XOXY self-credentialing app aims to protect daters from STDs and creepers

Co-written with Travis Arbon You’ve met up a few times, there’s a connection, an attraction-after dinner and a few glasses of wine you’ve both made your way back to the apartment. “We’re totally having sex,” you think. You flip on the music, dim the lights and the vibe of Al Green owns the room. Then it … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Holiday Gadgets Guide

The holiday season is upon us, so gear up and check out the latest gadgets that these awesome tech companies have to offer! From home automation to music to everything in between, this year’s Holiday Gadgets Guide will surely impress the tech enthusiast in your life.   HOME AUTOMATION   Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight What … Read more

U of A receives $20M gift to reach for the stars

A gift of $20 million from Richard F. Caris will support the University of Arizona’s (UA) participation in the Giant Magellan Telescope Observatory (GMT). The UA is one of eleven institutions that have come together to build the GMT, a 25-meter telescope with more than six times the light-gathering area of the largest telescopes in … Read more

Crowd Mics wins Startup Connect AZ with a simple Q&A

Photography contribution by Travis Arbon  At the Arizona Technology Council Startup Connect AZ event, five startups from around the state pitched against each other for cash, bragging rights and some good face time with investors, CEOs, educators and influencers. In the end, the audience chose Crowd Mics, an app that turns your smartphone into a … Read more

Kingman High School robotics team wins $5,000 from The Chrysler Foundation

Kingman High School’s Bionic Bulldogs robotics team just landed a sweet score from The Chrysler Foundation after receiving $5,000 to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge. [youtube]http://youtu.be/IppTdkRcoXs [/youtube] Imagine an event that combines frisbee chucking robots and learning about mechanics and engineering and you have the FIRST events. Sounds pretty epic, … Read more

Allbound secures $200K bringing jobs to AZ

Founder and CEO Scott Salkin of Allbound, a cloud-based marketing and sales automation tool for companies with indirect sales channels and reseller network, is no stranger to startups and the AZ tech community. While he built IDS Marketing, he’s also delved into the AZ Tech Council and launched Startup Connect AZ, an all day educational session … Read more

Last minute gifts your techie will love -video

It’s the week of frenzy for those last minute gifts. From wearables, video streaming and bluetooth speakers to kid-focused and on-the-go gadgets, we’ve compiled some of the hottest stocking stuffers you can grab this week for the tech savvy person. If you don’t see anything in the video you want, we also have a complete … Read more

Colorado-based Arrow Electronics to move 65 jobs to Phoenix

Arrow Electronics, a Colorado-based company that offers electronics components and sales services, announced on Friday its plans to move 65 warehouse and assembly jobs to Phoenix. The company purchased Syracuse, New York-based Seneca Data in August and is moving a portion of those jobs to an Arrow location in the Valley. “We are a global … Read more