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BILL CRAWFORD: Is Amazon becoming the new local job killer?

Rural communities just thought Wal-Mart was the great job killer. Now comes Amazon.   “If Amazon continues to grow its business by $20 billion a year, the annual toll of lost jobs for merchants, buyers and cashiers will be in the tens of thousands by my calculations,” is the spin on Amazon by Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at the ...

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C Spire’s Bye named rising star in U.S. wireless industry

C Spire President Stephen Bye was recently named one of the U.S. wireless industry’s rising stars along with 10 other executives from major telecommunication firms. Fierce Wireless, an internationally recognized online publication and email newsletter that focuses on the latest trends, analysis and news in the wireless industry, announced the selections on its website Joining Bye on the list are ...

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Orbital ATK expanding in Iuka

Aerospace and defense leader Orbital ATK is expanding in Iuka, investing $10.48 million and creating 50 jobs. “As a worldwide leader in the aerospace and defense industries, Orbital ATK once again puts Mississippi on the global stage, demonstrating our hard work to provide a business environment where companies can compete successfully in today’s demanding economy,” said Gov. Phil Bryant. Orbital ...

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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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