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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Microsoft’s behavioral scientist Matt Wallaert – Coding isn’t the only skill needed in tech

October 10, 2014 |

What is a behavioral psychologist doing at a technology company?

Matt Wallaert, behavioral scientist for Microsoft, didn’t plan on leading a team of scientists dedicated to understanding how you interact with technology. In the beginning of his career, he was on a … Read More

Apple’s sapphire supplier GTAT wants to cut ties

October 10, 2014 |

New information has emerged surrounding GT Advanced Technologies recent chapter 11 filing. GTAT is seeking approval from a judge to wind down its production of sapphire glass, which could result in a loss of hundreds of Arizona jobs.

The bankruptcy filing … Read More

Gadgets for the Guru: Gameday edition

October 10, 2014 |

It’s gameday and you take out an awesome tech gadget to show your friends at your team’s pregame celebration. “HOW COOL,” they’ll say! Gear up for football and tailgating season with these awesome gadgets from grill and beverage accessories to … Read More

Break your headache with these specs – gadgets – interview

October 9, 2014 |

Throbbing, pulsating pain, light sensitivity, nausea and blurred vision, just some of the symptoms that more than 37 million people in the US suffer from when they experience a migraine. While most people have to push through with Excedrin or meds or … Read More

AZ’s 2014 Google eCity awarded to Tempe

October 9, 2014 |

Every year Google awards the top cities across the 50 states that display the strongest online business community, according to analysis by research firm Ipsos MORI, and this year’s eCity is Tempe, Arizona.

The Tempe City Council along with Tempe … Read More

ASU’s Startup Village is a cul-de-sac of entrepreneurship

October 9, 2014 |

It may take a village to raise a child, but it can also take a village to build a startup. ASU’s new Startup Village is the perfect collaborative space to hone in on your creativity.

Startup Village is a diverse residential … Read More

I never got the memo I wasn’t supposed to be an engineer – Elissa Murphy, CTO, GoDaddy – video

October 8, 2014 |

Not every little girl grows up next to NASA, starts coding in 4th grade, falls in love with technology and ends up being the CTO of a billion dollar company. However, that was the pathway for Elissa Murphy, CTO of … Read More

Shafi Goldwasser talks cryptography, cloud computing at Grace Hopper conference

October 8, 2014 |

The Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference started off with a bang Wednesday morning with a keynote speech by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Shafi Goldwasser.

Goldwasser, who has received a wide array of awards … Read More

Pedal karts, volleyball, a slide and 5 pillars – GoDaddy opens new Global Tech Center

October 7, 2014 |

Pedal karts, fitness gym, indoor climbing wall, sand volleyball courts, gaming, Zen room, on-site chefs and a two-story slide-just some of the perks these GoDaddy employees will have at their new Global Technology Center that opened today in the Tempe ASU Research Park.

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The Egg-citing personal web server in your hand – gadget

October 7, 2014 |

Co-written with Travis Arbon

I can’t remember the last time I thoroughly read the user policy agreement on one of my web/cloud services or software updates-and companies count on that. With all the concern about data mining, scraping and using our … Read More