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

(VIDEO) DON GLIDEWELL — The threat of cyber crime to businesses is real

  If you think that cyber crime isn’t a threat to your business, think again.  The topic came into the mainstream during the holidays with the cyber attack on Sony Pictures.  If you are a business owner or someone who is responsible for data security at your company, it would be wise to take note […] [...]

NASA test SLS rocket engine

by Published: January 12,2015

Tags: Business, Mars, Mississippi, NASA, NEWS, RS-25, technology

BAY ST. LOUIS — NASA has successfully tested the rocket engine that may one day power men to Mars. The test was conducted Friday at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. Steve Wofford, with the SLS Liquid Engines Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, says the RS-25 was fired for […] [...]

Ex-officer loses suit over firing over Facebook

GREENVILLE — A federal appeals court has upheld the firing of a Greenville police officer who alleged she was dismissed over comments posted on a social networking site. Former Sgt. Susan Graziosi was fired in 2012 after posting criticism on Facebook about Police Chief Freddie Cannon’s decision not to send department representatives to the funeral […] [...]

SENSING GROWTH — Tupelo technolgy firm expanding in military, weather, industry fields

by Published: January 9,2015

Tags: Business, Hyperion, mews, Mississippi, technology, Tupelo

“I see nothing but positive growth for us. We could be four or five times larger in five years,” he said. “In 2014, our volume of work doubled and we hired five new employees. A lot of our growth in the next five years depends on what’s going on in the world. Someone comes to […] [...]

Xfinity adding access spots throughout Jackson as part of multimillion dollar investment

by Published: January 9,2015

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By Lisa Monti They’re everywhere and growing. Networks of public WiFi hotspots keep the Internet-loving public connected while we eat lunch, shop, sip coffee and relax on a park bench. Service providers say they have done everything possible to make the connection safe but advise users never to let their guard down so personal information […] [...]

Deadline nears for C Spire’s fiber optic Internet offer

by Published: December 29,2014

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MCCOMB — People in three Mississippi cities are getting speedy fiber optic service at home, and a Ridgeland-based company says a fourth city has qualified. The Enterprise Journal reports that McComb is among several cities where the offer could expire New Year’s Day. The cities that not have qualified any areas and face removal from the program […] [...]

Corinth becomes fourth Mississippi city to qualify for C Spire’s fiber to the home

by Published: December 24,2014

Tags: C Spire, Corinth, Fiber to the Home, Internet, Mississippi

CORINTH — Corinth, long known as the “Crossroads” city of the South, may soon become famous for being one of the nation’s most technologically advanced cities. The Alcorn County town in northeastern Mississippi qualified its first area this week for C Spire’s historic 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home initiative, offering 100 times faster […] [...]

Judge blocks Google from dodging subpoena from Mississippi

by Published: December 23,2014

Tags: Business, Google, Henry T. Wingate, Jim Hood, Mississippi, NEWS, subpoena

JACKSON — A federal judge has denied Google Inc.’s motion to block enforcement of a subpoena issued by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood that seeks information from Google about parts of its operations, including information about advertising for imported prescription drugs. Court records also show U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate put Google’s response to […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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