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World View will launch space flights from Arizona

World View

World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, plans to expand in southern Arizona with the world’s first purpose-built stratospheric ballooning facility and Spaceport Tucson, the state’s first designated launchpad for commercial space endeavors. World View plans to hire more than 400 new employees and will continue its hiring process upon completion of its new campus,… Read More →

OpenTech buys stake in Storage Treasures

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

OpenTech Alliance Inc., a tech provider for the storage industry, acquired a majority stake in Storage Treasures LLC, an online self-storage auction platform. As a part of the investment, OpenTech signed a long-term management agreement to operate the related websites, hire all employees and expand the brand into new markets. Financial terms of the transaction… Read More →

Collaborative work space opens in Downtown Phoenix

The Department

Local entrepreneurs and city officials gathered, Thursday, at the grand opening of The Department, a collaborative work space for emerging businesses and entrepreneurs. The Department had a soft opening in October and already has 20 businesses working within the space, including a record label, magazine and consulting groups, making up 60 people in the space.… Read More →

Wasabi Ventures’ VidFall moves to Arizona

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Due to rapid market traction and user growth, VidFall founders Joel Robinson and Steve Messa are moving the company to Arizona in January 2016. The startup’s current home is in Manchester, NH, where it has been in incubation. The team has worked closely with Wasabi Ventures Managing Partner TK Kuegler and the venture capital firm’s… Read More →

VisionGate acquires exclusive rights to Iloprost


VisionGate, Inc., a biotech company in the early lung cancer detection space, announced, Thursday, it acquired exclusive rights to the University of Colorado’s patent for the use of the drug Iloprost in the prevention of lung cancer. This makes VisionGate one of the first companies to evolve from a diagnostic company to a diagnostic and… Read More →

Top 5 digital business tools you should be using

Marketing and strategy

Look at your phone.  No, I am serious look at it.  After you punch in your super secret passcode, count the number of apps you have on your phone. More than likely, you have about 44 total apps.  Now, count the number of apps that you use to promote or create sales. Be sure to… Read More →

Microchip partners with Silicon Integrated Systems Buchachon Petthanya

Chandler-based Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced, Tuesday, its partnership with Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) to provide customers with complete projected-capacitive touch (PCAP) and 3D-gesture interface modules, which will lead to faster development and lower costs. The modules will make it easier to design multi-touch and… Read More →

Has Airbnb hurt Arizona’s hospitality industry?

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Stay | Tech

Kim Vu could smell the salty sea breeze from the San Diego loft just above a local coffee shop. When she arrived, the Phoenix native was thrilled when she noticed a small gift – a birthday card with a bag of goodies. Her hosts were neither family nor friends – they were strangers. Similar scenes… Read More →

Cybersecurity causes concerns about privacy


The internet has made us more connected than at any time in history. But with that connection comes and increased need to secure cyberspace to protect our way of life, experts insist. Cyber attackers and criminals exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and the number of cyber attacks against United States companies continues to… Read More →

City Property Management releases HOA mobile app

Photo by Flickr, okalkavan

City Property Management developed and released a smartphone app that lets members of City Property Management homeowners associations vote on meetings, report maintenance and more within the City Property network. The app, CITYlink HOA, is available for Apple and Android devices, and lets City Property homeowner association members view paying assessments, account histories, architectural requests,… Read More →

ACG-Arizona will spotlight TASER president


Luke Larson, President of TASER International, will speak at the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter Breakfast on Jan. 12. The event will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort Grand Ballroom. “TASER has become one of the most well-known brands based in Arizona, and we… Read More →

Scottsdale’s HMBookstore grows hospitality education

Scottsdale-based online hospitality education and training solutions provider, HMBookstore, announced Tuesday that its library of eLearning courses are being implemented within the Alliance Hospitality Inc., portfolio. Marriott, IHG and Hilton properties in Ohio and the surrounding Midwest region will use HMBookstore’s eLearning courses. . “Since adopting HMBookstore’s easy-to-use, self-paced, online platform, we’ve noted many achievements,… Read More →

How to fly your drone responsibly in Arizona


Did you receive an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drone as they are more commonly known for the holidays?  New drone operators may have questions about where they can be flown and what they need to do in order to fly them.  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has launched a new web page and notification portal… Read More →

Adopt Technologies enhances nonprofit’s IT network

Adopt Technologies

Adopt Technologies, a cloud computing IT solutions provider for small and medium-sized businesses,  partnered with Phoenix Rescue Mission to transition the local nonprofit’s in-house server infrastructure to a fully hosted and managed cloud platform. The system was fully migrated to Adopt Technologies’ hosted cloud platform in October, which resulted in an immediate performance improvement, marking… Read More →