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Hood recruiting other AGs to go after Google

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says he’s trying to organize state attorneys general to push Google to better protect intellectual property such as music, movies and software. Hood said yesterday during a luncheon sponsored by the Capitol press corps and Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of Government that he’s circulating a letter to other states’ top lawyers, seeking a ...

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City launches online building permit, inspection report service

HERNANDO — The Office of Planning has launched a system for online filing of buildings permit applications and review of inspection reports in Hernando through MyPermitNow. City planning director Jared Darby tells The Commercial Appeal the software also will allow builders, contractors, design professionals and residents to schedule inspections online, get inspection notices through email or automated telephone calls and ...

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Bomgar makes 'Software 500' for fourth consecutive year

JACKSON — Bomgar has again earned a No. 362 ranking in Software Magazine’s 2013 Software 500. The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world’s largest software and service suppliers, targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. Bomgar was also recognized for the largest percentage revenue growth ...

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The anatomy of a scam

I thought it sounded too good to be true when mere minutes after putting a couple of items for sale online I got a bite. Turns out I was right, and it gave me an up-close-and-personal look at the sheer nerve and ingenuity of today’s online scammers. I recently placed two items on the Jackson area Craigslist. It was the ...

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Telepak strikes another branding deal with C Spire

RIDGELAND — Telepak Networks Inc., a broadband networking company, plans to sell fiber-based digital broadband services under the C Spire Fiber brand. According to Gregg Logan, Telepak vice president and general manager, the firm already has a strong reputation in the telecommunications industry as one of the leading independent providers of Internet, telecommunications and network services — so teaming up ...

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Bomgar lands IT provider in hospitality industry

JACKSON — Bomgar has a new client. Sorbis Corporation is using Bomgar’s solution to support computer workstations and servers within 80 hotels in Miami and New York. Founded in 2000, Sorbis is a managed IT service provider focused on the hospitality industry, specifically hotels, responsible for supporting approximately 2,000 workstations and 200 servers. As an IT managed service provider in ...

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Hood: Google seems to be yanking drug how-to videos

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says Google appears to be removing online videos that give instructions on how to buy drugs without a prescription. Hood threatened legal action against Google last week, saying the Internet giant wasn’t doing enough to stop sales without prescriptions and was even profiting by selling ads next to the YouTube videos. Google didn’t respond ...

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New-look ms.gov launches, goes mobile

JACKSON — The state of Mississippi has launched a new-look website. The 2013 launch of ms.gov was inspired by the growing tablet and smartphone markets. “Listening to users of ms.gov was a very important aspect in this design process,” said Deanna Gronlie, general manager of Mississippi IOnteractive (MSI). “Citizens are more mobile today and it’s our job to continue to ...

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Supreme Court to start e-filing in July; Appeals to follow

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court and Court of Appeals will begin accepting electronic filing of briefs and motions July 1. The Supreme Court authorized implementation of e-filing in an order filed June 6. Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. said in a statement, “This is a milestone for the judiciary. E-filing will be more efficient. It will save time and money for ...

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Officials overrun by records; supervisors conference room in jeopardy

HERNANDO — There’s hardly room to squeeze through the boxes of DeSoto County records packed nearly to the ceiling in a third-floor room of the county administration building. Supervisor Lee Caldwell of Nesbit indicated a Toys for Tots box for Christmastime donations, high in one corner. “That’s the only box in here that’s not full,” she told The Commercial Appeal. ...

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