Technology Archive

Internet of Things Closer Than You Think

by Sarah Campbell 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Internet of Things is more than a refrigerator that costs hundreds more and can tell you when you run out of milk. It's the concept of connecting devices to the internet and with each other. Its purpose is to make life easier via automation.

J. Edward Horton Moves Into SpotRight (Movers & Shakers)

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

J. Edward Horton has joined the Little Rock office of SpotRight, a consumer insights and social analytics company, as senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Matt Campbell Lawsuit Against Facebook Advances

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2016 01:31 pm

Little Rock lawyer and blogger Matt Campbell's lawsuit against Facebook cleared a big hurdle this week when a federal judge in California granted in part a motion to certify it as a class action.

Born Out of Acxiom, Ensono Aims to Expand in Mainframe Market

by Sarah Campbell 5/20/2016 11:30 am

Jeff VonDeylen, chief executive officer of Ensono, said the $200 million Chicago-based business sold by Acxiom last year, is focusing on innovation while finding it difficult to recruit young people with mainframe skills it needs.

Natco Of Flippin Rolls Out 1Gb Internet

by Sarah Campbell 5/19/2016 10:29 am

Natco Communications Inc. of Flippin announced Wednesday that it's delivering 1-gigabit broadband internet to homes and businesses in Flippin, Bull Shoals and Diamond City via its fiber-to-the-home network (FTTH).

Acxiom Narrows 4Q Loss, Swings to Profit for Fiscal 2016

by Lance Turner 5/17/2016 05:02 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock cut its losses in the fourth quarter and swung to a full-year profit as revenue rose in each of its business segments. But the company disappointed analysts with fiscal 2017 revenue guidance that was below expectations.

Wal-Mart-Backed MCX Postpones Rollout, Cuts 30 Jobs

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 5/17/2016 11:15 am

Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a developer of mobile payment technology whose strategy has been thrown into question by big retailers developing their own mobile wallets, is postponing the nationwide rollout of its service and cut 30 jobs.

10 FinTech Accelerator Startups Named

by Sarah Campbell 5/17/2016 10:32 am

Companies to benefit from 12-week VC FinTech Accelerator powered by global technology provider FIS and hosted by the Venture Center in Little Rock are from all over the map. The program launched Monday.

New Walton College Dean Matt Waller Confronts E-Commerce Revolution

by Jan Cottingham 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Matt Waller is the new dean of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, after having served as interim dean since June 1.

AT&T Plans New Broadband Product, Touts $1B Investment Since 2012

by Sarah Campbell 5/13/2016 11:31 am

AT&T of Dallas says it has invested more than $1 billion in Arkansas wireless and wireless networks since 2012 and plans to introduce a new product, fixed wireless broadband.

Tech Park Board Told FinTech Startups Will be Named Monday

by Sarah Campbell 5/12/2016 11:52 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday was told the first phase of the development, which includes work on 415 and 417 Main St., is on time and going smoothly.

Communications Sales & Leasing Reports 1Q Earnings up From 4Q

by Sarah Campbell 5/12/2016 10:21 am

Communications Sales & Leasing of Little Rock on Thursday reported a first-quarter net income of $8 million, a gain of $800,000 from $7.2 million in the fourth quarter.

Clint Cook Moves Ahead to Headend at Conway Corp. (Movers & Shakers)

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

Clint Cook will be responsible for maintaining the headend, which is a facility that originates and communicates cable television and cable modem services to subscribers.

A New Infrastructure of Thinking (U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford 5/6/2016 10:43 am

The future economy will have different benchmarks critical to sustaining schools, businesses and our towns.

Inuvo Bumps Up CEO's Pay, Reports 1Q Revenue Increase

by Sarah Campbell 5/5/2016 03:22 pm

Inuvo Inc. CEO and other executive see more total compensation for 2015, according to the company's annual proxy statement. The Little Rock firm also reports 40 percent jump in first-quarter revenue.

Windstream Reports $232M 1Q Loss on Impairment Charge

by Sarah Campbell 5/5/2016 10:03 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports a first-quarter loss of $232 million, or $2.52 per share, down from a net income of $5 million, or 5 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

Phyzit Puts App On Athenahealth Marketplace, Adds Greg Bledsoe As Adviser

by Sarah Campbell 5/2/2016 02:34 pm

Phyzit of Little Rock announced Monday that its transitional care management app will now be available from the online Athenahealth Marketplace.

US Employment, Earnings Gains Rose in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. economy continued to rebound in March, as private-sector employment and average hourly earnings rose.

A Rose for Della Rosa (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Rep. Jana Della Rosa, R-Rogers, tried last year to pass a law that would require candidates to submit electronic campaign finance reports but failed. To her continuing credit, she hasn't given up on improving the public's access to this vital information.

Steven Sanders Named to Arkansas Broadband Council (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Steven Sanders Jr., president and general manager of Natco Communications Inc. of Flippin, has been appointed to the Arkansas Broadband Council by Speaker of the House Jeremy Gillam.