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KEASY sweeps winning prize at SEED SPOT Demo Day

Meghan Martinez, Founder of KEASY, a keyless, digital lock that provides safe and efficient access to rental homes.

Move over, Silicon Valley – Arizona is becoming quite the hotbed for startups. Just ask the 800+ people who attended SEED SPOT’s fourth Demo Day event in Phoenix, designed to highlight local, up-and-coming entrepreneurs and their successful and inspiring new ventures. SEED SPOT, an incubator for socially-minded entrepreneurs, entertained a sell-out crowd at its Demo… Read More →

VisionGate earns two Best in Biz Awards for innovation

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VisionGate, Inc. has been named a gold winner in two categories in the Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. VisionGate was awarded gold in the Most Innovative Company of the Year (Small) category and in the Most Innovative Product of the… Read More →

JDA launches innovation incubator

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JDA Software Group, Inc., today announced the formation of JDA Labs – a research and development group assembled to drive game-changing innovation. This global team, headquartered in Montreal, will innovate new and existing products and deliver patents, best practices and entirely new products to the market. JDA Labs today is driving research and innovation around… Read More →

SRP prepares grid to support new technology systems

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A unique partnership between Salt River Project and BASELAYER, the advanced data center hardware and software company born within IO, will provide an innovative approach to supporting the addition of critical data centers in the Valley. Data centers support modern computer technology information systems such as the Internet.  They are also large consumers of power,… Read More →

GoDaddy casts cute puppy for new Super Bowl ad

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GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has signed its four-legged Super Bowl star for this week’s commercial shoot with Danica Patrick. He’s cute and cuddly. He’s soft and sweet. He’s also an unproven talent, though he’s demonstrated a dynamic chemistry with the camera at the young age of just nine-weeks and… Read More →

Cox Business wins technology leadership award

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Cox Business recently won the Best Application of the Year from the Metro Ethernet Forum, a global alliance comprising more than 220 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable companies and others for the company’s Mesa (AZ) Public School District implementation. Ethernet is the preferred data networking technology among businesses and non-profit organizations that require efficient,… Read More →

Super-sized Super Bowl countdown clock unveiled

From left: SPIKE, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee mascot; Councilman Bill Gates, City of Phoenix; Councilman Michael Nowakowski, City of Phoenix; Jim Hughes, First Solar, Inc. CEO; and David Rousseau, Chairman, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.

To build on the growing momentum and anticipation of Super Bowl XLIX the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and First Solar, Inc. unveiled the First Solar Countdown Clock in downtown Phoenix this morning. Over the next 60 days, the technologically advanced clock will provide the countdown to kick-off and keep fans “in the know” about… Read More →

ACA names Arizona Innovation Challenge semifinalists

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 25 semifinalists in its Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), a bi-annual business plan competition awarding $3 million annually to talented entrepreneurs. Each year, the ACA awards – $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall – to the most qualified, innovative startups and early-stage… Read More →

LaneTerralever Wins Best in Class Award at 2014 IMA’s

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Phoenix-based LaneTerralever is the recipient of the 2014 Interactive Media Awards (IMA) Best in Class for its All In website design and development. IMA is a competition designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet, and is presented by the non-profit organization, Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC). IMC is a group of industry… Read More →

Az Business announces finalists for ACC Awards

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Az Business magazine, in conjunction with the State Bar of Arizona, have announced the finalists for the 2015 Arizona Corporate Counsel (ACC) Awards. The finalists and winners will be honored at an awards dinner and reception on Jan. 15, 2015 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. Click here for… Read More →

Arizona businesses win Spirit of Enterprise Awards

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We all win when local companies grow, create jobs and help boost our still-recovering economy. Today, several of the state’s best businesses were honored for their positive role in our communities. They’re the winners of the 18th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. “We… Read More →

Creditsafe opens sales center in Phoenix

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Creditsafe, the world’s most-used supplier of company credit reports, announced today that it has opened a sales center in the greater-Phoenix area. The office will allow the fast-growing company to better serve customers in the western United States. Located at 1400 E. Southern Ave. in Tempe, the 9,500-square-foot office can accommodate up to 150 employees.… Read More →

GM Foundation donates $25,000 to Valley nonprofits

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The General Motors Foundation today made two donations to local organizations totaling $25,000 through its Plant City Grants program. Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer presented a $15,000 check to East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) and a $10,000 check to Make-A-Wish Arizona.  EVIT is a career and technical school offering more than… Read More →

UA’s Michele Norin among Premier 100 IT Leaders

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IDG’s Computerworld announced Michele Norin, Chief Information Officer at the University of Arizona, as a 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree. This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. “The Premier 100 awards program showcases the innovative… Read More →