Technology Archive

SATCO Becomes Phone Company Pioneer in Solar

by Kyle Massey 12/11/2017 03:36 pm

With the flick of an oversized dummy electrical switch on Monday, South Arkansas Telephone Co. became the nation's first completely solar-powered telephone company.

NPR Gets Arkansas Techie Sam Hosington

by Kyle Massey 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Newsroom colleagues at Arkansas Business Publishing Group applauded our 2017 summer intern, Sam Hoisington of Arkansas Tech University, for landing a plum internship at the Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington.

Citizens Bank Advances Two to Head Batesville Call Center (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Bryan Wagner has been promoted to agri banking relationship manager by Regions Bank in Jonesboro. Brock Fletcher has been hired as a commercial banking relationship manager.

LR Businessmen Announce Cashless System for Medical Marijuana Industry

by Gwen Moritz 12/4/2017 07:05 pm

Four Little Rock businessmen have launched a company that will offer cashless banking services to the state's new medical marijuana industry through an Arkansas bank that has not yet been identified.

Fluoride, the Fifties and Facebook (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 12/4/2017 12:00 am

The way Facebook is set up as a social network can influence opinions and behavior through social proofing, endorsements, critiques and reviews. And it is done somewhat passively through conversational and casual messaging.

ECCI Partners Sidestep Pitfalls of Transition

by Gwen Moritz 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Almost since they went into the environmental engineering business, Stan Jorgensen, Bob Harrison and Rod Breuer have been thinking about an exit strategy.

Windstream Sees Change in the Air

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/4/2017 12:00 am

CEO Tony Thomas says new products and attention to the balance sheet will get Windstream back in the black.

Empirical Energy Elevates John Freeman (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

John Freeman has been promoted to principal at Empirical Energy Solutions in Little Rock. Freeman, who has experience in HVAC service, controls and commissioning, was previously a project manager.

Fed Report: Employers Raising Wages in Tight Labor Market

by Lance Turner 11/29/2017 03:22 pm

Employers in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six nearby states, say they are raising starting wages and salaries to attract new workers amid a tight labor market.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $198M in C-130 Training Contracts

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 09:13 am

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Maryland, recently received six contracts, with awards totaling $198.4 million, to improve training for C-130 airmen and operators around the world.

Arkansas Agriculture Looks to Tomorrow (Freddie Black Commentary)

by Freddie Black 11/27/2017 12:00 am

In about 30 years, our world will be home to nearly 10 billion people. Farmers will have to feed more people than they have in the previous 100 years. Farmers and ranchers will have to produce more food and fiber on the same or fewer acres than they do today.

Drilling Down To the DNA (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/20/2017 12:00 am

DNA testing is so cheap these days that it seems like testing any genetic material available in cases prosecuted more than, say, 20 years ago might be cheaper for the taxpayers than continuing to lock up people who are probably innocent.

'Roboglasses' for the Blind Get Boost From Grant

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Fauxsee Innovations of Magnolia has landed a one-year, $226,000 grant from the National Eye Institute to continue developing its first product, Roboglasses.

Altimize Wins AEDC Funds

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Altimize, a tenant of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock, has received a financial boost recently and is expanding its offerings.

As Data Breach Costs Rise, Cyber Insurance Looks Good

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Companies are becoming more interested in purchasing cyber liability coverage as they become more aware of data breaches and the damage they can inflict on a business.

First Orion to Move Headquarters to North Little Rock

by Lance Turner 11/13/2017 12:06 pm

First Orion of Little Rock says it will move into a new, six-story office building on Main Street in the Argenta Historic District of North Little Rock.

BlueOak Molten Metal Disaster Leads to Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

BlueOak Arkansas, the electronics recycling plant in Osceola, developed a leak in its furnace in November 2015 that resulted in molten metal escaping and causing more than $10.5 million in damage.

Fisher Martin Joins Eric Rob & Isaac (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Fisher Martin has been hired by Eric Rob & Isaac, a Little Rock advertising agency, as a media assistant.

Household Rate for Arkansas Broadband Internet Use at 64 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

States on the Pacific Coast and in the Northeast had higher levels of household broadband internet use compared with the national average of 77 percent, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released in September.

Windstream Reports $101.5M 3Q Loss

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/9/2017 08:49 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports a third-quarter loss of $101.5 million.