Axosoft’s GitKraken gives developers an undo button for screw ups – launches private beta – update

The option to undo mistakes with the click of a button is one that software engineers haven’t had before when making changes in Git, until today. Axosoft, the project management software company, released their new developer tool GitKraken, in private beta, at Git Hub Universe in San Francisco last week. “We have been working on … Read more

Bid for lunch with AZ tech leaders

Now is your chance to pick the brains of Arizona’s biggest tech leaders. Starting today, you can bid on lunch dates with various Arizona Technology Council board members through an online auction. “Mentorship and networking are essential cornerstones of a vibrant technology ecosystem,” president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council Steve G. Zylstra said. … Read more

The gender gap starts with us – Bev Crair, Intel – Girls in Tech Catalyst

Intel is just one of the larger tech companies in Arizona striving to reduce the gender gap in the tech industry, and are putting their money where their mouth is. Bev Crair, storage group vice president and general manager at Intel, spoke at the Girls in Tech Catalyst and said that Intel has invested around $300 … Read more

Tech cos. show their stoke for Super Bowl XLIX – VIDEO

Video & photo contribution from Thomas Hawthorne As the Super Bowl gears up and the entire Valley is buzzing, we checked in with some tech companies in Arizona, YELP, Weebly & Yodle, on how they are getting hyped for the big game. [youtube]http://youtu.be/Vo-jqrp37Jo[/youtube] YELP As Scottsdale Fan Fest kicks off at Fashion Square, the folks … Read more

JDA Software's new CEO addresses the gender gap

JDA Software Group, Inc., the world’s leading supply chain and retail solutions provider, today announced that Baljit (Bal) Dail has been named JDA Chief Executive Officer after assuming the CEO position on an interim basis in May 2014. Dail, a former senior technology executive and JDA’s Chairman of the Board is excited to get to work! … Read more

AZ Tech Council names new VP of Southern AZ Regional Office

The Arizona Technology Council announces the promotion of Alex Rodriguez to vice president of the Southern Arizona Regional Office. Rodriguez began his career with the Council in September 2012 as the office’s director, in addition to being an author, decorated military officer and leading authority on business leadership. “Alex’s aptitude and contributions have been invaluable to … Read more

Hacks 4 Humanity Hackathon kicks off September 20th at ASU

Calling all app designers, humanists, and creatives alike – the mission of Hacks 4 Humanity is to create technology solutions and initiatives that will contribute to the social good and address the needs of humanity using the seven principles of ASU Project Humanities “Humanity 101” movement. Together, the seven Principles of the “Humanity 101” curriculum … Read more

AZ Tech Council doles out grades and endorsements for AZ incumbents

While parents anxiously await the Fall school session to start, the Arizona Tech Council had their own version of summer school and wasted no time with a red pen to assign letter grades to Arizona’s senators and representatives incumbents who are running for reelection or a seat in a different chamber. The report card was … Read more

USA Today's Jefferson Graham and EVB Live shine the light on AZ startup scene – video

This week USA Today tech correspondent, host and producer of USA TODAY’s Talking Tech video series and author Jefferson Graham, spent time with AZ Tech Beat checking out local incubators such as SeedSpot and interviewing many thriving startups who showed off their gadgets for extreme sports, mobile technology, edu tech and more. As Graham discovered, there are pros and … Read more

SocialWhirled new features help amplify multi-platform campaigns

SocialWhirled, an enterprise digital publishing software company, has been making strides with the release of their upgraded platform designed to enhance a company’s ability to shape campaigns that run simultaneously on social, mobile, and digital sites, while gathering interest and attribute data on buyers. AZTB first spoke to SocialWhirled founder Andy Lombard when they came out … Read more

Steven Zylstra, CEO of AZ Tech Council, Named Chairman of TECNA

Chairman, President and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council Steven G. Zylstra will be assuming the role of Chairman of the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) for a two year term. Zylstra will be the head of a 13-member executive committee at TECNA, which represents more than 16,000 member technology companies throughout the US, Canada … Read more

Aspect Software Acquires Orlando-based Voxeo Corp. for $150 million

Aspect Software will acquire Orlando-based Voxeo Corp. for $150 million, in order to expand its high-tech operation. Aspect Software is the leader in call-center software and a global provider of customer contact, workforce optimization, back-office optimization and Microsoft platform solutions. More specifically, it is a $450 million global IT and services firm focused on providing … Read more