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Running Wild Films promotes prolific filmmaking in Phoenix

Travis Mills, center, and the Running Wild Films crew.
Photo by Parco Richardson
July 2, 2014 by in Small Biz | Tech | Video

“I don’t want to go to L.A.; I want L.A. to come to us,” said Travis Mills, one of the co-founders of Running Wild Films, a local film company in Phoenix. Mills has made it his mission to make Arizona the go-to place for all film making. He and his partner Gus Edwards, one of… Read More →

GoDaddy Unveils ‘Get Paid’ to Help Small Businesses

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GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today unveiled Get Paid, a new offering designed to help small businesses ‘get paid’ anytime, anywhere, and by any digital method. Get Paid is the newest addition to GoDaddy’s family of technology solutions, which are designed to make it easier for small business owners to… Read More →

Significant investment will Fuel WebPT’s Growth

WebPT founder Heidi Jannenga

WebPT, the leading web-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rehabilitation therapists, announced it has received a significant investment from Battery Ventures. WebPT intends to use the new capital to accelerate growth. Founded by Brad and Heidi Jannenga in 2006, WebPT is the leader in the rehab-EMR industry. The company’s innovative technology has been adopted… Read More →

Maricopa Community Colleges strengthen STEM educaton

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As part of the State’s FY 2015 budget, the Maricopa Community Colleges received $1.4 million to bolster educational efforts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Workforce areas. This additional funding is the first State appropriation for Maricopa in areas of the STEM and Workforce since 2009. The criteria used to determine the allocation… Read More →

Local Motors Announces Partnership with TechShop

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Local Motors, Inc., the world’s leading open-source hardware innovation company, today announced a new marketing partnership with TechShop. This new collaboration brings together two, like-minded communities of makers, and empowers the development of new products through a combination of online and physical innovation spaces. Local Motors is excited to celebrate this partnership on the heels… Read More →

Merz acquires Mesa-based medical company Ulthera

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Merz and Ulthera, Inc. today announced that they have entered a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which Merz will acquire global medical device company Ulthera, a deal which will accelerate Merz’s growth in the aesthetics area and expand the company’s portfolio of treatment options in facial aesthetics. Merz and Ulthera have entered a definitive merger… Read More →

Dismissing ‘disruptive innovation’ as a fad is a mistake

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In a controversial article published by The New Yorker, Harvard historian Jill Lepore made an unprecedented accusation against the quality of research by one of her colleagues across the Charles River: Professor Clayton Christensen from Harvard Business School. Jill accused Clay of having cherry-picked industries to force data to fit into an elegant theoretical model.… Read More →

Protect mortgage credit information from cyber threats

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Hardly a day goes by without the revelation of another information security breach leaving thousands of consumers’ private information exposed to hackers and for sale to the highest bidders. Major retailers, financial institutions and educational institutions continue to be favorite targets of cyber criminals. As was seen in the recent breech with mega-retailer Target Corporation,… Read More →

RCT Ventures Announces MedTech Innovator Winner

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RCT Ventures, an early-stage biomedical investment program of Tucson-based Research Corporation Technologies Inc., announced that Fibralign Corporation is the winner of the 2014 MedTech Innovator competition held during the 22nd Annual Medical Device Conference, hosted by law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR). As the first place winner, Fibralign Corporation won prizes valued at… Read More →

IO Receives Patent for Software-Defined Modular Data Center

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IO, a worldwide leader in software-defined data centers technology, services, and solutions, today announced it has been granted a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the company’s software-defined modular data center. U.S. Patent 8,733,812 defines the technology necessary for a modular data center with intelligent management, monitoring and control mechanisms. The… Read More →

APS Seeks Renewable Energy Projects from Solar

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Arizona Public Service Co. announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) from solar developers and installers to construct two 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic facilities – financed by APS through the company’s AZ Sun Program. The RFP began on June 16, and interested parties are encouraged to participate in a bidder’s webinar on June 23. Additional information about… Read More →

Super Bowl Committee Launches Community Campaign

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Today the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces its community campaign for Super Bowl XLIX. In addition to creating direct economic impact for Arizona, investing in the community and local nonprofits is paramount to the Host Committee’s mission to leave a positive lasting legacy from Super Bowl XLIX. The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is… Read More →

Innovative Altier Credit Union unveils video ATM

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Altier Credit Union, headquartered in Tempe, has become Arizona’s first financial institution to deploy an In-Lobby Teller (ILT) ATM (Diebold Opteva 923). Members of the credit union will find Arizona’s first ILT ATM complete with a teller concierge representative at the newly remodeled Tempe branch location. The integrated ILT ATM provides advanced ATM technology and… Read More →

Southwest Renewable Resource launches Website

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The member electric utility companies of the Southwest Variable Energy Resources Initiative (SVERI) have launched a dedicated website that provides near real-time data for renewable energy resources from across the desert Southwest. SVERI is partnering with the University of Arizona to collect, display and analyze generator output and electric customer load data from the participating… Read More →