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MGCCC student honored

Edleshia Leverette, a Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College student from State Line, has been named a Siemens Technical Scholar for her achievements in the Process Operations Technology Program at MGCCC’s Jackson County Campus. The honor was announced Oct. 26 at a news conference held by The Aspen Institute and the Siemens Foundation in Washington, D.C. Leverette was invited to Washington ...

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Innovate Mississippi has job of putting great ideas on a path to market

By TED CARTER Every so often someone walks into the Innovate Mississippi office certain he has devised a surefire perpetual motion machine. Tony Jeff will probably be the one hearing the claim. The market indeed needs a machine that outputs more energy than it takes in. But what the Ridgeland office of Innovate Mississippi wants to see today is a great ...

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INNOVATING IN MISSISSIPPI — Entrepreneurs present their ideas to Innovate Mississippi’s Venture Capital Network at Spotlight event

By TED CARTER Mississippi start-up companies that have labored in solitude to turn their ideas into dollars moved into the spotlight Tuesday in day one of Innovate Mississippi’s 16th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation. An audience that included members of Innovate Mississippi’s Venture Capital Network heard five entrepreneurs pitch everything from an application designed to take podcasts into the mainstream to ...

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Camgian noted nationally

Camgian of Starkville has been recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360 Performance Index, which delivers comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study forged by Entrepreneur, Camgian is recognized as a company that exemplifies growth in the bottom line, sustainability and ability to achieve lasting success. Entrepreneur in cooperation ...

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3 charged in cyberattacks against US finance companies

NEW YORK — Federal authorities in New York City say three people have been charged in the largest theft of consumer data from a U.S. financial institution in history. Authorities say the probe resulted from a huge cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s biggest bank by assets. They say there were also attacks against several other financial institutions, financial services ...

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Peavey receives lifetime award

Music and audio innovator Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics, was recently honored as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual AV Awards ceremony in London, England. Recognized for his pioneering efforts and 50 years of successful innovation and manufacturing, Peavey appeared in person to accept the award before a crowd of 950 cheering ...

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USM online recognized

The online education program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized as the best among Mississippi colleges and universities in a 2015-16 ranking by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online). Of the seven Mississippi schools that offer online courses and programs, Southern Miss ranked No. 1 based upon factors such as academic quality, student services and graduate success. According to a ...

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HU MEENA — Fiber fever spreads throughout the Jackson metro area

Few people noticed the lightbulb. The innovation that has come to be the very symbol of, well, a great idea. No one was against it, but few saw the potential. And who could blame them? This was a disruptive innovation that seemed out of context and excessive to functional lamp-flame light. They didn’t know what they didn’t know. Chances are ...

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Farcing can be silent, but deadly — Social media increasingly being used for scam that involves identity theft

By BECKY GILLETTE  Remember your folks telling you to be careful about choosing friends? The modern equivalent of that is, be careful when choosing friends on Facebook or other social media as some may be interested in cleaning out your bank account or opening up a credit card in your name. There can be a tendency to be polite when receiving ...

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Gaming firm Trensek hopes to set a path for more entrepreneurs

By LISA MONTI The founders of Trensek, a new technology, mobile game and app development company in Jackson, will roll out its first game next month, and they are hoping it will be the first of many trendsetting products. The 10 entrepreneurs also want their new startup to give hope to other African Americans so they can make their way in ...

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