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Deadline nears for C Spire's fiber optic Internet offer

MCCOMB — People in three Mississippi cities are getting speedy fiber optic service at home, and a Ridgeland-based company says a fourth city has qualified. The Enterprise Journal reports that McComb is among several cities where the offer could expire New Year’s Day. The cities that not have qualified any areas and face removal from the program by Jan. 1, 2015 include: ...

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Corinth becomes fourth Mississippi city to qualify for C Spire’s fiber to the home

CORINTH — Corinth, long known as the “Crossroads” city of the South, may soon become famous for being one of the nation’s most technologically advanced cities. The Alcorn County town in northeastern Mississippi qualified its first area this week for C Spire’s historic 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home initiative, offering 100 times faster Internet access and related super ...

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Judge blocks Google from dodging subpoena from Mississippi

JACKSON — A federal judge has denied Google Inc.’s motion to block enforcement of a subpoena issued by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood that seeks information from Google about parts of its operations, including information about advertising for imported prescription drugs. Court records also show U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate put Google’s response to the subpoena on hold until ...

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VIDEO — Is business as we know it going to go the way of the Dodo?

Vivek Wadhwa of Singularity University returns talks to The Big Think as part of today’s featured video interview. The topic isdisruption: the phenomenon that occurs when radical innovations ignite revolutionary or evolutionary change in an industry. A simple example of this is what services like Lyft and Uber have done to disrupt the taxi industry. On a larger scale, cell phone technology has ...

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Coming soon: 200 Wi-Fi hotspots around Metro Jackson

Here’s yet another reason not to leave home without your mobile device: Comcast is setting up a half dozen outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots in Jackson area parks and town squares this month as part of a cyber connection effort that will create 200 access points in public spaces throughout the metro region the first three months of the new year. The ...

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Apple ordered to pay $23.6M for using SkyTel technology

Apple Inc. has been ordered to pay a Texas company $23.6 million for using without permission patents and technology developed in the 1990s by SkyTel, formerly based in Jackson and owned by now-defunct WorldCom. Bloomberg News reported that patents developed for the SkyTel network and owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies LLC are valid and were infringed by Apple, a federal ...

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Hunting deer? There's an app for that

STARKVILLE — Deer hunters can take wildlife biologists’ expertise with them to the woods this season by downloading free apps from Mississippi State University. Three smartphone apps were developed by experts with the MSU Deer Lab, a collaborative effort of the MSU Extension Service and MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center. “We tried to address a variety of deer-related issues ...

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Rapiscan's metal detection system passes USM testing

HATTIESBURG — Rapiscan Systems Inc.’s Metor 6WP walk through metal detector has passed lab-testing by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi. Following an extensive evaluation in the National Sports Security Laboratory at the University of Southern Mississippi, NCS4 has confirmed that the Metor 6WP performed at or above the levels ...

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Bi-Lo now supporting Apple Pay option at all Southeastern stores

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Jacksonville, Florida-based Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is now suporting Apple Pay across its entire southeastern footprint. “Customers want a shopping experience that is convenient, easy and secure, which is why we’re so pleased to announce support for Apple Pay,” said Bert DuMars, vice president, digital marketing at Bi-Lo Holdings. “Bi-Lo ...

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Ihrig elevated to VP of corporate communications at Southern Co.

ATLANTA — Southern Company has made two changes to the company’s executive management team. Bryan D. Anderson, vice president of governmental affairs for Southern Company, has been elevated to senior vice president of governmental affairs. In this role, Anderson will continue managing Southern Company’s Washington, D.C., office and directing the company’s political, policy and regulatory activities. His new role takes effect ...

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