Technology Archive

Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 9/19/2016 12:00 am

While it seems today that Chaffee Crossing is one of those blessed developments that seems to fall into one handsome deal after another, Ivy Owen, the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Fort Smith, remembers a much leaner time.

Will Jet.com Boost Wal-Mart's E-commerce?

by Mark Friedman 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Retail watchers have mixed feelings about whether Wal-Mart Stores' $3.3 billion purchase of Jet.com of Hoboken, New Jersey, will be the spark the Bentonville retailer needs to boost its online sales.

Structural Work, Other Items Add $360K to Tech Park Cost

by Sarah Campbell 9/15/2016 10:19 am

Renovations to the future home of the Little Rock Tech Park could cost nearly $360,000 more than expected and its opening may be delayed, the park's director says.

WattGlass of Fayetteville Gets $679K SunShot Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2016 02:07 pm

WattGlass of Fayetteville gets a $679,413 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to help commercialize its anti-reflective glass coating technology.

UALR, eStem Break Ground on $11.4M High School

by Sarah Campbell 9/14/2016 11:45 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and eStem Public Schools breaks ground on eStem's new $11.4 million high school. The new campus is set to open in time for the 2017-18 school year.

Innovation Hub Announces Kickoff of Inaugural I-Fund Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2016 09:52 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub of North Little Rock says eight teams representing five universities kicked off the inaugural 12-week I-Fund program in Fayetteville over the weekend.

NanoMech Wins $235K Contract To Develop Army Uniforms

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/13/2016 01:51 pm

NanoMech of Springdale has been awarded a $235,000 contract from the U.S. Army to develop and evaluate next generation Army Combat Uniforms using NanoMech's nGuard, a cost-effective coating finish and additive.

Google Express Expands in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/13/2016 01:31 pm

Google is expanding its Google Express service in Arkansas and eight other states, bringing two-day delivery shopping to nearly 40 million people.

Ensono Acquires UK-Based Attenda

by Sarah Campbell 9/13/2016 09:32 am

Ensono of Chicago, an Acxiom Corp. spinoff that has about 25 percent of its workforce stationed in Conway, announces its acquisition of Attenda, a managed services and cloud services company based in the United Kingdom.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

TEDx Coming Back to Little Rock (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 9/12/2016 12:00 am

You may not agree with what you hear at a TEDx conference, but you will learn something new. You may not get the full picture — since speakers are given 18 minutes — but you will be escorted into territory occupied by that speaker that is likely to be new, controversial and challenging.

At 10, Windstream Focuses On Midmarket Future

by Sarah Campbell 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Windstream Holdings Inc., the publicly traded spinoff of Little Rock's Alltel Corp., recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, saying its first decade has sharpened its focus on midmarket business customers, although it also has residential, small business and wholesale customers.

James Buggs Recognized by National Society for Cable Work (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

James Buggs, cable installer for Conway Corp., has earned the business class service specialist certification from the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers after completion of the required course work.

ARA Names Two Scholars, Two Fellows

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2016 01:24 pm

The Arkansas Research Alliance, the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced two new ARA scholars and two new ARA fellows.

Asa Hutchinson Announces School Coding Competition

by Sarah Campbell 9/7/2016 12:44 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the new Governor's All-Region and All-State Coding Competition.

Applications For 2017 FinTech Accelerator Now Open

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2016 12:22 pm

Startups can now apply through Oct. 31 to participate in the Venture Center's 2017 FinTech Accelerator, which has been extended until 2018 to the tune of $2 million.

Common Issues That Make Startups Sputter (Rodney Moore Commentary)

by Rodney Moore 9/6/2016 04:20 pm

In Arkansas and elsewhere, the mechanisms of creation, promotion and distribution of ideas and products are at the fingertips of most people. But many startups miss their opportunity because they sputter before they start.

Coleman: Broadband Efforts Take Cues from Rural Electrification

by Kyle Massey 9/6/2016 03:14 pm

Today's push to expand broadband internet access is very much like the country's effort to bring electric power to rural areas during the Great Depression and World War II, electric company executive Mel Coleman says.

Fayetteville's Tech Atlantis Finds Zen with New Name, Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Tech Atlantis, a provider of cloud-based tax services, is relocating in Fayetteville to the downtown square and changing its name to Zenwork.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.