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HSMAI CEO talks on the digital future of hospitality

HSMAI

Arizona was quite a change from the cold New England winters Kelly Murphy experienced growing up. But one thing wasn’t lost in Murphy’s move west: her ability to succeed at whatever she tried, including the hospitality indistry. “I took a job as an administrative assistant at a small airport hotel in Tempe and soon after… Read More →

Tempe-based SaaS firm matches students with right school

Quality Education and Jobs Initiative

Finding the perfect school, and program can be tough for students looking to get a post-secondary education that’s right for them. Higher Ed Growth‘s call-center platform, EduMaximizer, uses an algorithm that hopes to match students with an appropriate school and program to help them succeed. “We think it’s very important, really, to get a prospect… Read More →

Tempe company launches consumer app

Nate Reis, CEO of Railway Technologies, said he believes he has unlocked the secret to helping local businesses get customers through the door. (Photo by Zac Pacleb/Cronkite News)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

The creator of a Tempe-based company believes he has unlocked the secret to helping local businesses get customers through the door. In January, Railway Technologies launched Railway Search (soon to be Railway Loop), an app that allows customers to search for products and shows them where they can find them. It also provides digital coupons… Read More →

Mayor: Phoenix will be ‘smart Gigabit community’

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Today during his State of the City address, Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix would be the newest “Smart Gigabit Community”.  Through a three-year private sector grant sponsored by Cox Communications, Phoenix joins 15 other communities nationwide participating in the “Smart Gigabit Communities” project. Initiated in 2015 by US Ignite in partnership with the National… Read More →

Technology helps drive healthcare, bioscience

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Fifty years ago, Dr. Robert Flinn, a leading Arizona cardiologist, and wife Irene Flinn, a caring philanthropist, demonstrated their foresight and generosity when they created the Flinn Foundation. Today, they would no doubt both be very proud of the Foundation’s efforts to help move Arizona’s economy forward. For many years, I’ve served on the Flinn… Read More →

Arizona cities work to stay ahead of technology

Self-Service Technologies, Technology
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Every month seemingly brings a slick new gadget to consumers’ hands, but those technological advancements aren’t always felt in the public sector, where some local governments have only just begun to push through upgrades to sometimes decades-old systems. Administrative forces, such as spending limits, often dictate when cities can purchase new technology. Slow updates can… Read More →

Cox launches effort to close the digital divide

Cox Communications

Cox Communications launched a major investment in its efforts to narrow the digital divide through its support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative. Cox Communications is extending its Connect2Compete low-cost Internet offering to any HUD-assisted household with school-age children within Cox’s 18-state service area. It is the first Internet service provider within the ConnectHome umbrella… Read More →

Arizona SciTech launches STEM education initiative

Blood Systems Inc

Arizona SciTech, the state’s leading innovator and proponent of STEM education, announces the launch of a joint initiative between hi-tech businesses, community members, educators, students and parents to create the first ever AZ STEM School Community of Practice. A Community of Practice is based upon the latest business strategy, where various stakeholders come together; they understand that knowledge… Read More →

How Uber affects local business

Uber
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Utilizing technology to exploit a gap in the market, Uber scaled quickly and evolved rapidly from tech startup into a way of life for millions of people in cities across the globe. It has also changed the way tourist visiting those cities get around. Since the rise of Uber, The W Scottsdale Hotel has seen… Read More →

Phoenix start-up GiftCard Zen acquired for $22M

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RetailMeNot, Inc., a leading digital savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, both online and in-store, announced that it has acquired GiftCard Zen Inc, a secondary marketplace for gift cards.  The company also provided preliminary financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016 and updated financial guidance for the calendar year… Read More →

Google to Test Driverless Cars in Arizona

Driverless cars

If you see a car driving itself soon don’t worry you’re not going crazy. Google will be testing its Driverless cars right here in Arizona. Gov. Doug Ducey sent out a statement Thursday afternoon applauding, and welcoming the California-based search giant to the state. “Arizona is known as a place where research and development is… Read More →

ZipRecruiter expands into Tempe, adds 238 jobs

jobs

A technology-based recruiting firm, ZipRecruiter, is opening a new sales and customer service office at Hayden Ferry Lakeside in Tempe, and plans to hire 238 employees over the next five years, according to a statement Gov. Doug Ducey tweeted Monday morning. This is the firm’s first expansion outside of its home offices in Santa Monica as the… Read More →

FBI warns of increase in business e-mail scams

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FBI officials are warning potential victims of a dramatic rise in the Business E-Mail Compromise Scam or “B.E.C.,” a scheme that targets businesses and has resulted in massive financial losses in Phoenix and other cities. The schemers go to great lengths to spoof company e-mail or use social engineering to assume the identity of the… Read More →

Sunquest acquires IT company GeneInsight Inc.

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Sunquest Information Systems Inc. today announced the acquisition of GeneInsight Inc., an IT company that streamlines the analysis, interpretation and reporting of complex genetic tests. The GeneInsight platform was developed by Partners HealthCare and has been in continuous clinical use since 2005 at the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine. In 2014, Sunquest made a strategic investment… Read More →