Startup VoiceCut lets users edit videos with their voice

Video contribution by Xavier Smith “Camera start” “Camera stop” “Camera delete” Memorize these three commands and you can be half way done editing your video upon import. VoiceCut , a video editing software that uses voice commands to cut video, recently launched its product to the first 100 alpha users. [youtube]https://youtu.be/S03vuHBniiU[/youtube] “We’ve created what we … Read more

Shop with your voice, gamers and one second videos- Tallwave announce 5 startups for High Tide

Co-written with Jesse Millard And you thought six second Vines or Snapchat was all you needed to tell your story, how about one second clips? Elly, a social-based network, allows users to record one second clips, add music and hashtags, then stitch it all together for a longer compilation. This startup is just one of … Read more

Crexendo Inc. acquires One Stop Voice

Crexendo, Inc., a hosted services company that provides hosted telecommunications services, hosted website services, website development software and broadband internet services for businesses and entrepreneurs, today announced an asset purchase agreement with One Stop Voice (“OSV”). OSV provides top of the line, feature rich, cloud-based communications systems to small and medium sized business customers. OSV … Read more

It's down to the top 16 finalists in Venture Madness

Breaking it down again from 32 to 16 startups. Venture Madness announced the top 16 finalists who will pitch in the live competition for a chance to take home a part of the $100,000 prize. “With the live event just weeks away, the final 16 are working hard to prepare for the head-to-head competition,” Karen Katzorke, executive … Read more

32 advance in 2016 Venture Madness competition

It’s down from 64 to 32 startups who will advance to Round 2 in the Invest Southwest 2016 Venture Madness competition and walk away with a piece of the $100,000 prize. Of the 32 finalists, one of them will win the 2016 People’s Choice winner and take home a $5,000 prize. Vote for your favorite company … Read more

Voting opens for Venture Madness top 64 startups

Time to break out the brackets for Venture Madness 2016! This event, brought to the Valley by Invest Southwest and Arizona Commerce Authority, is where the top 64 startups go head-to-head in a pitch competition and vie for a portion of the $100,000 prize and the chance to be crowned champion. The first elimination round begins tomorrow … Read more

AfterMaster TV purifies your audio experience in the home and on-the-go

As a Marvel Comics action movie enthusiast, watching The Avengers or Iron Man on a flat screen TV brings with it a constant thumb battle with the remote to adjust the volume up and down in between explosions and dialogue. AfterMaster Audio Labs provides revolutionary technology and sound to the digital audio processing world, has developed … Read more

TASER partners with Microsoft, expands AXON platform for interrogation rooms

Video evidence collected by police officers using the TASER AXON system is shifting to a new cloud home in the near future. TASER and Microsoft announced a partnership where their combined capabilities of Microsoft’s Azure and Windows 10 devices and TASER’s Axon platform and Evidence.com solution will provide security-enhanced digital evidence management for law enforcement agencies. … Read more

Five finalists chosen for Smart City App Hack

Contribution from Chloe Nordquist This past weekend, Hackers descended on the City of Phoenix for the Smart City App Hack, a global program launched in Barcelona this year to empower people to create apps and solutions for cities around the world. The mission was to build an app that provides a solution to one of … Read more

Blake Irving helps produce CODE docu to expose gender gap in tech

A new documentary hits the screens exposing the gender gap of women engineers in the technology industry. Code: Debugging the Gender Gap, a film by Robin Hauser Reynolds, delves into the digital divide of women and minorities entering into the technology field. With the White House predicting by 2020 there will be 1 million unfulfilled … Read more

Samsung's Milk VR brings a 360-degree experience to your living room

Before CES opened to the public on Tuesday, press members and industry analysts were invited to Press Day. Major brands like Samsung, LG, and Sharp showcased their newest products that the public can expect to see on the market this year. Samsung announced the SSD T1, a storage device weighing at 1-ounce and the size of … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Holiday Gadgets Guide

The holiday season is upon us, so gear up and check out the latest gadgets that these awesome tech companies have to offer! From home automation to music to everything in between, this year’s Holiday Gadgets Guide will surely impress the tech enthusiast in your life.   HOME AUTOMATION   Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight What … Read more

Apriva’s new mobile security system becomes NSA worthy

Apriva, the leading provider of secure end-to-end wireless transaction and information solutions, announced today a new milestone for the company with its software solution MESA VPN Gateway being added to the National Security Agency/Central Security Service’s (NSA/CSS) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Approved Products List. This distinction indicates that the VPN Gateway underwent a comprehensive government … Read more

Seth Godin – we need to create better art and aggregate the weird – ICON14

If you’ve ever listened to Seth Godin’s lectures or read his work you know that this speech at Infusionsoft’s ICON14 was going to be eclectic, fast pace and filled with weird – and that’s what makes him Seth. Godin is the founder of squidoo.com and the author of 17 books, including the bestseller Linchpin, Tribes, … Read more

Roy Sekoff – HuffPost Live – boost engagement with meaningful content

Roy Sekoff, President and co-creator of HuffPostLive, kicked off day two of Digital Summit Phoenix #DSP14 with a vibrant and engaging talk about online videos, social engagement, and how they work together. Sekoff toyed with the idea that television will succumb to the online video market, stating that over 5 million people have cut their cable … Read more

Tucson-based Audio Internet co. raises $3.25M to expand sales & marketing efforts

Tucson-based, AudioEye, creator of the Audio Internet patented audio browsing and automated publishing technology platform, announced that it has closed on the private placement of 10,835,002 Units, gross proceeds of approximately $3.25 million. Each Unit was priced at $0.30 and consisted of one share of common stock and a warrant to purchase one share of common … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru Gift Guide

AZ Tech Beat has spent all year long looking high and low for the most unique, functional, fun and interesting gadgets for our readers. Remember that one gadget you saw months back made you stop and think, “That would be a perfect gift for Sally!” We figured searching back through our archives might be a … Read more

AZ Tech CEOs reveal top concerns for growth in TECNA and AZ Tech Council survey

It’s no surprise that Arizona’s technology sector is thriving, companies are in a growth state and talent acquisition is on the rise. GoDaddy, Appointment-Plus, Infusionsoft, and now with the announcement of Apple and Gigya landing here, are prime examples of our growth and need for talent. However, there is a nationwide growing concern of shortage … Read more

Pat Sullivan's Startup Contatta launches platform to streamline the way business people make contact

Stealthmode is over and Contatta, the visionary new company co-founded by Pat Sullivan of ACT! and SalesLogix acclaim, officially launched as a public beta at the DEMO Fall 2013 conference. In a survey by McKinsey Global Institute, the average worker spends more than a quarter of their day in their email inbox, and the average corporate … Read more