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TODD SMITH: Younger adults prefer reading news via video

When it comes to technology’s influence on America’s young adults, reading is not dead – at least not the news. When asked whether one prefers to read, watch or listen to their news, younger adults are far more likely than older ones to opt for text, and most of that reading takes place on the web. Overall, more Americans prefer ...

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C Spire, BellSouth await ruling from state Supreme Court

By JACK WEATHERLY  Cellular South and Bell South await a decision from the Mississippi Supreme Court on whether a contract with the state of Mississippi landline and Internet services, now held by Bell South, that was sealed in 2006 should be a public record. The court held an oral hearing on Sept. 21 that turned on whether the decision by ...

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SUMESH ARORA — What Startups are made of

In my last column, I presented 10 key attributes of innovation: 1) intense, 2) novel, 3) narrow or wide, 4) observable, 5) value-added, 6) adaptable, 7) transformational/timely, 8) incremental, 9) operability, and 10) no guarantees (risky).  An understanding of these attributes can help us gain insight into the development process for innovative products and services.  They can also help us ...

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Innovate Mississippi joining Mississippi Innovation Hub by relocating in Downtown Jackson

Backwater Management and Coalesce are pleased to announce the addition of Innovate Mississippi to the Mississippi Innovation Hub in downtown Jackson. The historic block, better known as Spengler’s Corner, is currently home to ThimblePress, Satchel (a podcasting startup), Coalesce, Sheena Allen Apps, Let’s Talk Jackson, Re-Think Mississippi, the Jackson Area Web and App Developers, 1 Million Cups, Good Design & ...

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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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