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WhiteRock Opens Office at Little Rock Tech Park

The independent Salesforce vendor said the office provides a dedicated space for employees to engage with customers.

Inuvo Narrows Losses in Q4, Shares Fall

The company invested heavily in marketing programs to increase its exposure last year, which pushed annual operating expenses up 27.2%

Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Tradition With AI

Do the benefits outweigh the challenges and what are the future implications for both firms and their clients?

Uniti Posts $31M Profit in Q4, Sells Fiber Investments & Towers

Kenny Gunderman

Non-recurring revenue was lower in 2023 due in part to one-time, low-margin equipment sales, which the company has decided to largely exit in 2024.

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US Economy Grew Solid 3.2% in Q4, a Slight Downgrade From Government’s Initial Estimate

U.S. growth has now topped 2% for six straight quarters, defying fears that high interest rates would tip the world's largest economy into a recession. read more >
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UL Solutions Opens 100,000-SF Retail Product Lab in Lowell

The new lab aims to provide retailers with more dynamic and data-driven approaches to enhance product quality, performance and safety. read more >
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University of the Ozarks Gets $2.2M Gift From Windgate Foundation

The gift will endow a current professorship position and allow the private liberal arts school in Clarksville to create a new graphic design curriculum. read more >
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Kids Are Using Phones In Class, Even When It’s Against The Rules. Should Schools Ban Them All Day?

The hold that phones have on adolescents in America today is well-documented, but teachers say parents are often not aware to what extent students use them inside the classroom. read more >
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Joe Ford, Conway Regional Honored at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Ford received the Legacy of Leadership award in honor of a career spanning business and the highest levels of government. read more >
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Walmart to Acquire Smart TV Maker Vizio for $2.3B

The deal aims to expand Walmart's rapidly growing advertising business to compete with Amazon. read more >
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Robots and Happy Workers: Productivity Surge Helps Explain US Economy’s Surprising Resilience

The productivity boom marks a shift from the pre-pandemic years, when annual productivity growth averaged a tepid 1.5%. read more >
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John Brown University to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in AI

John Brown University said it will be the first Christian university in the nation to offer a bachelor's in the field. read more >
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Advanced Energy Expo Set for Students, Industry Pros, Job Seekers and Educators

Students will learn about a growing industry long before embarking on their careers, and industry leaders will be kept abreast of the latest technologies in the field. read more >
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ArcBest Launches Line of Autonomous Forklifts, Reach Trucks

The robots have advanced cameras and sensors to navigate facilities, find specific pallets and then unload and load them. read more >
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U of A Researchers Get $5M for AI-Powered Food Supply Chain Platform

Cultivate IQ integrates sales and production data from across the farm-to-market supply chain to help plan and manage regional food supplies. read more >
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An Effective Cybersecurity Tool: Empowered Employees (Chris Wright Commentary)

Criminals don’t have to employ advanced tactics like AI-generated deepfakes to access companies’ systems because employees often unintentionally leave the doors open. read more >
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New Donable App Addresses Blood Donation Crisis

Created by Our Blood Institute, the Donable app combines the gig economy with social networking to recruit more people to donate blood. read more >
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Where The Jobs Are: Strong Hiring in Most Industries Has Far Outpaced High-Profile Layoffs

Data provides compelling evidence that most companies, large and small, are confident enough in the economy to keep hiring. read more >
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Arkansas Bioinformatics Consortium Scheduled for Feb. 26 – 27 in NLR

The Arkansas Bioinformatics Consortium is scheduled for Feb. 26 - 27 in North Little Rock. read more >
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EPA Awards Envirotech $8M for Electric School Buses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Envirotech Vehicles, Inc. more than $8M for 25 electric school buses. read more >
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Rogers OKs 3D-Printed Housing Development, the First in Arkansas

The builder, Alquist 3D of Greeley, Colorado, uses robotic technology capable of constructing a 1,500-SF home in 30 hours.  read more >
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Onyx Coffee Hires Michael Mahler as Chief Technology Officer

Mahler has been a consultant for Onyx since 2018, helping the specialty coffee brand explore new avenues of technology optimization.  read more >
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Departing Acxiom CEO Chad Engelgau to Join Nonprofit Services Firm Innovairre

Acxiom announced earlier this month that Engelgau was stepping down after 17 years with the company but only hinted at his next destination. read more >
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Inflation Slowed Further in December, Bringing ‘Soft Landing’ Into Focus

Friday’s government report showed that prices rose just 0.2% from November to December, a pace consistent with pre-pandemic levels and barely above the Fed's 2% annual target. read more >