Scottsdale-Based SpyFu Launches Convertasaurus – Marketing Tool that Determines Which Phrases Generate More Clicks

Say hello to Convertasaurus. It’s a new tool that has just been launched by the Scottsdale-based internet marketing firm, SpyFu. Mike Roberts, Founder & President of SpyFu, has compiled copious amounts of information regarding what specific keywords perform better when placed in an ad situation. For instance, if you were trying to sell a product … Read more

Key Takeaways From Pressnomics 2012 Day 1

Page.ly’s conference, Pressnomics, quickly sold out of the 150 available tickets, so if you weren’t able to attend, here are a few things that I took away from each of the speakers on day 1. Fun fact: It would have cost $10,000 to remove that giant chandelier that is right above the projection screen (you … Read more

Simpleview Streamlines CRMs to Market Destination Marketing Organizations

Arizona has always been a hotbed for CRM companies (think Act,SalesLogix, Infusionsoft), and Tucson-based Simpleview has quietly joined that growing list. Simpleview has emerged as another rapidly growing software company that creates a CRM and CMS solution specifically for destination marketing organizations (or DMOs). Simpleview is a company that helps destination marketing organizations (DMOs) with conventions … Read more

AlphaStripe Levels Up From Beta, And Prepares For A Full Platform Launch This Veteran’s Day

This past Memorial Day, AZ Tech Beat reported on the beta launch of AlphaStripe. The founders, who are U.S. Military Veterans themselves, created a private platform for service men and women of all ages to share, connect, and honor one another. With emotionally charged content like photos, videos, and stories of war, social sites such … Read more

PressNomics 2012: The Economics of WordPress Conference Sells Out

With the outrageous success and adoption of WordPress, and approximately 72 million active websites powered by the service, PressNomics has been created as an annual event to bring those together who know it best. Developing a community for learning and collaboration seems to be the theme, which will be lead this year by a talented … Read more

JDA Gets Acquired for $1.9 Billion

It turns out the rumors that JDA was looking for a buyer were not only true, but they were quite a bit late. Yesterday, JDA announced that it was being acquired by RedPrairie for $45 per share which was more than a 30% premium over its trading price over the last few weeks. The $1.9 Billion … Read more

On-Demand Driver App Uber Soft Launches in Phoenix

We were recently tipped off that San Francisco-based startup Uber has started “secretly” offering its on-demand driver services in the Phoenix metro area. Founded in 2010, Uber is a service that connects passengers with drivers, predominantly through its mobile application (available on iPhone and Android). The app displays a real-time map of Uber cars nearby … Read more

Want Your Startup to Learn From Legends? Now There's an App for That!

The just-launched ‘Startup Videos’ iPhone App allows users to harness the knowledge and experience of those who have created some of the most successful companies in the world. Creator of the app, Matt Smith, shares your same passion in learning from others. So, Matt has hand-picked over 200 videos to help entrepreneurs build their business. … Read more