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Waymo offers self-driving car trial to public

Waymo self-driving car

Self-driving cars are increasingly becoming just another part of the future and the Google spin-off Waymo is helping that happen by offering its early rider program to the public in the Phoenix area. Waymo is giving folks in the Phoenix area the first chance to ride in its early rider program. Those who are accepted… Read More →

Silicon Desert Insider: Self-driving cars are driving big changes in tech

Waymo self-driving car
by in Blogs

It has become commonplace – a vehicle driving down the road with a big radar dome on the roof, cameras and such attached to the side, and a human behind the wheel just along for the ride. The Phoenix metro area has become a hotbed of testing self-driving autonomous cars. Soon they will move beyond… Read More →

Hexagon Mining selects Downtown Tucson for headquarters

Today, Hexagon Mining, an information technology provider of planning, operations and safety solutions for the mining industry, announced the relocation and expansion of its North American headquarters in Tucson to Downtown Tucson. Hexagon Mining selected City Park at 40 E. Congress Street in Tucson as its new North American headquarters. The company will lease 26,000 square feet on the… Read More →

Millennials are ready to take over Arizona’s tech sector

Phoenix

The technology world is built on the innovative ideas of the next generation of our workforce. Today, we look to the Millennial generation to take over for the Baby Boomers in building the technology landscape of tomorrow. To understand Arizona’s growing technology startup ecosystem, one must understand the reasoning behind the education and motivations of… Read More →

How has Phoenix lost its ‘low-cost alternative’ label?

by in AZ Business Magazine

For a long time, Phoenix was touted as the low-cost alternative for companies looking to relocate or expand. While Metro Phoenix still competes heavily on cost as an advantage, the Valley offers so much more value to companies – a skilled workforce, strong communities, public-private partnerships, the leading university for innovation for two years in… Read More →

Is tech sinking your business? Here’s how you can protect your company

tech sinking

Technology is a disrupting force, continuously bringing a wave of both good and bad to businesses, our personal lives and everything in between — whether we want it to or not. Pokémon Go levied questions about workplace productivity; while smart watches, cloud computing and employees bringing their own technology devices into the workplace raise concerns about cybersecurity… Read More →

Local tech company Swiftpage goes global

Scottsdale’s Swiftpage, the maker of Act! and a leading provider of software and services that help small and mid-sized businesses grow, announced that Act! v18.1 is now available on subscription in Europe. Act! is a customer and contact manager program that helps businesses organize, and stay informed when speaking with customers. Customers now have the… Read More →

Rick Murray leaving ASBA for Scottsdale tech firm

Rick Murray, the Chief Executive Office of the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) since 2012, has announced he will be leaving to take a senior level positon with Bolste, a Scottsdale-based technology company. “I have had the great honor to work with thousands of small businesses in Arizona and, hopefully, helped advance the economic development… Read More →

Orbital ATK completes first next generation Iridium satellites

Orbital ATK

Chandler-based satellite manufacturer Orbital ATK finished the first two of 70 satellites that are being manufactured for Virginia-based Iridium Communications Inc. to replace its current satellite network in orbit.   Photos courtesy of Iridium Orbital ATK is assembling and testing the replacement satellites of Iridium’s existing network, which will be launched and rolled out incrementally over the next few… Read More →

HSMAI CEO talks on the digital future of hospitality

HSMAI

Arizona was quite a change from the cold New England winters Kelly Murphy experienced growing up. But one thing wasn’t lost in Murphy’s move west: her ability to succeed at whatever she tried, including the hospitality indistry. “I took a job as an administrative assistant at a small airport hotel in Tempe and soon after… Read More →

Arizona Technology Council adds 3 new directors

Arizona Technology Council Upcoming Events

In a move that positions some of the most well-respected senior executives in Arizona alongside a bright young professional, the Arizona Technology Council announced Monday a series of board appointments. The Technology Council appointed Brad Jannenga, co-founder and former chairman, president & CTO of WebPT, David Woody, senior vice president, Technology Operations & Transformation, American Express and… Read More →

Microchip technology reunites cat with owner one year after disappearance

Victoria Tenorio lost Toto, her beloved cat of five years, for an entire year. Toto’s litterbox was in the garage when a mechanic came to work on Tenorio’s car. Toto escaped. “He just slipped out and my mom didn’t notice. Then we closed the garage and I think he wasn’t able to find his way… Read More →

Tempe-based SaaS firm matches students with right school

Quality Education and Jobs Initiative

Finding the perfect school, and program can be tough for students looking to get a post-secondary education that’s right for them. Higher Ed Growth‘s call-center platform, EduMaximizer, uses an algorithm that hopes to match students with an appropriate school and program to help them succeed. “We think it’s very important, really, to get a prospect… Read More →

Arizona cities work to stay ahead of technology

Self-Service Technologies, Technology
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Every month seemingly brings a slick new gadget to consumers’ hands, but those technological advancements aren’t always felt in the public sector, where some local governments have only just begun to push through upgrades to sometimes decades-old systems. Administrative forces, such as spending limits, often dictate when cities can purchase new technology. Slow updates can… Read More →