No more app integration, Bolste launches all-in-one team communication tool

Slaying the dragon of endless email is just one of the many challenges of streamlining team communication. Add in daily engagement with other productive app services such as DropBox, Evernote, Slack and BaseCamp, you have one chaotic dragon farm to manage all the clutter. A new Scottsdale-based company Bolste drew its sword and launched an all-in-one … Read more

Google's Project Sunroof launches in Arizona

The Phoenix Metropolitan area averages 211 clear days and 85 partly cloudy days each year according to azcentral.com, making our sunny state a perfect candidate for Google’s Project Sunroof.   Project Sunroof is a solar power initiative and an online source for households interested in utilizing solar energy to power their homes and cut electricity … Read more

Uber partners with UA to boost mapping research for self-driving cars, donates $25,000

Google isn’t the only entity that is building out their driverless technology. The University of Arizona (UA) has been conducting experiments on their Cognitive and Autonomous Test, or CAT, vehicle on campus and developing mapping technology for driverless cars.  Today, the UA and Governor Doug Ducey announced a strategic partnership between the UA and the on-demand ride-hailing … Read more

Google acquires Athena Wireless Communications – interview with CEO Eduardo Tinoco

Google confirmed they have acquired telecommunications company Athena Wireless Communications based in Surprise, Arizona. Google declined to comment further on the terms of the deal. Athena Wireless is known for their affordable and compact digital radios that have the capability of performing at fiber-like speeds. Athena’s technology could essentially help bring high-speed Internet wirelessly to a … Read more

NASA experiments take a World View balloon ride to near-space

At the crack of dawn a team of researchers, scientists, founders and engineers check on their passenger, a payload filled with research instruments, one last time before they send it into the stratosphere. World View, a Tucson-based spaceflight company, recently paired up with NASA and completed a high-altitude balloon flight which carried research payloads as … Read more

4K and beyond – the best picture you've ever seen – CES 2015

At this year’s CES, 4K TVs are back in the spotlight and for a positive reason: 4K is going mainstream. With companies introducing their version of 4K TVs on the show floor this year, we can expect 4K TVs to be one of the hottest buys this year. 4K TVs, also known as 4K UHD … Read more

Google exec breaks world skydiving record jumping from space

For all of you adrenaline junkies out there who skydive and jump from extreme heights, there is a new kind of rush…space jumping. Alan Eustace, a Google vice president, broke a world record for parachute jumping after diving from the stratosphere with the help of Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corporation. [youtube]http://youtu.be/T711k05nJmw[/youtube] Eustace was carried into … Read more

Co-founder Random Order Audio shares lessons learned from Kickstarter fail

AZ-based startup Liquid Llama Soft., LLC recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their product Random Order Audio, a program that allows artists and producers to add infinite possibilities and texture to their songs, giving them the ability to test out their song in different genres, mixes or instrumental additions, and raise $60,000. Although the campaign totally failed, … Read more

Phoenix Mobile Festival returns September 27th

The Phoenix Mobile Meetup group will host their third annual Phoenix Mobile Festival designed for mobile enthusiasts, developers, engineers and entrepreneurs on September 27, 2014 from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Phoenix campus. The festival, sponsored by Intel,  will support the many voices helping to unlock the potential of a truly … Read more

Google and Maker Media offer free summer online science camp for kids

Rockets, virtual space visits and experimenting with paper circuits are just a few of the many activities that teens are able to explore though this summer’s Maker Camp, a free online camp that encourages the exploration of the tinkering tech world. Google+ and Maker Media, a global platform for DIY tech builders,launched the third edition … Read more

Google's Android Auto OS talks to your car and Android TV to rival Apple, Amazon & Roku

Google held their annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco today in which they unveiled a plethora of updates to its Android mobile operating system (OS) and the announcement of Android Auto and Android TV. Android Auto Android Auto is the newest, innovative platform coming out of Google and it promises to revolutionize a … Read more

Google unveils latest Android update "L" at I/O conference

At the Google I/O 2014 developer conference in San Francisco, Google released it’s new operating system, simply called “L.” The new system brings 5,000 new APIs as well as a fresh, bold look courtesy of a new design language called “Material Design.” The language focuses on bringing realism to flat design with bright colors, careful … Read more

Domain turf wars – Google launches invite-only web registration site

Tishin Donkersley, M.A. & Carlene Reyes, AZTB After seemingly gobbling up everything in its sight, Google had yet to get its hands on one service: domain name registration. But now, Google is quietly, but most certainly, invading the GoDaddy dominant territory with the launch of Google Domains. While this beta site might be a surprise … 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

Valley student named one of 50 finalists in the Doodle 4 Google competition

What would your Google Doodle look like if you were asked to draw one? For students K-12, Google held the Doodle 4 Google contest across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…” For one Valley student and … Read more

GOOGLE FIBER is coming to the Valley

Announced today, Google has chosen Phoenix, Scottsdale & Tempe as potential cities to deliver their ultra high-speed Fiber network to local residents, businesses and education centers. Google Fiber’s broadband network can deliver Internet speeds up to 1 Gigabit – a speed that is 100 times faster than the average broadband network. As of today, Fiber … Read more

Apple Vs Google-An In-Depth Look At Switching From An iPhone to Android-OpEd

Does the Nexus 4 Android really kick ass? Is it really better than the iPhone5? Contributing author Angelo Coppola gives readers an in-depth, OpEd about his transition of leaving Cupertino for Google-with all of the pros, cons and expectations to go with it. Will you agree? Join in the discussion. Read on…

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

Developers Rejoice Everywhere as Google Chrome Overtakes IE for the First Time

Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of developers celebrating the fact that Google’s Chrome has finally overtaken Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as the king of browsers in user share. What? You don’t hear anything? Well, that’s because developers are notoriously quiet when they celebrate, but make no mistake about it, there is a smile … Read more