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INNOVATING IN MISSISSIPPI — Entrepreneurs present their ideas to Innovate Mississippi’s Venture Capital Network at Spotlight event

By TED CARTER Mississippi start-up companies that have labored in solitude to turn their ideas into dollars moved into the spotlight Tuesday in day one of Innovate Mississippi’s 16th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation. An audience that included members of Innovate Mississippi’s Venture Capital Network heard five entrepreneurs pitch everything from an application designed to take podcasts into the mainstream to ...

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Camgian noted nationally

Camgian of Starkville has been recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360 Performance Index, which delivers comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study forged by Entrepreneur, Camgian is recognized as a company that exemplifies growth in the bottom line, sustainability and ability to achieve lasting success. Entrepreneur in cooperation ...

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3 charged in cyberattacks against US finance companies

NEW YORK — Federal authorities in New York City say three people have been charged in the largest theft of consumer data from a U.S. financial institution in history. Authorities say the probe resulted from a huge cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s biggest bank by assets. They say there were also attacks against several other financial institutions, financial services ...

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Peavey receives lifetime award

Music and audio innovator Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics, was recently honored as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual AV Awards ceremony in London, England. Recognized for his pioneering efforts and 50 years of successful innovation and manufacturing, Peavey appeared in person to accept the award before a crowd of 950 cheering ...

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USM online recognized

The online education program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized as the best among Mississippi colleges and universities in a 2015-16 ranking by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online). Of the seven Mississippi schools that offer online courses and programs, Southern Miss ranked No. 1 based upon factors such as academic quality, student services and graduate success. According to a ...

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HU MEENA — Fiber fever spreads throughout the Jackson metro area

Few people noticed the lightbulb. The innovation that has come to be the very symbol of, well, a great idea. No one was against it, but few saw the potential. And who could blame them? This was a disruptive innovation that seemed out of context and excessive to functional lamp-flame light. They didn’t know what they didn’t know. Chances are ...

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Farcing can be silent, but deadly — Social media increasingly being used for scam that involves identity theft

By BECKY GILLETTE  Remember your folks telling you to be careful about choosing friends? The modern equivalent of that is, be careful when choosing friends on Facebook or other social media as some may be interested in cleaning out your bank account or opening up a credit card in your name. There can be a tendency to be polite when receiving ...

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Gaming firm Trensek hopes to set a path for more entrepreneurs

By LISA MONTI The founders of Trensek, a new technology, mobile game and app development company in Jackson, will roll out its first game next month, and they are hoping it will be the first of many trendsetting products. The 10 entrepreneurs also want their new startup to give hope to other African Americans so they can make their way in ...

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Kemper plant costs parent 11 cents a share for quarter

AP/MBJ staff Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal-gasification plant cost overruns cost parent Southern Co. 11 cents a share in the third quarter. Southern Co. said Wednesday that wrote down $93 million for the overruns of the plant in the quarter, whose price tag has reached $6.4 billion, compared with the original estimate of $2.8 billion. Mississippi Power said on ...

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TODD SMITH — Social networking jumps nearly tenfold in past decade

Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65 percent) use social networking sites, up from 7 percent when Pew Research Center began systematically tracking social media usage in 2005. Pew Research reports have documented in great detail how the rise of social media has affected such things as work, politics and political deliberation, communications patterns around the globe, as well as the ...

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