Cryptocurrency Transactions in Real Time

by RaeAnne Marsh

In a new study published in March 2018, Transparency Market Research predicts a compound annual growth rate of 31 percent for cryptocurrency hardware and software from 2017 through 2025. The report estimates that the hardware and software business in this industry will soar from $574 million in 2017 to $6.7 billion in 2025. In introducing… [More]

Add Tap, Swipe, Pinch and Zoom Functions to Devices

by Mike Hunter

“Capacitive touch has become mainstream, and we’re continuing to see growth in the number of applications that require low-power, gesture-enabled touch surfaces,” says Fanie Duvenhage, vice president of Microchip Technology’s touch and gesture business unit. “The 2D Touch Surface library makes the realization of small touch pads and screens easier and more affordable.” Microchip’s new… [More]

Phoenix Retail Starts the Year Strong

by Mike Hunter

Based on newly released Q1 data, Colliers International Group predicts the Greater Phoenix retail market is expected to thrive during 2018. Retail expansion is forecast to continue as population grows and the local housing market improves. Permitting activity for new homes has increased, which will support retailers. As shopping centers experience higher demand, rents will… [More]

Phoenix Industrial Market 

by Mike Hunter

Lee & Associates Arizona reports the Phoenix industrial market continues its positive momentum after a record year in 2017, with 1,359,837 square feet of positive absorption in Q1 2018.  Vacancy dropped to 7.5 percent from 7.8.  A total of 13 buildings were delivered in Q1 2018, totaling 917,028 square feet.  Who is buying industrial in… [More]

Scottsdale Galleria Targeted for Major Back-Office

by Mike Hunter

Expertise in high-performing back-office product has earned the Phoenix office of JLL the exclusive listing assignment for the Concourse Level of the Scottsdale Galleria – a 140,000-square-foot space offering triple redundancy and the Class A amenities to attract major, power-dependent back-office tenants to the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. The JLL assignment from Stockade Capital Partners is… [More]

Own Homes for Adults with Special Needs 

by Mike Hunter

Millions of families across America have a loved one with special needs and have struggled with finding appropriate permanent housing. Luna Azul, a new development of 30 homes in North Phoenix, addresses that problem. Developed by Mark Roth and located at 16th St. and Loop 101, the development is the nation’s first for-sale residential community… [More]

Three-Car Garages an Option 

by Mike Hunter

Camelot Homes, a third-generation homebuilder in Scottsdale, launched a three-car garage option for attached single-family luxury homes at Adero Villas in Fountain Hills. Noting the option is rare for attached homes in the Valley, Cammie Hancock Beckert, managing director of Camelot Homes, says, “Buyers in the area are looking for convenience and extra space in… [More]

Women in Business Can Thank H.R. 5050

by Joy Lutes 

Thirty years ago, some U.S. states had laws that precluded women from obtaining a business loan without a male relative to cosign for them — even if that male were an underage son.  The National Women’s Business Council, which does research into the women’s business ecosystem, and the Women’s Business Centers, managed by the U.S.… [More]

Security in Place Advances

by David Corbin

Every day, employees and customers walk through the doors of a business. But has the business owner thought about what’s on those doors that’s safeguarding the business’s people, patrons, products and property? From the point someone enters the parking lot to the core of the company where sensitive information is stored, access control components provide… [More]

Cyber-Secure Travel?

by Adam Levin

It has been recently reported that digital hotel door locks can be compromised by simple tweaks to their in-built security software, according to research from a cybersecurity firm. The hardware kit used to clone keys involves scanning the RFID tag or mag stripe included in a card key, which is then copied by a small… [More]