Archive for the ‘TECHNOLOGY & TELECOM – Market Sector’ Category

VIDEO — Is business as we know it going to go the way of the Dodo?

by Published: December 17,2014

Tags: AT&T, Lyft, Singularity University, The Big Think, Uber, Vivek Wadhwa

Vivek Wadhwa of Singularity University returns talks to The Big Think as part of today’s featured video interview. The topic isdisruption: the phenomenon that occurs when radical innovations ignite revolutionary or evolutionary change in an industry. A simple example of this is what services like Lyft and Uber have done to disrupt the taxi industry. On a larger […] [...]

Coming soon: 200 Wi-Fi hotspots around Metro Jackson

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Business, Comcast, Mississippi, NEWS, technology

Here’s yet another reason not to leave home without your mobile device: Comcast is setting up a half dozen outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots in Jackson area parks and town squares this month as part of a cyber connection effort that will create 200 access points in public spaces throughout the metro region the first three months […] [...]

Ridgeland first Mississippi city to qualify five areas for new fiber plan

by Published: December 11,2014

Tags: Business, C Spire, Mississippi, NEWS, technology

RIDGELAND — C Spire announced today that homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a fifth area of the city of Ridgeland this week – helping it qualify for the company’s ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home Internet service and related super HD TV and home phone services. Ridgeland’s Ann Smith fiberhood, […] [...]

Apple ordered to pay $23.6M for using SkyTel technology

by Published: November 19,2014

Tags: Apple, Business, Mississippi, SkyTel, WorldCom

Apple Inc. has been ordered to pay a Texas company $23.6 million for using without permission patents and technology developed in the 1990s by SkyTel, formerly based in Jackson and owned by now-defunct WorldCom. Bloomberg News reported that patents developed for the SkyTel network and owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies LLC are valid and were […] [...]

Hunting deer? There’s an app for that

STARKVILLE — Deer hunters can take wildlife biologists’ expertise with them to the woods this season by downloading free apps from Mississippi State University. Three smartphone apps were developed by experts with the MSU Deer Lab, a collaborative effort of the MSU Extension Service and MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center. “We tried to address […] [...]

Rapiscan’s metal detection system passes USM testing

HATTIESBURG — Rapiscan Systems Inc.’s Metor 6WP walk through metal detector has passed lab-testing by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi. Following an extensive evaluation in the National Sports Security Laboratory at the University of Southern Mississippi, NCS4 has confirmed that the Metor 6WP performed […] [...]

Bi-Lo now supporting Apple Pay option at all Southeastern stores

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Jacksonville, Florida-based Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is now suporting Apple Pay across its entire southeastern footprint. “Customers want a shopping experience that is convenient, easy and secure, which is why we’re so pleased to announce support for Apple Pay,” said Bert DuMars, vice president, digital […] [...]

Ihrig elevated to VP of corporate communications at Southern Co.

ATLANTA — Southern Company has made two changes to the company’s executive management team. Bryan D. Anderson, vice president of governmental affairs for Southern Company, has been elevated to senior vice president of governmental affairs. In this role, Anderson will continue managing Southern Company’s Washington, D.C., office and directing the company’s political, policy and regulatory […] [...]

C Spire flips the switch — 1 gig Internet speeds available in Quitman, Starkville, Ridgeland

by Published: November 13,2014

Tags: 1 gig, Business, C Spire, Mississippi, Quitman, technology

Quitman is tiny in population but huge in terms of the technological advance it took on Tuesday as the first Mississippi community to activate C Spire’s ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) broadband Internet network. The Clarke County town of 2,300 people was joined on Wednesday by Starkville and Ridgeland in turning on the […] [...]

Catfish Institute launches new smartphone app

JACKSON — The Catfish Institute has launched a new smartphone app that allows catfish lovers to explore recipes, watch cooking videos and learn more about the U.S. farm-raised catfish industry. The app is free. It can be found by searching “U.S. catfish” in either the Apple App Store or on Google Play for Android devices. [...]

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