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

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

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

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

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 →

Learn password management tips on Feb. 9

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If you’re like most people, you may have more than a dozen passwords that you need to remember for work-related projects, online banking, social media accounts and more. Having strong passwords can help deter cyber crime, but when you’re creating a long string of random letters, numbers and symbols for multiple accounts – and changing… Read More →

ASA all-girls robotics team wins statewide competition

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A team of seven Fifth through Eighth grade robotics students was recently named one of two winning teams selected to head to the FIRST LEGO League World Festival in Houston, Texas on April 19. The all-girls team of arts students from downtown Phoenix charter school Arizona School for the Arts (ASA) competed against 96 teams in… Read More →

32 startups advance to next round of Venture Madness

The top 32 startups have been picked to advance to the next round of Venture Madness by Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Now, the selection panel will narrow down the list to 16 finalists to present at the bracket-style head-to-head live event on March 8 through 10 at the Hotel Valley Ho.… Read More →

Fennemore Craig to start using AI for legal research

Fennemore Craig is partnering with artificial intelligence technology company ROSS Intelligence to use artificial intelligence for the firm’s legal research. The firm will use this innovative artificial intelligence resource in the areas of intellectual property and bankruptcy with further development expected in the areas of tax as well as labor and employment in the coming year. Fennemore… Read More →

Gilbert-based online home buyer receives $260M investment

Gilbert-based online home-buyer platform OfferPad received a $260 million investment of combined equity and debt to help the technology company expand across the country, according to an announcement released Wednesday. OfferPad received the capital from private funds managed by Philadelphia-based investment management firm LL Funds LLC. OfferPad plans to expand its service nationwide in the coming years with… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Envoy America expands into 2nd market

Envoy America

Scottsdale-based Envoy America, a ride-sharing program for seniors, is expanding into Tucson as its second market, with other markets being considered in future months. Cindy Hartin will serve as senior vice president of Operations for Envoy America – Tucson. Envoy America provides door-to-door service for its riders by having drivers help passengers to the door during a drop-off. Each driver is 50+ in… Read More →