Technology Archive

Venture Center Holds Inaugural 'Lift the Rock' Event

by Sarah Campbell 6/8/2016 11:34 am

About 30 people attended the Venture Center's first-ever "Lift the Rock" event, featuring VC FinTech Accelerator startup FundSeeder of Westport, Connecticut.

UALR Professor Demos Robotic Cane in Washington

by Sarah Campbell 6/7/2016 02:09 pm

University of Arkansas at Little Rock researcher Cang Ye and his students demonstrated their Co-robotic Cane during the Congressional Robotics Caucus at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Little Rock Law Firm Carney Bates Going Into the Breach Against Google

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Carney Bates & Pulliam PLLC, the Little Rock law firm representing Matt Campbell in his lawsuit against Facebook, also is handling a potential class-action privacy lawsuit against Google and is involved in several other high-profile data breach cases.

Data Breaches on the Rise, Even in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Hacking is costing businesses millions more as sophisticated criminal networks determined to steal information for financial gain have replaced the individuals who were commonplace in the early years of the internet, and Arkansas is not immune.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Protecting Cargo Never Ends for Arkansas Truckers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Protecting freight is a daily worry for transportation executives whose trucks are crisscrossing the nation daily with trailers full of goods.

Molly Maid of Northwest Arkansas Acknowledged as Rookie of the Year (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Alicia and Mykel Stephens, co-owners of Molly Maid of Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, have been named to Molly Maid's 2015 Rookie of the Year All-Star Team for outstanding performance in their first year of business.

Ransomware, and a Particular Set of Skills (Aaron Gamewell Expert Advice)

by Aaron Gamewell 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Ransomware is equivalent to a gang of bad guys kidnapping your loved one and demanding money. Even if you had a “very particular set of skills,” bad guys who use ransomware are nearly impossible to find because of the ability to hide behind a labyrinth of IP addresses and never-ending cyber networks.

Wal-Mart Embraces Change at Meeting, Hitching Up With Uber

by Marty Cook 6/3/2016 03:23 pm

During the retailer's annual meeting, Wal-Mart Chairman Greg Penner cast the company as changing with the economic and shopping landscape, just as it has done throughout its long history.

Ecoark Uses Technology to Provide Lower-Cost Recycled Products

by Sarah Campbell 6/2/2016 11:17 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers is using technology to bring retail consumers consistent pricing and offer manufacturers recycled raw material at a lower cost than virgin material, says CEO Randy May.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Eyenalyze Receives Funding From Cadron Creek Capital

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2016 10:58 am

The funding will be used to further Eyenalyze's solution which simplifies restaurant back-office business including inventory, plating cost and employee tracking – all while providing end data that is useful and compatible with financial analysis and reporting.

Eyenalyze Gets Seed Funding from Cadron Creek Capital

by Sarah Campbell 5/27/2016 10:38 am

Eyenalyze of Conway, which provides CPA-friendly back-office solutions for restaurants, announced Friday that it has received seed funding from seed capital investment fund Cadron Creek Capital of Conway.

Sprint Hires Sales Directors for Regional Headquarters In Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 5/26/2016 02:16 pm

Sprint Corp. of Overland Park, Kansas, announced Thursday the hiring of three sales directors who will report directly to South Central Region President Jonathan Blitz who runs the company's new regional headquarters in Little Rock.

Little Rock Startup Launches RaftUp App

by Sarah Campbell 5/26/2016 10:35 am

RaftUp gives boaters access to an interactive map while on the water and an SOS notification service that alerts nearby boaters and emergency services providers when they experience a breakdown or another emergency.

Broadband Development Group, Provider Of Hyperleap Internet, Joins RasorNET

by Sarah Campbell 5/25/2016 12:17 pm

Broadband Development Group of Little Rock, which provides the fixed wireless broadband internet service called Hyperleap, announced this week that it has joined RasorNET, an Arkansas-based consortium of five regional carriers.

Be Pro Be Proud Initiative Receives $80K in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2016 02:37 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas announced Tuesday its acceptance of a $50,000 investment from the Gene Haas Foundation and a $30,000 investment from Tyson Foods Inc.

Iron Yard Closing Little Rock Campus

by Sarah Campbell 5/24/2016 10:33 am

Iron Yard coding school is closing its Little Rock campus after one year, finding that the general population isn't aware of opportunities and needs night and weekend classes it doesn't offer.

Arkansas Coding Academy Aims to Provide Affordable Tech Education

by Alexis Hosticka 5/24/2016 09:22 am

A collaborative effort between the University of Central Arkansas, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and many area business partners, the Arkansas Coding Academy is designed to create a talent pipeline from the classroom to the workforce.

RPM Group's Kris Upton on How Technology Brings an Agent's Success Back Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Kris Upton, 46, is president of the RPM Group, where he's worked since 2003, and previously has served the company as treasurer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.