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Tina Machado: Game changer for Arizona tech sector


Tina Machado’s business background is eclectic, to say the least. She specialized in land development in Hawaii. She was the CEO of a Phoenix-based bottling company. She is the current president of Scottsdale-based Rarity, which provides working capital to early stage startups. Machado’s latest venture is CodeRed-I, a mobile app development company that she hopes… Read More →

PayPal just added 150 jobs to Phoenix job market

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PayPal, one of the world’s largest e-commerce firms, is planning to add 150 new employees to its Chandler location this summer. PayPal’s Arizona facility was voted the Best Place to Work in 2014. Arizonans interested in exploring a career with PayPal are invited to the Job Fair next week, where recruiters will accept resumes and… Read More →

Polsinelli rolls out new bankruptcy app


Polsinelli has announced the official release of the “The Devil’s Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms,” the electronic version, or app, of the original publication, “The Devil’s Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms for Commercial Lenders,” now in its 2nd edition. The “Devil’s Dictionary” is a guide for commercial lenders and other restructuring professionals to obtain a quick reference to… Read More →

Local VC Tallwave Capital adds new principal


Tallwave Capital has announced that the company has hired Nathan Mortensen as a Principal to source potential companies, conduct due diligence, provide investment recommendations and oversee day-to-day operations of its $13.15 million Tallwave Commercialization Fund I. Closed in October 2014, the fund is concentrating on early-stage software, marketing, advertising and technology companies across a variety of… Read More →

Tech-friendly scene makes Arizona a data center hot spot

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Phoenix has its head in the clouds. Digital information—everything from financial and medical accounts to media entertainment and social networks—is now being stored in about 60 high-tech data centers throughout the Phoenix metro area, adding to the state’s growing reputation in the technology industry. Renewable energy, geo-stability and tech-friendly legislation are a few of the… Read More →

Tempe-based Genius Monkey opens office in Australia

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Genius Monkey, an industry-leading marketing platform specializing in programmatic ad displays, has expanded its physical presence into Australia. While the Tempe, Ariz.-based company services clients around the world, its marketing experts have been based exclusively in the United States until now. “Genius Monkey is delighted to accept this wonderful opportunity to expand our presence to… Read More →

JDA Software announces collaboration with Google


JDA Software Group, Inc. will be part of an innovative new collaboration with Google aimed at leveraging the core strengths of both companies to deliver JDA’s next generation cloud-based omni-channel and supply chain solutions via Google Cloud Platform, a powerful public cloud offering. Through this collaboration, Google will provide a uniquely scalable and flexible technology… Read More →

16 Arizona companies make Fortune 1000 list

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Sixteen Arizona-based companies earned spots on the Fortune 1000 list, a reference list of the 1,000 largest American companies, ranked on revenues alone. The 16 Arizona companies on the Fortune 1,000: No. 108 Avnet, Phoenix No. 137 Freeport-McMoRan, Phoenix No. 323 Republic Services, Phoenix No. 386 PetSmart, Phoenix No. 493 Insight Enterprises, Tempe No. 502 Northern Tier Energy,… Read More →

Workers in state wait to see if personal data was taken


Arizona has more than 55,000 federal employees who could find out as early as Monday if they are among the 4 million federal workers and retirees whose personal information may have been compromised in a cyberattack. The Office of Personnel Management announced late Thursday that it had detected, in April, a breach of worker records… Read More →

Arizona Manual Therapy Centers launch new website


Arizona Manual Therapy Centers, one of only five therapy centers in the valley offering manual physical therapy techniques, has launched its new website ( and Facebook page offering Scottsdale/Phoenix residents information about the benefits of physical therapy and for injury prevention and rehabilitation.  The new site details how manual physical and orthopedic therapy approaches used… Read More →

Tucson economy expected to outpace U.S. by 2017

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Tucson’s economic growth is expected to outpace the national economy by 2017. That was a key message during today’s University of Arizona Eller College of Management 2015 Mid-Year Economic Update Breakfast at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. More than 330 people attended the event to hear presenters George W. Hammond, Ph.D., director and… Read More →

Tech Council reports shows strong results for sector


Recapping a year of strong results, the Arizona Technology Council has issued an inaugural annual report detailing its role as the state’s voice for technology and the driving force behind the effort to make Arizona the fastest growing tech hub in the nation. The full report can be viewed or downloaded at “This report… Read More →

What to do if you’re a victim of IRS data breach


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Tuesday that a brute force hacking attempt has compromised approximately 104,000 taxpayer accounts through the utilization of the “Get Transcript” tool located on  Hackers utilized information gleaned from black market sources to answer identity verification questions and receive confidential information from the IRS system.  The IRS reports that… Read More →

ASU scientists play key roles in new NASA mission


NASA is sending a mission to see if Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter, has conditions suitable for life, and three ASU scientists are involved with the mission’s instruments. Three scientists in Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) — Philip Christensen, Mikhail Zolotov, and Everett Shock — are involved with NASA’s… Read More →