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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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ALAN TURNER — Are smart phones making us dumber?

Twenty years ago, you would have noticed almost no one carrying, texting, or speaking on a cell phone. That’s because there weren’t many around. Today, try and find someone who doesn’t have a cell phone. That would be like searching for the proverbial needle in the haystack. For better or worse, we’re all “tethered” to those phones that live in ...

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MSU engineering students earn national awards in EcoCAR competitions

By BECKY GILLETTE Students from Mississippi State University (MSU) are working on some of the most important automotive engineering problems of today by participating in the national EcoCAR3 competition that challenges teams from 16 universities in North America to be the most efficient and innovative in improving hybrid vehicle energy efficiency while reducing emissions and maintaining performance. The competition in ...

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Stennis Space Center marks 50th anniversary of first test

Special to the MBJ In April 1966, Lyndon Johnson was president of the United States, protests of the Vietnam War were growing, gas was priced at 32 cents per gallon, (You’re My) Soul and Inspiration was the No. 1 song on the Billboard charts, Bonanza was the No. 1 television show in the country and Ronald Reagan was successfully campaigning ...

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Entergy unveils $1 million educational initiative

MBJ staff Entergy Mississippi announced on Thursday its People Power Initiative , an investment of more than $1 million from shareholders to help prepare the state’s work force and raise its competitive level to attract business and industry. Unveiled at the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual meeting, it comes on the heels of a $75,000 commitment parent Entergy Corp. made to ...

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Broadband Voice becomes Fuse.Cloud as it turns 10

By TED CARTER Jackson’s Broadband Voice raised a toast to a 10-year partnership with the “the cloud” Tuesday and followed that by renaming itself Fuse.Cloud. The new brand more accurately portrays how the company has leveraged the Internet-based cloud’s capability to accommodate a growing list of voice, data storage and data transmission services, Fuse.Cloud says. Voice-over-Internet for business is still ...

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HU MEENA — Now Streaming: The digitization of U.S. health care

Today’s society will be remembered as the first wave of instant access culture. Need proof? There are ghosts of companies wandering the corporate graveyard, howling at the moon because they couldn’t keep up with our thirst for immediacy. “I went to Blockbuster” is now a primitive expression, akin to “Hand me the phonebook,” or “Me, Tarzan. You, Jane.” Disruptive services ...

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SUMESH ARORA — Entrepreneurship: is the glass half-full or half-empty?

The standard ‘glass half-full or half-empty’ saying is commonly used to emphasize the difference between positive and negative thinking, or optimism and pessimism, respectively.  Positive thinking is generally associated with the glass being half-full, and negative thinking with it being half-empty.  The expression has even come to define personality types which are often referred to as ‘glass half-full’ or ‘glass ...

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