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Horn Lake making big push to land C Spire high-speed Internet

by Associated Press Published: December 11,2013

Tags: C Spire Wireless, city government, city of Horn Lake, Internet, John Whyte, technology, telecommunications

HORN LAKE — The city of Horn Lake has begun in earnest its push to become the first Mississippi city to get ultra high-speed Internet service through C Spire Wireless. From a contest to sign up the first 50 subscribers, to hanging tags on doors in eligible neighborhoods, to a special sign-up at this weekend’s […] [...]

AG Hood still unhappy with Google

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is again asking Google to do more to prevent people from using the search engine to find illegal drugs and pirated videos, music and games. Hood, as chairman of the intellectual property committee of the National Association of Attorneys General, has dogged the Internet giant for most of 2013. […] [...]

C Spire launches next phase of 1-gig service rollout

RIDGELAND — C Spire’s initiative to bring ultra-fast 1 Gbps fiber to the home Internet service to Mississippi continues this week with the launch of customized web pages that allow residents in nine finalist cities to pre-register for the next-generation technology. The company launched the pre-registration phase Wednesday for the nation’s first and only statewide […] [...]

Extension launches new app for cattle producers

STARKVILLE — Cattle producers have access to a free app that calculates a variety of factors impacting their livestock management decisions. The Mississippi State University Extension Service released the MSUES Cattle Calculator Dec. 2 for Apple devices. Brandi Karisch, an assistant professor of animal and dairy sciences at MSU, is the Extension beef specialist who […] [...]

EIGS adds six new member firms to cluster

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) has added six new members to Mississippi’s geospatial technology industry cluster. Adcentives, headquartered in New Orleans, uses location-based services and social media marketing to connect consumers to advertisers in unique ways. Adcentives features a shopping catalog with unlimited digital music downloads equivalent to iTunes, vacation […] [...]

Blue Origin successfully tests BE-3 rocket engine

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to lift the company’s crewed Space Vehicle on future missions out of Earth’s atmosphere. Blue Origin is one of the American companies developing next generation rockets and spacecraft capable of carrying humans to low-Earth […] [...]

Defense awards $3M contract to Camgian Microsystems

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems Corporation has received a $3-million contract award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as part of its Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) program. The award, the company’s second RIF program award, will fund advancements to Camgian’s low-power, networked sensor technologies and support integration with the Army’s Standard Ground Station (SGS) and […] [...]

FNC staff preparing for first ‘The Forge’ hackathon

by MBJ Staff Published: December 2,2013

Tags: Bethany Cooper, Bill Rayburn, FNC Inc, hackathon, home, housing, mortgage, real estate, softwarer, technology, The Forge

OXFORD — FNC Inc. employees will literally work around the clock one day next month. Software developers at the Oxford-based mortgage technology company will participate in FNC’s first-ever 23-hour innovation challenge, a hackathon dubbed “The Forge.” Beginning at 3 p.m. on Dec. 19, teams of one to three employees will face off in a battle […] [...]

Attorneys general reach settlement with Google over cookie settings

JACKSON — The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, along with the attorneys general of 36 other states and the District of Columbia, have entered into a $17-million settlement with Google Inc. following consumer privacy concerns involving the company’s setting of cookies on certain Safari Web browsers during 2011 and 2012. Mississippi’s share of the settlement is […] [...]

Extension launches new app, website offering county data

STARKVILLE — County-level information is now available through a set of profiles created by experts with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. A new app and website provide community stakeholders, business leaders and elected officials access to detailed socioeconomic statistics for each county in the state. Faculty from the Extension Center for Technology Outreach and […] [...]

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