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Monthly Archives: August 2014

OBD Solutions co-founder shares how they exceeded Kickstarter goal by $600K

August 21, 2014 |

Article co-written with Becky Brisley

When a company sets out to raise money on Kickstarter, the founders hope they raise enough to make it and continue their project. For OBD Solutions, a company that specializes in the design, engineering, and … Read More

Edu-tech startups launch apps to help college freshmen succeed

August 21, 2014 |

As the summer season fizzles and the autumn colors flourish, college students across the nation will begin to embark on another semester of school. Here are some apps and web services that can ease the transition back into endless hours of homework and … Read More

GoDaddy acquires the scrappy and happy email marketing co. Mad Mimi

August 20, 2014 |

Gary Levitt, co-founder and CEO, Mad Mimi, began his business with music in mind. Levitt, a bass player, and his brother, wanted to develop an app that helped musicians create online press kits. About six months into it, they switched … Read More

Garmin expands to 60,000 square-foot facility in Chandler

August 20, 2014 |

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, formally opens its new 60,000 square foot research and development facility in the Chandler Corporate Center on Friday.

“We are delighted to open such a state-of-the-art … Read More

Inc. 5000 lists Phoenix tech companies among the fastest-growing in US

August 20, 2014 | 1

In their 33rd year running the Inc. 5000 list was released today, and Arizona high tech and digital media companies made a strong showing. The list presents the fastest-growing private companies by percentage of revenue growth over a four-year period.

According … Read More

UofA’s driverless CAT vehicle takes students for a spin

August 19, 2014 |

No brakes, no steering wheel, no gas pedal, and no driver. The concept of a driverless car has been one of the more popular initiatives at Google, and this summer, students at the University of Arizona worked on their own version … Read More

AZ Tech Beat Free Lunch and Learn is Kickstarted! Startups reveal secrets to a successful campaign – tickets limited

August 19, 2014 |

We’re back! The AZ Tech Beat Lunch and Learn is geared up for startups and small biz! We have an exciting 2014-15 year lined up for you, from talks about how to raise money, the latest marketing techniques to build your … Read More

Virtual keyboards, headphones, home automation – gadgets for dorm life – video

August 19, 2014 |

Not long ago, a pen, notepad and flip phone was what a college student needed to get through a day on campus. Today’s students are eminently tech savvier and the gadgets they are buying reflect the importance of traveling light, music, security … Read More

TASER stock spikes in the midst of Ferguson

August 18, 2014 |

While the instability in Ferguson, Missouri continues over the police shooting of Michael Brown, stocks at Taser International, a leading Conducted Electrical Weapons used by law enforcement, military and security around the world, has had it’s own fluctuations, but suddenly … Read More

HUT HUT HIKE! 5 apps to help achieve Fantasy Football success

August 18, 2014 |

The NFL is currently playing preseason games with the regular season set to begin on September 4th when the Green Bay Packers go head-to-head with last year’s Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks. Here are some mobile apps to help … Read More