TASER Pulse self-defense weapon packs a punch

Coming in at  5 ¼-inches long, 4 ½-inches tall, and 1 1/8-inches wide, this new version of TASER’s citizen self-defense weapon can pack the same punch as the one used by law enforcement. As part of TASER’s home and business defense line, the company released the TASER Pulse today at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, … Read more

Scottsdale-based IT solutions company acquires ITonCommand

Scottsdale-based Trapp Technology, a provider of IT, Internet, voice, and cloud hosting solutions, has acquired ITonCommand, a Colorado-based IT solutions and consulting company. This will allow Trapp Technology to expand its services in Colorado. “We recognized the intellectual property of ITonCommand could bring value to our current users. The acquisition also adds new services and … Read more

Idaho-based Docutech expands to Scottsdale, brings jobs

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 Idaho Falls, Idaho centers told AZ Tech Beat the attraction to Scottsdale was the talent … Read more

Coffee, collaboration and co-working – AZ Co-working Guide

Co-written with Carlene Reyes A 9-5 workday just isn’t what it used to be—especially for entrepreneurs and small businesses when it comes to getting work done. The day-to-day needs and lifestyle for this demographic are a little different from the average office worker, so why should they expect to work in the same ho-hum environment? … Read more

Man v. Taser: Slow Mo Guys visit Taser HQ

The Slow Mo Guys, known for capturing exploding watermelon in slow motion, came to Scottsdale and recorded a TASER X26P Smart Weapon being used on a volunteer in 28,500 FPS. The first video shows the gun as the trigger is pulled and 2,500 pounds per square inch of inert gas are released. The two XP … Read more

Shelvspace makes sure your snacks are available for game time

Video contribution by Tishin Donkersley and Xavier Smith In our last report on Shelvspace, the cloud-based sales platform received $1 million in seed funding, allowing them to expand their software and staff. The company serves the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry and is working to simplify the way products are sold to retailers.     … Read more

Gobiquity, first pediatric mobile vision screening app co, expands to the Valley

The next time a pediatrician gives your child a vision test, they might whip out a smartphone and snap a picture. Gobiquity, a mobile health company, developed the first pediatric vision diagnostic mobile app, GoCheck Kids, that enables physicians to test for Amblyopia “lazy eye” risk factors for children six months to six years in … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: It's Tee Time – Golf gadgets

Arizona is known for our impeccable and world-renown list of golf courses, and let’s face it, the weather is beautiful. Book your next tee time and take these awesome gadgets along with you. Jam out to music with a portable Bluetooth speaker or figure out how to improve your score.   SupremeGolf.com Considered the KAYAK.com of … Read more

Tracking an astronaut's health has gone mobile

Scottsdale’s Modulus Global, Inc., a provider of advanced technology products and services, announced that their custom-made scientific charting technology for NASA Mission Operations will be used on the International Space Station (ISS) to process and display high-frequency telemetry and health data from crew members-and can all be monitored through a tablet. Since 1997 Modulus’ has … Read more

Inaugural Phoenix Startup Week hits the Valley Feb 23-27 – video

Video and photo contribution from Thomas Hawthorne The time has come for the Valley to celebrate its local startups at Phoenix Startup Week. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton kicks off the inaugural week-long, Valley-wide celebration of startups and entrepreneurship running February 23 to 27. [youtube]http://youtu.be/PAm6UAn0fOo[/youtube] The five-day extravaganza will consist of 130 events with a multitude … Read more