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Monthly Archives: October 2014

EdTech Startup Picmonic closes on $1.25M led by Arizona investors

October 21, 2014 |

Who knew goofy cartoon pictures would help students learn science? Apparently investors did, and they doubled down on their bet. Picmonic, a research proven audiovisual mnemonic tool that helps students master science, announced today that it has closed $1.25 million in … Read More

StringCan Interactive acquires Boston’s Baked and Branded

October 20, 2014 |

StringCan Interactive, an online marketing, branding and technology services company, announced today that it has acquired Boston-based Baked & Branded, a technology services firm specializing in bringing startups to market. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The combined company will … Read More

Phoenix Global Startup Battle begins Nov. 14

October 20, 2014 |

Entrepreneurs: ready your voices, fine-tune your pitches and get set for one of the largest startup competitions in the world. UP Phoenix is bringing the Global Startup Battle to the Valley in a 54-hour rapid-fire event that brings together local … Read More

GTAT cuts hundreds of jobs from Arizona employees

October 19, 2014 |

GTAT announced Thursday afternoon their plan to cut hundreds of jobs due to their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on October 6. Reports indicate that a total of 727 jobs will be cut in order to help keep the struggling company … Read More

Gadgets for the Guru: Break your Headache edition

October 17, 2014 |

Headaches are the worst! Reduce the amount of harmful blue-light that you take in by replacing some of your gadgets, like sunglasses and light bulbs, with gadgets that filter out the bad stuff. Here are some tech gadgets to help … Read More

JDA Software’s new CEO addresses the gender gap

October 17, 2014 |

JDA Software Group, Inc., the world’s leading supply chain and retail solutions provider, today announced that Baljit (Bal) Dail has been named JDA Chief Executive Officer after assuming the CEO position on an interim basis in May 2014. Dail, a former … Read More

Thinner, faster, and plenty of pixels – Apple reveals new iPads and iMac Retina 5K

October 16, 2014 |

Tim Cook and crew unveiled updates to their iPad and iMac product lineups, as well as improvements to their mobile and desktop operating systems, today at a special event at Apple HQ in Cupertino, CA.

Software Updates

Everyone is getting … Read More

Tech Parks Arizona celebrates 20 years and plans for 20 more

October 16, 2014 |

When people pictured the Sonoran Desert 20 years ago, they may have thought of a wasteland filled with tumbleweeds, coyotes and other critters. While the natural landscape may not have changed since then, the technological environment in southern Arizona certainly … Read More

GTAT’s fate hangs in the balance

October 16, 2014 |

The drama continues between GT Advanced Technologies and Apple as we’re all reminded that secrets really aren’t that fun. As we probe into GTAT’s court case, attempting to unveil the secrets within, reports reveal that Apple will slap you with a … Read More

New on-demand ingredient service offers a twist of education – video

October 16, 2014 |

It happened again. The Barefoot Contessa made another delicious dish that I wanted to cook for the family, and this time it was the chicken pot pie, roasted carrots and garlic sautéed spinach. However, my excitement soon diminished after calculating the … Read More