Technology Archive

Trump's Tariffs: Steel Builders Weigh In

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 12:00 am

President Donald Trump's trade skirmish with China may pose a billion-dollar threat to Arkansas' economy, or may be just a blip, a negotiating tactic.

Thoughts on Sinclair, After Working for John Robert Starr

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 12:00 am

No, local news folks shouldn't be pledging their bosses' allegiance to Trump in the media wars. But they are at financial gunpoint.

Head to Lead Operations, Development at Venture Center (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Jessica Head has been hired as a director of operations and program development for the Venture Center in Little Rock.

Alan Nansel Named VP at Worklio (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Alan Nansel has been hired as vice president of implementation services for Worklio of Miami, a job he will perform from his home in Maumelle.

Judge Slashes $12.4M Award Against Walmart

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy L. Brooks last month reduced the amount a jury awarded last year to a Southern California digital design firm against Walmart Inc. to just $745,000.

Herget Lines Up Physician Investors for Sniffle Health App

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Little Rock entrepreneur Ryan Herget said his telemedicine company, Sniffle Health Inc., will launch an app by the end of the month that allows patients to communicate directly with their own doctors.

Simmons Bank Staff Takes Over Acxiom's Former HQ

by George Waldon 4/9/2018 12:00 am

A year after investing $25 million for a piece of downtown Little Rock, Simmons Bank continues to sort through details to make the former Acxiom headquarters its own.

Modern Workplace Evolving Beyond Home, Office

by Kyle Massey 4/9/2018 12:00 am

More companies now offer flexible and remote work options, but businesses like Bank of America and IBM have called workers back to the office.

Arkansas Sees Increase in Personal Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Personal income in Arkansas rose 3.2 percent in 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported late last month. That increase beat the average for all the states of 3.1 percent.

Employers, Employees Turning to Gig Work

by Marty Cook 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Shawn Camp is a happy participant in the gig economy, so named for the members of the workforce who take contract jobs — gigs — rather than long-term permanent employment with a single employer.

For Hiring and Productivity, Paternity Leave Delivers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Providing paid paternity leave helps recruit talent, and new dads who use it return to work more productive, according to two Arkansas companies offering the benefit, still a rarity.

Windstream Holdings Brings In Kent Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Kent Smith has been hired as director-senior counsel for Windstream Holdings Inc. in Little Rock. Adena Handly has been appointed area vice president of sales for Windstream Enterprise.

Acxiom Corp. Trims Workers As It Combines Segments

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/5/2018 03:16 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Conway says it is cutting 2 percent of its global workforce of about 3,300 as it combine its Audience Solutions and Marketing Services divisions into a new business unit called Acxiom Marketing Solutions. The company declined to say how many Arkansas workers would be affected.

Uniti Group CEO Kenny Gunderman, Other Execs Paid More in 2017

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/5/2018 02:58 pm

Total compensation for Kenny Gunderman, CEO and president of Uniti Group Inc. of Little Rock, increased to $5.4 million in 2017 from $5.1 million in 2016.

FinTech Firm BankLabs to Add 19 Jobs in Little Rock

by Lance Turner 4/5/2018 10:20 am

BankLabs of Little Rock says will create up to 19 full-time jobs in the capital city by the year 2020.

Acxiom Sees Signs Facebook Will Reconsider Costly Decision

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/4/2018 10:21 am

Acxiom CEO Scott Howe wrote in a blog post late Tuesday that the Conway company is seeing signs that Facebook will reconsider its decision to end Facebook Partner Categories.

Acxiom to Expand Share Repurchase Program

by Lance Turner 4/2/2018 11:44 am

Data services provider Acxiom Corp. of Conway says it will expand its share repurchase program by $100 million to $500 million and extend it through Dec. 31, 2019.

Informed Consent (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The business of buying and selling personal data, always a little creepy, is overdue for a good, hard look.

Mike Sells Pushes Tourism In 2 Corners of State

by Kyle Massey 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The Sells Agency retains its Fayetteville contract and adds Texarkana to tourism client list.

First Arkansas Bank & Trust Opens Conway Branch With QŪB

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/2/2018 12:00 am

First Arkansas Bank & Trust has put new machines at several branches. The devices, known as QŪBs, offer traditional teller services remotely.