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BRETT KITTREDGE —Let innovation happen in Mississippi

Today’s technology has helped usher in what is commonly referred to as the sharing economy. This is a broad term we use for an economic system where services are provided in exchange for a fee, via a third-party facilitator. The most common examples of the sharing economy are ridesharing and homesharing apps, such as Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, or HomeAway. On ...

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TOP 100 — C Spire nears completions of 5G work

By NASH NUNNERY Mississippi-made C Spire, the nation’s largest privately owned mobile services firm, is in the final stages of completing work for the company’s transition to 5G. C Spire announced last month that home and business customers are already experiencing a 15 to 20 percent improvement in mobile broadband speeds based on upgrades to software and the installation of ...

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C Spire, University of Mississippi Medical Center debut new mobile health app

C Spire executives and state medical leaders unveiled a new mobile app today that promises to improve access to quick, reliable health care for more people in Mississippi, especially those in rural and underserved areas, with minor ailments. The telehealth app, C Spire Health, is the product of over two years of development by C Spire in collaboration with the ...

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C Spire boosting broadband speeds and prepares for 5G

C Spire says customers and businesses are experiencing a 15 to 20 percent improvement in mobile broadband speeds throughout much of its wireless network due to installing new base stations and software that also will serve as the foundation for the company’s transition to 5G. C Spire, based in Ridgeland, is the nation’s largest privately owned mobile services firm and ...

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Tech, freelancers help businesses work with fewer staffers

NEW YORK –  Using technology to run her practice lets defense attorney Susan Williams give clients the time and attention they need. Williams decided years ago she didn’t want a large staff that would require her to increase her caseload simply to have the money to pay her employees. She has one part-time assistant and uses software for tasks like ...

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Big Tech faces a new set of foes: nearly all 50 US states

Big tech companies have long rebuffed attempts by the U.S. federal government to scrutinize or scale back their market power. Now they face a scrappy new coalition as well: prosecutors from nearly all 50 states. In a rare show of bipartisan force, attorneys general from 48 states along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are investigating whether Google’s ...

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Researchers: Websites infected iPhones with spyware

Suspected nation-state hackers used malware-laden websites to infect iPhones with spyware in what security researchers are calling the worst general security failure yet affecting the Apple devices. Announced late Thursday by Google researchers, the vulnerabilities were quietly fixed by Apple in February but only after thousands of iPhone users were believed exposed over more than two years. The researchers did ...

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Ole Miss hosts fourth annual tech summit

By DANNY McARTHUR / Daily Journal OXFORD • Mississippi’s best and brightest welcomed modern leaders in technology to the fourth annual UM Tech Summit at the University of Mississippi Wednesday. The half-day-long event took place at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts and was free and open to the public. Keynote speaker David L. Cohen, the senior executive ...

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Over 20,000 AT&T workers in the South struck over weekend

More than 20,000 AT&T workers in nine Southern states went on strike over the weekend, saying that the telecommunications company isn’t bargaining in good faith over a new contract. The union, the Communications Workers of America, says AT&T isn’t sending negotiators who have the authority to make decisions. When asked if there will be service interruptions for customers, AT&T said ...

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C Spire fellowship program at iconic Nokia Bell Labs enters third year

Two C Spire employees will be leaving in September for a three-month rotational assignment at Nokia Bell Labs, the world-renowned research organization in information technology and communications, as part of a joint fellowship program between the companies and two of Mississippi’s leading universities. The C Spire-Nokia Bell Labs Fellowship Program, now in its third year, offers college students majoring in ...

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