Uber Freight, an app for truck drivers, expands to Arizona
Aug15

Uber Freight, an app for truck drivers, expands to Arizona

Uber Freight is the ride-sharing company’s app for truck drivers. According to Uber’s website, the app’s mission is “to empower truck drivers and small trucking companies to run and grow their business.” The app helps connect carriers with loads; drivers view available jobs through the app and can sign up for them and receive confirmation almost instantly. Each job page in the app displays the departure and arrival points, the size of...

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The challenges and benefits of technology in manufacturing
Aug07

The challenges and benefits of technology in manufacturing

Technology is rapidly entering all sectors of manufacturing. With the Internet of Things (IoT), employees are able to record, share, access and analyze critical data in real-time, whether they’re in the office, at the factory, or off-site. With drones, 3D printers, advanced software, and more, manufacturing organizations can streamline productivity from project planning to completion. While purchasing these new technologies and...

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JLL predicts growth in local technology real estate
Jul14

JLL predicts growth in local technology real estate

It’s no secret that the Phoenix metro area is a budding region for the tech industry. In May, Phoenix was named by PCMag as one of “14 high-tech cities you’ll want to call home.” Ask anyone who’s a longtime resident, and they will tell you how much things have changed here over the years. Tech companies have been opening branches and getting their start, in downtown Phoenix as well as in surrounding towns like Tempe, Mesa, and...

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Phoenix co-working spaces help local startups thrive
Jul05

Phoenix co-working spaces help local startups thrive

The Phoenix-area entrepreneurial community has seen more and more startups pop up in recent years. While these talented business owners have worked incredibly hard to get to where they are now, many of them have enjoyed the privilege of having help along the way. Accelerators and incubators helped many of them get off the ground, and other organizations and people have been generous investors. But perhaps the thing that most brings...

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WebPT promotes diversity in STEM fields with new initiatives
Jun26

WebPT promotes diversity in STEM fields with new initiatives

After decades of very little diversity in science and tech, organizations are finally trying hard to bring minorities into their ranks. Silicon Valley companies have recently made news for trying to recruit more women and people of color (and most still have an ongoing problem—look at Uber), but state and local organizations are also doing their part. One example of this is WebPT, a physical therapy software company based in Phoenix....

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