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TODD SMITH — 10 social media trends to consider for future

Social media platforms will continue their rapid disruption as a communications vehicle in the digital world – and a number of new tech advancements will continue to leverage these tools for audiences around the world. As the waves of social media surge, here are the top 10 future social media trends according to Entrepreneur. 1. Rise of augmented reality At ...

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C Spire rolls out major program to extend high-speed Internet

By JACK WEATHERLY C Spire is launching a major high-speed Internet service initiative to underserved parts of Mississippi as well as to small businesses. The Ridgeland-based company announced the plan Monday that will offer its service to 250,000 small businesses and individuals, with speeds typically 25 megabits per second (Mbps) in underserved areas, 100 Mbps in other communities and 1 ...

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TODD SMITH — Solar eclipse outshined Super Bowl on social

Last week’s solar eclipse spurred more than 9 million tweets globally, along with 240 million interactions (posts, reactions, shares and comments) from more than 66 million Facebook users. Twitter showcased how the volume of conversation about the eclipse aligned with its path across the U.S. with an insightful interactive map. The Weather Channel’s Chasing Eclipse 2017 Twitter livestream reached 7.1 ...

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Privacy in wired hospitals in Mississippi

By JULIA MILLER Whether you’ve been admitted to the hospital or checked into a clinic for a wellness checkup, it’s likely you have a firsthand understanding of the how much information is entrusted to your healthcare provider. Five hospitals in Mississippi are leading the charge in making sure that patient safety and privacy stay at the forefront in the today’s ...

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Entrepreneur in Residence offering valuable assistance to startups

By BECKY GILLETTE Innovate Mississippi works with about 100 businesses or potential businesses each year providing services designed to support technology and innovation-based entrepreneurial development throughout the state. Recently Innovate Mississippi upped the ante by hiring Rich Sun as “Entrepreneur in Residence.” Sun, who has been involved in 30 startups as an investor, adviser, executive and board member, is working ...

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Essnova Earns ISO 9001 Certification

Birmingham-based geospatial firm Essnova, a member of the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) Cluster at Stennis Space Center, has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 certification. By meeting these standards, the company affirms its ability to consistently deliver effective quality management systems, comply with security requirements, and drive continuous improvements to products, services, and internal processes. A quality ...

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#justsayin takes a look at Google

This week, Ford Williams adds to the hoopla surrounding Google’s abrupt termination of the Harvard PhD engineer who dared to question the company’s diversity policies and postulated the “male –female disparity in tech could be attributed to biological differences.” Ford’s cartoon series, #justsayin, is in its second year of publication.  The irregular and slightly irreverent cartoon series reflects the world ...

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HIGH TECH, HIGH TOUCH: Transcript Pharmacy has the prescription for annual growth

By BECKY GILLETTE When Transcript Pharmacy, Inc., opened in January 2003 in Jackson, it initially was hoping for just some regional success in Mississippi and neighboring states, because there is a lot of competition with specialty pharmacies. But the company now is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as ...

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Clinton taking steps toward becoming ‘smarter’

By JACK WEATHERLY Clinton is taking steps toward becoming a “smart city.” Mark Jones, director of communications for the city calls them “baby steps.” One is that the Hinds County city has put in an air-conditioning system with motion sensors in its police and justice building, according to Jones. The sensors help to determine peak activity so that the system ...

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