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TODD SMITH — Tech giants top the best global brands list for 3rd year

There’s yet another superlative to bestow on Apple: Best Global Brand. The company topped the annual Interbrand Best Global Brand report, followed by Google. The companies placed first and second for the third year in a row. Interbrand, a brand consultancy, determines 100 companies’ ranks by considering how much revenue they earn from a branded product, how effective the brand ...

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SUMESH ARORA — What’s cool about hot, flat plates?

While I am on the topic of energy and how we produce and use it in Mississippi, I would like to share another technology that gets very little mention in the mainstream media, but has tremendous potential.  My guess is that if I say the words “solar energy” right now, you will be confused, but will also be thinking about ...

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Mississippi Power: tax credit likely to be repaid

Associated Press Mississippi Power Co. announced Tuesday it will likely have to repay a $234 million federal tax credit because its Kemper County power plant won’t be in operation by April 19. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. said it probably won’t meet that deadline to start producing carbon dioxide at the $6.3 billion plant it’s building in eastern Mississippi, ...

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Verizon taps Gladhill

Verizon Wireless has named Keith Gladhill as president–Houston/Gulf. He replaces Krista Bourne, who was recently named president for the Carolinas and Tennessee region for Verizon. In this role, Gladhill leads more than 1,500 employees and is responsible for directing sales, marketing, operations and financial performance across an area stretching from southeastern Texas along the Gulf Coast to the Florida Panhandle. ...

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Sun elected Innovate chair

Richard A. Sun, founder and owner of Sun & Co., has been elected chairman of the Innovate Mississippi Board of Directors. Sun, of Jackson, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University. He has also earned the esteemed designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has served as an ...

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SUMESH ARORA — Keeping the lights on and growing jobs with solar energy

In my last column I shared the nationally acclaimed story about how the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center (MBMC) in Jackson kept its lights on in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by relying on their combined heat and power system.  Another tiny ray of light, literally and figuratively, was the solar panel system installed at a home located on Mills ...

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Cybercrimes: It is a long road between right and resolution

By BECKY GILLETTE There are potential criminal and civil liabilities for hackers who compromise trade secrets, customer names and credit card information from a business. But finding the hackers, proving the case and then also being able to collect damages is a daunting challenge. “There is potential criminal liability for the hackers, assuming that you can find them and produce ...

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SUMESH ARORA — Re-energizing after Hurricane Katrina

A s we mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and reflect on the past decade we hear many stories of courage, strength and of the unity we showed as a state.  One of the numbers which stood out in my mind was the number of people who lost electricity to their homes, offices or businesses: nearly four million, by some ...

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