1.5 million profit, the publicly traded telecommunications firm reported Thursday.

FIS, Governor Extend VC FinTech Accelerator Program to 2018

by Sarah Campbell 8/3/2016 02:43 pm

FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday that they aim to extend the VC FinTech Accelerator program until 2018.

Insight Enterprises Takes on HPE Employees in Conway

by Sarah Campbell and Lance Turner 8/2/2016 11:48 am

Insight Enterprises Inc. of Tempe, Arizona, says it has hired 175 Hewlett Packard Enterprise employees and set up shop with HPE in the Meadows Office and Technology Park in Conway.

Maumelle T-Shirt Maker Featured in Google Report

by Sarah Campbell 8/1/2016 10:35 am

Maumelle T-shirt maker Rock City Outfitters was recently featured in Google's 2015 Economic Impact Report after its use of the internet giant's analytics tool helped Rock City learn more about its customer base.

Verizon Revamps App, Wireless Plan

by Cimber Winfrey 8/1/2016 12:00 am

The new product allows Verizon customers to choose the amount of data they would like, make choices through the mobile app and change their plan size and options as often as they like.

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.