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TODD SMITH — Google News launches fact check feature

In the midst of a highly charged presidential election, where fact and fiction have frequently become confused, Google News has introduced a new fact check feature in search results for news stories. Fact check will now appear as a label among news search results, alongside other established labels such as opinion, local source and highly cited. Google News algorithmically connects ...

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Innovate Mississippi joining Mississippi Innovation Hub by relocating in Downtown Jackson

Backwater Management and Coalesce are pleased to announce the addition of Innovate Mississippi to the Mississippi Innovation Hub in downtown Jackson. The historic block, better known as Spengler’s Corner, is currently home to ThimblePress, Satchel (a podcasting startup), Coalesce, Sheena Allen Apps, Let’s Talk Jackson, Re-Think Mississippi, the Jackson Area Web and App Developers, 1 Million Cups, Good Design & ...

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TODD SMITH — Creative ways to incorporate live streaming to connect with your audience

Video has risen rapidly in the past few years, offering marketers a proven way to grab audience and keep them engaged. Live video streaming in particular has become increasingly popular as a tool for companies and groups to connect directly with their users, to gain greater product awareness, and to brand themselves creatively. In fact, just recently, the Content Marketing ...

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New group seeks to raise awareness of cybersecurity at top levels

By LISA MONTI A new coalition of top Mississippi public and private sector leaders wants to raise awareness of cybersecurity implications, issues and the growing threats to businesses and government agencies as well as economic opportunities. The Department of Information Technology Services hosted the Mississippi Executive Alliance for Cybersecurity (MEAC) held its first quarterly meeting recently in Jackson. Craig Oregon, ITS ...

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Makers of cookies and coaxial cable among export award winners

By JACK WEATHERLY  Flathau’s Fine Foods’ exports of its cookies and cheese straws are growing at between 5 percent and 10 percent a year. Chile is the Petal-based company’s biggest overseas customer, according to founder Jeff Flathau. It was one of six Mississippi companies recognized for achievements at the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting Aug. 26 at the Jackson ...

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CONSTRUCTION: Building an electric career with a 5-year training plan

By LISA MONTI Twenty-nine apprentices selected for the Jackson Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee program attended their first class Aug. 15. “Hopefully, five years from now we will have all 29 finishing the program,” said Jim Stephens, the training director for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers or IBEW. The new trainees are among 90 apprentices taking part in ...

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NASA conducts RS-25 rocket engine test

NASA engineers have successfully conducted a development test of the RS-25 rocket engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis. The RS-25 will help power the core stage of the agency’s new Space Launch System rocket for the journey to Mars. The test was conducted Thursday. NSAS said the development tests are providing key data on engine performance. ...

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TECH 21 — Mississippi’s most wanted in technology for 2016

When examining Mississippi’s contributions to the technology world, there are tech veterans whose works are still being felt, and there are young minds who are bringing new ideas. The Tech 21 is the Mississippi Business Journal’s take on some of the top contributors to technology in Mississippi and the world.   JIM BARKSDALE, Chairman & President Barksdale Management Jim Barksdale’s ...

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