Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

C Spire launches new WiFi On app for Android-powered phones

RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless has launched WiFi On, a free app that gives users a connection to a Wi-Fi network with over 12 million global hotspots. C Spire is partnering with Devicescape, a San Bruno, Calif.-based Wi-Fi connection services company, to provide the new, always-on client-based app. The service allows customers with Android touchscreen […] [...]

Hood: Google seems to be yanking drug how-to videos

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says Google appears to be removing online videos that give instructions on how to buy drugs without a prescription. Hood threatened legal action against Google last week, saying the Internet giant wasn’t doing enough to stop sales without prescriptions and was even profiting by selling ads next to the […] [...]

New-look ms.gov launches, goes mobile

JACKSON — The state of Mississippi has launched a new-look website. The 2013 launch of ms.gov was inspired by the growing tablet and smartphone markets. “Listening to users of ms.gov was a very important aspect in this design process,” said Deanna Gronlie, general manager of Mississippi IOnteractive (MSI). “Citizens are more mobile today and it’s […] [...]

Survey: State lost $616.5M in online sales taxes over last five years

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi lost at least $616.5 million in online sales tax collections during the five-year period from 2007 until 2012, a survey says. Mississippi and other states could soon have the option to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases if the U.S. Senate approves, as expected, the Marketplace Fairness Act, legislation that would […] [...]

Economic developer: 4G network will boost county

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — AT&T has expanded it 4G LTE network in Northwest Mississippi. AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of Batesville along Highway 6, Sardis and South Oxford. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Oxford Dec. 18, 2012, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market. “The addition of a […] [...]

Local teen’s petition changes how PepsiCo makes Gatorade

HATTIESBURG — When PepsiCo Inc. announced it would stop putting an obscure vegetable oil in its Gatorade right before the Super Bowl, one of the loudest cheers came from a high school student who had made it her mission to get rid of the ingredient. “I was like, ‘Whoa,’” said Sarah Kavanagh, a 16-year-old from […] [...]

State to get nearly $115K in settlement with Google

JACKSON — Mississippi will receive $114,995 from Google Inc. as part of a settlement with the Internet giant over the collection of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent over wireless networks around the world. The state’s share of the payment was announced Tuesday by Attorney General Jim Hood. Hood says the settlement is the […] [...]

C Spire sponsoring Internet radio college sports programming

RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless and VSporto are teaming up to power two college sports Internet radio channels. C Spire Wireless is now the title sponsor of VSporto’s Bulldog Sports Radio and Rebel Sports Radio. Each channel provides 24-hour coverage of Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi athletics, respectively, and can be streamed through […] [...]

School district looking to boost Internet capacity

HERNANDO — DeSoto County Schools is looking to expand Internet capacity, partly to accommodate broader use of personal technology devices by students on the district’s 40-plus campuses. The Commercial Appeal reports  the subject arose during a discussion at a specially called school board meeting Wednesday to seek approval for soliciting proposals on Internet services. Board […] [...]

BBB issues national warning concerning local parts dealer

MERIDIAN — The Better Business Bureau has given a Meridian online auto parts dealer an “F” rating and warned consumers nationwide about the business. The BBB says in a news release that it has received 15 complaints in the past three months from consumers about CorvetteSouth. The company sells corvette parts and accessories online. The […] [...]

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