Technology Archive

CJRW@SXSWi: 2015 Trends Include ‘Big Data,' Content Marketing

by Rob Anderson 3/13/2015 05:47 pm

Two trends dominating the 2015 South-by-Southwest Interactive festival are content marketing and "big data." Rob Anderson of CJRW of Little Rock reports on what's hot at this influential annual event.

Innovation Hub Will Host Maker Faire Event in Argenta on May 2

by Mark Carter 3/12/2015 08:00 am

The event will run in conjuction with the fourth-annual Argenta Arts Festival and will take place on about three acres of property surrounding the Hub at Poplar and Broadway in downtown North Little Rock.

Field Agent Receives $2M Round from Kansas City VC Firm

by Mark Carter 3/10/2015 09:01 am

Field Agent CEO Rick West said the money will be used for new product development and international expansion. Field Agent has grown a network of more than 600,000 international "agents" who use their smartphones to provide retail intelligence through a Field Agent app.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Aaron Burkes to Lead ADFA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 01:27 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants former Republican lawmaker Aaron Burkes to be the next head of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. Hutchinson on Monday submitted Burke's name to the ADFA board. Gene Eagle currently serves as ADFA president.

New DataCo Technologies Company Raises Over $1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

DataCo Technologies Inc. has been described as a marketing data company that's “really focused on social data,” according to one insider. A couple of the founders are former staffers at Little Rock's Acxiom Corp.

UA eVersity's Michael Moore Wants Path to Hard Work To Be Easy

by Gwen Moritz 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Michael Moore's office shelves are crammed with books on business startups and online learning and psychology and statistics and digital analytics, and he's using all of them as he plans the launch of the University of Arkansas eVersity.

FCC Redefines Advanced Broadband

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

The Federal Communications Commission in January updated its definition of advanced broadband to 25 megabits per second (Mbps) for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads. That's up from the previous standard of 4 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps for uploads, a standard set in 2010 and one the FCC called “dated and inadequate.”

ASTA's Tim Atkinson Sees Higher Education Meeting Hi-Tech in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Tim Atkinson was appointed president of the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority in 2013 after years of helping scientists find funding for their work.

AT&T, Verizon Boost Signals To Fit Demand

by Sean Beherec 3/9/2015 12:00 am

When a call or text message won't go through, AT&T and Verizon don't want their networks to be the problem. The companies have stepped up efforts in recent years to increase coverage and network speed for customers at the office and at concert venues and sporting events.

Inside the UA eVersity: A Different Online-only Education

by Gwen Moritz 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Michael Moore is navigating an ambitious project: combining technologies and techniques that have been proven to work elsewhere into an entirely new UA member university.

Advanced Tech Tools Optimize Savings, Efficiency in Trucking

by Marty Cook 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Trucking companies have come a long way from T-cards and pay phones. Today's drivers have GPS, USB ports, instant messaging, and in some cases, their own company meteorologists as tools to get from one checkpoint to the next.

Forecasting The High-Tech Horizon

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Over the years, I found myself growing better able to look at the thunderheads as they developed over White, Independence, Cleburne and Prairie counties and predict whether the rain would reach us or pass by. To be sure, beyond the local weather forecast, there wasn't a lot of technology brought to bear in regard to our meteorological concerns. Today's farmers, though, are using technology in a big way, and not just to study the weather.

Farmers' Use Of Drones Up In The Air

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

In the ongoing conflict between conventional agriculture and emerging technologies, some innovations are finding favor while others confront hurdles.

BlueInGreen Announces North American Sales Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2015 11:34 am

Water treatment startup BlueInGreen of Fayetteville is expanding its North American sales presence with partnerships that will help make its products more readily available in Atlantic Canada, Texas and Virginia.

Acxiom, Twitter Expand Partnership

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2015 01:21 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock said Thursday that it has expanded its partnership with global microblogging giant Twitter Inc. of San Francisco.

InnovateHER Business Plan Competition to Focus on Women

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2015 10:57 am

Startup Junkie of Fayetteville will host the SBA's InnovateHER competition on March 27. It will feature innovate products and services that can help empower women's lives.

ADFA Invests $5M in Atlanta's Noro-Moseley Partners, Early Investor in Acumen Brands

by Mark Carter 3/5/2015 10:17 am

Noro-Moseley is a venture-capital fund that has been increasing its activity in Arkansas. In 2010, it invested $3.5 million in Fayetteville's Acumen Brands.

Charles Morgan to Entrepreneurs: Surround Yourself with Good People

by Mark Carter 3/4/2015 09:32 am

Former Acxiom Corp CEO Charles Morgan has some advice for entrepreneurs: surround yourself with good people, secure adequate funding, learn from your mistakes and believe in yourself.

ARK Challenge Startup Politapoll Merging with Little Rock's Civik

by Mark Carter 3/4/2015 09:17 am

With Politapoll on hold, and with Civik still searching for traction, Atwood said it made sense to explore a melding of the minds, of sorts. (RIP, Leonard Nimoy.) And a natural fit, it is.

Nine Billionaires with Arkansas Ties Make Forbes 500 List

by Mark Carter 3/2/2015 10:33 am

Nine billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes 500 list of the world's richest people, released this week.