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Michael Montgomery

About Michael Montgomery

My name is Michael Montgomery, and I am an intern at AZNow.Biz in Phoenix Arizona. I was born and raised in Southern California, and two years ago moved out to Tempe to finish my undergraduate degree in Communication at Arizona State University.I will be graduating in May 2011 with an Bachelor of Science in communication/Minor in Media Analysis, and hope to pursue a career in multimedia production for television, film or internet. Media has always been my passion, and the opportunity to make it my job is what inspires me to continue to work.GO DEVILS!!!

10 Top Famous And Infamous Arizona Alumni

Arizona Centennial Series - 10 Top Headlines Spotlighting Arizona

10 Top Most Famous and Infamous Arizona Alumni Since 1885, both the University of Arizona and Arizona State have graduated hundreds of thousands of students — many of which have gone on to lead successful lives utilizing their education and experience. From the two largest schools in the state, alumni include those involved in wide… Read More →

Defending Champion Lakers Are Swept By Mavericks’ Jason Terry

Dallas Mavericks advance to the next round of the NBA Playoffs. Image Provided by MEMPHISOS from Flickr.com
May 12, 2011 by in Blogs | Sports

They lost, and they lost bad. For the first time since 1999, the Lakers were swept in the playoffs on Sunday, dismantling any hopes of a three peat.  Down 3-0 in the series, going into Sunday’s game, the Los Angeles Lakers had been playing anything but spectacular this post season.  Their only hope stemmed from… Read More →

Al-Qaeda Leader Osama Bin Laden Killed By U.S. Forces In Pakistan — Timeline

Osama bin Laden was killed by US Forces, Obama announced on May 1, 2011

President Obama announced to the world Sunday, May 1st, 2011 that the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks of September 11th, the London transit bombings, the USS Cole bombings of 2000, and leader of al-Qaeda is dead. After a 40-minute firefight in Abbottabad, Pakistan, according to the New York Times, Osama bin Laden was killed and… Read More →

Rock Climbing In Atlantis, Queen Creek

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April 29, 2011 by in Play

A couple months ago, several friends and I traveled up to Queen Creek for two days of camping and rock climbing – and the experience couldn’t have been better! As we made the hour drive from Tempe to Queen Creek on the 60, our departure made for perfect timing to a gorgeous sunset over the… Read More →

NBA Playoffs: Top 5 Moments In History

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April 28, 2011 by in Blogs | Sports

That time of the year is upon us again – the NBA Playoffs. Despite the Suns’ absence from the post season, the playoffs began last week. The the best teams from each conference battle it out amongst their conference rivals and eventually leads us to the Finals in early June. Injuries, nervousness, controversy, and buzzer… Read More →

Top 5 Viral Flash Mobs On YouTube

Dance flash mob at NYC Grand Central Station - Image provided by Dan Nguyen/Flickr.com
April 24, 2011 by in Blogs | Lists

YouTube has anything and everything a viral junkie could hope for — and flash mobs are no exception. Flash mobs are a collection of people, organized with the intent to perform a synchronized action, and then quickly disperse. It sounds pointless, and that’s exactly the appeal it has for millions that have stumbled upon them… Read More →

Street Talk: Where Do YOU Get Your News? [VIDEO]

Street Talk Logo, AZNow.Biz video series
April 21, 2011 by in Business News | Tech

For this installment of Street Talk, Emily Horne and I visited the Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix campus to ask students where they get their news as well as their opinion on credibility, timeliness, etc. Interested in knowing others’ opinions about a specific topic? What do YOU feel we should cover in our next installment… Read More →

Top 5 Arizona State University Baseball Players

Arizona State Univeristy Packard Stadium - Image provided by wheelo28 from Flickr.com

As the Sun Devils return from their three-game road trip against Cal,  Arizona State University now needs to focus on finishing the second half of the season strong. They will hopefully muster up the necessary bits of strength and continue battling through the spring in hopes to make their 23 appearance in the College World… Read More →

Diamondbacks Start Off Season Right

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies - Image provided by Salvatoredbacks from Flickr.com
April 14, 2011 by in Blogs | Sports

The Diamondbacks have a better record than the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants. Coming off a dismal 97 loss season in 2010, I’d be inclined to believe that any player in their right mind would be frustrated – and that’s exactly what Arizona baseball needs to fuel a successful season. There still may be… Read More →

An Unlikely Final Four Travel To Houston

VCU, Butler, UConn and Kentucky will play in Houston this weekend for the NCAA basketball Final Four. Winners continue to the National Championship game
March 31, 2011 by in Blogs | Sports

Who would have thought? President Obama, a few weeks back, offered his annual bracket to ESPN, in the Oval Office, with Kansas defeating Ohio State in the National Championship, neither of which even made it to Houston this weekend. This Final Four will mark the first time in the history of collegiate basketball that no… Read More →

Top 5 NBA Buzzer Beaters Of The Season

Top 5 Buzzer Beaters NBA Season
March 13, 2011 by in Blogs | Sports

5. Derek Fisher A professional by all definitions of the term, Derek Fisher has seen, heard and experienced everything that defines the NBA.  Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Fisher was selected 24th in the 1996 draft — just behind legend and partner in crime Kobe Bryant.  Five Championships and nearly 200 playoff appearances later, he… Read More →

Apple’s New iPad 2 ~ A Faster And Efficient Upgrade

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March 11, 2011 by in Product Reviews | Tech

The iPad 2 — It’s thinner; it’s lighter, and it’s faster. Apple’s new toy was released to the public in early March and with it came several much-anticipated features that makes its predecessor look like a relic. So what are some of the differences in Apple’s newest project?  Is the hype deserving of the product?… Read More →

Suns Look Forward To An ‘Amare’-less Postseason

Phoenix Suns will try and make a playoff appearance, without Amare
March 10, 2011 by in Blogs | Events | Sports

Amare was a diva – there’s no questioning that. Amare’s exit from Arizona to the Big Apple created a firestorm of excitement last year that has soared expectations. Madison Square Garden has been rejuvenated, and likewise, thousands of “anti-Amare” feelings flooded Facebook posts from Phoenix at the same time. It’s given life back to New… Read More →

Cactus League Baseball Is Back In Arizona

Cactus League - Spring Training is Back
February 24, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Blogs | Events

February in Arizona means two things – gorgeous weather and spring training baseball. What initially began as minor league exhibition game in the early 1900’s has evolved into Major League Baseball’s conglomerate of Spring Training stadiums within the Phoenix area.  A long-­standing tradition for the Grand Canyon State, MLB’s Spring Training begins again later this month as the Cactus League kicks off… Read More →

TicketForce Jumps Ahead Of Competition With Facebook App

Lynne King Smith, CEO of TicketForce
February 14, 2011 by in Marketing | Small Biz

For all you concert junkies, Facebook now meets concerts as TicketForce has just made purchasing tickets online even easier, joining forces with said social media platform. Lynne King Smith, CEO of TicketForce, announced they will be merging ticket sales with the social media powerhouse in hopes to create an all-inclusive process for potential concert goers. “We… Read More →