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Phoenix attracts West Coast tech companies

Silicon Valley

In the 1980s and ‘90s, most of the tech jobs in Phoenix focused on back office and customer care centers for companies with headquarters elsewhere, city officials said. Now, places like downtown Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale are buzzing with entrepreneurs and new companies in the tech space. There are an estimated 132,000 high-tech jobs in… Read More →

Apple approves Raadr’s anti-bullying app

mobile tech

Parents can now hold peace of mind in the palm of their hand. Raadr, Inc., a social media monitoring service based in Phoenix, announced it is available in app form. Apple approved the company’s iOS app Sunday, March 27, which can be downloaded via iTunes. Raadr alerts subscribers whenever selected categories of keywords – such… Read More →

DeskHub opens second Valley location

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Scottsdale co-working space, DeskHub, expanded by opening up a second location in the North Valley market. DeskHub currently occupies nearly 20,000 square feet of space in Old Town Scottsdale. Its second location will be just under 10,000 square feet in Phoenix and is located right off the freeway and at the intersection of the 51 and… Read More →

Is Airbnb avoiding hotel regulations in Arizona?

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A recent report by the American Hotel & Lodging Association shows a growing number of Airbnb hosts are commercial operators, illegal hotels that bypass regulation and taxes. A follow-up of the national report shows that the trend is going on in Phoenix, with 85 percent of Airbnb hosts in Phoenix listing properties for more than 30 days… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Nextiva launches analytics tool

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The use of big data and analytics for many companies has become crucial in decision making. Scottsdale-based Nextiva hopes to serves those businesses with the launch of its newest tool, Nextiva Analytics, to coincide with its cloud-based communications software. Nextiva Analytics works perfectly with the firm’s phone service, and provides businesses with insights into call data. Businesses… Read More →

Scottsdale’s Vixxo brings innovation to asset management

Vixxo

There’s a new technology-driven company in town and its name is Vixxo. Opening its doors today under a new brand name, Vixxo clients, including international brands such as Starbucks, 7-Eleven and Michaels, have an entirely new data-enabled advantage to manage their assets. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Vixxo has 12 offices across the U.S. and Canada, with… Read More →

Rise of the marketing online quiz

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Which Disney princess are you? What city should you actually live in? Which Ryan Gosling character is your soulmate? What flavor of ramen noodles are you? Viral online quizzes like these are becoming ubiquitous on our newsfeeds and timelines. Although they may seem like nothing more than amusing distractions, research has shown that online quizzes… Read More →

Tempe Chamber presents Business Excellence Awards

Downtown

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce announced its six finalists for the prestigious Business Excellence Awards. The awards promote the advancement of responsible business leadership in the community and publicly recognize local businesses demonstrating a passion for excellence. The awards honor companies for success in business growth, employee development, community involvement and customer service. The awards will… Read More →

WGM expands into Colorado with analytics firm

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Scottsdale-based IT consulting and cybersecurity services firm, WGM, is expanding its footprint into Colorado with a new analytics company, Industrial Wisdom. Ann McCabe heads Industrial Wisdom, WGM’s new division, and the technology professional will bring more than 20 years of business development experience – mostly with enterprise-level businesses and industries. McCabe said Industrial Wisdom helps clients… Read More →

Apple unveils new, smaller iPhone

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Rumors that Apple would release a smaller phone proved true, Monday, as the California-based software firm unveiled the iPhone SE, which boasts a four-inch retina display. The iPhone SE has the same 64-bit A9 chip offered in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for fast speeds, longer battery life, faster wireless, a 12-megapixel iSight camera featuring… Read More →

Girls in Tech to host Catalyst Conference

W.J. Maloney - Hotel Palomar

Girls in Tech, an organization focused on the empowerment, entrepreneurship, engagement and education of women in technology, is hosting the fourth annual Catalyst Conference, a three-day event designed to celebrate women in this new age of innovation. The conference will run from April 17 to 19 at the Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix. The Girls… Read More →

Orbital ATK will expand operations in Gilbert, add jobs

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Orbital ATK, one of the Valley’s leading aerospace and defense technology firms, announced, Friday, the expansion of the company’s engineering operations in Gilbert. The expansion will add 60,000 square feet to the site that includes Orbital ATK’s Satellite Manufacturing Facility, one of the largest and most advanced spacecraft assembly and… Read More →

Valley couple launch DocumentTrunk

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DocumentTrunk, a digital database that proactively communicates while safely storing consumer’s most precious life documents, announced its launch, Thursday, and is now available to the public. DocumentTrunk’s web-based program is a long-term solution to secure and store consumer’s estate planning documents to reduce the common risks, fraudulent activity and challenges associated with the last wishes… Read More →

IO closes $505M in financing for new Phoenix data center

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IO, a leading global provider of Data Center Services, today announced it has raised $445 million in debt capital from Deutsche Bank and $60 million in additional growth capital from an affiliate of Macquarie Capital. The proceeds from the Deutsche Bank loan allowed IO to refinance its existing U.S. indebtedness. In addition, IO has exercised… Read More →