University Advancement Roundup: ASU a top Incubator, Wildcat & Pac-12 new website, Alexandria co-working network expands

ASU Venture Catalyst named one of the top business incubators in the world The University Business Incubator Index (UBI) for 2013 indicated that Arizona State University Venture Catalyst was named one of the top university business incubators in the world; it was ranked 18th on their list of the Top 25 Global University Incubators and … Read more

Xerocraft Co-working Space Expands to 4,400-Sq. Ft.

After being cramped in a 900-square foot facility for over three years, Xerocraft, a Tucson-based, non-profit, co-working space for makers and tinkerers are stretching their legs and moving into about a 4,400 square foot facility in downtown Tucson to accommodate their growing numbers and equipment. Jeremy Briddle, Xerocraft’s treasurer, shares the milestones leading up to … Read more

GoDaddy sits on sideline for Super Bowl 50

So long Super Bowl 50, there will be no pumped up Danika Patrick, Jean Claude Van Dam doing the splits in mid-air or a supermodel making out with a geek. GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain registrar, will put their game day commercials on the sidelines- the first time since 2005, according to AdAge. Elizabeth Driscoll Vice President, … Read more

Art meets co-working at The Department

As the elevator doors opened on the 6th floor at 1 North 1st street, I felt that I’d walked into a super-sized studio apartment with a modern flare that housed buzzing startups on the perimeter and beautifully designed furniture in the center. The building was first used by the Korrick department store between 1914-1966, and has … Read more

Ring launches new Stick Up security camera burglars will hate – interview CEO Jamie Siminoff – CES 2016

Video contribution by Xavier Smith With the mission to create a security circle around your home, Ring, inventor of the smart doorbell, launched the first wire-free, stick up, outdoor security camera at CES Pepcom 2016. Jamie Siminoff, inventor and CEO of Ring, said the company’s “mission is to reduce crime in communities and put a … Read more

Samsung appeals to the connected couch potato – CES 2016

Photo contribution by Chloe Nordquist & content contribution by Ryan Loebe At the CES 2016 Samsung press conference, Tim Baxter, President and CEO of Samsung America rolled out products that will appeal to the couch potato within. From its Smart TV to the connected Family Hub refrigerator that will do everything but cook the food, … Read more

Panasonic does hipsters a solid, debuts HiFi Turntable – CES 2016

Photo contributions Ryan Loebe & Chloe Nordquist In 2014, 9.2 million Vinyl records were sold, a 20-year record, according to Neilsen SoundScan and the Wall Street Journal. This revival of the analog has prompted Panasonic to respond and give hipsters all around the world an elevated sound from the Turntable. Today, at CES 2016 Panasonic … Read more

New LG OLED TV as thin as 4 credit cards – CES 2016

Photo contribution Ryan Loebe & Chloe Nordquist A TV as thin as four credit cards stacked on top of each other, a smart refrigerator that responds with a knock and a washing machine that will open with a touch of a finger were among the new Signature premium products released at CES LG Electronics press … Read more

Diagnose epilepsy through a mobile device – chat with Neel Mehta, co-founder EpiFinder

The CDC reports that about 5.1 million people (adults and children) have a history of epilepsy and about 2.9 million people have active epilepsy in the United States, with the most common causes being a stroke, brain injury, or a brain infection, among others. Neel Mehta, co-founder and chief strategy officer of EpiFinder, a diagnostic app that … Read more

Tech community mourns loss of rising star developer

The local tech community is mourning the sudden death of a rising star software developer. This last week, Ian Preston, 19-years-old, tragically took his own life according to his father Stuart Preston. “This was totally unexpected and we did not see it coming,” Stuart said in our interview. No additional details were released. Ian fell … Read more