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Obama and Cox partner to bridge digital divide

Cox Communications

President Barack Obama unveiled ConnectALL, an initiative to help Americans from across the country, at every income level, get online and have the tools to take full advantage of the Internet.  As part of the Wednesday announcement, Cox Communications was recognized for new investments it is making in Connect2Compete, its discounted Internet service program for low-income K-12 families.… Read More →

Social Venture Partners’ event raises $100,000

Entrepreneurs

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) hosted its sixth annual Fast Pitch on March 1, attracting a record 600 attendees to an event where social entrepreneurs compete in front of a live audience to “pitch” grant funders and donors so they can better fulfill their missions and grow their reach. Held at the Scottsdale Center for the… Read More →

UAT will launch certificate program in cyber security

Education

University of Advancing Technology (UAT) now offers the option to earn a professional certificate in technology-centric disciplines. These certificate options derived from the reality that local businesses are starved of technology talent and as such find themselves having a difficult time scaling for growth. As a long time partner meeting the needs of business demands,… Read More →

Online real estate marketplace launches home trade-in

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San Francisco-based online residential real estate marketplace, Opendoor, launched a new service that allows homebuyers to trade-in their home for a new home in a single transaction. Through the new program, homebuyer’s set their close date for their home while Opendoor buy’s the home at market price, allowing the buyer to get the funds required to purchase… Read More →

Stanton calls for leaders to close tech-gender gap

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To celebrate and expand the social, economic and political achievements of women, Mayor Greg Stanton proclaimed Tuesday, March 8, International Women’s Day in Phoenix. Stanton’s proclamation is a springboard for discussion and action among local leaders who want to help close the gender gap – especially in science, technology, engineering and math fields. International Women’s… Read More →

Wasabi Ventures partners with NoteBowl

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After exploring various learning management systems for the Wasabi Ventures Academy, venture capital firm Wasabi Ventures has selected social learning platform NoteBowl to assist the academy students in learning about the startup world. The early-stage venture capital firm is excited to support and partner with an Arizona education technology startup for its startup education program.… Read More →

Ford provides sneak peek of driverless vehicle

Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Ford Motor Co. showcased its version of an autonomous vehicle at an event at Phoenix co-working space CO+HOOTS on Wednesday. The company is testing a self-driving Fusion sedan at a facility in Wittmann, where the automaker also performs stress testing on its products. Ford is not alone. Driverless cars are the latest trend in the… Read More →

Arizona ranks ninth in the country for identity theft

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Arizona ranked No. 9 in the nation for identity theft in 2014, with 96 identity theft complaints for every 100,000 people, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The threat of identity theft has grown by about 26 percent in 10 years, with a national total of 332,646 complaints in 2014. This growing risk for identity… Read More →

Phoenix tech firm hopes to curb cyberbullying

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

While technology has opened many doors, it also opened the door to the epidemic of cyberbullying. RAADR gives parents a means to monitor their child’s social media accounts and prevent them from the harm of cyberbullying. “[Bullying] happens daily and on all campuses,” said Jacob DiMartino founder and CEO of RAADR. “It’s gotten to the place where… Read More →

Polsinelli in talks to build larger IP practice

Polsinelli

Polsinelli has been in talks with senior leadership of the Intellectual Property firm, Novak Druce, about combining the two firm’s IP practices. A group of Novak Druce’s intellectual property attorneys would join Polsinelli. The merger will further build the firm’s nationally recognized Intellectual Property practice and meet the growing demand for post grant patent work. With this deal,… Read More →

Amendola unveils redesigned Website

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Public relations firm Amendola Communications, which specializes in healthcare and health information technology (HIT), redesigned its website to create an immediately meaningful experience for visitors. Along with information about Amendola’s services and capabilities, the new site showcases the agency’s broad portfolio of successful client campaigns, plus incisive, insider advice for healthcare and technology organizations seeking to… Read More →

DoubleDutch will open new office in Phoenix

mobile tech

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and the City of Phoenix today join DoubleDutch, a leading global provider of mobile event apps, in announcing the company’s expansion to Phoenix, Arizona. DoubleDutch plans to add 30 employees to this regional office by the end of the year and will use the new location to expand geographic… Read More →

Avnet among Fortune’s Most Admired Companies

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a global technology distributor, was named to FORTUNE magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2016 in the wholesalers: electronics and office equipment category. FORTUNE continues to recognize Avnet for its management and leadership in key areas, such as investment value, financial strength, quality and social responsibility. “Avnet’s recognition as one of FORTUNE… Read More →

Bruce Arians’ wife relaunches business website

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The ZONE, which provides both conscious and subconscious healing and focus by removing outside distractions and adding positive stimuli, launched its website to highlight three primary service offerings: Grief Release, Child Behavior Modification and Sports Performance. The ZONE is co-founded by Christine Arians, wife of Arizona Cardinals football coach Bruce Arians and grief specialist Barbara… Read More →