AudioEye Goes Public, Receives New U.S. Patents

AudioEye, Inc. the Tucson-based creator of the Audio Internet ™ has gone public and will expand their coverage in the field of automated Internet. The company broke away from its parent company CMG Holdings Group last August after being acquired just two years before and is now trading on the OTCQB, an over-the-counter stock market, … Read more

eTranscripts Make College Applications Simpler

As students are gearing up for the start of the new school year, colleges are bracing themselves for the flood of applications and student transcripts from high schools across the country. Traditionally, students requested their high schools to send paper transcripts to colleges of their choice, taking weeks from the initial request until the time … Read more

CEO of Tiempo Development Talks Expansion of Nearshore Centers

Software development company Tiempo Development has been included on Inc. 500 magazine’s  Fastest Growing Private Companies in America list for 2011 and 2012. Using their personalized, integrated platform, Tiempo Quality System (TQS), Tiempo Development’s goal is to speed up the software development process and time-to-market for its clients. Tiempo’s use of nearshore development centers a … Read more

Levers Hollywood to Predict Box Office Sales

Arizona-based digital marketing firm Vuurr has launched into the realm of data prediction with their latest platform, Levers. Levers Feeds, one of two products within Levers, allows customers to sync cost and conversion data from paid sources to an analytics destination like Google AdWords, bing Ads, Google Analytics, and mixpanel. All Feeds automatically update data … Read more

GPS Insight Takes Silver in Best in Biz Awards

The leading technology provider of GPS fleet tracking software, GPS Insight, was named the silver award winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year category for the Best in Biz Awards 2013 International. The independent business awards program recognizes companies, teams, executives and products for their business success and is judged by members of the … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru

No more worries about managing your smartphone if you have to wear gloves, ThumbDogs with touchscreen technology was designed for skiers, snowboarders, hunters, motorcyclists, construction workers and military men and women who often wear gloves. This gadget is made from stretchable nylon and special conductive fabric, and fits over almost any style of glove, allowing you … Read more

nGage Labs Raises $6.9M in Series B Funding & Appoints New CEO

nGage Labs, Inc., formerly known as CopiaMobile, the leading provider of in-store shopper engagement solutions that enable retailers to recognize, personalize, and engage shoppers, secures $6.9M in Series B Funding and announced the appointment of Rod Ford to Chief Executive Officer. Ford’s duties will include overseeing sales, operations, and services for nGage Labs. Robert Alpert, … Read more

Jose's Arcade, Where Classic Video Games Meets Modern Consoles

Jose Rivera, owner of Jose’s Arcade, has been a video game enthusiast since the 80’s. His interest led him to building and customizing arcade game consoles in 2012. We met up with Jose at GameCoLab Demo Night where he showcased his latest creations. I spoke with Jose about his love for building video game consoles … Read more

Vanity Point Releases Mouthy App

Vanity Point, a full-service digital solution provider that offers custom programming, advertising, management, recently developed the Mouthy mobile app, “where the users chat and give each other points for how clever, funny or intelligent each others replies are,” Kimber Johnson, Managing Director for Vanity Point said. Within the app there are “mini games” that allow … Read more

Gangplank Tucson Hosts 24-Hour Civic Hacking Competition

Local coders, developers, web designers, data analysts and other innovators will have a chance to put their creativity to work to help their community this month during the first Code for Tucson competition. In partnership with the City of Tucson, Startup Tucson and Open Tucson, Gangplank Tucson will host a 24-hour civic code competition on … Read more

appsFreedom Appoints New Board of Directors and Advisors

Enterprise mobile cloud software provider appsFreedom recently announced the appointment of new members to its Board of Directors and key business advisors. New Board members include Badal Patel, Brent Lippman and Brian Burns. New Strategic Advisors include Bill White and Ravi Pendurthi. The newly appointed members will continue to work on expansion efforts for appsFreedom. … Read more

Beamz Ink Endorsement Deal With Flo Rida

Beamz, Interactive, Inc., (OTCQB: BZIC) a technology company specializing in interactive music products, and D3M Licensing Group, the global licensing agent for Flo Rida, announced a milestone endorsement and licensing deal with international multi-platinum artist and producer Flo Rida. Beamz was recently featured in Flo Rida’s new music video “Tell Me When You Ready.” The … Read more

JWEB Digital Releases SpyderFix 11.1 for Small Businesses

JWEB Digital announced its national launch of SpyderFix 11.1, a patent-pending advanced digital marketing customer acquisition tool for small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs). It is being described as “the next generation in digital competitive intelligence featuring sophisticated reach, power, and speed in mining, aggregating, and analyzing the digital footprint of companies across the web, paid, and social … Read more

CRM Startup Contatta Raises $3.25M

Contatta, a visionary and new CRM company co-founded by Pat Sullivan, founder and former CEO of ACT! and SalesLogix, announced today the completion of a $3.25 million financing round led by Grayhawk Capital Venture Fund II and Kickstart Seed Fund II. According to Contatta, all of their current board members reinvested in this round, including Grayhawk … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru

This Y Combinator graduate, Thalmic Labs had one of the largest Series A round of any YC graduate for their product MYO. It’s a one-size-fits-all wearable motion and gesture-controlled armband that allows users to use electrical activity in their muscles to wirelessly control their computers, phones and other digital technologies. Using Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, … Read more

WIN Tickets to the GROW Conference-Video Contest

AZ Tech Beat has partnered with the GROW Conference and is giving away one 2-day full conference pass, a $695 value! The GROW conference is a blend of design meets entrepreneurial thinking. The conference is located in Vancouver, Canada and runs August 14-16, 2013.  Airfare and hotel are the responsibility of the winner. GROW Conference … Read more

Seed Spot Incubator Expands to 14,000 Square Feet

Last night, Seed Spot held an open house to show off their new office space on the southwest corner of Thomas Rd. and Central Ave. in downtown Phoenix. With 14,000 total square feet of developed space, Seed Spot takes up the entire 7th floor of the recently renovated building and is prepared for growth. Co-founders … Read more

U of A App Helps Drivers With Haboobs

Arizonans are no strangers to haboobs during dust storm season. With a wall of dust reaching up to 5,000-feet-tall and 100-miles-long and winds up to 100 mph, motorists need to be aware of the dangers on the road to navigate during such weather conditions. With the Monsoon season in full swing, don’t forget to use … Read more

Co-Founder Chemistry

You might have heard about speed dating and online matching services to find “the one,” but how about finding your co-founder through the same methodology? CoFoundersLab, an entrepreneur matching service that helps founders find co-founders through online matching or in-person meetups, officially launched in Phoenix on July 16, 2013, hosted by SeedSpot. “Meeting people online … Read more

Michael Wolf Appointed CEO of Pinnacle Cart

Pinnacle Cart, Inc. announced the appointment of Michael Wolf to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Pinnacle Cart, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, is an eCommerce software leader that helps small-to-enterprise businesses design, develop and manage their webstores and facilitate growth. Some of their enterprise customers include HBO, CBS Sports, Corona, Discovery Channel and Pawn … Read more