Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Ridgeland-based Vu Digital gives media content, websites a personal touch

Vu Digital founder Wade Smith grew up in Louise and after college and law school at the University of Mississippi briefly practiced corporate and securities law in Jackson before starting at C Spire Wireless as a consumer technology manager. With an eye for customer needs and interests as well as trending technology in the rapidly […] [...]

CRAWFORD: Newspapers vital to communities

“Have you lost your mind?” a friend responded to one of my recent columns. That got the old noodle off in an unexpected direction. Not about the column in question, but about why I bother to write any column. It’s all about newspapers, I keep reminding myself. I was in the business long ago and […] [...]

Attorney General Hood teams up with Facebook

Protecting teens’ online privacy is the goal of a new public education campaign launched today by Attorney General Jim Hood in cooperation with Facebook. “As parents, we address issues of trust, accountability and respect with our children concerning their direct interactions with others and we should treat online conversations the same,” said Attorney General Hood. […] [...]

Cities turning to social media to round up delinquent fines

by Published: September 9,2012

Tags: court fines, Facebook, municipal government, West Point

About a year ago the city of West Point started a pilot program aimed at getting folks with overdue court fines to pay up. The initial phases called for the names of those with delinquent court fines and those with active arrest warrants to appear in the local newspaper, and advanced to the point that […] [...]

Apple integrates Facebook into iPhone software

SAN FRANCISCO — Fresh off a disappointing initial public offering, Facebook is getting a big boost from Apple, which is building the social network deep into its iPhone and iPad software. With the next version of Apple Inc.’s software, users will be able to update their Facebook status by talking to their phones. Users will […] [...]

Expert: Social media isn’t a free way to advertise

by Published: April 22,2012

Tags: Facebook, marketing, social media

The biggest recent development in social media is the conversion of all pages to what Facebook calls the Timeline. Previously individual and business profiles were similar. But on March 30, Facebook began instituting the Timeline format for individual users and a separate pages function for businesses. Frank Owen, social media director, Mad Genius, Ridgeland, said […] [...]

Returning to EXPO pays off

Many businesses are taking advantage of Facebook to connect with customers. But you still can’t beat face-to-face interactions with customers, business associates and vendors like the opportunities provided by participating in the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO April 5 at the Trade Mart in Jackson. Now in its 28th year, the EXPO has become a […] [...]

‘Crowd-funding’ changing the start-up game

Thirty-four-year-old Matt Hoggatt has been a Jimmy Buffett fan since childhood. Thanks to his use of social media, Hoggatt is awfully close to becoming a regular touring partner with the music legend. Hoggatt, a detective with the Gautier Police Department, won a contest held by “American Songwriter” magazine for his song, “Dear Jimmy Buffett.” Thrilled, […] [...]

Judge puts Mississippi Facebook suit on hold

by Published: December 21,2011

Tags: Facebook, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal

OXFORD — A federal judge has put a hold on a Mississippi woman’s lawsuit against Facebook. U.S. Magistrate S. Allan Alexander agreed to stay the lawsuit at Facebook’s request. The Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation is deciding whether to consolidate the suit with at least 11 other identical lawsuits against Facebook. The Mississippi lawsuit contends […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Big questions for Kemper County coal plant come down to who knew what and when

by Published: December 15,2011

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In May of 2010 we wrote, “For better or worse, the economic future for the next 40 years in southeastern Mississippi will be greatly impacted by the decision of Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz. “ Justices with the Mississippi Supreme Court may be asking now how he came to his decision when he changed his […] [...]

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