Behind the Glasses: How software developers decide if your idea is worthwhile
Aug23

Behind the Glasses: How software developers decide if your idea is worthwhile

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that when it comes to vetting ideas, software developers tend to take a pretty systematic approach. Creating a successful and profitable digital product requires careful planning—all the way from the birth of the idea to the ongoing development necessary after its launch. Product development isn’t about throwing a bunch of concepts at the wall and seeing what sticks; it’s about establishing...

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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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ASU startup to provide students with more parking options
Jul24

ASU startup to provide students with more parking options

ASU students Jonathon Barkel and Scott Fitsimones are changing the way that students park on campus. AirGarage is a service founded in 2016 that allows homeowners to list their unused driveways online to be available for ASU students to pay and park at during their classes. AirGarage was created with college wallets in mind. It provides students with a budget-friendly option when it comes to commuting to school.  According to their...

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Instacart expands services, delivers groceries to 65 Valley zip codes
Jun05

Instacart expands services, delivers groceries to 65 Valley zip codes

We live in an era in which most things can be delivered to us: our dry cleaning, takeout, and even nightcaps can quickly arrive at our door with just the tap of a button. But until very recently, people still had to pick up their groceries the traditional way. Instacart is modernizing the grocery shopping game. Rather than spending an hour pushing a cart around a crowded store, you can have a personal shopper pick and deliver...

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Meet Kay Diggs
Mar13

Meet Kay Diggs

Kay Diggs is the founder and CEO of Tappetite, an app that allows you to buy fresh, homemade baked goods from nearby vendors. Kay spends her time working on Tappetite and caring for her two children. What part of Arizona do you call home?  I call Phoenix home. How did you get started as an entrepreneur? After becoming unemployed, I wanted to work as a baker and open a bakery.  It is a passion I had for long time, and I wanted to be...

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