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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Wearable holograms and 1st laptop Surface Book emerge from Microsoft Windows 10 Devices

October 6, 2015 |

Co-written with Ryan Loebe

Wearable holograms used to destroy alien robots exploding out from your wall stole the stage at Microsoft’s Windows 10 Device event.

Project Xray

The HoloLens is the first fully untethered holographic computer that blends reality that … Read More

UA developing virtual reality concussion awareness app for athletes

October 6, 2015 |

University of Arizona engineering and biomedical researchers are working on a virtual reality experience aimed to increase concussion education and awareness with NCAA football players and other student-athletes.

“Our hypothesis for this study is that if student athletes experience the … Read More

ReplyBuy, instant mobile ticket with a text, raises $2M to enhance fan engagement

October 5, 2015 |

Need an extra ticket for the UA game? No problem, send a text, get a mobile ticket.

ReplyBuy, a mobile commerce platform that allows customers to purchase items through a text message, announced today a $2 million raise with participation from … Read More

Picmonic closes $2.3M round to expand student reach– interview with co-founders Adeel Yang & Ron Robertson

October 5, 2015 | 1

Instead of using Rote memorization methods to pound medical terms such as macrolides and bacteriostatic into ones’ head for finals, students are turning to Picmonic, a visual learning platform, where definitions, diseases and diagnoses are transformed into colorful, goofy and … Read More

Idaho-based Docutech expands to Scottsdale, brings jobs

October 2, 2015 |

From snow to sun, Idaho-based Docutech, the provider of document generations and delivery technology, plans to open a Scottsdale office to serve their growing client base and bring jobs to the Valley.

Scott Klein, Regional Fulfillment Manager for Docutech’s Scottsdale, Ariz. and … Read More

Gadgets for the Guru: Breast Cancer Awareness apps

October 2, 2015 |

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so here are some mobile apps to help families and individuals perform self-detection, organize their lives and raise awareness.

 

 

 

TweetCaster PINK for Twitter

The TweetCaster PINK for Twitter app lets users … Read More

Arizona Innovation Summit draws makers, cybersecurity experts and pirates

October 1, 2015 |

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley

Pacman, pirates and protons made an appearance at the 5th annual Arizona SciTech Festival Innovation Summit bringing STEAM education to the forefront of the community.

Fifty exhibitors from across the state packed the Scottsdale Center for … Read More

Gangplank Chandler to host 6th Startup Weekend

October 1, 2015 |

Entrepreneurs around the Valley who are looking to create a business will soon have another opportunity to do so in their own backyard.

Coworking space Gangplank Chandler is hosting their 6th Startup Weekend November 20-22. Entrepreneurs and creatives are encouraged … Read More

CampusLogic closes $7.5 million Series A round led by Continental Investors

October 1, 2015 |

Video contribution by Xavier Smith

Instead of mounds of application paperwork and the angst of waiting weeks and wondering if you will get financed for college, it will only take a few clicks.

CampusLogic, the first student financial aid self-service … Read More

$100,000 pot up for grabs at Venture Madness 2016 – applications open now

October 1, 2015 |

Video editing by Xavier Smith

Following his win, Gregg Scoresby, CEO of CampusLogic exclaimed “I’m going to Disneyland!”

All kidding aside, Scoresby did leave the stage with bragging rights as the Invest Southwest Venture Madness (VM) champion and cash to put back into … Read More