Pearson Is The World's Leading Learning Company

We started AZTechBeat for one reason–we want to bring more attention to the local tech scene and the diverse group of companies that operate here. It baffles us that the scene is largely ignored by local and national press. After all, there are some highly successful companies in Arizona–and a whole bunch of startups doing … Read more

Lessons Learned From Social Media Day Phoenix

About two weeks ago, we wrote about Social Media Day Phoenix, which featured an afternoon of marketing workshops followed by a chance to “engage, connect and play with over 40 local Phoenix business to win prizes, learn about new local businesses and celebrate their love of social media and technology.” We didn’t view this as inherently controversial, … Read more

Google IO Keynote Wrapup: New Tablet, Siri Competitor and More

As Google I/O is held every year, new technology released on an hourly basis flies into the media and creates excitement for the upcoming year. Google I/O (Input/Output), is one of the largest technology unveilings and information conferences in the world. Held at the Moscone Center in San Fransisco, just outside of Google’s Headquarters (Googleplex) … Read more

Axosoft's New OnTime adds Dashboards To Keep Dev Teams ‘On Time’

Scottsdale based Axosoft, creators of the OnTime suite of development tools have just released what they believe to be a major update to their offering. The new OnTime release includes a much touted new dashboard feature that allows development teams to see the status of their projects with a quick glance at a big-screen dashboard … Read more

Haiku Makes It Simple To Bring The Classroom To The Web

The last few decades have seen internet technology completely reshape many industries. Whether it’s the music industry, newspaper industry, or dozens of others–changes continue to happen at a dizzying speed. However, the education field has lagged behind when it comes to adopting new technology. There are lots of opportunities in this niche market–especially with the … Read more

Microsoft Spends A Whopping $1.2 Billion To Acquire Yammer: The Enterprise Social Network

Earlier this month, reports came out suggesting that Microsoft was under acquisition negotiations with the enterprise social network, Yammer. Well, it’s now official, but it took $1.2 billion in cash to make it happen. David Sacks the former COO of PayPal (until it was acquired by eBay) is the Founder and CEO of Yammer, Inc. … Read more

BrandMixer uses social web to understand consumers

The social web plus big data plus psychographics – that’s BrandMixer’s formula for helping consumer packaged goods companies understand their brands and consumers. BrandMixer, LLC takes what people are saying about brands on the web, or “the world’s largest focus group,” analyzes it to determine market trends and consumer personalities, and reports it to CPG … Read more

ICANN receives 1,930 proposals for new gTLDs – Be on the lookout for .apple, .amazon, .inc and much more!

Back on January 12th of this year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began accepting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) – the “.com” part of website addresses at $185,000 a pop! Potential domain buyers had until April 12th to submit their application(s), and yes, the $185,000 was for the application … Read more

Deployd Provides HTML5 Developers With Instant Backends

Deployd was founded by Jeff Cross and Ritchie Martori to solve a problem that they had noticed during years of building applications for clients–the redundancy of building backends. The apps they were building always needed the same basic features–user authentication, validated/secured data, and a “front end” for users to interact with. Each time they built … Read more