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Orb Health moves into Monroe Building with expansion plans

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A new Phoenix-based health IT startup has joined the mix of technology firms and startup companies that call Downtown Phoenix’s 111 Monroe Building “home.” Orb Health is one of the fastest growing disruptive healthcare technology companies in the industry and will open a new 6,000 square ft headquarters in the building with plans to double… Read More →

Are you concerned about identity theft this tax season?

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In its second annual Tax Season Risk Report, CyberScout, the a data security and identity theft protection firm, reported on taxpayer attitudes about identity theft and saw a pattern of poor practices that leave much of the public vulnerable. While the IRS is taking steps that have reduced tax identity theft, taxpayers must still take ownership to… Read More →

ASU Innovation Open will award $100K to startup

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ASU is hosting a venture acceleration competition that is meant to help fuel startups from collegiate founders. The winning startup at the ASU Innovation Open will win $100,000, sponsored by Avnet, to help grow the startup. Dozens of teams from across the world have submitted video pitches for the competition. The ASU Innovation Open will… Read More →

5 trends that impact cyber security In 2017

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Cyber security and cyber crime is news that’s not unexpected any more. We awaken to learn that yet another national retailer has been hacked and once again credit-card information for millions of customers is at risk. Yet, despite all the publicity these security breaches receive and all the warning consumers hear, cyber criminals still achieve… Read More →

TDS expands, improves broadband to Arizona locations

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TDS Telecom will expand broadband to more than 4,500 locations in Arizona thanks to funding from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  The FCC allocated an average of $3.6 million a year for the next 10 years to reach residents in some of the hardest to serve areas in Arizona. The funding will also be used… Read More →

Tech firms partner to help startups with Design Days

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A new effort to connect startups and product developers with experts in their fields in Arizona is opening on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT), Avnet, Tiempo Development and the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) have teamed up for Design Days to provide design and production consultations for local startups and product developers. Design… Read More →

Can PHX Startup Week top 10,000 attendees in Year 3?

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

When I was asked to help launch an all-volunteer week-long celebration of entrepreneurship in Arizona, I thought: Sure. I’ll attend a few meetings, but there’s no way we’ll actually pull this off. I was dead wrong. In February 2015, the first PHX Startup Week drew more than 2,000 startup founders and employees, small business owners… Read More →

Library coding clubs prepare kids and teens for growing job market

A sign promoting the code club at Tempe Public Library on January 26, 2017. (Photo by Emily Balli/Cronkite News)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

PHOENIX – With employment opportunities for software, application and system developers expected to grow, and most schools still not offering computer programming classes, dozens of Arizona libraries are beginning to turn themselves into more than just a place to check out books. “It’s no longer OK to just sit around with books and wait for… Read More →

Be careful: Fake apps are the next big cyber scam

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

More than 80 percent of the times we spend on smartphones is on apps. But experts say app scams are on the rise. When shoppers buy items on fake apps, products don’t arrive and the scammers have the user’s information and credit card data. So how can you tell the difference between a fake app… Read More →

Millennials are ready to take over Arizona’s tech sector

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The technology world is built on the innovative ideas of the next generation of our workforce. Today, we look to the Millennial generation to take over for the Baby Boomers in building the technology landscape of tomorrow. To understand Arizona’s growing technology startup ecosystem, one must understand the reasoning behind the education and motivations of… Read More →

Intel plans to invest $7 billion in Arizona factory, add 3,000 jobs

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Intel Corporation announced plans Wednesday to invest $7 billion into a high-volume semiconductor factory in Chandler. The factory is expected to be the most technologically advanced semiconductor factory in the world. The factory, Fab 42, will produce microprocessors to power data centers and smart and connected devices. The completion of the factory will create an estimated… Read More →

How live chat can be a game changer for tech firms

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From computer hardware and software to mobile devices (and anything else in between), we all know that providing reliable tech support is an essential part of running a technology-related company. For this reason, if you happen to manage an IT-focused business, you are probably already aware of the many challenges that providing customer phone support… Read More →

Valley psychologist creates wearable tech to reduce anxiety, stress

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Paradise Valley neuropsychologist Dr. Amy Serin believes she’s found a new way to help people deal with stress and anxiety. Serin created a small device named Buzzies that you can wear on your wrists or in your pockets. Buzzies send signals to the brain and these signals help change the way information is processed, she… Read More →

Venture Madness names Top 16 Finalists

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Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, selected the top 16 companies that will advance to the live-demo portion of the 2017 Venture Madness competition. The competition launched in January, giving 64 early-stage companies in the Southwest a chance at part of the $20,000 prize and an opportunity to potentially receive up to $300,000… Read More →