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Egburt winning over fans with smart solutions

By BECKY GILLETTE STARKVILLE – Camgian Microsystems Corp.’s newest product, Egburt (www.egburt.com), is winning over business fans by using bundled sensors, an edge computer called Egburt IQ, the network, the cloud and their Egburt Insight software to help “analyze and manage data while eliminating the chaos of data overload.” Egburt has applications in retail, municipal, facilities and agriculture management. Released ...

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UMC researcher leading international study about memory and aging

By LYNN LOFTON  A University of Mississippi Medical Center researcher is part of an international team doing important work to identify the gene that underlies healthy information processing. The research is the first step toward knowledge that can help understand cognitive age and age-related illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Tom Mosley, M.D., is part of a consortium of investigators around ...

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Doubling up on WiFi: Comcast adding 200 hotspots to 200 in place

Comcast is doubling its Xfinity WiFi outdoor hotspots from Jackson to Canton, bringing the count to 400 by year-end. The hotspots provide Internet connections to Comcast customers as well as non-customers. Specific locations will include public spaces such as parks, shopping centers and school campuses. The new hotspots complement Comcast’s thousands of existing residential and business hotspots in the area, ...

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Comcast rolls out strategy for new emphasis on customer care

By TED CARTER Comcast Corp. says it has a strategy to lead subscribers to associate their customer service experience more with a day at the beach than a root canal. It’s an ambitious goal considering the pain the Philadelphia-based national provider of high speed Internet, cable television and digital phone service  has been known to inflict on customers over the years. ...

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‘Cramming’ on customer bills proves costly to Verizon, Sprint

By TED CARTER Inserting unauthorized third party charges into customer bills has cost wireless carriers Verizon and Sprint a combined $120 million in reimbursements to customers and federal and state fines of $38 million. Mississippi received $358,269.56 for its participation in the Sprint and Verizon settlements. The national mobile cramming settlements with Verizon and Sprint and last fall with AT&T ...

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Vu Digital says it’s cracked the code to stories videos hold

By TED CARTER The worth of pictures has stayed at one thousand words for what seems like ages. That is changing. The idea crew at Ridgeland-based C Spire’s Vu Digital says its newest technology can turn those words into millions of dollars, and maybe more. Think video-to-data, or V2D, says Vu Digital’s Wade Smith, vice president of operations and development. Vu ...

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UPDATED: Verizon, Sprint pay big in ‘cramming’ settlements

Inserting unauthorized third party charges into customer bills has cost wireless carriers Verizon and Sprint a combined $120 million in reimbursements to customers and federal and state fines of $38 million. Mississippi received $358,269 for its participation in the Sprint and Verizon settlements. The national mobile cramming settlements with Verizon and Sprint and last fall with AT&T and T-Mobile have ...

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Stennis scientists in Mississippi develop app to track seaweed

By LISA MONTI  Last year beaches along the Gulf and other temperate waters worldwide were inundated with Sargassum, the free-floating tangle of reddish-brown seaweed that causes problems for fishermen, boaters, tourists and residents. In some places, drifts of the smelly seaweed were piled several feet high. So far in 2015, scientists say, there is a large amount of Sargassum in ...

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ALAN TURNER: Sumesh Arora says innovation is the key to economic prosperity in Mississippi

  Recently, we had an opportunity to meet with Dr. Sumesh Arora, vice president with Innovate Mississippi, to discuss some of the positive economic trends and opportunities throughout the state. Sumesh earned a degree in engineering, followed by a master’s in Material Sciences, and finally culminated with a Ph.D from the University of Southern Mississippi.  In the early part of ...

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Updated: ‘Streamlined’ MDA debuts its analytical website

By JACK WEATHERLY  If it wants to remain competitive with other states, the Mississippi Development Authority needs to streamline and recognize that communications technology has changed. The agency has heeded those findings from a 2014 study funded by the Mississippi Economic Council, the state chamber of commerce. Streamlining means better delivery of services, said George Freeland, executive director of the ...

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