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Amazon enhances same-day delivery in Phoenix

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Starting today, Amazon.com introduces a new “Get It Today” search feature in Phoenix with more than a million eligible items now available for Same-Day Delivery. Customers can order as late as noon and get popular movies, video games and hot electronics, last-minute travel needs and family necessities delivered the same day. Amazon is also introducing… Read More →

Facebook’s $19B for WhatsApp was only the 4th biggest tech buyout in 2014

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In 2005, Rupert Murdoch, a veteran business mogul with a solid reputation in creating empires out of companies was so sure of social media’s future that he bought MySpace for a whopping $580 million.  He couldn’t be any more right… and wrong. Social media was (and is) the future, but the future belongs to Facebook,… Read More →

GoDaddy Continues Global Expansion

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GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced its continued expansion into international markets. After beginning this international expansion fewer than two years ago and a recent successful release across Latin America, GoDaddy is now extending its offering more broadly across Europe. With today’s announcement, GoDaddy is offering localized products and… Read More →

Marcus Networking, Left Brain Techs merge

Eric Marcus, CEO of Marcus Networking.

Marcus Networking Inc. (MNI) announced a merger with Left Brain Techs in Woodland Hills, Calif. Marcus Networking will begin servicing Left Brain Tech clients in Southern California immediately. MNI will provide on-going monthly telecomm and technology services to Left Brain Tech clients. They will provide a pro-active approach to managed services. Left Brain Tech worked… Read More →

Avnet Tech Games Winners Announced

Arizona State University student team members Haylee Hilgers, right, and Jason Hyacinthe won the EMC Green Data Center Challenge at the Avnet Tech Games.

Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced the 2014 winners of the Avnet Tech Games. Close to 200 students from Arizona community colleges and universities competed head-to-head for top honors in the Avnet Tech Games Arizona onsite competition on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at The University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. In addition, college… Read More →

Brewer OKs tax cut law for manufacturers

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates sales taxes on electricity and natural gas purchased by manufacturers and mining smelters, a move she said was needed to make the state more attractive to large businesses. Brewer signed Senate Bill 1413 at a Capitol ceremony attended by a couple of… Read More →

Davis-Monthan packs economic impact of $973 million

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson reports that its operations had an estimated total economic impact of $973 million in the 2013 fiscal year. That’s down from about $1.14 billion in the 2012 fiscal year. Including the effect of local military retirees, Davis-Monthan officials say the base pumped $1.47 billion into the Tucson-area economy in… Read More →

W. P. Carey Honors Executive of the Year

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Jim Davidson has played a key role in some of the biggest deals in the technology industry, including investments in Dell, Skype, Go Daddy, Alibaba, Avago, Seagate and Sabre Holdings, which operates Travelocity. For his impressive work in the investment arena, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will honor Davidson… Read More →

Industry leaders view aerospace prospects

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Through a joint effort led by Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, Able Aerospace Services and SRP, industry leaders at next week’s MRO Americas convention in Phoenix will gain a birds-eye view of expansion and relocation opportunities in the Valley. The opportunity comes courtesy of a VIP aerial helicopter tour, as well as a reception and tour… Read More →

Aerospace forum coming to Greenberg Traurig

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Members of Arizona’s business community are invited to the April meeting of the Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum for an in-depth review of the benefits, risks, and challenges involving negotiating and performing an international agreements including compliance with myriad governmental laws and regulations throughout the world. Greenberg Traurig, along with law firm Snell & Wilmer,… Read More →

Google Glass Revolutionizes Practice of Law

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional law firm, is changing the way lawyers interact with clients by lending them Google Glass. With the use of Google Glass, firsthand, live-action experiences are shared in real time between clients and Fennemore Craig attorneys, creating new mechanisms to convey evidence to juries, judges and mediators. The pilot… Read More →

LMT Engineering joins forces with Speedie & Associates

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Speedie & Associates, Inc. is joining forces in Tucson with LMT Engineering. LMT is a firm that has specialized in geotechnical engineering, primarily in the Southern Arizona Market, for many years. LMT was headed by Lyle Tweet PE. who now joins Speedie as Regional Geotechnical Manager. Prior to forming LMT approximately 10 years ago, Lyle… Read More →

ON Semiconductor Acquires Truesense Imaging

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ON Semiconductor signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truesense Imaging, Inc., a provider of high-performance image sensor devices addressing a wide range of industrial end-markets including machine vision, surveillance, traffic monitoring, medical and scientific imaging, and photography. The acquisition of Truesense Imaging strongly complements ON Semiconductor’s image-sensor business by vastly expanding its technology portfolio and… Read More →

Microchip Completes Acquisition of Supertex

Steve Sanghi, president and CEO of Microchip.

Microchip Technology Incorporated and Supertex, Inc. announced that Microchip has completed its previously announced acquisition of Supertex following approval of the transaction by Supertex shareholders at Supertex’s special meeting of shareholders held today. Approximately 98.4% of the Supertex shares that voted were voted in favor of the merger in which Supertex shareholders will receive $33.00… Read More →