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Ridgeland-based Vu Digital gives media content, websites a personal touch

Vu Digital founder Wade Smith grew up in Louise and after college and law school at the University of Mississippi briefly practiced corporate and securities law in Jackson before starting at C Spire Wireless as a consumer technology manager. With an eye for customer needs and interests as well as trending technology in the rapidly evolving world of telecommunications, Smith ...

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OP-ED — Emmerich: Google is full of bovine manure

Google has started a big “Go Paperless in 2013” campaign. Paper, they say, is bad for the environment. It’s high time someone called bovine manure on this. Trees are organic. Trees are renewable. Tree farms reduce CO2. There are more forests in Mississippi than there were at the turn of the century. Sixty-five percent of our state is forested. According ...

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Google shares the ‘how-to’s’ of getting your business found online

As a measure of the speed at which the digital age is changing how Americans shop, consider that in just a few months more people are expected to search for products from their phones than personal computers. Cyber marketing specialist Drew Tonsmeire says he can’t under-emphasize the urgency for Mississippi businesses to prepare for the coming change in electronic shopping ...

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Read August 13 issue of MBJ

>> CLASS CRUNCH Experts: Troublesome nursing faculty shortage to get worse— By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> KEMPER UPDATE PSC to examine formula rate plans for Entergy, Miss. Power— by Clay Chandler >>TECHNOLOGY Google shares the ‘how-to’s’ of getting your business online— by Ted Carter >>MDA New chief cites potential in energy, medical sectors— by Ted Carter >> ...

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Apple integrates Facebook into iPhone software

SAN FRANCISCO — Fresh off a disappointing initial public offering, Facebook is getting a big boost from Apple, which is building the social network deep into its iPhone and iPad software. With the next version of Apple Inc.’s software, users will be able to update their Facebook status by talking to their phones. Users will also be able to “Like” ...

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Rick Cleveland takes reins at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Long-time, award winning sports journalist Rick Cleveland was named today as the new executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland, 59, succeeds the late Michael Rubenstein, the museum’s only previous director. “We think Rick is the perfect fit,” said Oscar Miskelly, chairman of the museum’s board of directors. “Nobody has a deeper knowledge of the ...

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Saving on travel expenses via technology — Solutions better, easier, cheaper

What does Iran have to do with Mississippi? Controversy over the country’s nuclear program has caused oil prices to rise again. When oil prices spike, gasoline prices do, too, and that means higher travel expenses for businesses nationwide. Mississippi businesses are increasingly saving on travel costs by embracing web and video conferencing technologies. They are also saving hours that would ...

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Business Digest: Higher ed failing to train students for work, says businesses

U.S. business leaders are losing faith in the ability of higher education to train the work force of the future. That’s the takeaway from a report entitled “Hiring and Higher Education,” released Feb. 13 by two think tanks, The Committee for Economic Development (CED) in Washington and Public Agenda in New York. The report compiles comments from four focus groups ...

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Business Digest: Media Civil War

The new media, led by Wikipedia, Google and reddit, are protesting the proposed anti-piracy legislation, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act), that the music and film industries are seeking. Wikipedia and reddit took off, while Google’s masthead showed the logo completely covered with an image of black tape. Media coverage of what Wikipedia is doing ...

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