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Target installs its largest solar rooftop installation in Phoenix

Target solar rooftop array

Target installed the retailer’s largest solar rooftop array at its Phoenix distribution center, in a partnership with Chicago-based solar installer SoCore, as part of the firm’s efforts to increase its use of solar power for its energy needs. The recently completed solar array will generate just under 3,000 megawatt hours of energy each year, providing… Read More →

Silicon Desert Insider: Protecting your company from ransomware

by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Ransomware, crypto locker and malware are all programs that don’t care what time of the day it is, what day of the week it is or better yet how the weather outside is. These new super viruses are costing companies and users time and money—some to the tune of $100,000 or more. For the everyday… Read More →

Waymo offers self-driving car trial to public

Waymo self-driving car

Self-driving cars are increasingly becoming just another part of the future and the Google spin-off Waymo is helping that happen by offering its early rider program to the public in the Phoenix area. Waymo is giving folks in the Phoenix area the first chance to ride in its early rider program. Those who are accepted… Read More →

Intel unveils largest corporate solar carport array in Arizona

Intel Ocotillo Campus Solar Arrays

Intel found a second use for its Ocotillo Campus parking lot in Chandler by installing a 7.7 megawatt solar carport array over 3,200 of its parking spaces. The solar carports provide enough energy to power about 1,160 American homes through the course of the year and will be used as part of Intel’s energy mix… Read More →

Arizona Health-e Connection rebrands as ‘Health Current’

Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC), a statewide nonprofit that has advanced health information technology and exchange in the state since 2007 is rebranding and launching the new name and brand of Health Current.  Incorporated in 2007, AzHeC has assisted more than 3,000 Arizona providers with the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and has driven EHR… Read More →

4 tips for getting off to a good startup


Congratulations on deciding to become an entrepreneur! Starting a business is exciting and can be a vehicle to fulfill personal ambitions. This decision took some planning and definitely took courage. It also meant thinking long and hard about the risks. Here are some basic legal considerations and steps that can help limit some of those… Read More →

Two-Thirds of American households regularly play video games

Sixty-five percent of American households are home to someone who plays video games regularly, according to a new study released today by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The report, 2017 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry, also reveals 67 percent of American households own a device used to play video games. “America… Read More →

AT&T invested $575M in Arizona’s networks over last three years

Between 2014 and 2016, AT&T expanded its wireless and wired network coverage across Arizona through a nearly $575 million investment, according to an announcement released on Tuesday. The investment over the past few years is just the tip of the iceberg. AT&T plans to continue more investment into Arizona as the company plans to prepare… Read More →

Valley-based telemedicine startup Akos launches hiring effort

Telemedicine provider Akos announced today that it will hire more than  100  board-certified physicians, following their launch earlier last month.  According to founders Dr. Kishlay Anand and Dr. Swaraj Singh, the new positions will be instrumental in helping Akos redefine healthcare and expand access to affordable healthcare services by 2018.  “We believe we have talented… Read More →

5 startups to compete for $15K at GCU’s Canyon Challenge

Canyon Challenge

Five entrepreneurial ventures have a chance to win a combined $15,000 for their novel business ideas as part of Grand Canyon University’s sixth annual Canyon Challenge. The university’s signature business competition, which is patterned after ABC’s “Shark Tank,” will be held on Thursday, April 13. Each finalist team will present its business proposal for approximately five minutes, followed by a… Read More →

Has your startup been funded? Here’s how to keep the money coming


Look how far you’ve come. Despite the ups and downs, twists and turns of the entrepreneurial journey, you’ve developed your innovation, raised initial funding and put your product/service on the market. Now, you’re seeking a second round of investment. Let’s be brutally honest here, shall we? Your job as an entrepreneur is not to raise… Read More →

University of Arizona integrates farming and technology

University of Arizona technology

Sutton Morgan owns Oasis Organics, a certified organic farm comprising roughly 2,500 acres in the Imperial Valley in the southeastern region of California. Like a growing number of farmers, Morgan is pushing sustainability first, which presents a number of challenges. Both traditional and organic farmers face labor shortages and higher production costs. “I cannot use… Read More →

How to protect your intellectual property


The Phoenix startup scene is hot right now, and not just from our months of 100-degree days. According to the founders of Tuft & Needle, who chose Phoenix over Silicon Valley for their startup mattress company, Phoenix is “unusually attractive—and more than a little underrated” for startups due to low costs, access to investors, and,… Read More →

Report: 2,500 tech jobs added in Arizona in 2016

More techies are working in Arizona. The state’s technology sector added an estimated 2,545 new jobs last year, according to a recent report based on an analysis of data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, EMSI, and other sources. Technology association CompTIA released Cyberstates 2017‘s analysis of the number of… Read More →