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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. [...]

C Spire’s new data center in Starkville goes into operation

STARKVILLE — Telecommunications firm C Spire says it has opened its $23 million Starkville data center. The company announced yesterday that the center, part of its strategy to sell more services to businesses, is operational. Ridgeland-based C Spire says it believes companies will be attracted to the center because it’s distant from hurricane and earthquake […] [...]

MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games

STARKVILLE — A camera hovers hundreds of feet in the air on a sunny college football Saturday in the South. The high-tech tool captures stunning video of the game day festivities below that will soon be uploaded and online for viewers around the world to see. Too bad it’s all prohibited. With the proliferation of […] [...]

Ford Foundation gives to UM for new science building

OXFORD and JACKSON — The University of Mississippi is adding a new science building, and has gotten a boost from a $20-million lead gift from the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation of Jackson. The facility will be a significant addition to “Science Row” along the section between University Avenue and All American Drive. It comes on […] [...]

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