Changing the Way Businesses Do TV

by Dara Shlifka

Seventeen Phoenix/Scottsdale local businesses as well as many national chain brands are using a new social TV platform called UPshow as an affordable way to engage and entertain customers. UPshow’s Social TV Platform allows businesses to engage their audience and drive revenue. This new technology turns ordinary TVs into powerful digital displays that offer value-added… [More]

Digital Matchmaker

by Mike Hunter

vCandidates.com, the first subscription-based digital platform that connects recruiters with qualified and pre-screened candidates, aims to eliminate the need for recruiters to post jobs on boards or candidates to use them when searching for new opportunities. Says LT Ladino Bryson, founder of the Chandler-based company, “I created vCandidates after working as a recruiter for one… [More]

Will Blockchain Uplevel the Arizona Real Estate Market?

by Sarah Richardson

Love it or hate it, blockchain is disrupting nearly every industry. And while most associate blockchain with Bitcoin or cryptocurrency, it really refers to its underlying technology — and that technology holds a tremendous amount of promise to a range of industries and uses, including real estate.  What exactly is blockchain? In a nutshell, it’s… [More]

Local Businesses Take to Podcasting

by Mike Hunter

Podcasts have become a popular medium for businesses to connect with their customers and target market. Here’s a sampling from our local entrepreneurs. “Relentless Mentality” is a new podcast launched by Bayless Healthcare CEO and community leader Justin Bayless. It features conversations with change agents, leaders and individuals of achievement. Says Bayless, “My podcast strategy… [More]

Harassed? There’s an App for That

by Mike Hunter

Now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, the mobile app HarassmentLaw provides the answer to the question from the aggrieved employee or the accused/inquisitive business owner, “What can I do in a potential harassment/discrimination situation, or what steps can I take to prevent it?” The mobile app, developed by attorney Marc Garbar,… [More]

Tradeable Private Investments

by Mike Hunter

Funderbeam is an award-winning Fintech startup whose platform allows everybody to invest in private startups and their business plans. Its CEO Kaidi Ruusalepp is also taking her vision to teach foundership to young people so they grow up developing a founder’s mindset, to develop a “Founder’s Playbook” for children. 

Tick, Tock … Trade

by Mike Hunter

Ticker Tocker is an integrated trading productivity platform to support both institutional and novice traders to quickly find, test, learn, share and/or execute trades. Developed by Stephen Kalayjian, a renowned trading industry veteran, this platform is the first-of-its-kind, all-in-one offering that will be available to non-institutional investors, beginning this September.  

Engaging Video Training Content on a Budget 

by Sean Gordon

A young, tech-based workforce has pushed the demand for online training and eLearning courses to unprecedented heights. Perhaps the biggest driver of this workplace demand is video content. Video training is such an effective means to facilitate learning, appealing to multiple brain functions at once and drastically improving retention. For a staff gearing more toward… [More]

Facing the Big Data Tsunami 

by Mike Hunter

An estimated 40 zettabytes (43 trillion gigabytes) of data will be created by 2020 (an increase of 300 times the amount of data in circulation in 2005), at a rate of 2.5 quintillion bytes per day. “The explosion in big data is both good news and bad news,” says James D’Arezzo, CEO of Condusiv Technologies.… [More]

For On-Demand Pros

by Mike Hunter

Moonlighting.com is teaming up with gig economy pioneer Marion McGovern and other trailblazing companies to transform the way freelancers find work, make money and stay secure. “Essentially, we’re creating a way for gig workers to control their records without depending on a separate firm to secure the job. This means those platforms will cost less,… [More]