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Apple unveils new, smaller iPhone

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Rumors that Apple would release a smaller phone proved true, Monday, as the California-based software firm unveiled the iPhone SE, which boasts a four-inch retina display. The iPhone SE has the same 64-bit A9 chip offered in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for fast speeds, longer battery life, faster wireless, a 12-megapixel iSight camera featuring… Read More →

Girls in Tech to host Catalyst Conference

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Girls in Tech, an organization focused on the empowerment, entrepreneurship, engagement and education of women in technology, is hosting the fourth annual Catalyst Conference, a three-day event designed to celebrate women in this new age of innovation. The conference will run from April 17 to 19 at the Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix. The Girls… Read More →

Orbital ATK will expand operations in Gilbert, add jobs

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Orbital ATK, one of the Valley’s leading aerospace and defense technology firms, announced, Friday, the expansion of the company’s engineering operations in Gilbert. The expansion will add 60,000 square feet to the site that includes Orbital ATK’s Satellite Manufacturing Facility, one of the largest and most advanced spacecraft assembly and… Read More →

Valley couple launch DocumentTrunk

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DocumentTrunk, a digital database that proactively communicates while safely storing consumer’s most precious life documents, announced its launch, Thursday, and is now available to the public. DocumentTrunk’s web-based program is a long-term solution to secure and store consumer’s estate planning documents to reduce the common risks, fraudulent activity and challenges associated with the last wishes… Read More →

IO closes $505M in financing for new Phoenix data center

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IO, a leading global provider of Data Center Services, today announced it has raised $445 million in debt capital from Deutsche Bank and $60 million in additional growth capital from an affiliate of Macquarie Capital. The proceeds from the Deutsche Bank loan allowed IO to refinance its existing U.S. indebtedness. In addition, IO has exercised… Read More →

Obama and Cox partner to bridge digital divide

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President Barack Obama unveiled ConnectALL, an initiative to help Americans from across the country, at every income level, get online and have the tools to take full advantage of the Internet.  As part of the Wednesday announcement, Cox Communications was recognized for new investments it is making in Connect2Compete, its discounted Internet service program for low-income K-12 families.… Read More →

Social Venture Partners’ event raises $100,000

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Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) hosted its sixth annual Fast Pitch on March 1, attracting a record 600 attendees to an event where social entrepreneurs compete in front of a live audience to “pitch” grant funders and donors so they can better fulfill their missions and grow their reach. Held at the Scottsdale Center for the… Read More →

UAT will launch certificate program in cyber security

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University of Advancing Technology (UAT) now offers the option to earn a professional certificate in technology-centric disciplines. These certificate options derived from the reality that local businesses are starved of technology talent and as such find themselves having a difficult time scaling for growth. As a long time partner meeting the needs of business demands,… Read More →

Online real estate marketplace launches home trade-in

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San Francisco-based online residential real estate marketplace, Opendoor, launched a new service that allows homebuyers to trade-in their home for a new home in a single transaction. Through the new program, homebuyer’s set their close date for their home while Opendoor buy’s the home at market price, allowing the buyer to get the funds required to purchase… Read More →

Stanton calls for leaders to close tech-gender gap

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To celebrate and expand the social, economic and political achievements of women, Mayor Greg Stanton proclaimed Tuesday, March 8, International Women’s Day in Phoenix. Stanton’s proclamation is a springboard for discussion and action among local leaders who want to help close the gender gap – especially in science, technology, engineering and math fields. International Women’s… Read More →

Wasabi Ventures partners with NoteBowl

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After exploring various learning management systems for the Wasabi Ventures Academy, venture capital firm Wasabi Ventures has selected social learning platform NoteBowl to assist the academy students in learning about the startup world. The early-stage venture capital firm is excited to support and partner with an Arizona education technology startup for its startup education program.… Read More →

Ford provides sneak peek of driverless vehicle

Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Ford Motor Co. showcased its version of an autonomous vehicle at an event at Phoenix co-working space CO+HOOTS on Wednesday. The company is testing a self-driving Fusion sedan at a facility in Wittmann, where the automaker also performs stress testing on its products. Ford is not alone. Driverless cars are the latest trend in the… Read More →

Arizona ranks ninth in the country for identity theft

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Arizona ranked No. 9 in the nation for identity theft in 2014, with 96 identity theft complaints for every 100,000 people, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The threat of identity theft has grown by about 26 percent in 10 years, with a national total of 332,646 complaints in 2014. This growing risk for identity… Read More →

Phoenix tech firm hopes to curb cyberbullying

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

While technology has opened many doors, it also opened the door to the epidemic of cyberbullying. RAADR gives parents a means to monitor their child’s social media accounts and prevent them from the harm of cyberbullying. “[Bullying] happens daily and on all campuses,” said Jacob DiMartino founder and CEO of RAADR. “It’s gotten to the place where… Read More →