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Walmart, Microsoft Expand Technology Center in Texas

Walmart, Microsoft Expand Technology Center in Texas

Engineers from Walmart and Microsoft will work together in Texas as the Arkansas-based retail giant seeks more convenient ways for customers to shop.
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ConversionPoint to Buy Inuvo in $75M Deal

Privately held ConversionPoint Technologies Inc. of Newport Beach, California, has agreed to buy publicly traded Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $75 million.
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Movista Growing With $12M Infusion

Movista Inc. of Bentonville will strengthen its leadership team, invest in innovation and next-generation technology and form a sales and marketing arm that will also be based in Bentonville — all with a recent $12 million investment from Level Equity of New York.
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Venture Center Names Wayne Miller Executive Director

Wayne Miller, managing director of the Venture Center's FinTech Accelerator, has been named executive director of the Little Rock-based nonprofit.
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Ritter Communications Announces $7M Hot Springs Project

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro, the state's largest locally-owned broadband provider, on Friday announced a $7 million infrastructure project to underpin a high-tech communications and business services system in Hot Springs. read more >

Kansas City Firm Hires Former Walmart Exec to Lead Cyber Innovation Center in NWA

Cybersecurity firm Fishtech Group of Kansas City, Missouri, has hired former Walmart executive Kerry Kilker to lead its new Cyber Innovation Center in northwest Arkansas. read more >

Preliminary Budget for Tech Park's Phase II is $26M

The not-yet-financed second phase of the Little Rock Technology Park will have a preliminary budget of nearly $26 million, the project's directors announced at a monthly board meeting Wednesday. read more >

Bhattacharyya to Lead A-State Engineering, Computer Science College

Abhijit Bhattacharyya has been appointed as the inaugural dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Arkansas State University. read more >

Gas Pos Announces Partnership with Twilio

Gas Pos of North Little Rock has teamed up with cloud communications platform Twilio to deliver a new method for retailers to accept and process FleetCor/Comdata and WEX/EFS fleet fuel card transactions. read more >

Governor, Business Leaders Form New Innovation Council

Key leaders from Arkansas businesses, research universities, philanthropic organizations and state agencies will form the new Arkansas Innovation Council at Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request. read more >

Big Deals of 2018 Skyrocket in Arkansas by 267 Percent This article is available only in print.

The value of big deals in Arkansas leaped to $53.9 billion in 2018, a 267 percent increase over the $14.7 billion figure of 2017. read more >

Central Arkansas Lags U.S. in Slow-Growing Economy

Job growth in central Arkansas has lagged behind that for the nation as a whole since 2010-11, though it's starting to catch up. read more >

Bob East Talks About New Direction of Advanced Cabling Systems

Bob East discusses the factors that led him to sell Advanced Cabling Systems last month. read more >

Mini-Storage Transaction Surpasses $8.3M Mark (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

An affiliate of Self-Storage Capital Partners of Philadelphia bought the 574-unit mini-storage project in midtown Little Rock. read more >

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