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Southern's Polymer Institute lends support to companies

HATTIESBURG — During the third quarter of 2012, The Mississippi Polymer Institute at the University of Southern Mississippi provided outstanding technical assistance to four Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding $3 million in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 11 new jobs in the state. This is according to a release from InnovateMEP Mississippi. This work was reflected by ...

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C Spire launches 4G LTE service in another city

PHILADELPHIA and RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless has launched the next generation of mobile broadband services in Philadelphia with the activation of its 4G (Fourth Generation) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. “We’re pleased that local businesses and consumers in Philadelphia are in one of the first markets in Mississippi with access to the next generation of mobile broadband services,” said ...

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Agency rolls out hunting/fishing license app for Android

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (MDWFP) has released its hunting and fishing Android application. The Android version of the MDWFP iPhone application contains a variety of tools and information for Mississippi hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. Users can download the application for free in the Google Play store “The MDWFP Hunting and Fishing mobile apps ...

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Stennis-based company to give surfers wave forecasts

HANCOCK COUNTY — WorldWinds Inc. has entered into an export relationship with Swellnet, Pty of Australia to provide wave-forecasting services for surfers worldwide. In order to pursue this opportunity, WorldWinds relied on counsel and direct assistance from the Magnolia Minority Enterprise (MBA ME), a program run by the Magnolia Business Alliance, to identify potential license requirements. WorldWinds’ core area of ...

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Best Buy to price match all local retailers, most online sellers

You know the routine: Go to Best Buy and check out the electronic device, try it out, return it to the shelf and thank the salesperson for her time. By that night, you’re clicking on Amazon.com and buying the exact same product, confident it’s exactly what you want, thanks to Best Buy. Best Buy — which has stores in Jackson, ...

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CRN again ranks local firm in Tech Elite 250

RIDGELAND — Venture Technologies has been named to CRN’s third-annual list of the Tech Elite 250. Companies on the 2013 Tech Elite 250 list represent an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most technical certifications in the IT Channel for data center or cloud. This is the third ...

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C Spire sponsoring Internet radio college sports programming

RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless and VSporto are teaming up to power two college sports Internet radio channels. C Spire Wireless is now the title sponsor of VSporto’s Bulldog Sports Radio and Rebel Sports Radio. Each channel provides 24-hour coverage of Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi athletics, respectively, and can be streamed through free mobile smartphone applications on ...

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Stennis Days offers businsses look at rocket center opportunities

Businesses that want to do business with Stennis Space Center can connect with federal and state agencies, contractors and businesses at the rocket engine testing center during Stennis Industry Days Feb. 27-28 at Biloxi’s IP Casino-Resort-Spa at 850 Bayview Ave. Organizers say the event brings together resources to help facilitate partnerships. The goal is to create an atmosphere of collaboration ...

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Lockheed Martin IT Day is March 22 in Jackson

“The Power of Information” is the theme of the fifth annual Lockheed Martin Information Technology Day on March 22 at the Jackson Convention Center. The day-long event is intended to increase IT education and awareness, and encourage networking and collaboration in industry, academia and the community. The free event begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public. The ...

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School district looking to boost Internet capacity

HERNANDO — DeSoto County Schools is looking to expand Internet capacity, partly to accommodate broader use of personal technology devices by students on the district’s 40-plus campuses. The Commercial Appeal reports  the subject arose during a discussion at a specially called school board meeting Wednesday to seek approval for soliciting proposals on Internet services. Board members unanimously approved the request. ...

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