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

So you want more diversity in your startup. Here’s how you can get it

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Conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion are happening everywhere — on social media, in our communities and in our businesses. These are important discussions to have, especially in Arizona, where there’s a clear lack of diversity in the tech ecosystem here. Thankfully, companies and people around the Valley are working to prioritize diversity, equity and … Read more

CP Technologies opens new facility in Prescott to expand manufacturing capabilities

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CP Technologies, a standard and custom rugged computer hardware designer and manufacturer, has opened its new 50,000 square-foot facility in Prescott. CP Technologies was acquired by Israeli-based Aeronautics in 2018 and, since that time, has expanded its offerings beyond rugged high-performance computer platforms, data links and LCD displays for the military and industrial and commercial … Read more

Ruby expanding in Arizona, hiring up to 100 new employees

Ruby, a Portland-based live virtual receptionist and chat company, is looking to expand its presence in Arizona by hiring a number of positions here. Positions range widely from virtual receptionists to sales and marketing. The company is also looking to hire account executives and a VP of revenue operations. The majority of the open positions … Read more

Qwick makes a comeback after taking huge losses during the pandemic

When your whole business model relies entirely on one of the industries hit hardest by the pandemic, you’re in for uphill battle.  Tech startup Qwick is an on-demand staffing service for the food and beverage industry, an industry that nearly disappeared for the first months of the pandemic. Qwick nearly died, too, but it’s slowly … Read more

I buy, Minibar flies – On-demand alcohol delivery service expands to Valley

After a crazy day at work, running the kids around to sport practice, helping them with homework, walking the dogs, and getting around to cooking dinner, it sure is nice to go to the refrigerator and grab a bottle of…OMG I’m out of wine! No worries, just grab your smartphone and click on Minibar, the … Read more

Ring launches new Stick Up security camera burglars will hate – interview CEO Jamie Siminoff – CES 2016

Video contribution by Xavier Smith With the mission to create a security circle around your home, Ring, inventor of the smart doorbell, launched the first wire-free, stick up, outdoor security camera at CES Pepcom 2016. Jamie Siminoff, inventor and CEO of Ring, said the company’s “mission is to reduce crime in communities and put a … Read more

Samsung appeals to the connected couch potato – CES 2016

Photo contribution by Chloe Nordquist & content contribution by Ryan Loebe At the CES 2016 Samsung press conference, Tim Baxter, President and CEO of Samsung America rolled out products that will appeal to the couch potato within. From its Smart TV to the connected Family Hub refrigerator that will do everything but cook the food, … Read more

Panasonic does hipsters a solid, debuts HiFi Turntable – CES 2016

Photo contributions Ryan Loebe & Chloe Nordquist In 2014, 9.2 million Vinyl records were sold, a 20-year record, according to Neilsen SoundScan and the Wall Street Journal. This revival of the analog has prompted Panasonic to respond and give hipsters all around the world an elevated sound from the Turntable. Today, at CES 2016 Panasonic … Read more