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Microchip Acquires ISSC Technologies

Steve Sanghi, president and CEO of Microchip.

Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and ISSC Technologies Corporation (ISSC) today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ISSC, a leading provider of low power Bluetooth and advanced wireless solutions for the Internet Of Things (IoT) market. ISSC is publicly traded on the GreTai… Read More →

W. P. Carey School earns No. 1 Ranking

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This week, U.S. News & World Report issued some new rankings for online-degree programs, growing in popularity because of their convenience and flexibility. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University received the No. 1 ranking among the nation’s online graduate business programs for veterans. “We’re honored to be ranked No. 1… Read More →

Now is the time to invest in Arizona

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It used to be when I traveled to different business meetings across the country, people would ask me about Arizona’s politics. While we still have reputation issues to repair, the questions I’ve been getting recently are more focused on the buzz they’re hearing about our growing technology sector. There’s good reason Arizona is getting noticed… Read More →

Najafi affiliate acquires JVC’s video game division

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Cinram, a Najafi Companies affiliate, has acquired JVC America Inc. (JAI), the games software division of JVC Americas Corp., a fully consolidated U.S. sales subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation. Terms were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close within 30 days. With manufacturing and distribution operations in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Kennesaw, Ga., JAI specializes… Read More →

IO Announces New Customer Wins

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IO, a worldwide leader in software-defined data center technology, services and solutions, today announced new customer wins. By selecting IO, these organizations gain access to high-performance data center capacity without incurring the cost of building and maintaining their own data center. The new customers include: * Bryan Vincent Associates, Inc. (BVA) – Since 1993, BVA… Read More →

Get Started Tucson announces finalists

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Cox Business and Inc. magazine have announced the finalists of Get Started Tucson (#GetStartedTucson) taking place on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Tucson Scottish Rite, 160 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, Arizona. The prize package has also doubled including $5,000 cash, one free year of Cox Business service*, a robust marketing package from Cox Media,… Read More →

DM Analytics introduces Tag & Sign software system

Screen shot shows desktop review screen for DM Analytics’ Tag and Sign software system for retailers. The highly flexible system supports all shelf tag types, sign types, and fonts.

DM Analytics, a leading provider of retail-focused software solutions, has added a Tag and Sign system to a comprehensive application suite that also incorporates Ordering, Receiving, Shelf Price Audit and Inventory modules. The system is ideal for supermarkets, drug stores, dollar stores, hardware, consumer electronics/appliances, furniture/home furnishings, liquor, auto parts, hobby/crafts, pool supply, and other… Read More →

Social Media Day slated for June 28 at downtown Phoenix hotel

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Social Media Day is coming to Phoenix (#SMDAYPHX) for the fourth annual celebration on June 28, 2014, but this time with a renewed vision under new leadership. Social Media Day was created by social media giant Mashable in 2010 to celebrate the digital revolution, and has grown tremendously since its inception. Today, Social Media Day… Read More →

Amazon enhances same-day delivery in Phoenix

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Starting today, Amazon.com introduces a new “Get It Today” search feature in Phoenix with more than a million eligible items now available for Same-Day Delivery. Customers can order as late as noon and get popular movies, video games and hot electronics, last-minute travel needs and family necessities delivered the same day. Amazon is also introducing… Read More →

Facebook’s $19B for WhatsApp was only the 4th biggest tech buyout in 2014

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In 2005, Rupert Murdoch, a veteran business mogul with a solid reputation in creating empires out of companies was so sure of social media’s future that he bought MySpace for a whopping $580 million.  He couldn’t be any more right… and wrong. Social media was (and is) the future, but the future belongs to Facebook,… Read More →

GoDaddy Continues Global Expansion

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GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced its continued expansion into international markets. After beginning this international expansion fewer than two years ago and a recent successful release across Latin America, GoDaddy is now extending its offering more broadly across Europe. With today’s announcement, GoDaddy is offering localized products and… Read More →

Marcus Networking, Left Brain Techs merge

Eric Marcus, CEO of Marcus Networking.

Marcus Networking Inc. (MNI) announced a merger with Left Brain Techs in Woodland Hills, Calif. Marcus Networking will begin servicing Left Brain Tech clients in Southern California immediately. MNI will provide on-going monthly telecomm and technology services to Left Brain Tech clients. They will provide a pro-active approach to managed services. Left Brain Tech worked… Read More →

Avnet Tech Games Winners Announced

Arizona State University student team members Haylee Hilgers, right, and Jason Hyacinthe won the EMC Green Data Center Challenge at the Avnet Tech Games.

Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced the 2014 winners of the Avnet Tech Games. Close to 200 students from Arizona community colleges and universities competed head-to-head for top honors in the Avnet Tech Games Arizona onsite competition on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at The University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. In addition, college… Read More →

Brewer OKs tax cut law for manufacturers

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates sales taxes on electricity and natural gas purchased by manufacturers and mining smelters, a move she said was needed to make the state more attractive to large businesses. Brewer signed Senate Bill 1413 at a Capitol ceremony attended by a couple of… Read More →