AerialSphere provides bird’s-eye view of Waste Management Open

Phoenix-based AerialSphere used its XP360 to provide data to Waste Management Open planners that helped them develop the Scottsdale tournament site.  AerialSphere designed the XP360 “to change the way people deliver and interact with maps,” according to the company’s website. The XP360 combines 360-degree aerial imagery with location data to give a detailed, bird’s-eye view … Read more

TASER Pulse self-defense weapon packs a punch

Coming in at  5 ¼-inches long, 4 ½-inches tall, and 1 1/8-inches wide, this new version of TASER’s citizen self-defense weapon can pack the same punch as the one used by law enforcement. As part of TASER’s home and business defense line, the company released the TASER Pulse today at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, … Read more

Scottsdale-based IT solutions company acquires ITonCommand

Scottsdale-based Trapp Technology, a provider of IT, Internet, voice, and cloud hosting solutions, has acquired ITonCommand, a Colorado-based IT solutions and consulting company. This will allow Trapp Technology to expand its services in Colorado. “We recognized the intellectual property of ITonCommand could bring value to our current users. The acquisition also adds new services and … Read more

Idaho-based Docutech expands to Scottsdale, brings jobs

From snow to sun, Idaho-based Docutech, the provider of document generations and delivery technology, plans to open a Scottsdale office to serve their growing client base and bring jobs to the Valley. Scott Klein, Regional Fulfillment Manager for Docutech’s Scottsdale, Ariz. and Idaho Falls, Idaho centers told AZ Tech Beat the attraction to Scottsdale was the talent … Read more

Coffee, collaboration and co-working – AZ Co-working Guide

Co-written with Carlene Reyes A 9-5 workday just isn’t what it used to be—especially for entrepreneurs and small businesses when it comes to getting work done. The day-to-day needs and lifestyle for this demographic are a little different from the average office worker, so why should they expect to work in the same ho-hum environment? … Read more

Man v. Taser: Slow Mo Guys visit Taser HQ

The Slow Mo Guys, known for capturing exploding watermelon in slow motion, came to Scottsdale and recorded a TASER X26P Smart Weapon being used on a volunteer in 28,500 FPS. The first video shows the gun as the trigger is pulled and 2,500 pounds per square inch of inert gas are released. The two XP … Read more

Shelvspace makes sure your snacks are available for game time

Video contribution by Tishin Donkersley and Xavier Smith In our last report on Shelvspace, the cloud-based sales platform received $1 million in seed funding, allowing them to expand their software and staff. The company serves the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry and is working to simplify the way products are sold to retailers.     … Read more

Gobiquity, first pediatric mobile vision screening app co, expands to the Valley

The next time a pediatrician gives your child a vision test, they might whip out a smartphone and snap a picture. Gobiquity, a mobile health company, developed the first pediatric vision diagnostic mobile app, GoCheck Kids, that enables physicians to test for Amblyopia “lazy eye” risk factors for children six months to six years in … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: It's Tee Time – Golf gadgets

Arizona is known for our impeccable and world-renown list of golf courses, and let’s face it, the weather is beautiful. Book your next tee time and take these awesome gadgets along with you. Jam out to music with a portable Bluetooth speaker or figure out how to improve your score.   SupremeGolf.com Considered the KAYAK.com of … Read more

Tracking an astronaut's health has gone mobile

Scottsdale’s Modulus Global, Inc., a provider of advanced technology products and services, announced that their custom-made scientific charting technology for NASA Mission Operations will be used on the International Space Station (ISS) to process and display high-frequency telemetry and health data from crew members-and can all be monitored through a tablet. Since 1997 Modulus’ has … Read more

Inaugural Phoenix Startup Week hits the Valley Feb 23-27 – video

Video and photo contribution from Thomas Hawthorne The time has come for the Valley to celebrate its local startups at Phoenix Startup Week. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton kicks off the inaugural week-long, Valley-wide celebration of startups and entrepreneurship running February 23 to 27. [youtube]http://youtu.be/PAm6UAn0fOo[/youtube] The five-day extravaganza will consist of 130 events with a multitude … Read more

Lumension and FrontRange merger brings new jobs to Scottsdale

Scottsdale based IT security provider Lumension and IT infrastructure organizer FrontRange have teamed up and merged to create HEAT Software. HEAT Software will be headquartered in California with offices staying in Scottsdale where Lumension was formerly headquartered. After the merger, HEAT Software will consist of over 350 employees with about 50 percent of those employees … Read more

Waste Management Phoenix Open turns into one giant hot spot

Golf fans attending the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open can selfie and upload with speed  during tournament with help from additional cell towers and Wi-Fi hotspots. This year Cox Business has turned the entire golf course into one giant Wi-Fi hot spot. They also added more than a dozen new Wi-Fi wireless access points between the 16th and … Read more

SF-based Revel Systems expands to Scottsdale bringing jobs

Revel Systems, a San Francisco-based iPad point-of-sale provider, announced their expansion to Scottsdale and adding 160 new jobs over the next three years. The Revel mantra is to empower merchants by providing a complete end-to-end commerce platform that can fit any size of business. Their systems can be found in enterprise food service and retail … 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

Video: Galleria tech companies bring flavor to Old Town Scottsdale

If you’ve been to Old Town Scottsdale in the past year, you may have seen something a little different than the standard stretch of quirky shops, night clubs and great restaurants. Tech companies have been moving to Old Town to take advantage of the area’s abundant space and walkability, and bringing their own style and … Read more

Yodle adds 12,000 sq ft and 100 jobs

Yodle, a New York-based online marketing tech company, announced this week that it will be expanding its presence in Scottsdale, Ariz. Yodle is expanding its office at Arizona State University’s SkySong and is looking to add 100 positions over the next year. The new office adds an additional 12,000 square feet to Yodle’s operations, giving … Read more

Weebly opens its Scottsdale HQ, ping-pong table and all

Weebly, a website creation service based out of San Francisco, is the latest company to open its doors in the Valley of the Sun. Last week, the company unveiled its new North American customer operations headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., which will serve more than two million Weebly customers. Complete with a ping-pong table, the 25,000-square-foot … Read more

Weebly to bring 250 new jobs to its new Scottsdale office

Weebly, a global service that lets everyone create a high-quality website that they are proud to share, has signed a 25,000-square-foot office lease in Scottsdale, Ariz. The office space will serve as the company’s North American customer operations headquarters to support its growing customer base. Weebly’s expansion to Scottsdale will comprise a considerable impact on … Read more

TASER authorizes stock buy-back program

TASER International, Inc., headquartered in Scottsdale, announced that the Board of Directors approved a stock buy-back program authorizing the company to purchase up to $30 million of the company’s common stock; subject to SEC regulations, stock market conditions and corporate considerations. TASER anticipates adopting a stock trading plan (the “Plan”) established in accordance with Rule … Read more