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Camgian: Going where the Internet has never gone before

Continued large growth is expected through infrastructure in the coming years, with a Mississippi company on the forefront Starkville-based Camgian Microsystems Corporation is among the world’s elite companies that are developing wireless devices that can communicate with each other and with humans. These new devices will be embedded in everything from buildings and bridges to a farmer’s fields or a ...

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Cell phones now ‘sell’ phones

AT&T is now offering software that can turn a mobile phone into a mobile credit card machine. Last week AT&T announced its new offering of AprivaPay applications, which can “turn your cell phone into a sell phone.” The company is marketing the software as a tool that will allow small business owners to increase cash flow and enhance productivity. AT&T ...

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European company to put biomass power plants in Miss.

London-based Meridian Power announced this month that it has selected former Tupelo mayor and Advance Mississippi Chairman Glenn L. McCullough Jr. as chairman of its biomass businesses in the United States. The company has chosen Mississippi to be the site of its first power plant, due to the abundance of timber biomass in the state. Meridian Power plans to develop ...

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iPad fever hits Mississippi

    The day Apple’s iPad went on sale in Apple stores nationwide — April 3 —Jimmy Abbott’s was shipped to his home in Indianola.   He’d ordered his on March 12, within hours of when Apple began taking pre-orders.  As the owner of an iMac, an Apple laptop and an iPhone, he had to have the latest gadget after ...

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Welch brings wealth of experience to Verizon

Industry has been transformed in her 15 years Bonnie Welch is the business sales manager in Mississippi for Verizon Wireless, but her 15-year career in the telecommunications industry began by chance. After completing her associate’s degree in business management from Hinds Community College, Welch contacted an employment agency for a job she was interested in. “I was working the kind ...

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AT&T expects even more 3G coverage as the year goes on

Company says iPhone sales in state are up since last 3G expansion AT&T expanded its 3G market in Mississippi in the late fall of 2009 and early winter of 2010, and areas of the state will continue to see expansion in coverage this year, company officials said. In an area that spans north of Clarksdale, east to the Batesville area ...

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Delta county getting high-speed Internet

CLARKSDALE — Clarksdale and Coahoma County residents will soon have high-speed Internet access thanks to a partnership between the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) and the Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA). Clarksdale is home to the national headquarters for the DRA, a federal-state partnership that covers 252 counties in eight states, including Mississippi. DRA developed the iDelta: Information Technology in the Delta ...

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AT&T, union reach labor agreement

DALLAS — AT&T Inc. announced that core wireline employees in its Southeast Region (CWA District 3) have voted to ratify a three-year agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The agreement covers about 30,000 CWA members in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The contract expired Aug. 8, 2009, and employees have worked ...

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Jeff named to lead MTA

The Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) board of directors chair Jan Farrington announced that Tony Jeff has been selected as the organization’s new president and CEO. Jeff previously served as vice president and chief operating officer and director of MTA’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship where he coordinated MTA’s efforts to help entrepreneurs bring their innovations successfully to market. He coached ...

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