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Mad Genius VP: Creativity still needed as technology changes business

Growing up in a quiet suburb of Kansas City, Mo., Eric Hughes exhibited a creative bent from an early age. Now the vice president/creative director of Mad Genius, he was also exposed to the advertising industry early. He spent summers during high school working in his dad’s Kansas City agency. “I was the kid who was always drawing. Colors fascinated ...

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C Spire Wireless gives update on 4G LTE network build-out

RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless has released details on progress the company has made in readying its network for introduction of 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution) high-speed mobile broadband services beginning in September. The company reports it is investing $60 million for the initial introductory phase of 4G LTE mobile broadband services in 20 Mississippi markets covering 2,700 ...

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SemiSouth Laboratories earns 30th U.S. patent

STARKVILLE — SemiSouth Laboratories Inc. has earned its 30th U.S. patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. patent 8,169,022 was issued May 1 titled “Vertical Junction Field Effect Transistors and Diodes Having Graded Doped Regions and Methods of Making.” It was co-invented by Dr. Michael Mazzola, a co-founder of SemiSouth in 2000 when the company spun off of ...

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Companies in search of venture capital enter ‘Shark Tank’ Tuesday

  Three dozen Mississippi business innovators will pitch their ideas Tuesday at the “Shark Tank – New Venture Challenge” at the Jackson Convention Complex. This is the 5th annual venture capital challenge presented by the Mississippi Technology Alliance. Presentations will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will conclude with a networking seminar at p.m. at which the winners ...

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TEC lowers long distance rates for residences, businesses

BAY SPRINGS — TEC has decreased its residential and business non-day long distance rates by 17 percent. The rate decrease is retroactive to May 1. “As part of our vision, TEC’s focus is to make a positive impact on our customers, our employees and our community,” said Joey F. Garner, executive vice president of TEC. “In today’s economy, we are ...

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State House recognizes Bomgar founder business success

JACKSON — The Mississippi House of Representatives recently commended Joel Bomgar, founder and CEO of Bomgar Corporation, being the innovative force that created Bomgar, an international provider remote support software. In House Resolution 94, the House of Representatives noted the technological developments made by Bomgar and his company, which have furthered the state’s stand in the technology world. “I am ...

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Ingalls awarded $133.7 million for Amphibious Dock LPD 27

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $133.7 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide long lead time materials for LPD 27, the 11th amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class. The funds awarded to Ingalls will be used to purchase long lead ...

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ATK first module to NASA made completely from composites

IUKA — Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has delivered a technological first to NASA — a full-scale, crew module structure made of composite materials. The Composite Crew Module (CCM) is a unique capsule design that has the potential to reduce the overall weight of future manned launch vehicles. Full-scale structural testing will be performed at NASA’s Langley Research Center to determine the ...

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iPad spurs disruption in point-of-sale payment industry

Apple created and marketed the iPad mobile tablet as a media player for the family, and it is that. But its versatility, coupled with the imaginations of its users, has launched mini-revolutions within some business sectors, as entrepreneurs discover the iPad is a readymade platform for cloud computing. An illustration: App-makers and entrepreneurs are taking a run at replacing many ...

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