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Ocean Springs students benefit from crowdfunding site

OCEAN SPRINGS — Broadcasting students at Ocean Springs High School have been testing new equipment purchased with the help of a crowdfunding website. The $300 worth of equipment, including tripods with iPhone adapters and microphones, was paid for with help from the DonorsChoose.org site. WLOX-TV reports that the equipment arrived last week and students began testing it Monday. Donorschoose.org is ...

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Manufacturer holds open house at Senatobia plant

By JACK WEATHERLY ABB held an open house on Friday to show off its Senatobia operations that have been going on for about a month. The Swiss-Swedish manufacturer of power and automation equipment expects to have about 100 workers by year’s end and aims for 300 at the end of five years. The Senatobia facility takes the place of an ABB ...

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TODD SMITH — Creative ways to incorporate live streaming to connect with your audience

Video has risen rapidly in the past few years, offering marketers a proven way to grab audience and keep them engaged. Live video streaming in particular has become increasingly popular as a tool for companies and groups to connect directly with their users, to gain greater product awareness, and to brand themselves creatively. In fact, just recently, the Content Marketing ...

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Bayer signs deal to acquire Monsanto for $66 billion

German drug and farm chemical company Bayer AG says it has signed a deal to acquire seed and weed-killer company Monsanto for $66 billion in cash. Bayer says it is paying Monsanto shareholders $128 per share, which represents a 44 percent premium over Monsanto’s closing price on May 9, the day before a proposed deal was announced. The deal is ...

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Ellithy wins All-Star Award

Dr. Ghada S. Ellithy, a senior research civil engineer in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory of the U.S. Engineer and Research Development Center has been awarded the 2016 Women of Color Magazine Technology All-Star Award. The award recognizes accomplished women of color with mid-level to advanced-level careers in the workforce. Award winners have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in ...

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TEC promotes Stephens

Tyler Stephens has been appointed Technician at TEC in Bay Springs. In this role, Stephens will be responsible for the installation and repair of company products and services. Stephens lives in Laurel with his wife, Candace and child, Presley.

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New group seeks to raise awareness of cybersecurity at top levels

By LISA MONTI A new coalition of top Mississippi public and private sector leaders wants to raise awareness of cybersecurity implications, issues and the growing threats to businesses and government agencies as well as economic opportunities. The Department of Information Technology Services hosted the Mississippi Executive Alliance for Cybersecurity (MEAC) held its first quarterly meeting recently in Jackson. Craig Oregon, ITS ...

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Automotive conference puts state in forefront

By LISA MONTI The Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association is hosting the annual Southern Automotive Conference Oct. 5-7 at Beau Rivage in Biloxi. MAMA Executive Director Don Stoegbauer said the conference will be an opportunity to put the state group “front and center” among fellow automaker groups from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina. About 650 participants are expected to attend, up ...

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LAW ELEVATED — The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Revolution

The race is on for the commercialization of Autonomous (driverless) Vehicles (AV’s) – Google hopes to get there by 2020. You have probably noticed the almost daily news stories and television segments about AV technology. The reality is that the technology is here (subject only to being fine-tuned), but the regulatory scheme is causing some delays. In other words, our ...

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TODD SMITH — Social media overtakes TV as main source of news for millennials

The 18-24 crowd (younger Millennials) has used the internet as its primary source for news for several years. Now it is specifying “social media” as its main source of news, with that niche overtaking television for the first time. The information comes from a study done by The Oxford University Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. It looked at ...

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