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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

debit

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

cyberbullying

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 →

ON Semiconductor makes Forbes Best Employer list

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficiency innovations, today announced it has been named to the 2016 Forbes America’s Best Employers list in the “Midsize Employers” category, which includes 250 organizations with 1,000 to 5,000 employees in America (international employees aren’t considered for this list). This honor comes on the heels of ON Semiconductor’s 2016… Read More →

Phoenix attracts West Coast tech companies

Silicon Valley

In the 1980s and ‘90s, most of the tech jobs in Phoenix focused on back office and customer care centers for companies with headquarters elsewhere, city officials said. Now, places like downtown Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale are buzzing with entrepreneurs and new companies in the tech space. There are an estimated 132,000 high-tech jobs in… Read More →

Apple approves Raadr’s anti-bullying app

mobile tech

Parents can now hold peace of mind in the palm of their hand. Raadr, Inc., a social media monitoring service based in Phoenix, announced it is available in app form. Apple approved the company’s iOS app Sunday, March 27, which can be downloaded via iTunes. Raadr alerts subscribers whenever selected categories of keywords – such… Read More →

DeskHub opens second Valley location

networking

Scottsdale co-working space, DeskHub, expanded by opening up a second location in the North Valley market. DeskHub currently occupies nearly 20,000 square feet of space in Old Town Scottsdale. Its second location will be just under 10,000 square feet in Phoenix and is located right off the freeway and at the intersection of the 51 and… Read More →

Is Airbnb avoiding hotel regulations in Arizona?

hospitality trends

A recent report by the American Hotel & Lodging Association shows a growing number of Airbnb hosts are commercial operators, illegal hotels that bypass regulation and taxes. A follow-up of the national report shows that the trend is going on in Phoenix, with 85 percent of Airbnb hosts in Phoenix listing properties for more than 30 days… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Nextiva launches analytics tool

mobile tech

The use of big data and analytics for many companies has become crucial in decision making. Scottsdale-based Nextiva hopes to serves those businesses with the launch of its newest tool, Nextiva Analytics, to coincide with its cloud-based communications software. Nextiva Analytics works perfectly with the firm’s phone service, and provides businesses with insights into call data. Businesses… Read More →