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MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games

STARKVILLE — A camera hovers hundreds of feet in the air on a sunny college football Saturday in the South. The high-tech tool captures stunning video of the game day festivities below that will soon be uploaded and online for viewers around the world to see. Too bad it’s all prohibited. With the proliferation of low-cost unmanned aircraft, sporting events ...

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Ford Foundation gives to UM for new science building

OXFORD and JACKSON — The University of Mississippi is adding a new science building, and has gotten a boost from a $20-million lead gift from the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation of Jackson. The facility will be a significant addition to “Science Row” along the section between University Avenue and All American Drive. It comes on the heels of the construction ...

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Camgian launches Internet of Things product called Egburt

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems has officially released a new Internet of Things solution called Egburt that will be used in the smart retail, cities and infrastructure industries. Egburt is a complete end-to-end solution that applies real-time analytics across multiple sensor feeds in the field to provide enterprises with immediate operational intelligence and control. Utilizing a new “edgeware” computing architecture that ...

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Fourth neighborhood in Starkville qualifies for C Spire's 1 Gdps service

STARKVILLE — Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a fourth area of the city of Starkville this week, helping it qualify for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital HD TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Hiwassee fiberhood, which extends from the city center to the northern edge, reached its ...

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C Spire wins national award, cash prize for marketing analytics

RIDGELAND — C Spire has won a national award and a $50,000 cash prize for marketing analytics leadership from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The Ridgeland-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company was selected for the award by a seven-member panel of judges over two California-based finalists — business communications service provider Citrix and Intel, a global semiconductor manufacturer. ...

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Stennis team chosen for NASA's Early Career Initiative program

HANCOCK COUNTY — Recognizing that technology drives exploration, NASA has selected four teams of agency technologists, including one in Mississippi, for participation in the Early Career Initiative (ECI) pilot program. The program encourages creativity and innovation among early career NASA technologists by engaging them in hands-on technology development opportunities needed for future missions. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate created the ...

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MSU Extension named Intelligent Community Institute

STARKVILLE — A New York-based think tank has designated the Mississippi State University Extension Service an Intelligent Community Institute, the second of its kind in the country. The goal of the partnership between MSU and the Intelligent Community Forum is to help rural communities thrive in the digital economy. The Intelligent Community Forum examines best practices and researches the impact ...

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With C Spire, Jackson joins other cities set to ride wave of lightning speed into tomorrow

Thanks to C Spire’s extensive fiber-optic network, Mississippi may be about to wave goodbye to a long-held reputation for letting things happen in their own sweet time. You likely won’t hear about people doing something in a “Mississippi Minute,” but you will hear about Mississippi being home to some of the fastest broadband speeds on the planet. Change has been ...

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Secretary of State's Office launches election text messaging service

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office is making it easier for Mississippi voters to “Be Informed, Get Connected” leading up to the Nov. 4 general election. Mississippians can now text “MSVoter” to 95577 to receive text message updates and reminders from the agency regarding the election process. “We want our citizens to have access to the most up-to-date information ...

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Magazine ranks Bomgar in global Software 500

JACKSON — Bomgar is ranked No. 343 in Software Magazine’s 2014 Software 500. The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world’s largest software and service suppliers, developed for IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. Bomgar was also recognized as one of the top 10 companies for revenue growth in the $30 ...

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