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Opendoor app gives shoppers on-demand access to homes

Mediterranean Custom Home, Scottsdale Living Magazine Winter 2012

Opendoor, the fastest growing real estate company in Phoenix, has launched an app for iPhone and Android that gives home buyers instant access to hundreds of homes for sale in the Phoenix area. With a few taps, buyers can find homes that match their criteria, view home details, and instantly take the next step of… Read More →

US Ignite will partner with Institute for Digital Progress


Today, US Ignite announced the selection of the Institute for Digital Progress to serve as the key innovation partner for the city of Phoenix as a Smart Gigabit Community. Earlier this year in his state of the city address, city of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix would join US Ignite’s Smart Gigabit Communities… Read More →

Invest Southwest announces Venture Madness sign-up date


Invest Southwest announced Monday that applications will open for the 2017 Venture Madness competition on Nov. 1, 2016 and run through Jan. 5, 2017. The anticipated annual event, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, will select 64 early-stage companies to compete in the bracket-style competition for a chance at a $100,000 shared prize. Invest Southwest is also holding a… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Integrate moving to Downtown Phoenix

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Another one of the Valley’s most successful homegrown software companies is relocating its headquarters from Scottsdale to Downtown Phoenix.  Integrate, a leading developer of marketing software has leased the entire 19th floor Penthouse Level of 111 West Monroe, advancing a trend of both established technology companies and entrepreneurial start-ups leasing space in the building.  “Integrate… Read More →

Arizona-based Swiftpage launches SMS4Act! for businesses Buchachon Petthanya

Swiftpage, the maker of Act! and a leading provider of software and services that help small and mid-sized businesses grow, today announced the release of SMS4Act!, the newest Connection available to Act! Premium subscribers. Act! is the trusted solution to help individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in one place,… Read More →

Experts: Quest for convenience may weaken cybersecurity

by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Yahoo! recently announced that in 2014 more than 500 million of its user accounts were stolen, but Yahoo! didn’t catch this cybersecurity breach until 2016, two years after the information was taken. In 2015 Ashley Madison, a popular dating website, was hacked and the identity of many of its users were released to the public.… Read More →

AOL co-founder’s tour highlights Phoenix entrepreneurial community

by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

When venture capitalists think about technology, they often focus most of their attention on three states: California, New York and Massachusetts. In 2015, 75 percent of venture capital went to these three states, according to a city of Phoenix news release. To help spread that wealth, tech mogul and co-founder of AOL Steve Case and… Read More →

Too Small to Worry About Startup Culture? Think Again

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Company culture may be tricky to define when it’s good, but it’s certainly easy to pinpoint when it’s dragging your whole operation down. And therein lies the crux for many startup founders, especially in the early stage: how can you lay out a plan for what you want the general tenor and feel of your… Read More →

Inflight Wi-Fi security issues: How to stay safe

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The dangers of public Wi-Fi are already well known, but the security issues of in-flight Internet connection are still somewhat obscure. In 2015, there were already 52 airlines worldwide offering in-flight Internet, and the prevalence of U.S. in-flight Wi-Fi alone has grown 1,600-fold since 2013. Security is an issue with in-flight Internet – dominated by Gogo provider, while its… Read More →

How do you meet demand to fill tech-related jobs in AZ? Get kids interested

Dietrich Bappe (left), Cougar Waller (upper right) and Michael Colonica (right) work on projects in art class at Phoenix Coding Academy in the Phoenix Union High School District. (Photo by Ally Carr/Cronkite News)

When you imagine what class at Phoenix Coding Academy might look like, maybe you think of students staring at endless rows of characters and symbols on computer screens. And sure, sometimes that happens. But you’re just as likely to find students hunched over their desks with colored pencils and markers in their hands. On a… Read More →

HEAT Forum recap

HEAT Forum

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, experts from Arizona’s Healthcare, Energy, Aerospace and Technology industries convened to discuss innovation, challenges and success stories within their industries at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.   [View the story “HEAT Forum” on Storify] HEAT Forum recap was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by Jesse A. Millard

Steve Case will showcase Phoenix startups on ‘Rise of the Rest’ tour

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Mayor Greg Stanton will join investor and tech pioneer Steve Case on a bus tour to local startup companies and tech hotspots on from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, October 7 at locations in Tempe, Scottsdale and throughout downtown Phoenix. Immediately following the tour, Case will host a fireside chat and pitch competition between local startups —… Read More →

Here are some tips to improve your cybersecurity


October is cybersecurity month.  As cyber hacks continue to increase, the landscape is changing in many ways.  Companies and business owners are taking on more responsibility to ensure their businesses are more protected or face legal and financial consequences.  We as individuals are required to be more conscientious when sharing our personal information. And, with… Read More →

Which type of startup funding is best for your startup?

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

In the post-Shark Tank world we live in, it’s important to understand that as a startup founder your hopes and dreams for securing funding are not limited to a one-shot presentation in front of a panel of investors. In fact, if you’re at the stage where you’re looking for serious VC money, chances are good… Read More →