Exro Technologies Announces U.S. Headquarters in Mesa, Ariz.

Exro

Exro Technologies Inc., a leading clean technology company that has developed a new class of power electronics for electric motors and batteries, today announced the location of its U.S. headquarters in Mesa, Arizona. Exro plans to hire 50 employees over the next 18 months, bringing new job opportunities to the region and expanding the local e-mobility ecosystem. This news … [More]

Arizona Commerce Authority Is Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today applications are being accepted for the 10th annual Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). Applications are being accepted from July 26 to August 27. The Arizona Innovation Challenge, which is the largest business plan competition in the nation, advances innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by … [More]

8 Tips for Cyber Security in a Company

by Phil Cord

Cyber attacks are becoming a more and more common problem for companies, and every business can be targeted, not only big corporations. That's why it is essential to implement security measures and be sure that each company’s systems won't be hacked. Business owners also have to make sure that every service they use, from online fax services to communication apps, is safe and … [More]

Phoenix Moves Up a Spot to #17 on CBRE’s Annual ‘Scoring Tech Talent’ Report

CBRE Group

Phoenix moved up one spot to #17 overall on CBRE’s 2021 Scoring Tech Talent report as North American tech-talent employment weathered the pandemic better than most other professions. Numerous indicators underscore the resilience of tech talent during COVID-19. These occupations registered job growth of 0.8 percent in 2020 in the U.S. while non-tech occupations declined by … [More]

ON Semiconductor Intelligent Sensing Technology Enables the First Fully Driverless RoboTaxi

ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor, announced that its image sensing and LiDAR technologies power key functions of AutoX’s Gen5 self-driving platform. Revealed at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, the new Gen5 autonomous vehicle technology enables the first fully driverless RoboTaxi, designed to democratize autonomy and provide universal access to the transportation of people and … [More]

ASU’s Novus Innovation Corridor Has Created $1.86B in Economic Impact

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The Novus Innovation Corridor, a 355-acre, multi-phased urban mixed-use development on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University will have significant economic impact on the greater Phoenix area as projected by ASU’s Seidman Research Institute (Seidman). Construction of completed and currently active projects in Novus will generate an economic impact of $1.86 billion*. … [More]

2021 Data Trends: Big Picture Trends Happening in the Data Analytics Market

by Doug Perez

Data is everywhere these days—literally. Most of us are generating voluminous streams of data simply by living our lives. By interacting with our devices, making purchases, and staying connected with others, we generate nearly constant streams of data. However, just having a great deal of data is worthless if the data has no meaning. In response to the ever-growing pool of data … [More]

Virtuous Announces $18M to Support Its Rapid Growth Trajectory

Virtuous

Virtuous, the world's leading responsive fundraising platform for nonprofits, has just closed an $18M Series B investment round led by Atlanta-based Fulcrum Equity Partners, one of the leading growth equity funds in the Southeast. Existing investors MATH Venture Partners, Seven Peaks Ventures and PHX Venture Partners also participated in the round. The funding will support the … [More]

SBA Hosts National SBIR Week to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration will host 2021 National SBIR Week on July 19 through July 23 for small business innovators.  The virtual event will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding – the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.  The SBA … [More]

Valley Metro Plan & Track App Released, Real-Time Bus and Train Tracking

Valley Metro

PHOENIX---Ever wonder when your bus is arriving? Or, when the next train will pull into the station? Ponder no more. Valley Metro, in partnership with the city of Phoenix and Vix Technology, has launched the new Valley Metro: Plan & Track app that features real time bus and light rail tracking and trip planning. “More than 90 percent of our riders own a smartphone and … [More]

Why Businesses Shouldn’t Neglect Their Cyber Hygiene

by Richard Swetonic

Risk of cyberattacks is nothing new but, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercrime is on the rise — both in prevalence and magnitude — underscoring the importance for companies to maintain proper cyber hygiene to protect their data, operations and bottom lines. Cybercrime on the Rise In 2020, the global average cost of a data breach was $3.86 million, according to … [More]

AI-Driven Videobot Personalizes Marketing 

by Mike Hunter

It is estimated that in 2021, the average person watches more than 100 minutes of online video every day. The vast bulk of this video consumption, says Maury Rogow, CMO of TheVideoBot and CEO of Hollywood’s Rip Media Group, is marketing content. Big-budget marketers are trying to out-shout each other, Rogow says, which does not work. It particularly fails to work, he notes, in … [More]

The Rising Concern around Inadequate Virtual Private Network Security 

by Don Boxley

Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, IT teams faced a common challenge: how to ensure employees and other approved users could easily and securely access organizational resources, whether they were hosted locally or in the cloud. This was a challenge that was painfully exacerbated when millions of workers around the world were sent to work from home (WFH), virtually … [More]

Silicon Valley-Based Startup Invests in a High-Tech Vertical Farming Facility in Avondale

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AgTech startup, OnePointOne, announced the expansion of its corporate and vertical farming production facilities to Avondale, Ariz. The 50,000 square-foot facility in the Avondale 107th Industrial Park will be home to OnePointOne’s latest indoor vertical farm. The technologically advanced cultivation platform they’re building will utilize automation, AI and plant science … [More]

WebPT’s Year of Innovation Ushers in Next-Level Growth

WebPT

As technology adoption in the rehab therapy industry accelerates, WebPT responds with new innovation and leadership advancements to support customer and patient needs as well as its continued growth and market expansion. Most recently, the company introduced Digital Patient Intake, which enables patients to complete intake paperwork from any Internet-enabled device, thereby … [More]

GoDaddy Introduces Payment Platform for Small Business

GoDaddy

GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today announced the launch of GoDaddy Payments, a new payments solution that enables GoDaddy Websites + Marketing and Managed WordPress WooCommerce customers to handle all of their commerce transactions directly through GoDaddy. GoDaddy Payments is built using the technology and teams acquired from Poynt in … [More]

Construction Technology Startup Mosaic Hits Homebuilding Milestone

Mosaic

The demand for new housing continues at record-breaking levels throughout the fast-growing state of Arizona. In addressing this demand, Phoenix-based construction technology company Mosaic, and its building partner Mandalay Homes, have hit a new milestone, with the construction of more than 315 homes for Arizona families, but this is just the start. Over the last 12 months, … [More]

Meeting the Call for Digital Transformation

by Greg Hanover

The past year has seen an incredible increase in the interest in and demand for home-based work. Companies saw that many traditional office-bound jobs could be performed remotely with similar productivity — if not more. Additionally, removing geographic requirements allowed them to fill positions faster with incredibly qualified candidates. In terms of the workforce, employees … [More]

Tech Enables Video Control by Eye Movement

by Mike Hunter

Cox recently unveiled new technology in Phoenix and Tucson that empowers people with disabilities to control their TV with their eyes. The Accessible Web Remote for Contour gives those who have lost fine motor skills — whether from degenerative conditions or paralysis — the ability to browse the video guide with a glance. Specifically, a free web-based tool is navigable … [More]

Lucid Reveals the User Experience for Lucid Air

Rick McCartney

With technology and user experience at its center, the Lucid User Experience is designed with people at the heart of vehicle operation, communication, and entertainment Lucid Motors, which is setting new standards for sustainable mobility with its advanced luxury EVs, today revealed the Lucid User Experience – or Lucid UX – the constellation of technology … [More]

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