Launch, Pivot, Scale, Speed – An Interview with the CEOs of iAcquire

With more companies vying for the attention of consumers, digital marketing strategies have become a must do. With 87 percent of marketers using social media to distribute content and 42.8 percent of marketers planning on advertising on a mobile platform, businesses need to figure out the best way to spend their ad dollars for the … Read more

Localeikki: Startup Helping Travelers Find a Good Place to Run, Hike or Cycle

Localeikki, a Flagstaff-based startup, developed a community-based mobile app and website that helps travelers locate running, hiking and cycling trails around the country complete with ratings, amenity listings and photos. As well, you can simply find a regularly scheduled ride or run in your area. The unique brand name stems from the “locavore” concept, “loca” … Read more

Local Gaming Developers Showcase at Demo Night

Zombies, gaming glasses, PAC-MAN and surviving worlds of horror were just some of the themes found at the Game CoLab Indie Game Demo Night where local gaming developers showcased their latest innovation. Co-Founders Joseph Darnell and Ben Reichert opened the Game CoLab co-working space to game developers and designers in May 2013 in the downtown … Read more

AudioEye Delivers an Audio Internet for the Visually Impaired

AudioEye (AEYE.OB) the creator of Audio Internet™ is a patented Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) audio browsing and automated publishing technology platform that works to enable Internet access for the blind and visually impaired. This year AudioEye was voted Gold Edison Award winner for innovation in the category of “Lifestyle and Social Impact; Quality of Life.” This concept … Read more

Page.ly Acquires Competitor BlogDroid

Page.ly, a managed WordPress hosting company, announced the acquisition of competing service BlogDroid in an all cash deal* with the goal to diversify their customer profile. During the transition, Page.ly will manage the BlogDroid domain name and move customers from the existing BlogDroid infrastructure to their hosting platform. BlogDroid customers will immediately benefit from Page.ly’s … Read more

Desarrollo, Not Your Typical Incubator, Launches Today

desarrollo, a community-based initiative, launched today and has its eyes on the prize of developing Arizona into the premiere destination for entrepreneurs. Inspired by incubator programs around the world, desarrollo aims to “develop a community of collaboration, growth, knowledge and inspiration” to set Arizona on the fast track to becoming THE entrepreneurial-focused ecosystem and “do … Read more

Smaato to release IQzone's Postitial software to over 70,000 developers worldwide

As more companies try to capture customers through their mobile phones using banner, pop-up and video ads, one Scottsdale-based company, IQzone, has technology that can identify when a user leaves an app and automatically displays a large-format advertisement. Through their patent-pending product Postitial, Android developers and publishers can work in synergy to embed the smart … Read more

Mobivity Secures $11 Million from Private Financing

Mobivity Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: MFON), a chandler-based, award-winning provider of proprietary mobile marketing technologies and solutions with over 11,000 local advertisers currently using their technology and the inventor of C4, a unique, enterprise-grade platform empowering brands to engage mobile consumers across multiple channels, announced today the completion of $11,013,208 million in private financing. The money breaks … Read more

Shipping Auction Site Post.Bid.Ship. Finalizes New Round of Funding

Post.Bid.Ship. recently closed its third round of angel funding, getting a little over $600,000 from Desert Angels, according to Chairman Curtis Gunn. These funds will help expand the business of linking companies with shippers, co-founder and chief operations officer Jarret Hamstreet said. The Tucson-based company is looking to transform how the shipping business is conducted … Read more

Arizona Mining Software Company Wins Presidential E-Award

Mintec, a mining management software company based in Tucson recently received the President’s E-Award for Exports, the highest honor a U.S.-based company can receive for expanding exports. MineSight, their flagship product is a comprehensive modeling and mine planning software platform, was one of 57 winners in 22 states and the only one based in Arizona. … Read more