Technology Archive

Jeff Amerine: 'Open Innovation' Model Can Work for Entire State

by Mark Carter 5/28/2015 02:03 pm

IA adviser Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie Consulting told a gathering of the state's entrepreneurship and innovation movers and shakers that an "open innovation" model can work for Arkansas.

John James Wants to Turn Old Post Office into Startup Hub

by Mark Carter 5/26/2015 11:00 am

John James, the Acumen Brands founder who now focuses most of his time on launching Hayseed Ventures in Fayetteville, has a vision for the historic Old Post Office building that anchors the Fayetteville downtown square.

Receiver Recovers John Rogers Photos Posted For Sale on eBay

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Michael McAfee, the court-appointed receiver of the Rogers assets, discovered in March that Angelica Rogers, ex-wife of John Rogers, was listing more than 1,000 Fairfax Media photos for sale before the digitization contract was completed, a legal no-no.

Grainster's Big Announcement Delayed Until Further Notice

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

If you were holding your breath to learn what Grainster's “big announcement” was, you'll have to keep waiting.

First Electric's Don Crabbe on Measuring Energy Conservation by the Meter

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Don Crabbe leads First Electric Cooperative Corp., which was created in 1937 and now serves more than 91,000 members.

When Facebook Inhibits Knowledge (Sarah Quintanar Commentary)

by Sarah Quintanar 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Given the massive amounts of data available in today's world, often, regardless of whether facts or conclusions are correct, they are massively published because of the effortless ability to spread information in a split second.

Simulator To Develop Driver Skills at College of the Ouachitas

by Marty Cook 5/25/2015 12:00 am

College of the Ouachitas is planning a high-tech way to address the truck driver shortage in Arkansas.

Vacancy Rate Declines in Central Arkansas Office Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for office space in central Arkansas continued its decline in the first quarter of 2015, falling to 8.4 percent compared with 8.8 percent in fourth-quarter 2014 and 11.1 percent in the year-earlier quarter, first-quarter 2014, according to the Central Arkansas Commercial Data Exchange.

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year.

Little Rock Company Priority Growing Under the Wire

by Marty Cook 5/25/2015 12:00 am

More than 20 years ago, Ken Hamilton decided to go into business for himself as a wholesale wire and cable distributor. He needed a partner; he called Jim Newman. The two formed Priority Wire & Cable of Little Rock in April 1993.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2015 11:01 am

The selection committee for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the 2016 class of inductees.

Acxiom Corp. Sells IT Business for $190M, Previews 4Q Earnings

by Sean Beherec 5/20/2015 03:42 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Wednesday said it has entered into an agreement to sell its IT Infrastructure Management business for "total cash consideration of up to $190 million" to two private equity firms. It also reported preliminary fourth-quarter earnings.

Picasolar Dedicates New HQ at UA Tech Park

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2015 03:16 pm

The 2,300-SF space in the Enterprise Center at the UA tech park will enable Picasolar, an Innovate Arkansas client firm, to reduce the time it takes to produce its patent-pending product.

Arkansas' Top Exporters Recognized, Officials Call for Ex-Im Bank Renewal

by Mark Carter 5/19/2015 02:39 pm

At an awards ceremony recognizing the state's top exporters, Arkansas small business owners and an official with the U.S. Export-Import Bank called for the bank charter's renewal.

Arkansas Heart Hospital, Arkansas Urology to Offer Pingmd App at Clinics

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/19/2015 09:48 am

Arkansas Heart Hospital and Arkansas Urology have partnered with Pingmd Inc. of New York to offer a health-care solutions app at their clinics across the state.

Lawrence Whitman Named Dean of EIT College at UALR

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2015 10:32 am

Lawrence Whitman has been named the new dean of the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the university Monday.

UK IT Firm Settling in Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2015 12:00 am

Retail Insight, which has been operating out of temporary space in Bentonville, is taking 1,600 SF of space for a team of eight to 10 people.

UAMS BioVentures Providing Business Guidance

by Sean Beherec 5/18/2015 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences BioVentures was launched more than a decade ago to combine research at UAMS with entrepreneurship, technology licensing and economic development. BioVentures has since spun off 22 companies using technologies developed at the campus.

TPA Promotes Job Creation (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 5/18/2015 12:00 am

Congress faces an important choice in the months ahead as it considers a bill to renew Trade Promotion Authority. TPA is vital because economic growth and job creation at home depend on our ability to sell American goods and services to the 95 percent of the world's customers living outside the United States.

IABC Plans 'New Media' Workshop

by Sean Beherec 5/18/2015 12:00 am

The “Navigating the New Media” workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 26 at the Heifer International Village in Little Rock. The cost to attend is $50 for students, $75 for IABC members and $100 for nonmembers, the group said in a news release.

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