Gadgets for the Guru

As part of NETGEAR VueZone Home Monitoring product line, this Night Vision Camera allows users to keep an eye on children, pets, property vacation homes and businesses, even in the dark. Footage can be monitored via a connected laptop, smartphone, desktop computer or tablet. The camera includes an infrared lamp that provides options for illuminating … Read more

ASU College of Engineering takes home the trophy

The ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group hosted their first 2013 Startup Bowl. The winner is given to the college that brings in the highest percentage of student participation into the 2013 Edson student venture program. The Edson program provides funding, mentorship and office space to teams of students within all university disciplines. It provides an … Read more

Tech groups push for immigration reform

When founder Kelsey Falter of Poptip, a website that can deliver survey results in real time, realized that her star developer Roly Fentanes from Arizona was an undocumented immigrant, she set off on a tireless year-long journey through the web of U.S. Immigrations policy to get him legally on her team. Falter was convinced that … Read more

Who will win at the AZ Tech Council's 2013 Governor's Celebration of Innovation?

The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority, this week, announced Individual Award winners and Company Award finalists for the 2013 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards (GCOI) presented by Avnet, Inc. Awards are given to companies and individuals whose passion and commitment are helping Arizona thrive and grow their ecosystem. “The GCOI awards honor … Read more

appsFreedom takes bronze in the Stevie Award for “Best New Product of the Year”

appsFreedom, a leading provider of enterprise mobile cloud software for SAP, announced today its appsFreedom V3.0 was named a Bronze Steve Award Winner for “Best New Product of the Year” in the 10th Annual International Business awards. The Stevies recognize outstanding performances and the people behind them in the workplace worldwide; winners are selected from … Read more

Smart entrepreneurs, good ideas, capital and a plan-Thom Brodeur talks "Commercializing Innovation"

Thom Brodeur, EVP of Venture Management at Tallwave, didn’t hold back his raw thoughts on how to get Arizona’s entrepreneur scene going and boost our tech ecosystem. Known for his vigor and vibrant presentation style, Brodeur gave a talk about “Commercializing Innovation” to a sold out crowd at the Free Lunch Friday event where he … Read more

Arizona Taxes Cloud Computing Based On Location Of User

GUEST BLOG PAT DERDENGER, TAX  PARTNER, STEPTOE In a recent private letter ruling, the Arizona Department of Revenue ruled that gross receipts from “renting” prewritten software available online are subject to Arizona’s transaction privilege tax (“TPT”), commonly called sales tax, under the rental of personal property classification if the customer only has the right to … Read more

Buy What You Want Through A Text Message

With 6.1 billion texts sent and received in the United States everyday, ReplyBuy, a Scottsdale-based software company, is taking advantage of this opportunity and developed a new form of mobile commerce by leveraging something you already use: text messages. Their technology is helping companies solve their problem of unloading excess perishable or time-sensitive inventory or … Read more

ClearDATA Secures $7M in Series B Funding

ClearDATA Networks, a Tempe-based company and the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs, secured $7M in Series B Funding from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and Excel Venture Management. The funding will be used to expand market base, sales and operations and help heath care providers share … Read more

Steven Zylstra, CEO of AZ Tech Council, Named Chairman of TECNA

Chairman, President and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council Steven G. Zylstra will be assuming the role of Chairman of the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) for a two year term. Zylstra will be the head of a 13-member executive committee at TECNA, which represents more than 16,000 member technology companies throughout the US, Canada … Read more

ReplyBuy Secures $690,000 in Angel Funding

ReplyBuy, a Scottsdale-based company that developed a new form of mobile commerce through text messaging, announced today they secured $690,000 in angel investment funds. CEO & Founder of ReplyBuy, Josh Manley, comments on the funding, “Securing this funding will help us step on the gas to accelerate growth and adoption of ReplyBuy’s platform. We’ve been fortunate enough … Read more

Scheduling software new feature saves companies time and money

Rescheduling calendar appointments can be time-consuming, especially for large companies. According to Appointment-Plus, this hassle can cost your business up to 20 hours a week in staff time. The Scottsdale-based scheduling software company announced today a solution that simplifies scheduling. Appointment-Plus launched an enhanced Drag & Drop functionality that allows users to grab scheduled meetings … Read more

Creator of Zombie Squash Rocks Out with Roy Z and George A. Romero

With his latest game released in November and a successful designing firm of his own, Attila Juhasz is moving full speed ahead. All of this, though, comes on the heels of a long career in marketing and designing that started with the dawn of the Internet. Juhasz has worked in industries across the board, including … Read more

Tucson Named "Hot Spot" by Entrepreneur Magazine

Tucson has been named one of the “New Hot Spots” for entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Magazine. Featured in the August 2013 issue, Shane Reiser, co-founder of the Startup Genome, wrote about Tucson’s unique “entrepreneurial conveyor belt.” The article discusses the process of building a business in Tucson and how the entrepreneurial environment contributes to the success … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru

  The myIDkey is the first fingerprint, voice-search, secure Bluetooth / USB drive password management system you can take on the go, and works with all smart mobile devices and personal computers. Your passwords, usernames, account numbers and other important information can be transferred onto the device by connecting via Bluetooth to a phone or tablet … Read more

Go Daddy Considers Possible IPO in 2014

Go Daddy, the popular domain name and web hosting company, may become a publicly traded company in 2014. The Scottsdale-based company is one of Arizona’s top employers both in number and worker satisfaction, and is currently the world’s top domain registrar with 55 million domains under their management. Go Daddy Operating Company filed an IPO … Read more

desarrollo Gains Nine New Strategic Partners

desarrollo, a community initiative that launched in late June, announced the addition of nine new strategic partners. The group of additions includes two Vision Partners, one Inspire Partner, and six Community Partners. The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Local First Arizona join Infusionsoft as Vision Partners, hand-selected and invested in desarrollo’s vision. Arizona Technology … Read more

Startup Teamput Facilitates Virtual Ideation Sessions

Associate Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management Bill Youngdahl, Ph.D., has teamed up with 14falcons technical co-founder Fletcher Fowler to launch Teamput.com, a cloud-based, sticky-note brainstorming and ideation site. Teamput.com allows multiple participants to join a brainstorming session and uses virtual sticky notes for the ideation process. The site aims to “generate better ideas … Read more