AZTB staff predicts ASU vs U of A outcome – video

Today is the day! The Arizona State Sun Devils vs University of Arizona Wildcats football game is known throughout the NCAA for being one of the fiercest rivalries in the country. Each day, our staff comes together to collaborate, connect and bring the tech community together – but today we are an office divided. We … Read more

Black Friday Breakdown- What to look for on the biggest shopping day of the year

Black Friday is just around the corner, and with it comes the rush for sales, long lines and crazy prices. Take a look at some of these tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and keep an eye on these sales to help you survive the biggest shopping weekend of the year. [youtube]http://youtu.be/57FU3sypQyw[/youtube] Don’t rush … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Football Rivalry edition

Rivalry week is upon us! So gear up and head out to the big games with these awesome gadgets! Who are you cheering for this weekend?   MOBILE APPS   Grub Runner mobile app Grub Runner is a company that provides what CEO Sameer Khan calls an “end-to-end solution” to the problem of concessions at games. … Read more

Infusionsoft appoints new CFO to the team

Infusionsoft, creator of the leading sales and marketing software for small businesses, has captured the heart of another Silicon Valley financier and today announced the appointment of Curtis Smith to Chief Financial Officer. Smith was former CFO of Keynote Systems, a public SaaS company specializing in cloud testing and monitoring. Last year, he led the successful … Read more

Eye candy at a cost- Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review – video

There’s no way around it- the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a good looking phone. What you’re getting with the Galaxy Alpha is a smaller, less featured version of the Galaxy S5 with a beautiful, streamlined design. At $199.99 on contract with AT&T, you’ll pay the same price for the Galaxy Alpha as you will for … Read more

Metropia's patented algorithms can alleviate your rush hour woes

Yi-Chang Chiu, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Arizona (UA) and the founder of Metropia Inc., a Tucson-based startup with roots in the UA, recently received the patent for the “active traffic and demand management system” he created for the mobile app Smartrek. Chiu’s startup, Metropia Inc., has an exclusive license … Read more

$50K on the line, Venture Madness now open for applications

As the University of Arizona and Arizona State University prepare for this weekend’s territorial match, startups across the southwest are gearing up for their own battle with $50,000 on the line. [youtube]http://youtu.be/XjdVM26O_PQ[/youtube] Presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, Venture Madness is a competition that pits 64 startups in a head-to-head bracket … Read more

Drumroll please! Spirit of Enterprise Award winners include IO and I-ology

Arizona State University announced the winners of the 2014 Spirit of Enterprise Awards and local tech companies IO and I-ology are among that group. The Spirit of Enterprise Awards, which are sponsored by ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business, honor companies for their innovation, entrepreneurship and community impact. There are five different awards given out … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Thanksgiving cooking edition

Hopefully you have already purchased the perfect Butterball turkey for your Thanksgiving feast, but here are a few gadgets to help you prepare. From cooking and baking apps to high-tech utensils and kitchenware, this year’s Thanksgiving meal will be a breeze.   Ukonserve  It’s Thanksgiving night and you have a truckload of leftovers. Let’s face it, … Read more

Justin Timberlake turns techpreneur and co-owner of Scottsdale's AfterMaster Audio Labs

Tucked away in the Scottsdale Airpark, a group of engineers utilize cutting-edge software to bring texture, shape and clarity to the recordings of some of the top artists in the world. Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson and U2, among other Grammy Award Winning artists, are just some of the artists who use the AfterMaster software-audio technology developed … Read more

Thanksgiving apps every foodie will appreciate

There are a lot of delicious aspects to an American Thanksgiving feast — the perfectly roasted turkey, the fluffy mashed potatoes and the silky pumpkin pie with the crispy, yet buttery, crust. While these dishes may sound easy enough to make on print, we all know that they are way more difficult to perfect once … Read more

Forget long concession lines, Grub Runner will deliver a hotdog to your seat

If you’ve ever been to a baseball game, you know the vendors that roam the stands selling lemonade, popcorn and cotton candy. But what if you want something a little different, like pizza or nachos, and you don’t want to leave your seat to stand in line? Well, startup Grub Runner has a solution for … Read more

Global Startup Weekend brings out Phoenix's top bananas

This past weekend, some of the Valley’s brightest developers, designers and thinkers descended upon downtown to hash out an innovative startup idea all within 54 hours at the Phoenix Global Startup Battle. After pulling all-nighters that could only resemble college students during finals week, 10 teams presented their ventures to the public and a panel … Read more

Solar Zone brightens Ariz. energy industry with completion of 165-acres of solar panels

While the weather may be cooling down, Arizona’s solar industry is warming up as businesses and the University of Arizona completed the first phase of the Solar Zone, a renewable energy research initiative now complete with 165 acres of photovoltaic solar panels. Situated in Tucson, Arizona, the Solar Zone at the University of Arizona Tech Park … Read more

The good, bad and suck of owning a startup – AZTB Lunch and Learn Nov.

Last month at the AZTB Lunch and Learn, AZ Tech Beat invited local data experts to discuss how to sift through an abundance of data to effectively grow a business. Tracy Diziere, a veteran marketing consultant, and Don Simpson, a business insights and analytics manager at Appointment-Plus, hacked into the key elements of data decision-making … Read more

Friday Night Lights hit Scottsdale in the Battle of the Pranksters – video

This afternoon, at the Chaparral fields in Scottsdale, tech companies Axosoft and Appointment-Plus square off in a flag football game that can only be described as the battle of the pranksters. It started out friendly, as it always does,” said Steve Booze, COO Appointment-Plus, “but now it’s gotten personal.”  “It’s not just a football game anymore,” … Read more

Board Blazers can light up your next tailslide – gadget – video

When Greg Rudolph was a student at Arizona State University, he was walking on campus at night when he saw something strange. He approached a man whose skateboard seemed to be glowing and asked how he did it. “Bro! I duct-taped Christmas lights to my board!” the man said. [youtube]http://youtu.be/LzsJFhxTOAc[/youtube] Today, Rudolph is the founder … Read more