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Valley dad invents ergonomic infant carrier

LugBug

Infant carriers can be tough on the arms – tough enough to dislocate the shoulders of even the most strapping young parents, which is why creator and young dad, Nathan Day, invented LugBug™. Day set out to build a sturdy, reliable and easy-to-use handle for parents to prevent strain-related injuries when lifting inherently awkward infant… Read More →

ACA announces Fall Innovation Challenge finalists

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

The Fall 2015 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) continues as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 10 finalists in its bi-annual business plan competition. The ACA provides $3 million in grants annually – $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall – to the most qualified, innovative startups and… Read More →

Tech educator Galvanize coming to Phoenix

Jim Deters, CEO of Galvanize, announces plans to bring the technology education company to Phoenix.

There was a time when Phoenix’s downtown Warehouse District served as the foundation for the agriculture industry. Today, it is serving as the foundation for the city’s exploding technology sector. Mayor Greg Stanton announced Wednesday that Galvanize, a market leader in delivering technology education programs, will expand to Phoenix in partnership with the city of Phoenix and… Read More →

ASU: Volcanic rocks hold clues to Earth’s interior

A group of former and current Arizona State University researchers say chemical differences found between rocks samples at volcanic hotspots around the world can be explained by a model of mantle dynamics that involves plumes – upwelling’s of abnormally hot rock within the Earth’s mantle – that originate in the lower mantle and physically interact with chemically distinct piles of material.
Credit: NASA/Jeff Schmaltz/LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team/GSFC

The journey for volcanic rocks found on many volcanic islands began deep within the Earth. Brought to the Earth’s surface in eruptions of deep volcanic material, these rocks hold clues as to what is going on deep beneath Earth’s surface. Studies of rocks found on certain volcanic islands, known as ocean island basalts, revealed that… Read More →

Digital Air Strike earns Red Herring Global Award

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Digital Air Strike, the automotive social media and digital engagement company won the Red Herring Global Award. Digital Air Strike was recognized for its disruptive and innovative social marketing and consumer engagement platform. The Red Herring Top 100 Global Award highlights the most exciting and game-changing private companies in the world. Digital Air Strike became… Read More →

ASU scientist solving puzzle of Earth’s oxygen

Analysis of selected bands of the late Archean Mt. McRae Shale found in the upper 200 meters of the ABDP-9 core provide evidence of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere 50-100 million years earlier than previously known. Also pictured is a vial of processed -- pummeled -- rock powder used for geochemical analysis. Credit: Arizona State University, Tim Trumble

Earth’s oxygen-rich atmosphere emerged as transient “whiffs” in shallow oceans around 2.5 billion years ago, according to new research from Canadian and US scientists. These whiffs of oxygen likely happened in the following 100 million years, changing the levels of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere until enough accumulated to create a permanently oxygenated atmosphere around 2.4… Read More →

StartupConnect AZ Conference for entrepreneurs

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

The Arizona Technology Council is hosting its annual StartupConnect AZ Conference which will be taking place on Wed. December 9, 2015 at ASU SkySong, 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd. This annual event was created for entrepreneurs looking to start, grow, or sell a venture. Attendees will hear 50 successful CEOs and Executives divulge their secrets, solutions and… Read More →

Scottsdale startup HealthiestYou secures $30M investment

healthiestYou

Arizona-based HealthiestYou (HY Holdings, Inc.), the nation’s leader in telehealth user engagement, announced a $30 million growth investment from Charlotte, North Carolina-based Frontier Capital. The company will use the investment for more aggressive sales and marketing efforts, technology enhancements and leadership to increase its share of the large and rapidly growing telehealth market. Over 4,000 employer groups… Read More →

FEI Arizona Chapter honors CFO of the Year winners

CFO of the Year

Nearly 500 people packed the Camelback Inn Thursday as the Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) presented the 2015 CFO of the Year Awards. 2015 CFO Of The Year Awards The CFO of the Year Awards are given to professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards and highlights the important roles that financial… Read More →

Gainsight expands operations to Phoenix

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Gainsight, a Silicon Valley-based technology company focused on customer success, has announced an expansion to Phoenix. The company’s new corporate marketing headquarters will be housed at the 111 W. Monroe building downtown.    Led by CEO Nick Mehta, Gainsight made a major announcement last Thursday with a new $50 million Series D funding round backed… Read More →

Embry-Riddle, BeyondTrust enhance cyber education

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott and BeyondTrust, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based cyber security company dedicated to proactively eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks, have joined forces to enhance the education and training of future cyber security professionals. BeyondTrust will provide Embry-Riddle’s College of Security and Intelligence (CSI) with hundreds of hours of videos,… Read More →

SiteLock, Nextiva are state’s fastest-growing tech firms

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Today, Deloitte released the 2015 Technology Fast 500, an annual ranking of the fastest growing North American companies in the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech sectors. StartApp claimed the top spot with a growth rate of 21,984 percent from 2011 to 2014. Based in New York, StartApp provides a free monetization and distribution… Read More →

Sun Corridor Network joins Internet2

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Arizona’s Sun Corridor Network has joined Internet2, the premier research and education technology community in the US, as a Research and Education Network member. This membership integrates Sun Corridor Network into a community of more than 300 US universities, 70 government agencies, 42 regional and state education networks, 84 leading corporations and 90,000 community anchor institutions.… Read More →

Avondale Ranked No. 1 in 2015 Digital Cities Survey

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For the third consecutive year, the City of Avondale came out on top in the 2015 Digital Cities Awards. Run by the Center for Digital Government, the awards are a competitive honor with hundreds of municipalities contending each year.  The program recognizes cities that use technology to engage their citizens, provide exceptional municipal services, innovate,… Read More →