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Mississippi law firms moving to mobile apps

By LISA MONTI Mississippi law firms have embraced the website to promote their services and specialties but not many have warmed up to using a mobile app to serve clients and find new business. At least not yet. The firms in the state that do have an app say it keeps them connected with clients and helps to generate more word-of-mouth ...

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HU MEENA — Spanning the spectrum and influence of sports technology: from athletes to fans

There was a time when football didn’t require much more than a haphazardly cleared cow pasture and a spheroid pigskin. “Sports rehab” was a taped-on aspirin and a spoonful of mustard applied to the location of the pain. But modern day sports have evolved. And just like in other areas we’ve explored —research, health care and education— athletics have intersected ...

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Media startup decides to move base to Arizona

By JACK WEATHERLY  Elation Media is moving from Jackson to Sedona, Ariz., according to founder Bob Schnitzer, who announced the enterprise in April 2015. Elation is parent of the holistic Internet TV startup OTV. Schnitzer said in an email that “it became clear that funding for our venture was going to come from out of state (and) my trips to ...

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TODD SMITH — Is Facebook creating its own news cycle?

After a tsunami of accusations that Facebook showed political bias, the Senate demanded answers. Now it has them –12 pages of them. In a lengthy response to lawmakers, the company says it found no evidence that anyone on its Trending Topics team suppresses conservative content, as Gizmodo alleged in a story quoting unnamed former workers. Nevertheless, Facebook said it is ...

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Southern Miss, Xfinity link up in student recruitment game

It’s not exactly new. Some universities have been providing digital devices and services to students for nearly a decade. But the University of Southern Mississippi is the first four-year school in the state to offer Comcast’s Xfinity on Campus as part of room and board for the 3,600 students who live on campus. That allows them to watch live TV ...

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SUMESH ARORA: 0 to 60 in 54 hours!

The time it takes for a vehicle at rest to achieve a velocity of 60 miles per her is a commonly used performance measure in the automotive world. Given that today’s high performance cars can achieve this acceleration in less than four seconds, you may be thinking that I am talking about a new electric buggy that runs on AA ...

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TODD SMITH — Longer news stories gain steam on mobile devices

As the news media continues to tap into an ever-mobile public – with the nearly roughly seven-in-10 American adults who own a smartphone – it is increasingly using methods to appeal to today’s plugged-in, digital reader. With both a smaller screen size and an audience more apt to be dipping in and out of news, many question what kind of ...

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Egburt 2.0 takes Internet of Things to next level for Camgian

By JACK WEATHERLY  Egburt 2.0 is out. Camgian Microsystems’ star participant in the “Internet of Things,” the fourth generation of the Internet, has been improved and will soon be running smart infrastructure for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Ohio River, said Gary Butler, chairman and chief executive officer. Egburt was introduced in October 2014 and has been ...

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Camgian’s Prowl on the move with expansion

By JACK WEATHERLY Prowl is on the move for Starkville-based technology firm Camgian Microsystems. Considered by analysts as one of the top technology companies in the nation, it is opening sales and marketing offices in Tampa, Fla., and San Diego to increase the market for the Prowl radar system, said Chief Executive Gary Butler. The product is a “very small, ...

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