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Ablitech gets ‘seed’ money for company

RIDGELAND AND HATTIESBURG — Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) president and CEO Dr. Randy Goldsmith announced that the Mississippi Seed Fund has invested $100,000 in Ablitech Inc. of Hattiesburg. “Ablitech’s experienced management team and strong relationships with university researchers position the company for rapid growth,” said Goldsmith. “This investment will help the company ramp up product development and the critical research ...

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Utilities pursuing stimulus funding

  Last April, Vice President Joe Biden and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke detailed plans by the Department of Energy (DOE), as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), to distribute more than $3.3 billion in smart grid technology development grants and an additional $615 million for smart grid storage, monitoring and technology viability. The DOE’s Office of Electricity ...

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Between phones and laptops

Netbooks becoming more and more popular with people on the move   The mobile technology world has had two major developments the past decade and a half: the laptop in the early 1990s and e-mail-capable smartphones around the turn of the century. The newest shot of innovation combines those two into a 10-inch device that has all the capability of ...

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Android technology could overtake iPhone

Cellular South re-creating the wheel in cell phone technology, plans ongoing for the fall   The mobile phone industry, to use an analogy, is in the same situation personal computers were in before operating systems became standardized. Simply put, there is no umbrella platform like Windows that all wireless devices employ. That’s all about to change. Android technology aims to ...

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What’s your disaster recovery plan?

Protecting your mission critical systems When you think of a disaster do you think of hurricanes? Tornados? Floods? Something else? For a business that is not prepared, a disaster can be something as simple as a water leak in the wrong location or even a hard drive crash.  Stan Gwin, MegaGate Broadband vice president of network services, explains the benefits ...

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SEUS-CP event yields quick results

Last month, a delegation of Mississippians made a trip north of the border to attend the Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Alliance Annual Conference. More than 300 Canadian and U.S. business and government leaders attended the conference that would highlight three key industry sectors — advanced manufacturing, ocean technologies and energy. The local group had high hopes the networking event ...

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Complete 3G

Delta the latest region to get cutting-edge service from Cellular South Ridgeland-based Cellular South was a little busy during the past couple of quarters of 2009. Over that time, the telecommunications company deployed third-generation (3G) high-speed mobile broadband data services in 78 cities stretching across 26 counties. The last phase of the build-out was particularly noteworthy. The 3G services were ...

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Cellular South finishes buildout in the Delta

RIDGELAND — Cellular South is announcing the last phase of its major expansion efforts this year for third generation (3G) high-speed mobile broadband data services in the State of Mississippi with availability in 15 counties and 60 cities in the Mississippi Delta. This is the single largest 3G expansion by any wireless company in the Mississippi Delta region, according to ...

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Companies are competing for stimulus dollars

Broadband infrastructure, particularly in Mississippi, is an important piece of the ARRA The massive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) looks to fund a wide variety of projects all aimed at kick starting the faltering national economy. One important component of the law that has been somewhat under-publicized is funding for broadband infrastructure projects. Approximately 5 percent of ...

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Kindle DX — beginning or end?

By WALLY NORTHWAY MBJ Staff Writer wally.northway@msbusiness.com Amazon’s new e-reader continues to get mixed reviews Depending on one’s perspective, Amazon.com’s new Kindle DX is either the beginning of something great or just another “e-reader” destined for early entry into electronic gadget graveyard. Amazon has made significant improvements to the Kindle, and it has adopted a new marketing strategy in the ...

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