Technology Archive

Innovation Hub Announces Participants in HubX-LifeSciences Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2016 09:43 am

HubX-LifeSciences announced eight startup companies from around the world that will come to Arkansas next month to participate in its health care business accelerator program.

John Shelley New Chief at Porter Briggs' Travelier

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Porter Briggs is adding a president to run the operations of his latest venture, Travelier.

RinseWell Water Device Appears Headed to Market

by Mark Carter 2/29/2016 12:00 am

The RinseWell dipper well controller from Recycled Hydro Solutions in Rogers enables restaurants and other businesses that serve food or drinks to save water.

FIS FinTech Set To Start at Venture Center

by Mark Carter 2/29/2016 12:00 am

This spring, global banking technology services provider FIS will kick off its first fintech startup accelerator program in partnership with the Venture Center in downtown Little Rock.

Made by Few Conference Moves to Bentonville; Innovation Hub To Host Open House

by Mark Carter 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Made by Few, the tech conference for “makers of the Web” from Little Rock agency Few, will move to northwest Arkansas for its 2016 installment.

Windstream Swings to Profit in 4Q, Fiscal Year

by Lance Turner 2/25/2016 11:11 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock goes from a loss to a $140.5 million profit in the fourth quarter, and its fiscal 2015 earnings also returned to the black, as the company plans "multiple paths" to shareholder value this year. "Our year-end results reflect the strength and potential of our business and were in-line with our 2015 guidance," President and CEO Tony Thomas said.

Mimi San Pedro Joins NLC Products as Marketing Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2016 09:10 am

Little Rock-based catalog company NLC Products is expanding its presence in the digital space with plans for a more robust e-commerce structure, online lifestyle content and consumer-specific marketing with the addition of Mimi San Pedro as the company's new digital marketing director.

Tech Park Sets April 1 Target Date for Work to Begin

by Mark Carter 2/24/2016 10:05 am

Renovation work on the first phase of the Little Rock Technology Park on the 400 block of Main Street is scheduled to begin on April 1, board members said Wednesday.

Fayetteville's WattGlass Receives $746K to Develop Nano-Coating Technology

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 11:14 am

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $746,366 grant to Fayetteville's WattGlass to further develop a University of Arkansas patent-pending coating technology that makes glass anti-reflective, self-cleaning and highly transparent.

Little Bird Systems of Fayetteville Puts 'Internet of Things' to Industrial Use

by Marty Cook 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Bryon Western and Edgar Cilio of Little Bird Systems bonded over taekwondo, work for chicken feed and love figuring out ways to work on the “Internet of Things.”

Virtual Reality Opens Brave New Worlds At UALR

by Mark Carter 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Carolina Cruz-Neira's visualization technology lab in the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a playground for the imagination. And the virtual reality that unfolds within it is helping envision better companies and cities — both modern and ancient — and even train better medical students.

What's Next: Technologies That Will Shape the Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

IBM asked 5,247 C-level business executives from 21 industries in more than 70 countries what technologies would be the most important in the next few years.

Vote for Public Transit (Jimmy Moses Commentary)

by Jimmy Moses 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Recently, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Maumelle Chamber of Commerce and several community leaders have endorsed the quarter-cent sales tax to fund public transit on the March 1 Pulaski County ballot.

Jan Collier: AT&T Corporate Leadership Reflects Diverse Workforce, Customer Base

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Jan Collier oversees the sales and operations for more than 1,100 employees, 60 AT&T-owned and operated retail locations and more than 340 national retail partners and authorized dealers across Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Tesseract Center, Arkansas Universities Embrace Game Design

by Marty Cook 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas universities are embracing the curriculum of digital game design, an industry that pays its software developers a median income of more than $90,000.

Unemployment Falls in Arkansas Metros in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment in Arkansas' metropolitan areas has fallen significantly in the last year, notes Michael Pakko, an economist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Gearhead Outfitters' Ted Herget on Winning Regional Customers Against National Online Retailers

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Ted Herget is the founder and president of Gearhead Outfitters in Jonesboro, the 2015 Arkansas Business of the Year winner in Category II.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 28th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

Report: Jonesboro Weathered Recession Well, Leads State in Job Growth

by George Jared 2/12/2016 08:54 am

Jonesboro fared much better than other Arkansas cities during the economic downturn, and its job growth continues to be a standard-bearer in the Natural State.

Windstream Adds Jeannie Diefenderfer, Larry Laque to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2016 02:03 pm

Diefenderfer and Laque qualify as independent board members under Nasdaq-listing requirements. Diefenderfer will serve on the board's governance committee while Laque will serve on the audit committee, according to company officials.