Mental tracker headband helps you fine-tune your brain – startup – video

It seems that having a wearable on your wrist isn’t enough to help gain optimal performance, we have to put one on our noggin as well. One startup has a new wearable that pairs with a mental training app designed to help you gain focus, find your optimal mental state or simply chill out. Melon is … Read more

Startup Tucson awarded $1.44M to launch Thryve Next accelerator

Startup Tucson was awarded a $1.44 million, five-year contract from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s ScaleUp America program to launch their Thryve NEXT accelerator for second stage companies. Startup Tucson was one of only seven successful applicants nationwide out of over 60 proposals and was the only applicant west of the Mississippi River to receive ScaleUp … Read more

Co-founder Random Order Audio shares lessons learned from Kickstarter fail

AZ-based startup Liquid Llama Soft., LLC recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their product Random Order Audio, a program that allows artists and producers to add infinite possibilities and texture to their songs, giving them the ability to test out their song in different genres, mixes or instrumental additions, and raise $60,000. Although the campaign totally failed, … Read more

Top 5 funniest commercials from GoDaddy

Here are some of the funniest and catchiest ad campaigns that GoDaddy has created to engage customers and further their service offerings that help small businesses grow.   Stick It – what you can say to naysayers who doubted your business [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIBfctISM9M[/youtube] Related – when someone other than your mom buys your product [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXNUNQo86ho[/youtube] Puppet Master … Read more

Restaurants serve up spicy tech across the US

Would you like a side of tech with your meal? Across the country, restaurants are spicing up their offerings by quickly implementing new ordering systems, payment systems and entertainment via tablets, apps and interactive tables. In an effort to make customers’ dining experience easier and more relaxed, as well as to cut service costs, chain … Read more

Calling from a Shopping Cart: Amazon Fire Phone Review

The Amazon Fire Phone attempts to offer a new perspective on the way we interact with our phones. In many ways, it works. But the phone falls short on delivering on some of its core strengths and goals. After building a name for itself with the Kindle Fire line of tablets, Amazon launched their smartphone … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Music Madness edition

“One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley. Here are some gadgets for all you music lovers out there.     Sol Republic Master Tracks These noticeably big, over-ear headphones are comfy and come with excellent sound. The ‘big’ parts of these headphones are the over-ear cups that … Read more

GoDaddy's brutal honesty wins the hearts of small biz owners

Moving away from its girls in tight t-shirts and its sex-sells attitude, GoDaddy is continuing to shift its strategy to campaigns that feature strong women in small businesses who are typically outshone by the market’s top dogs. In an effort to help small businesses across the world grow and become successful, GoDaddy rebranded itself in 2013 under … Read more