Phoenix resident uses freight car to grow leafy greens year-round
Apr07

Phoenix resident uses freight car to grow leafy greens year-round

It’s no secret that farming is difficult in the Valley’s desert climate. The choking summer heat and lack of rain aren’t exactly the most favorable conditions for growing plants. However, one local has found a way to bypass Phoenix’s harsh environment by growing plants in an environment he can control—a freight car. How does it work? Mark Norton of Phoenix wanted to find a way to help people improve their health while also helping the...

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Meet Spencer Thomason and Eric Vance
Apr05

Meet Spencer Thomason and Eric Vance

Spencer Thomason and Eric Vance are software developers and co-founders of Clean Router, a wireless router that filters the Internet for parents who want to keep their kids safe online. Unlike software filters that you have to configure individually per device, the Clean Router automatically filters the Internet at the source with one simple device. With over 8,000 units sold, the Clean Router is the ultimate parental control! What...

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Three ways to utilize labor demographics to determine your ideal office location
Apr03

Three ways to utilize labor demographics to determine your ideal office location

Tempe and Scottsdale are known as Phoenix’s “traditional” tech hubs in the Valley due to their live, work, and play environments. But the rise of downtown Phoenix as a viable alternative for technology companies continues to grow. More housing and retail options have improved the vibrancy of the area, attracting more people to the downtown area. But the question remains: How do you choose which submarket is right for your office...

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Support Arizona maker Joey Hudy on GoFundMe
Mar31

Support Arizona maker Joey Hudy on GoFundMe

At just 14, Anthem’s Joey Hudy dazzled the US by joining President Obama in shooting a marshmallow across the State Dining Room of the White House. He’d come to present a 10-inch LED cube he’d created at the White House Science Fair, where he quickly became the poster boy for other young “makers.” The next few years allowed him to return to the White House twice and attend Maker Faires in New York, San Francisco, Paris, and Rome. Joey...

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Why technology leasing makes sense for startups
Mar30

Why technology leasing makes sense for startups

Is your business looking to increase cash flow? One technique, which has benefited large, established businesses for years, is now seeing a huge growth in popularity among startups and smaller companies.  It’s called technology leasing. Technology directly affects the flow of business. According to a study from Techaisle, 52 percent of small- to medium-sized businesses report that “technology helps drive the direction of their...

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Uber’s teen driving service arrives in Phoenix
Mar27

Uber’s teen driving service arrives in Phoenix

Self-driving cars are no longer the only service that Uber Technologies Inc. is testing out in the Phoenix area. The once 18-and-over San Francisco-based driving company is introducing their new teen driving service to the Valley.  Now people ages 13 to 17 can get a safe and reliable ride with Uber’s teen driving program. Before this service was created, Uber had the long-standing rule that anyone under the age of 18 had to be...

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