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Volvo to build Byhalia distribution center, creating 250 jobs

May 12, 2014

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According to the Memphis Business Journal, the Volvo Group today announced plans to build a 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Byhalia, Miss., that will create 250 jobs. The “state-of-the-art” facility, which will be finished in the fourth quarter of 2014, will be the “keystone” of Sweden-based Volvo’s plans to streamline its North American parts distribution […]

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Former McRae’s getting $35 million remake as Venyu data storage center

May 9, 2014

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Baton Rogue’s Venyu Solutions is set to convert the first McRae’s Department Store into the technology company’s fourth data storage and cloud-based data center. Venyu Solutions said data storage equipment purchases and the conversion of the circa 1960 former Fondren store property represent a $35million investment. The center that will open along the 300 block […]

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C Spire to begin building Fiber to the Home infrastructure

May 7, 2014

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C Spire’s plan of building a high-speed Internet network in selected communities has reached another milestone. C Spire will hold a news conference tomorrow in Ridgeland when the company will announce the beginning of construction on its ultra-high speed 1 Gig Fiber to the Home initiative. The announcement is the next step in C Spire’s […]

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Bomgar named finalist for TechBEST Award

May 5, 2014

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A technology company that has won a bevy of awards over its history is in the running for yet another honor. Bomgar has been named a spring 2014 TechBEST finalist by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA). Bomgar was named a finalist in the Best in Satisfaction category. The spring TechBEST Awards program recognizes service […]

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Ridgeland’s Digital Quest launching 3D prototyping course

May 1, 2014

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Special to the MBJ RIDGELAND, Mississippi — Digital Quest is launching the first course in a new series of courses using SolidWorks and 3D printers. The “Projects in 3D Design” course is designed to teach the process of design engineering, integrating the design and industry standard tools. The target audience for the course is both […]

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Tired of losing sunglasses? Soon they can talk to your iPhone

May 1, 2014

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If you have a habit of losing expensive sunglasses, the innovators at Tzukuri may have the product for you — shades that send an alert to your iPhone if you leave them behind. The glasses have a small Bluetooth low-energy chip in the temple of the frame. When paired, the app sends an alert if […]

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Boston firm buys majority interest in Ridgleland’s Bomgar

May 1, 2014

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From staff and special reports JACKSON, Mississippi – TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm with headquarters in Boston, has purchased a majority interest in Ridgeland-based Bomgar, a leading provider of enterprise remote support solutions. Additional terms of the investment were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to partner with an experienced investor […]

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School district getting new technology thanks to state law

April 23, 2014

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Students and teachers in one Mississippi school district should be better prepared thanks to receiving new technology under a new state law. The Booneville School District is part of a $1.2 million pilot technology project made possible through legislation championed by state Sens. Terry Burton and Gray Tollison and state House of Representatives member John […]

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AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

April 21, 2014

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AT&T says it will expand super-fast Internet services to as many as 100 additional cities in 25 metropolitan areas. The service’s 1 gigabit per second speed is about 100 times what U.S. consumers typically get with broadband. That means faster video downloads and the ability for more devices to connect to the network without congestion. […]

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Industry analyst Jeff Kagan gives Samsung Galaxy S5 thumbs up in initial review

April 9, 2014

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available on AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, C Spire and US Cellular. Industry analyst Jeff Kagan is testing a new Samsung Galaxy S5 and offers an initial comment and review. More to come after a more thorough review. To start let me say I predict this new Samsung […]

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