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Maria Speth will speak on legal innovation

Maria Speth

Jaburg Wilk shareholder Maria Crimi Speth along with other panelists will address innovative trends in the legal industry and explore the issues around ethical challenges to the use of social media and legal technology at Legal Innovation: Trends & Ethics From Different Perspectives, a legal event hosted by Evolve Law. The event is Thursday, February 18th 2016 from… Read More →

Hotel System Solutions positioned for growth in 2016

hospitality trends
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Hotels never close.  Hotel System Solutions (HSS) doesn’t either. Co-Founders Erik Strom and Scott McGraw formed HSS in February 2015, drawing upon more than 40 years of combined hospitality management and technology experience to provide the hotel community with integrated systems and support for Opera PMS, POS, Interfaces and more with the Oracle Hospitality Suite.… Read More →

Teaching students on the web

Insightful Organizations

Phoenix resident Keith Rezendes worked for every tutoring company he could find, but realized tutors weren’t getting a fair share of the money they were bringing into companies. That’s when he came up with the idea for AvidBrain. AvidBrain — whose slogan is “Teach something. Learn anything” — provides a marketplace of qualified tutors that… Read More →

Taking advantage of Arizona’s R&D tax credit

tax credit
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Arizona companies that create products that are more reliable, lighter, faster or less expensive,  may qualify for a dollar-for-dollar reduction of their income tax liability. But, Arizona business need to start preparing early if they hope to take advantage of this opportunity. Arizona’s research and development (R&D) tax credits are available to companies that bear… Read More →

Avnet Tech Games showcases emerging tech leaders

Avnet - Fortune Global 500

Phoenix-based technology distributor, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), opened registration for its 11th Annual Avnet Tech Games. College students around the state of Arizona are encouraged to team up and enter the STEM-based competition featuring real-world technology challenges resulting in college scholarships. The Avnet Tech Games competition will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at… Read More →

World View will launch space flights from Arizona

World View

World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, plans to expand in southern Arizona with the world’s first purpose-built stratospheric ballooning facility and Spaceport Tucson, the state’s first designated launchpad for commercial space endeavors. World View plans to hire more than 400 new employees and will continue its hiring process upon completion of its new campus,… Read More →

OpenTech buys stake in Storage Treasures

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

OpenTech Alliance Inc., a tech provider for the storage industry, acquired a majority stake in Storage Treasures LLC, an online self-storage auction platform. As a part of the investment, OpenTech signed a long-term management agreement to operate the related websites, hire all employees and expand the brand into new markets. Financial terms of the transaction… Read More →

Collaborative work space opens in Downtown Phoenix

The Department

Local entrepreneurs and city officials gathered, Thursday, at the grand opening of The Department, a collaborative work space for emerging businesses and entrepreneurs. The Department had a soft opening in October and already has 20 businesses working within the space, including a record label, magazine and consulting groups, making up 60 people in the space.… Read More →

Wasabi Ventures’ VidFall moves to Arizona

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Due to rapid market traction and user growth, VidFall founders Joel Robinson and Steve Messa are moving the company to Arizona in January 2016. The startup’s current home is in Manchester, NH, where it has been in incubation. The team has worked closely with Wasabi Ventures Managing Partner TK Kuegler and the venture capital firm’s… Read More →

VisionGate acquires exclusive rights to Iloprost

cancer

VisionGate, Inc., a biotech company in the early lung cancer detection space, announced, Thursday, it acquired exclusive rights to the University of Colorado’s patent for the use of the drug Iloprost in the prevention of lung cancer. This makes VisionGate one of the first companies to evolve from a diagnostic company to a diagnostic and… Read More →

Top 5 digital business tools you should be using

Marketing and strategy

Look at your phone.  No, I am serious look at it.  After you punch in your super secret passcode, count the number of apps you have on your phone. More than likely, you have about 44 total apps.  Now, count the number of apps that you use to promote or create sales. Be sure to… Read More →

Microchip partners with Silicon Integrated Systems

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Chandler-based Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced, Tuesday, its partnership with Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) to provide customers with complete projected-capacitive touch (PCAP) and 3D-gesture interface modules, which will lead to faster development and lower costs. The modules will make it easier to design multi-touch and… Read More →

Has Airbnb hurt Arizona’s hospitality industry?

hotels
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Stay | Tech

Kim Vu could smell the salty sea breeze from the San Diego loft just above a local coffee shop. When she arrived, the Phoenix native was thrilled when she noticed a small gift – a birthday card with a bag of goodies. Her hosts were neither family nor friends – they were strangers. Similar scenes… Read More →

Cybersecurity causes concerns about privacy

cyberbullying

The internet has made us more connected than at any time in history. But with that connection comes and increased need to secure cyberspace to protect our way of life, experts insist. Cyber attackers and criminals exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and the number of cyber attacks against United States companies continues to… Read More →