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Arizona’s aerospace industry may turn to space tourism

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Arizona’s missile and space vehicle industry has faced massive cuts to its government contracts over the last four years, forcing some companies to explore other revenue sources. Experts said the industry may turn to space tourism and commercial space programs to fill that gap. The state has several advantages to expand in this market: good… Read More →

LifeLock adds key player to product and technology team

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LifeLock, Inc., a leading provider of proactive identity theft protection services, announced that Peter Levinson has joined the company as senior vice president of product and technology. “We’re delighted to have Peter join LifeLock. He brings visionary leadership and broad experience, particularly in the mobile space, to our product team,” said LifeLock President Hilary Schneider.… Read More →

JDA Software ‘writes the book’ on supply chain

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JDA Software Group, Inc., has developed an entertaining, and informative new e-book that offers a unique perspective on today’s most pressing supply chain challenges and opportunities. For a limited time, the digital version of JDA’s “Supply Chain For Dummies®” is available as a free download here. Authored by JDA experts Razat Gaurav, Prashant Bhati and Madhav… Read More →

Cox Arizona hosts tech recycling event

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On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, from 10:00am-6:00pm,  Cox Arizona will be partnering with CBS 5 to help reduce hazardous waste caused by improperly dumping electronics and will be a hosting an E-Waste Recycling drive. Cox Arizona invites Phoenix residents to drop off their old and unwanted technology, including everything from batteries and computers, to… Read More →

LifeLock gives back to its local communities

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LifeLock, Inc. launched its inaugural day of volunteerism, where, as part of their regular work schedule, employees leave their desks, roll up their sleeves and give back to local communities in a day of service. All of LifeLock’s 675+ employees are invited to join the event, called “Do-Gooder Day,” across office locations in Tempe, San Diego and… Read More →

Inilex announces promotions, hires

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Inilex, the leading provider of telemetry solutions for vehicles, announced the promotion of three key executives and one new-hire to support the company’s growth goals and product innovation.  Brad Walls has been named the company’s new vice president of sales. In this expanded role, Walls is responsible for continuing to grow sales across all of… Read More →

How can companies increase chances of securing capital?

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Silicon Valley Bank committed to lend or invest at least $100 million to technology and life science companies based in Arizona over the next five years, yet many experts say lack of money is preventing the state’s tech sector from exploding. “One area we still need to improve is in the area of capital availability,”… Read More →

Crowdfunding law gives Arizona startups a boost

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A bill was introduced at the Arizona State Legislature during the 2015 session and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey that allows entrepreneurs to raise equity for their company from the general public. The passage of HB2591 allows people to invest and potentially hold stock in companies that raise money through crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter… Read More →

Cox increases Internet speeds for Arizona residents

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Cox Communications announced that it has increased the speeds on two packages of Internet service for all Arizona customers. Cox High Speed Internet Essential will triple its speed from five megabits per second to 15 megabits per second. Cox High Speed Internet Starter will be five times faster, increasing from one megabit per second to… Read More →

Here are the best ways for funding a startup

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Researching how to fund a startup can be an arduous task. Many start the process by “bootstrapping”, which is the exact opposite of funding. It essentially means the entrepreneur uses their own savings to fund the business. There are many companies that have successfully launched using this strategy before taking on investors. For example, MailChimp and AirBnB… Read More →

Arizona exports top $21 billion in 2014

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WASHINGTON – Arizona businesses raked in $21.1 billion from exports last year – money that supported 93,354 jobs in the state, according to a report released Thursday by the Obama administration. The report from the U.S. Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce said the value of Arizona exports has risen 57 percent since 2004.… Read More →

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 →