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MAYO FLYNT: MBJ opinion wrong on ITS bid

We are disappointed that the Mississippi Business Journal did not provide us the courtesy of hearing our point of view before taking a position against us in its recent Our View editorial. On behalf of the thousands of employees who are working each and every day to keep Mississippi’s businesses and residents connected, and on behalf of the more than ...

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OUR VIEW: C Spire has best interest of Mississippi at heart

So, let’s get this straight. There was a bid process for the procurement of the state’s telecommunications services. C Spire outbid AT&T by a whopping $32 million. Now, AT&T is protesting the entire process that it has never had a problem with in the past. None of that seems to be in dispute. After multiple requests, Michele Blocker, the Chief ...

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TODD SMITH — Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook most valuable brands

Technology giants Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook have been named the Top 5 companies in the 2017 Brandz top 100 most valuable global brands ranking, carried out by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown. Now in its 12th year, the study combines measures of brand equity, based on interviews with more than 3 million consumers about thousands of global brands, ...

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C Spire, BellSouth await ruling from state Supreme Court

By JACK WEATHERLY  Cellular South and Bell South await a decision from the Mississippi Supreme Court on whether a contract with the state of Mississippi landline and Internet services, now held by Bell South, that was sealed in 2006 should be a public record. The court held an oral hearing on Sept. 21 that turned on whether the decision by ...

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Landmark conversion to increase apartment total with 50 percent ownership sale

By TED CARTER  The sale of a half ownership in downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center is part of a plan to significantly increase the residential component of a conversion to mixed use for the glass-enclosed office building at Capital and Lamar streets. Jackson commercial real estate broker Brian Estes said selling Weinstein Nelson Developers LLC of Baton Rouge a stake in ...

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Madison Co., AT&T settle franchise fee dispute

CANTON — Madison County has settled their dispute with AT&T. The Clarion-Ledger reports AT&T wrote a check to Madison County to cover back franchise fees totaling about $85,000. County comptroller Shelton Vance says the franchise fees were part of an agreement between AT&T and the county of Madison, reimbursing the county for the use of county roads to provide U-verse ...

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‘Cramming’ on customer bills proves costly to Verizon, Sprint

By TED CARTER Inserting unauthorized third party charges into customer bills has cost wireless carriers Verizon and Sprint a combined $120 million in reimbursements to customers and federal and state fines of $38 million. Mississippi received $358,269.56 for its participation in the Sprint and Verizon settlements. The national mobile cramming settlements with Verizon and Sprint and last fall with AT&T ...

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VIDEO — Is business as we know it going to go the way of the Dodo?

Vivek Wadhwa of Singularity University returns talks to The Big Think as part of today’s featured video interview. The topic isdisruption: the phenomenon that occurs when radical innovations ignite revolutionary or evolutionary change in an industry. A simple example of this is what services like Lyft and Uber have done to disrupt the taxi industry. On a larger scale, cell phone technology has ...

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TODD SMITH'S SPIN CYCLE: Top 5 social media campaigns of 2014 recognized at mashies

Successful social media campaigns tap into emotions, persuade action and inspire behavior – whether that’s happiness, hope, fear or yearning. Mashable, a leading digital news and social media company, recently held its annual Mashies Awards in New York, which revealed the year’s most outstanding examples of digital media from categories including Best Real-Time Marketing, Best Branded App and many more. ...

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New buyer interest in Jackson’s Landmark Center after UMMC drops deal

A potential new buyer is ready to seek a deal on downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center now that the University of Mississippi Medical Center no longer wants the vacant office building. The Hertz Investment Group, owners of 1.2 million square feet of metro Jackson office space, wants to be 100 percent sure UMMC is out of the deal before approaching representatives ...

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