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C Spire completes acquisition of MegaGate Broadband

RIDGELAND — C Spire announced today that it has completed the acquisition of MegaGate Broadband, a regional provider of phone and Internet services to businesses. Based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, MegaGate, founded in 1990, serves most Mississippi business markets as a competitive local exchange telecommunications provider and as an Internet service provider. As part of the merger […] [...]

NASA, ATK complete test of Launch Abort System component

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA and ATK successfully completed a static test of the launch abort motor igniter for the Orion crew capsule’s Launch Abort System (LAS). Conducted at ATK’s facility in Promontory, Utah, this test is the next step toward qualifying the igniter for production. The LAS will be placed on top of the Orion spacecraft, […] [...]

MSET to oversee new Gulf Coast marine industries cluster

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) at the Stennis Space Center has been selected to administer a new project to support small business growth in four Gulf of Mexico states. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) wrote a letter of support for the MSET application for a Marine Industries Science and Technology (MIST) Cluster, […] [...]

4-County Electric gets smart grid product from ACS

COLUMBUS — 4-County Electric Power has reached an agreement with Association Advanced Control Systems (ACS), a global provider of smart grid solutions, to install ACS’ PRISM SCADA system to better serve the cooperative’s 46,000 members in eastern Mississippi. “We selected ACS based upon their longevity, stability and their successful history of serving electrical cooperatives with […] [...]

C Spire now offering new Blast Motion technology for athletes

RIDGELAND — C Spire and Blast Motion are offering a new motion detection and smart video capture technology for athletes at all levels to track vital sports metrics, harness their power and improve performance through motion sensor and user-friendly fitness apps on smartphones and tablets. C Spire reports it is the first company globally to […] [...]

Mad Genius, Eyevox owner acquires Mississippi Film Studios

by Published: September 19,2014

Tags: Business, film, Mississippi, NEWS, technology

RIDGELAND — Mad Genius Inc. and Eyevox Entertainment, LLC owner Rick Moore has acquired Mississippi Film Studios in Canton. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The move promises to continue the momentum Mississippi has made toward becoming a national player in the film industry. “This is the most significant announcement for the film industry […] [...]

C Spire, Blast Motion partner to offer motion-technology products

by Published: September 19,2014

Tags: athletics, Business, entertainment, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers, sports, technology

C Spire and Blast Motion are offering a pioneering new motion detection and smart video capture technology for athletes at all levels to track vital sports metrics, harness their power and improve performance through motion sensor and user-friendly fitness apps on smartphones and tablets. C Spire is the first company globally to offer these Blast […] [...]

Mississippi ranked in Top 5 for women-owned business growth

by Published: September 18,2014

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The Magnolia Business Alliance (MBA) announced today that Mississippi’s women-owned business firms increased by 81 percent putting Mississippi in the top 5 leading states in America citing a study by American Express OPEN. Women-owned businesses have been an ongoing American success story since 1997 with Mississippi near the top of the surge. The study not […] [...]

MBJ’s Mississippi Marketplace begins Friday as it celebrates 31st year with new name

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, NEWS, Trade Mart

The MBJ Business Marketplace gets under way today at the Mississippi Trade Mart at the fairgrounds in Jackson with a new name and new features. EVENT TICKET (Download, fill out and get FREE admission to the MBJ Business Marketplace) Formerly the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO, the revamped and renamed Marketplace still is the largest […] [...]

Researchers fly drone into hurricane for the first time

MIAMI — U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away. This week’s launches mark the first time that unmanned aircraft have been dispatched from “hurricane hunter” planes flying through Atlantic tropical storms. Scientists […] [...]

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