Technology Archive

Arkansas Small Business & Tech Center Offers Help for Restaurants

by Jan Cottingham 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center is offering programming and consulting help to food- or beverage-related businesses in Faulkner, Jefferson, Pulaski and White counties this year.

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Tyson Announces Partnership With Silicon Valley, Chicago Incubators

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2018 03:58 pm

Tyson Foods of Springdale announced Thursday its agreement to work with two business incubators, Plug and Play of Silicon Valley and 1871 of Chicago, that will directly connect it to the startup communities in those places.

Little Rock Tech Agency Hosts Sixth Annual Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/14/2018 11:33 am

The sixth Made by Few Conference, organized by Arkansas-based design and development agency Few, will be held Oct. 25-27 at the Central Arkansas Library System's Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock.

Invest in Your Culture; It's Reflected in the Bottom Line (Karen Armstrong Expert Advice)

by Karen Armstrong 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Today's workforce, especially among millennials, rates companies that are desirable to work for based on their culture. From a recruitment and retention standpoint, culture is critical, but how do the characteristics of that environment translate to profitability?

Kendal King Group Adds Two in Bentonville (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Charlene Kelley has been named director of accounts and business development at Kendal King Group in Bentonville. Madison Jackson has been hired as a program manager for Soapbox Influencer Marketing, a product division of KKG.

Hospitality Land Visited By $3.4M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Promenade Hospitality LLC bought the 4.86-acre site in west Little Rock from Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado.

Super Bowl Commercials: Tide Cleans Up, Alexa Speaks

by Kyle Massey 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Tide scored nearly a clean sweep, Alexa's voice came through for Amazon and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s voice was hijacked by Dodge Ram.

New uBreakiFix Opens in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2018 10:52 am

uBreakiFix opened a new store at 1040 S. Amity Road in Conway on Tuesday.

Tax Change Improves Acxiom's Bottom Line

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/6/2018 04:03 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Conway on Tuesday reported a third-quarter profit of $22.9 million, up from a profit of $1.1 million in the same quarter a year ago, , thanks primarily to the recent changes in federal tax law.

Little Rock Startup Hires Venture Center Exec

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 03:31 pm

RaftUp Technologies of Little Rock announced Monday the hiring of Jessica Johnston-Myers as its COO.

Executive Director of The Hub Quits

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/5/2018 11:34 am

Joel Gordon's last day at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub was Feb. 2.

Does 'G' Stand for Government? (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 2/5/2018 12:00 am

5G is coming. Is the government suggesting it's best to take away from the private sector a new and advanced network and nationalize it?

Nielsen, Meet Sorenson: TV Ratings Tools Grow

by Kyle Massey 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Nielsen is a fabled name in television ratings history, but in smaller markets like Arkansas, it has long been the technological equivalent of a handwritten letter in the Snapchat age.

Amazon Has Not Delivered a Sales Tax Windfall, So Far

by Marty Cook 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Amazon, the online retailing goliath based in Seattle, announced last February that it would start collecting sales tax owed on purchases made by Arkansas residents. The early, non-exact results are in: more, but not as much as predicted by many.

Little Rock Metro Ranks 259th in Broadband Coverage

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

The Little Rock area ranks 259th among 382 metro areas in the United States in share of households with broadband coverage — 78.8 percent — putting it in the bottom third, according to Metroplan.

Machine Learning Tops List of Hot, Trendy Technologies

by Marty Cook 2/5/2018 12:00 am

High-tech doors are just a hint at what goes on inside RevUnit, which builds applications to help businesses operate efficiently in areas like productivity, worker engagement and learning.

Little Rock Tech Park Making Its Mark On Main

by George Waldon 2/5/2018 12:00 am

A month shy of its first birthday, the Little Rock Technology Park has exceeded expectations for attracting startup-minded entrepreneurs and tech-related ventures.

Bit by Bit, Digital Financing Coming to Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Two Little Rock technology companies, MobX and Freedom Coin Inc., say Arkansas is on the cusp of seeing its first “initial coin offering,” a new way for startups and individuals to raise capital for businesses and projects.

Laura Fine on Keeping Small Businesses from Missing the Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Laura Fine, chief of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center, tells what it does, and says customers are king.