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Monthly Archives: August 2012

AppFog Acquires AZ-Based Platform-As-A-Service Solution Nodester

August 31, 2012 |

This week, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) AppFog acquired Ahwatukee-based Node.js PaaS Nodester, giving app developers even richer multi-language cloud deployment support. Node.js is a popular new asynchronous Javascript library/framework for building fast, scalable realtime web applications.

According to the Nodester blog, AppFog will … Read More

Arizona Commerce Authority and BioAccel Invest $500K in New Arizona Competition, Furnace

August 30, 2012 |

With several funding competitions popping up in Arizona it is difficult to differentiate one from another. The Arizona Commerce Authority and BioAccel recently announced that they are investing $500K to support the Arizona Furnace Accelerator to develop new startups … Read More

Phoenix’s Avnet, Inc. Jumps in Fortune 500 List & Reports 4Q & Fiscal Year Results

August 28, 2012 |

With the recent update by FORTUNE magazine, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) the global technology distributors headquartered right here in Phoenix, is now No. 108 on the top 500 Largest Companies List. They have also topped the 2012 FORTUNE 500 … Read More

Meltmedia Creates Custom Solutions For Your Digital Desires

August 23, 2012 |

There’s no shortage of web/interactive design and development companies out there, so if you’re going to call yourselves “interactive superheroes,” you better be packing some comic book worthy superpowers (spoiler alert: Meltmedia most definitely is).

With 12 years under … Read More

Arizona Commerce Authority Kicks Off Opening of Arizona Innovation Challenge Application in Downtown Phoenix

August 20, 2012 | 1

The Arizona Commerce Authority hosted an event in the Levine Machine Building on August 15 to start the AZ Innovation Challenge competition. 300 applicants apply each year to compete twice a year for up to $250,000 in funding. The … Read More

ASU-Based Journalists of News21 Launch Online Access to Election Fraud Database

August 17, 2012 |

This Summer, multimedia journalism students in the esteemed Carnegie-Knight News21 program gathered at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to create a multimedia journalism project on voting rights, which included an exhaustive nationwide analysis of 2,068 alleged election … Read More

$2 Million Funding Helps Stremor Corp Open the Door to a Mobile Future

August 15, 2012 |

Silicon Valley is one of the largest, most well-known technology hubs in the world. Mostly recognized for their high tech major corporations, many innovative startups also occur in the area. But what if large corporations could leave Silicon Valley … Read More

Scottsdale-based Symmetry Software Takes the Nightmare out of Payroll and Taxes

August 13, 2012 |

The last thing on a business executive’s mind should be how to accurately pay their employees. Trying to crunch the numbers and use tiresome tax tables can be tedious and ineffective. Many different factors are involved including Federal and … Read More

Mobile App Developers Poke Fun At Airport TSA With New Game For iPad

August 9, 2012 | 2

Taken a flight recently? If so, can you remember the extensive process it took getting through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) line? The process: make sure you don’t have any liquids over 3.4 ounces, make sure all liquids and … Read More

Local University Student Launches Useful Service to Conjoin With Social Media Site

August 3, 2012 | 4

What social media site has over 500 million active users, handles over 1.6 billion search queries per day, and is often called the “SMS of the Internet”? If you guessed Twitter, you’re right! So that means, if you guessed … Read More