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Arizona Energy Consortium forms own organization

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After several years under the leadership of the Arizona Technology Council, the Arizona Energy Consortium (AEC) today announced the formation of its own 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Comprised of over 200 members, the AEC is the only all-encompassing energy group in Arizona. The AEC — co-chaired by Michelle De Blasi, an environmental and energy law… Read More →

UA researcher develops app to help quit smoking

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See Me Smoke-Free, the first multi-behavioral mobile health (mHealth) app designed to help women quit smoking, eat well and get moving, now is available for free on the Google Play Store. The Android phone app, officially released March 30, uses guided imagery to help women resist the urge to smoke, while encouraging them to make… Read More →

FirstBank offering Apple Pay payment services

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FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 15 banking locations throughout Arizona, announced that it will begin offering Apple Pay mobile payment services for customers. Apple Pay is currently accepted at more than 700,000 businesses and retailers nationwide.Through fingerprint sensor technology available on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, customers will… Read More →

FAA approves USAA request for drone research

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The Federal Aviation Administration has approved USAA’s request to test how unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, could help speed review of insurance claims from its members following natural disasters. USAA is one of the first insurers to be granted the approval for such testing. “Our members have grown accustomed to seeing us pave… Read More →

Clinical trials change Arizona’s bioscience, business sectors

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Last November, Arizona voters resoundingly passed Prop. 303 making it legal in Arizona for companies and physicians to provide terminally ill patients the “right to try” investigational drugs or therapies outside an FDA approved clinical trial.    While it sounded good in the short description provided to voters, in reality, it is unlikely to provide… Read More →

Vertical Measures earns interactive marketing honors

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Phoenix-based Internet marketing agency Vertical Measures has been awarded two TIM digital marketing awards by AZIMA, the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association. The awards were held on Thursday, March 26th at the Phoenix Art Museum. Named after Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, the renowned father of the internet, the AZIMA TIM Awards were created to highlight the outstanding efforts of… Read More →

Boomtown! is latest tech firm to expand to Scottsdale

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San Francisco-based Boomtown! is the latest tech company out of California to announce their plans to expand their operations to Scottsdale. Founded in February 2014, the company has continued to grow, and has selected the Greater Phoenix region for its first expansion. Boomtown! fixes everyday merchant technology problems in real time, providing on-demand installation and… Read More →

Joblyt wins GCU’s Canyon Challenge

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Recent Grand Canyon University graduates Brad Scruggs, Brian Scruggs, and Ahmad Saleem won $11,000 in the fourth annual Canyon Challenge for their software application Joblyt. Joblyt is a software application that connects people who need to get jobs done and those who are looking for work. Users can post a job that needs to be… Read More →

Avnet’s MaryAnn Miller makes Most Powerful Women in Tech list

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced that MaryAnn Miller, senior vice president, chief human resources officer and corporate communications, was named among the National Diversity Council’s 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. The National Diversity Council’s list features the highest-ranking female executive leadership in America’s corporations. This is the second… Read More →

Cox Arizona strengthens field operations team

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Cox Communications has announced that four Phoenix-area employees, Lance Zielinski, Vince Merseal, Jim Mayorga, and David Rosales, have been promoted and will each be taking on new responsibilities as field operations supervisors. As recently promoted field operations supervisors, each of these Cox Arizona employees will now be responsible for assuring the quality performance of installation… Read More →

University of Arizona launches new UA online campus

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The University of Arizona is now registering students for 21 undergraduate degree programs offered under the newly launched UA Online campus. The undergraduate degree programs join a robust slate of over 40 online graduate school degrees and certificates the university has offered for several years. Scheduled to begin in August 2015, the new online degree… Read More →

StartUp PHX Challenge free office giveaway extended

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The stakes keep getting higher for the Valley’s best and brightest startup companies as they compete to win free office space alongside innovation leaders like Uber at 111. W.  Monroe in Downtown Phoenix. After receiving dozens of entries for the StartUp PHX Challenge, organizers have decided to extend the contest to Wednesday, April 15th. A… Read More →

Cox funds Phoenix Children’s Hospital tech project

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital received a $200,000 grant from the James M. Cox Foundation. The grant will support the hospital’s “Connected Patient Project,” which provides customized patient care information on tablets. Phoenix Children’s Hospital uses Journey Boards as tools to help families of a sick child identify what they need to know before taking their child… Read More →

Avnet recognized as ‘World’s Most Ethical Company’

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it has been named a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the… Read More →