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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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Kemper plant costs parent 11 cents a share for quarter

AP/MBJ staff Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal-gasification plant cost overruns cost parent Southern Co. 11 cents a share in the third quarter. Southern Co. said Wednesday that wrote down $93 million for the overruns of the plant in the quarter, whose price tag has reached $6.4 billion, compared with the original estimate of $2.8 billion. Mississippi Power said on ...

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TODD SMITH — Social networking jumps nearly tenfold in past decade

Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65 percent) use social networking sites, up from 7 percent when Pew Research Center began systematically tracking social media usage in 2005. Pew Research reports have documented in great detail how the rise of social media has affected such things as work, politics and political deliberation, communications patterns around the globe, as well as the ...

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LISA MONTI — Life after cable

  I  complained for years about paying a cable bill and not having anything worth watching. Who hasn’t? Even after ratcheting down to the basic cable package, the cost for the useless channels and mediocre programs was an annoying waste. Then last summer during an afternoon squall, a bolt of lightning snuffed out my television set. After making sure that ...

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TODD SMITH — Tech giants top the best global brands list for 3rd year

There’s yet another superlative to bestow on Apple: Best Global Brand. The company topped the annual Interbrand Best Global Brand report, followed by Google. The companies placed first and second for the third year in a row. Interbrand, a brand consultancy, determines 100 companies’ ranks by considering how much revenue they earn from a branded product, how effective the brand ...

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SUMESH ARORA — What’s cool about hot, flat plates?

While I am on the topic of energy and how we produce and use it in Mississippi, I would like to share another technology that gets very little mention in the mainstream media, but has tremendous potential.  My guess is that if I say the words “solar energy” right now, you will be confused, but will also be thinking about ...

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Mississippi Power: tax credit likely to be repaid

Associated Press Mississippi Power Co. announced Tuesday it will likely have to repay a $234 million federal tax credit because its Kemper County power plant won’t be in operation by April 19. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. said it probably won’t meet that deadline to start producing carbon dioxide at the $6.3 billion plant it’s building in eastern Mississippi, ...

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Verizon taps Gladhill

Verizon Wireless has named Keith Gladhill as president–Houston/Gulf. He replaces Krista Bourne, who was recently named president for the Carolinas and Tennessee region for Verizon. In this role, Gladhill leads more than 1,500 employees and is responsible for directing sales, marketing, operations and financial performance across an area stretching from southeastern Texas along the Gulf Coast to the Florida Panhandle. ...

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Sun elected Innovate chair

Richard A. Sun, founder and owner of Sun & Co., has been elected chairman of the Innovate Mississippi Board of Directors. Sun, of Jackson, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University. He has also earned the esteemed designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has served as an ...

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