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Silicon Desert Insider: It’s time for Arizona startups to grow up

by in AZ Business Magazine | Blogs | Tech

It is hard. You invest your time and heart into getting those young ones ready for the world. You want to encourage them, protect them, give them as much opportunity as possible. All we want is for them to succeed and contribute to the community. One of the hardest parts of rearing them is that… Read More →

NAU lab using virtual reality for education

Virtual reality at NAU

You’re in the lecture hall listening to the professor. You read the book, analyzed every graph, example and photo, but you’re still not getting it. There’s just not enough context, but a lesson in virtual reality just may be the trick to help you along in class. One Northern Arizona University professor launched a lab… Read More →

itSynergy offers tips for deterring cyber thieves

cybersecurity cloud

Tax season is in full swing, which means cyber thieves are lurking online, ready to fool you with any number of phishing scams, password breaches and other deceptive activities in order to compromise your Social Security number. In 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) experienced its largest hack, when cyber criminals gained access to more… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ names 100 Best Companies in Arizona

It is the purpose of BestCompaniesAZ and our calling – and has been for 15 years. We knew that better workplaces would create better lives, better communities, and more profitable businesses. Although it wasn’t about the money, the financial success was proven to be a benefit for best companies. Ten years ago, we were excited… Read More →

Chandler startup develops stem cell treatments to heal injured horses and dogs

stem cell treatments

A horse prances around an open field in the East Valley, ready to give birth. But Cheyenne and her foal have a larger role to play in equine medicine: The birth will provide regenerative materials and stem cells that could help other animals recover from injuries. AniCell Biotech, a Chandler-based startup, collects the amniotic materials… Read More →

Arizona scientists play key role in NASA’s new Webb telescope

Webb telescope
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

The next generation of space telescopes will launch next year, and two Arizona scientists helped create critical instruments attached to the telescope that they hope will detect the beginnings of the universe. The James Webb Space Telescope will launch from French Guinea, the culmination of a joint venture between NASA, the European Space Agency, the… Read More →

Hispanic-focused tech business wins PHX Startup Week competition

PHX Startup Week
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

A Hispanic-focused software company beat out nine other local startups on Wednesday to win a $50,000 investment in the first Street Pitch event as part of PHX Startup Week. The competition shut down a portion of Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix. OYE! Business Intelligence, a software company that focuses on Hispanic customer conversations, assists companies… Read More →

Legislator wants to add computer coding to Arizona’s schools

computer coding
by in AZ Business Magazine | Education | Tech

Recognize this language? ¿Cual es su nombre? How about this one? { console.log(“Name: “ + myString); } The first one is Spanish. The next, although those are English words, is JavaScript, a computer language. Computers are everywhere, from microwaves to phones, from cars to the international space station. They may have different functions, but they… Read More →

Orb Health moves into Monroe Building with expansion plans

A new Phoenix-based health IT startup has joined the mix of technology firms and startup companies that call Downtown Phoenix’s 111 Monroe Building “home.” Orb Health is one of the fastest growing disruptive healthcare technology companies in the industry and will open a new 6,000 square ft headquarters in the building with plans to double… Read More →

Are you concerned about identity theft this tax season?

tax season

In its second annual Tax Season Risk Report, CyberScout, the a data security and identity theft protection firm, reported on taxpayer attitudes about identity theft and saw a pattern of poor practices that leave much of the public vulnerable. While the IRS is taking steps that have reduced tax identity theft, taxpayers must still take ownership to… Read More →

ASU Innovation Open will award $100K to startup

ASU Innovation Open

ASU is hosting a venture acceleration competition that is meant to help fuel startups from collegiate founders. The winning startup at the ASU Innovation Open will win $100,000, sponsored by Avnet, to help grow the startup. Dozens of teams from across the world have submitted video pitches for the competition. The ASU Innovation Open will… Read More →

5 trends that impact cyber security In 2017

cyberbullying

Cyber security and cyber crime is news that’s not unexpected any more. We awaken to learn that yet another national retailer has been hacked and once again credit-card information for millions of customers is at risk. Yet, despite all the publicity these security breaches receive and all the warning consumers hear, cyber criminals still achieve… Read More →

TDS expands, improves broadband to Arizona locations

TDS Telecom will expand broadband to more than 4,500 locations in Arizona thanks to funding from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  The FCC allocated an average of $3.6 million a year for the next 10 years to reach residents in some of the hardest to serve areas in Arizona. The funding will also be used… Read More →

Tech firms partner to help startups with Design Days

A new effort to connect startups and product developers with experts in their fields in Arizona is opening on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT), Avnet, Tiempo Development and the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) have teamed up for Design Days to provide design and production consultations for local startups and product developers. Design… Read More →