Boost followers with these hot tips from #SMDayPhx

Social Media Day Phoenix brought the heat to our thumbs on Tuesday as social media enthusiasts from around Phoenix gathered to learn more about boosting their presence on Twitter, Instagram, and more. Social Media Day was launched six years ago in 2010 by Mashable as a way to recognize social media’s impact on communication. Cities … Read more

Phoenix Mayor talks tweets, posts and Periscope – Social Media Day PHX

Photo contribution Austin Paetow, content contribution Chloe Nordquist When you see a tweet from @MayorStanton, chances are it came directly from the thumbs of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. Today at Social Media Day Phoenix, Mayor Greg Stanton shared his take on social media and how he uses this medium to communicate with the community. Robbie … Read more

Super Bowl XLIX takes a huge byte out of social media

The most talked about television event of the year saw record-breaking numbers as football fans across the nation came out in droves to tweet and post about their favorite NFL team. As reported by TechCrunch, both Facebook and Twitter reported an increase in engagement from last year’s Super Bowl. Facebook aimed to examine engagement on … Read more

Zenefits taps Yammer founder David Sacks for COO position

Zenefits, a company that offers cloud management of human resources, announced on Wednesday that David Sacks, founder and former CEO of Yammer, will be its new COO. Sacks has been involved in startups and the tech industry since the 1990s, when he joined PayPal as its COO. More recently, Microsoft purchased his company Yammer in … Read more

Tweeples learn how to avoid social media fails at #SMDayPHX

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, you name it! Newsfeeds went ablaze on June 28, for the fourth annual #SMDayPhx (Social Media Day Phoenix). The Mashable created event brought together people from all walks of social media for an evening of networking and lighting fast seminars surrounding online media. The night kicked off with three 20-minute talks that focused on IP use, advertising … Read more

TASER adds industry veteran Bret Taylor to Board of Directors

TASER International announced that Bret Taylor, the co-creator of Google Maps, CEO of Friendfeed, CTO of Facebook, and is now CEO of Quip, will be joining its Board of Directors. He brings extensive technology experience to the Company as TASER and its business unit EVIDENCE.com looks to accelerate growth in the wearable camera and cloud … Read more

Former Google and Facebook Exec joins startup Parchment Board of Directors

Parchment, the leader in electronic transfer exchange announced today the appointment of former Google and Facebook executive Ethan Beard as an independent member of its board of directors. With Parchment growing at an enormously fast pace, Beard’s extensive experience in transforming consumer Internet services to sector-wide platforms will be put to good use. Beard will … Read more

Facebook's Paper Wants To Be Your News Aggregator

In February, Facebook released its new app Paper. Paper aggregates your Facebook app with news that interests you. For those familiar with Flipboard, Paper’s tiled interface may strike a chord. The AZ Tech Beat Team sat down and explored this new app. Pros: -No Ads – (at least for now) -Clean interface -Declutters your Facebook … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg optimistic about connecting 5B people to Facebook

At TechCrunch Disrupt, CEO and founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg reaffirmed his mission and purpose of connectivity and bring the people of the world, yes the entire world, to the internet and 5 billion people to Facebook. “I tend to think that its my job to keep us centered on what matters…and we are singularly … Read more

Rundavoo: A New Facebook Application To Remove The Stress From Event Planning

Adam Ayers, a graduate from Arizona State University, and founder of Entrepreneurs@ASU, has embarked on a new journey, with a new startup. He is on a team along with six others that are taking a new approach to event planning. Using the “majority rules” concept, the team has developed a new Facebook application called Rundavoo. … Read more

Katherine Losse Talks ‘The Boy Kings,’ Facebook and Digitalization of Our Lives

It takes a lot of guts to write a tell-all book about working for the largest social networking site in the world, Facebook. Phoenix native Katherine Losse, who now resides in Marfa, Texas, held nothing back in her stinging narrative, The Boy Kings, about being employee number 51 for the organization and grinding it out … Read more

Cross-Browser Extension ‘LilyJade’ Created By Phoenix Developer Makes “Dirty Money”

Phoenix-based Dru Mundorff (aka CodeCompiler) owner of Mundorff & Co. has written a new code called ‘LilyJade’ which is classified as a botnet killer. Using the free service of Crossrider, Mundorff managed to develop a cross-browser extension through javascript which has reached over 30 million users in the first month. Spread on Facebook through an … Read more

Facebook is Public with $104 Billion IPO but should you Buy or Sell?

Facebook is awesome. With nearly a billion users, it’s the world’s most popular web site and thanks to that popularity, it’s the largest IPO in US History raising more than $18 billion in cash (the amount raised is actually #2 to Visa) at a valuation of $104 billion (Ticker: FB). But the popularity of the … Read more