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Arizona ranks ninth in the country for identity theft

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

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 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


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

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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


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 →

Arizona Technology Council appoints facilitators Buchachon Petthanya

The Arizona Technology Council today announced Mark Kirstein and Linc Miller of Sandler Training have been appointed as facilitators of the Arizona Technology Council Phoenix Executive Roundtable (formerly known as the CEO Network). Kirstein and Miller are co-owners of Sandler Training by Mercury Professional Development. The team will leverage their deep business experience and acumen… Read More →

PHX Startup Week brings entrepreneurs together


After the success of last year, PHX Startup Week is hitting the Valley once again Feb. 22-26, bringing local tech experts and entrepreneurs together for a weeklong celebration of the entrepreneur community. During last year’s inaugural event, 2,500 entrepreneurs congregated across five locations to listen to more than 100 speakers talk about the community and… Read More →

8 companies earn Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards

Photo: Anita Richey

Hundreds of Arizona’s best and brightest business leaders gathered Thursday at Chateau Luxe as Az Business magazine presented the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards.  Presenting sponsors for the ILoA Awards were Arizona Central Credit Union, Clark Hill, CRESA, Lovitt & Touche’, RSM and Teladoc. The Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

Chris Camacho: The man leading the mission for GPEC

Chris Camacho
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Tech

Chris Camacho might be the most influential Millennial in Arizona. But who better to guide Arizona’s economy into a technology-driven world than a Millennial? The 35-year-old president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) packs an economic punch, During Camacho’s tenure with the economic development association, GPEC has attracted more that 170 companies,… Read More →

Phoenix robotics conference showcases future tech

Robert Gregg, left, a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, tries a jetpack, assisted by demonstrator Eduardo Fernandez, who is wearing a personal cooling device, at the Wearable Robotics Association's WearRAcon16 in Phoenix on Feb. 10. (Photo by Travis Arbon/Cronkite News)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Wearable and implanted devices are the next frontier of military technology and medicine. That was the message at the Wearable Robotics Association’s WearRAcon 16 conference, which opened on Wednesday. Those machines could be anything from a personal cooling system to an exo-skeleton suit, replacement limbs or even a jet pack. Speakers at the conference said those advances… Read More →

App aimed at Chinese-speaking students wins $50,000

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Despite Chang Liu’s numerous years of English lessons in China, she found it extremely difficult to communicate when she arrived at Arizona State University. “About six months ago, it was my first time to be here in the U.S.,” said Liu, an ASU undergraduate student. “I realized I had spent years learning English, from primary… Read More →

Meet the Industry Leaders of Arizona


The CEOs and CFOs of Arizona’s most dynamic and innovative companies are coming together for the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, a night of networking and celebration.  Each year, Az Business magazine presents the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →