Google's CallJoy service launched yesterday on an invite-only basis. The system was created to give SMBs "access to the same customer service options that have historically only been available to larger corporations." It handles multiple phone answering needs for $39 per month. For a small business owner, communicating with...
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at Arkansas State University has been recognized as the small business development center of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration Arkansas District Office. ASBTDC Director Laura Miller, lead business consultant Robert Bahn and...
IF YOU'VE SEARCHED for the name of a movie on Google recently, you may have seen and heard something you didn't expect: a trailer for that film automatically playing on the search result page. Google has begun embedding autoplaying videos in the search results of a small number of its...
THE AFFORDABLE CARE Act isn't the only Obama-era regulation Republicans aim to repeal and replace. Net neutrality, which Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) once famously called "Obamacare for the internet," is on the agenda as well. The Federal Communications Commission is well on its waytowards repealing its existing net neutrality rules,...
Cars that drive themselves or run on fuel cells! Space tourismand manned missions to Mars! Tunnel-based loops that transport people at high speed in underground pods! Everywhere you look, futuristic whiz-bang technologies that promise to usher in a golden age filled with a higher quality of life are being promoted as potential...
A close analysis of all the recent reports and data shows some encouraging trends, although the iPhone X's high starting price may be dampening demand some.   Over the last few days, there have been several different reports -- some of them contradicting each other -- about iPhone X sales and...
THE DEEPENING SAGA of the US government’s campaign against Chinese tech company Huawei intensified this week, with Huawei filing a lawsuit in Texas alleging that the government’s ban of Huawei equipment is “illegal” and based on propaganda, not facts. The case may not have much of a chance legally, but it underscores...
THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK now stands at two minutes until midnight, meaning that, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, humanity is closer to nuclear war than we've been since 1953. Economists are worried about a different kind of conflict: a trade war with China. Fears that a decades-long "cold trade war"...
The financial establishment doesn’t know quite what to make of bitcoin, the digital cryptocurrency (pdf) whose value has soared by 600 percent this year alone. Bitcoin is an encrypted global electronics payment system in which prices are stored in an electronic, publicly available ledger called blockchain. Blockchain and associated cryptotechnologies hold out the promise...
Apple is taking heat for a discovery about old iPhones: As their batteries age, Apple's software slows them down. The phenomenon, discovered by Reddit members and acknowledged Wednesday by Apple, throws gasoline onto a long-standing conspiracy theory that iPhones slow to crawl as a sly way to convince us to...