Windows 10 attracts gamers of all generations – video

Video contribution by Xavier Smith, content contribution by Chloe Nordquist Seven, eight…ten. Microsoft brought their “A” game when they developed Windows 10 and upped the ante with the free upgrade and special features for gamers. Microsoft’s new operating system released this week, mashed the favorites of seven and eight and intends to relieve headaches from previous versions. According … Read more

Weekend Reads: Hectic work schedules, succeeding and creating

It’s time to wind down from the work week and kick back with a good book. Sip some iced tea, sit on a comfy couch and peruse through these good reads.     So, you say you have a jam-packed schedule. Between the kids, your job, your spouse, the house, and other various obligations, you … Read more

The Startup Journal: Building genuine relationships

Whether it be in life or business, building relationships is a critical component to success and happiness. For those that can expand their business networks will ease, the most common skill sets among these individuals include being genuine, honest and professional. [youtube]https://youtu.be/z5bimDh3VQc[/youtube]   In the latest edition of The Startup Journal, founder Localwork.com Ryan Naylor offers … Read more

CO+HOOTS to represent Arizona in global incubator alliance

Coworking space CO+HOOTS will represent Arizona in Startup Federation, a global network of coworking spaces and incubators. CO+HOOTS is located in downtown Phoenix and has become home to more than 200 local small businesses. “CO+HOOTS will be leading the charge for Arizona in the global startup scene,” founder Jenny Poon said. “We will be able … Read more

DoorDash delivers favorite food on-demand, launches in PHX

It’s 11:00 a.m. and you are craving True Food’s kale salad, but they don’t deliver …until now. San Francisco-based DoorDash, an on-demand marketplace that offers delivery-as-a-service to restaurants has officially launched in Phoenix. According to DoorDash Director of Expansion Ryan Broderick, what interested the company in expanding to phoenix was the lively food industry. “I … Read more

Infusionsoft attracts new CPO from Silicon Valley

Infusionsoft, the leading sales and marketing software for small businesses, added Chief Product Officer (CPO) to their executive team and attracted former executive of Intuit Terry Hicks to fill its shoes. “One of the reason I joined Infusionsoft is because the team here is so passionate about small businesses and uses this passion to help … Read more

eVisit raises $1 Million in seed funding – Updated

Contributions from Chloe Nordquist Gilbert-based telehealth software startup eVisit announced the raise of $1 million in seed funding this week led by Alan Ram, Founder of Alan Ram’s Proactive Training Solutions, Chris Reap, Investor at Northstar Capital, LLC, and Sam Blackham, an SaaS Advisor and Investor. The eVisit software platform was built with two goals in … Read more

High-Tech Dorm Gadgets – Video

The days of a simple back-to-school shopping list with pencils, notepads and a calculator are over. Today’s students are tech savvier than ever and integrating high-tech solutions to be more connected and safe on campus. From home automation and biometric safes to smartphone breathalyzers and powered backpacks, students are adding these items to their wish lists. Watch host Ryan … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review: Just Another Pretty Face?

Photo contribution by Austin Paetow With back-to-school in the near future and looking for the next smartphone might be on the minds of some students, the AZTB team chose to review the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. It is a beauty straight out of the box with its unique shape, sleek design, and rounded edges that make the … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Back to School edition

As the dog days dwindle down students across the country prepare for the upcoming school year. As always, AZTB found some cool gadgets for high school and college students, and parents looking to gear up their kids for the year. From home security to portable power to techie backpacks, we have the latest for the tech savvy … Read more

NACET Opens Flagstaff Accelerator Facility

Flagstaff-based small businesses will now have a new space to call home. The City of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET) incubator held its grand opening for their 28,000 square foot facility this week. The building will house small businesses working through the NACET incubator or accelerator program. “For us, the … Read more

PTS Solutions Inc. acquires Arizona-based ITX Technology Solutions

From police body cameras to mug shot software components, police software systems created by Louisiana-headquartered PTS Solutions Inc. (PTS) are about to get even more technologically advanced. Public safety software company PTS acquired Chandler-based ITX Technology Solutions Inc. this week. ITX has provided information integration and data management software for over 20 years to over … Read more

The Startup Journal: Validating your idea

Any founder will tell you their product is great and solving problems in a market, but how do they really know if it’s all that? Are they asking and testing it with the right people? [youtube]https://youtu.be/4CWzG1iRRrA[/youtube] We sat down with Bret Larsen, co-founder of eVisit, for the latest edition of The Startup Journal. Larsen provides … Read more

Will voting and technology ever marry?

In today’s tech-centric world, it’s hard to believe that the current voting system is archaic as it is. The process of voting can take over 30 minutes and requires interaction with two to four different people. While Arizona was the first state to have an Internet election back in 2000 for the Democratic Primary, some … Read more

Growing a company comes down to the people – Interview with Inilex CEO Michael Maledon

A car is stolen every 45 seconds according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In an effort to recover a vehicle, law enforcement and owners turn to telematic technology-a combination of telecommuncations and infomatics that send and receive data via telecommunication device, such as a GPS tracker. Inilex, the leading GPS-based recovery software solution, has been … Read more

#ItWasNeverADress STEAM Conference Recap: Confidence, careers and capes

Over the weekend 50 girls ages 12 to 17 spent their weekend at Axosoft, learning about STEAM fields, confidence, and leadership from some of the Valley’s tech and non-tech leaders. The conference began with introductions from Axosoft’s Tania Katan, Miss Phoenix 2015 Kaitlin Vortherms, Miss Gilbert 2015 Lauren McBurnett, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. Both … Read more

Gourmet food delivery Freshly raises $7 M, moves headquarters to NYC

Back in the day, when you thought of food delivery, Chinese food and pizza came to mind. Today, the idea of having eggplant parmesan, kale salad and Mongolian beef delivered to ones’ home is more the norm. This trend comes from the high adoption rate for on-demand and subscription food delivery services. Tempe-based startup Freshly, a … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Backyard BBQ Part 2

Grill masters and pool chillers! Feast your eyes on the hottest tech gadgets that can transform your boring backyard into a fun-filled oasis.   Coleman FyreCommander Grill Coleman’s new HyperFlame compact grill is the perfect addition to your backyard this summer. The new HyperFlame technology boils water twice as fast as previous Coleman two-burners because … Read more

The Startup Journal – Going through an acquisition

When another company is interested in acquiring your business, there are some challenges and critical decisions to make in the process. [youtube]https://youtu.be/4VOY_c4BHT0[/youtube]   We sat down with Steve Zeidman, founder of Vestafy, in the latest edition of The Startup Journal. Zeidman provides advice on going through an acquisition and to not settle for less on the … Read more

Data mining platform Expanded.IO releases Beta, raises $2.5M

Robocog known for its flagship recruitment search engine HiringSolved, is releasing their latest creation Expanded.IO, a data mining platform for lead generation, in beta July 15. In addition, they recently closed on $2.5 million round led by private investors outside of Arizona, bringing their total funding to $3.5 million. Co-founder Robocog, Shon Burton, said the … Read more