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Let the Sunshine In (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/25/2014 12:00 am

If Jonesboro wants to be perceived as a player in economic development — and an effort by Arkansas State University to create an osteopathic medical school and hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial construction in the last few years indicate it does — then it should consider reining in its “Dukes of Hazzard”-quality police chief, Michael Yates.

What Happens to Your Online Accounts When You Die?

by Associated Press 7/16/2014 11:31 am

When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Gmail and other online accounts?

Thanks, Facebook (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/5/2014 12:00 am

Nothing will bring back the lives lost, and recovery will take years, not days, weeks or months. But somehow Facebook, of all things, that time-wasting repository of all-cap political tirades and annoying games, has proved to be this state’s town square, where bulletins are posted and people meet and a calico cat named Ms. Pickles is returned to her family.

Big Tech Firms Lash Out at Government Snooping

by Associated Press 12/10/2013 3:03 pm

Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten thetechnology industry's financial livelihood.

Twitter Shares Surge on First Day of Trading

by Associated Press 11/7/2013 11:42 am

If Twitter's bankers and executives were hoping for a surge on the day of the stock's public debut, they got it. The stock opened at $45.10 a share on its first day of trading, 73 percent above its initial offering price.

Snark Free Day Aims to Stop Snide Online Banter (Natalie Ghidotti Commentary)

by Natalie Ghidotti 10/22/2013 10:25 am

Social media snark creates a serious challenge for businesses when working to communicate via social media portals. It’s often challenging and confusing determining how to respond to these remarks, and businesses can find themselves scratching their heads at how they became the center of a snarky debate.

But It Feels So Right (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/26/2013 12:00 am

I truly enjoy Facebook, but some of the stuff that gets passed around just makes me want to scream (or use ALL CAPS): “Did you rub any two brain cells together before circulating this junk?” The lack of “critical thinking” skills clearly isn’t limited to “kids these days.” People who are old enough to know better still participate in the sharing of “facts” that just feel so right, even though they can’t withstand even cursory consideration.

Paula Deen Supporters Take to Wal-Mart's Facebook Page

by Lance Turner 6/27/2013 8:37 am

Supporters of Paula Deen have taken to Wal-Mart's Facebook page in protest after the world's largest retailer said it was ending its merchandising relationship with the Southern celebrity chef accused of using a racial slur.

Acxiom Will Soon Reveal What It Knows About You

by Lance Turner 4/11/2013 11:16 am

The Financial Times reports that Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock is preparing a service that will show people what information it has on them.

'Humans of Fort Smith' Puts Faces to City's Name

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2013 12:00 am

In homage to the Facebook page Humans of New York, on which “street photographer” Brandon Stanton tells some of the “8 million stories of the Naked City” (’50s TV flashback alert), a Fort Smith entrepreneur has created Humans of Fort Smith. And though there may not be 8 million stories in Fort Smith, there are plenty to make Humans of Fort Smith a great diversion.

Facebook Announces Partnership With Acxiom, Other Data Firms

by Luke Jones 2/27/2013 2:05 pm

Facebook today officially announced its partnership with Little Rock's Acxiom Corp. and several other data miners in an effort to improve its custom audiences tool.

Ad Age: Acxiom Teams with Facebook in Ad Targeting Effort

by Lance Turner 2/22/2013 10:16 am

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock, along with other data services firms, is teaming with social media giant Facebook on new ad targeting efforts to let brands market to users based on what they've bought in stores.

WSJ: Inside Wal-Mart's Black Friday Facebook Play

by Lance Turner 12/17/2012 11:25 am

The Wall Street Journal goes inside Wal-Mart's Black Friday experiment on Facebook, which is key to the social media giant's advertising future.

Of Disaster and the ‘Other Side’ (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/5/2012 12:00 am

When calamity befalls our brother and sister citizens, as it did last week in the form of Sandy, Americans tend to resist partisan impulses and pull together.