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Avnet, ASU launch innovation lab to spark growth

innovative lab

Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) and its Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The organizations collaborated to create the Avnet Innovation Lab, which is designed to spur economic growth in the technology sector and enable aspiring entrepreneurs to advance their innovations. The lab will provide critical business consultation and venture support to entrepreneurs… Read More →

Trusona becomes first insured transaction authenticator

mobile tech

The CEO and founder of Scottsdale-based Trusona has been saying his product TruToken can guarantee an authentic online transaction, but folks haven’t been believing him. But now, in a Monday announcement, Ori Eisen has proof to his claims, as TruToken becomes the first authentication platform to be insured up to $1 million. “It is not a… Read More →

5 reasons why you should teach your kid to code

code

Do you think your kids are too young to learn how to code? This may surprise you, but thanks to many recent innovations in computer science education, your kids may be the perfect age to learn. Coding (also known as computer programming) makes computers, apps and websites do what you tell them to do. Many… Read More →

Ducey signs bill protecting Airbnb, VRBO renters

VBRO

Short-term home online rental services such as Airbnb and VRBO have been restricted by some local governments in Arizona, and the state passed a law banning those restrictions. Thursday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law that stops local governments from turning property owners into outlaws simply because they allow paying guests to stay in their… Read More →

Solar Pool Technologies launches crowdfunded product

pool

Just a few months after raising more than $408,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, Scottsdale-based Solar Pool Technologies Inc. (SPT) announced that the container carrying the first shipments of the Solar-Breeze NX has arrived in the Valley just in time for the summer swim season. The first container’s arrival marks a major milestone for the company as, without the Kickstarter campaign, the company would not… Read More →

Going mobile with customer service

mobile tech
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Today’s ubiquity of mobile devices has revolutionized the way consumers make their decisions. According to an October 2015 Pew Research study, 68 percent of Americans have smartphones and 48 percent have tablets. Consumers are increasingly using these devices to plan trips, make reservations and read and write reviews. Therefore, the development of an effective mobile… Read More →

Intel Science Fair needs judges and volunteers

Intel Corporation Headquarters in Santa Clara, CA

Supported by over 30 organizations including the Arizona Technology Council, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), is currently seeking judges and volunteers for this year’s event. Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories will gather Sunday, May 8, 2016 to Friday, May 13, 2016, to showcase their independent… Read More →

HSMAI CEO talks on the digital future of hospitality

HSMAI

Arizona was quite a change from the cold New England winters Kelly Murphy experienced growing up. But one thing wasn’t lost in Murphy’s move west: her ability to succeed at whatever she tried, including the hospitality indistry. “I took a job as an administrative assistant at a small airport hotel in Tempe and soon after… Read More →

Tempe-based SaaS firm matches students with right school

Quality Education and Jobs Initiative

Finding the perfect school, and program can be tough for students looking to get a post-secondary education that’s right for them. Higher Ed Growth‘s call-center platform, EduMaximizer, uses an algorithm that hopes to match students with an appropriate school and program to help them succeed. “We think it’s very important, really, to get a prospect… Read More →

Tempe company launches consumer app

Nate Reis, CEO of Railway Technologies, said he believes he has unlocked the secret to helping local businesses get customers through the door. (Photo by Zac Pacleb/Cronkite News)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

The creator of a Tempe-based company believes he has unlocked the secret to helping local businesses get customers through the door. In January, Railway Technologies launched Railway Search (soon to be Railway Loop), an app that allows customers to search for products and shows them where they can find them. It also provides digital coupons… Read More →

Mayor: Phoenix will be ‘smart Gigabit community’

123rf.com: Buchachon Petthanya

Today during his State of the City address, Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix would be the newest “Smart Gigabit Community”.  Through a three-year private sector grant sponsored by Cox Communications, Phoenix joins 15 other communities nationwide participating in the “Smart Gigabit Communities” project. Initiated in 2015 by US Ignite in partnership with the National… Read More →

Technology helps drive healthcare, bioscience

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Fifty years ago, Dr. Robert Flinn, a leading Arizona cardiologist, and wife Irene Flinn, a caring philanthropist, demonstrated their foresight and generosity when they created the Flinn Foundation. Today, they would no doubt both be very proud of the Foundation’s efforts to help move Arizona’s economy forward. For many years, I’ve served on the Flinn… Read More →

Arizona cities work to stay ahead of technology

Self-Service Technologies, Technology
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Every month seemingly brings a slick new gadget to consumers’ hands, but those technological advancements aren’t always felt in the public sector, where some local governments have only just begun to push through upgrades to sometimes decades-old systems. Administrative forces, such as spending limits, often dictate when cities can purchase new technology. Slow updates can… Read More →

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 →