Gadgets for the Guru

94Fifty The 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball by InfoMotion Sports Technologies uses point-of-force technology to assist athletes in developing muscle-memory. Users can download the free app to their smartphone and receive basic, intermediate and advanced level training to establish their shooting and ball-handling skills. The 94Fifty features visual and audio voice feedback on shots and dribbles, … Read more

64 startups to battle it out for $50K at Venture Madness

Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with Arizona Commerce Authority, announced it’s 64 startups from around the southwest who will compete head-to-head for a portion of the $50,000 prize. How Venture Madness works: Think of it as the “Battle of the Brackets” where startups duel it out bracket-style for the top slot. After … Read more

Wrist Revolution: Smartwatches Steals the Limelight

Fitness wearables weren’t the only hyped-about gadgets of 2014. This year at CES, smartwatches were also in the spotlight. With more functionality and integration to our lives, smartwatches are soon to be the must have item in our technology drawers. Here’s some of the smartwatches featured at this year’s new TechZone called WristRevolution. Burg Watches Considered … Read more

CEO Paul Elio showcases his 3-wheeled car for $6,800 – interview – video

CEO Paul Elio showcased his new three-wheeled, eco, two-seater car at CES ShowStoppers as well as Barrett Jackson. The Elio car is an ultra-high-mileage vehicle and can attain an 84 highway mileage rating while providing the comfort of a regular vehicle. At ShowStoppers, Elio gave me a quick tour of the car and shared his story … Read more

Weekend Reads: millennials, Wall Street, and listening to your inner self

Born between 1977 and 1995, America ’s so-named “Millennials” have become a force to be reckoned with. Over 80-million strong, they account for around one-quarter of the population – which is some serious spending power. In the new book “Marketing to Millennials” by Jeff Fromm and Christie Garton, you’ll find out how to take a long view … Read more

Domain Media Corp. appoints marketing veteran to its Board of Directors

Niche media and Internet marketing firm, Domain Media Corp., is proud to announce the appointment of a new member to the company’s board of directors – Mr. Jonathan Bonghi.   Mr. Bonghi has a 20-year background spanning Internet marketing, media network development, and building Internet based companies some of which have become the leaders within … Read more

Learn to go where Google is headed – Todd Hartley, CEO WireBuzz – #FLFPHOENIX talk

At the January Free Lunch Friday, Todd Hartley, CEO of WireBuzz, discussed a major topic that every small business and entrepreneur should be well informed in, how to move up in Google rankings through authentic content at the sold out Free Lunch Friday Phoenix event at Axosoft. Hartley says, “A definitive indicator of relevance is … Read more

Uber + Red Bull contest to win on-demand party bus to Waste Management Phoenix Open – ends at 5:00 p.m.

Uber Phoenix and Red Bull’s Big Red are holding a contest for a super exclusive double decker party bus, and provide two winners and five of their friends (12 people in total) with an on-demand party bus experience for the tournament. Winners will get roundtrip transportation to the tournament starting at Four Peaks in Tempe, … Read more

Entrepreneur Reggie Bradford joins Integrate's Board of Directors

Integrate, a cloud-based marketing software and media services provider, announced today that Reggie Bradford will join their Board of Directors and becomes a company investor. Bradford, the Founder of Vitrue that sold to Oracle for $300M, is a three-peat technology entrepreneur who has participated in the launch and development of three leading digital technology start-ups … Read more

GoDaddy helps small businesses 'Get Found' online

GoDaddy, the world’s top platform for small businesses, today expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of Get Found, which helps small businesses attract new customers on popular destinations including Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Yelp. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WycoJMKzXZ4&noredirect=1[/youtube] How many times have you tried to contact or visit a local business only to find out their phone … Read more

The 30 year timeline of Apple Macintosh

The Macintosh computer turns 30 today and what an incredible ride it has been. Apple created the Macintosh computer in 1984 with the intention of putting the creative power of technology into everyone’s hands. The original Macintosh was a fresh take on the computer that, at the time, had the reputation of being an advanced … Read more

Scrum software just got faster & better looking – Axosoft releases OnTime 14

Axosoft, a leading enterprise Agile/Scrum project management and bug tracking software company, unveiled their revamped version of OnTime 14 aimed to improve performance and speed throughout the application and modernize the code base of their flagship product. According to CEO Hamid Shojaee, the overhaul of software was a response to customer feedback and the need … Read more

Startup BevDog brings foodies real-time deals to their smartphone

Want to plan a night out with friends or maybe an intimate evening with a significant other, but you can’t find an establishment that has a good deal? Bevdog is your one stop directory for all happy hours and special deals in your area. Bevdog was developed by Brendan Hotchkiss, who created the online service … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru

Athos is wearable fitness technology, built into daily fitness attire. The key to this technology is Athos’ Core module, a red, egg-shaped fitness monitor that measures activity and provides data, feedback and coaching in real-time. Each module fits securely into Athos workout clothes and uses the electrical activity generated by muscle exertion to measure effort, heart … Read more

3rd Annual Arizona SciTech Festival kicks off January 28th

For the third year in a row, the Arizona SciTech will launch a six week celebration of science and technology beginning January 28th. The Arizona SciTech Festival is a state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM or STEAM when you include the arts) held annually in February and March. Through a series of … Read more

Danica Patrick, body builders & spray tans – a preview of GoDaddy's 'Get Found' Super Bowl ads

GoDaddy’s Super Bowl ads have been the talk of the town for years now, and this year is no exception. With their resident spokesperson in all her muscular glory, Danica Patrick is transformed into a GoDaddy Body Builder for their 2014 Super Bowl ad. Danica, in her 13th GoDaddy commercial (she holds the record for … Read more

Scottsdale-based StormWind raises $5 million in series C from GSV Capital

StormWind, the leading online training and e-learning company, announced a $5 million Series C round of funding by GSV Capital Corp. In addition to StormWind, GSV’s portfolio includes some of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world, including Twitter, Dropbox, Coursera and Spotify. StormWind plans to use this raise to drive continued revenue growth and hire … Read more

Startup BlueSpark helps young student athletes prepare for college

Athletic grooming is becoming more competitive, with kids starting to train in their field of sport as young as middle school; but it is during high school where the real competition starts. Scouting and researching for colleges with the best fit for student athletes starts to be a priority in freshman year, when universities begin … Read more

LawLogix software appoints veteran financier as new CFO

LawLogix Group, Inc., a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider to immigration attorneys and human resource professionals, announced the appointment of finance veteran Chris Scoggin as Chief Financial Officer. In the newly created role, Scoggin will oversee all financial and operational aspects of the LawLogix SaaS businesses. Roland Dietz, Chief Executive Officer of LawLogix … Read more