TechFly startup looks to become go-to for Phoenix tech support
Aug29

TechFly startup looks to become go-to for Phoenix tech support

TechFly, new to the Phoenix startup scene, is looking to revolutionize the way we get help when our devices crash. Billing itself as an “Uber for tech support,” TechFly offers on-demand assistance for virtually any device, whether that is a trendsetting home voice assistant or more of an old-school device like a printer. TechFly can help with more than just physical issues as well – its workers can help teach customers how to use...

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Storage-tech company Callbox opens new location in Phoenix
Aug21

Storage-tech company Callbox opens new location in Phoenix

Dallas-based storage-tech company Callbox opened its first location in Phoenix earlier this summer. The 80,000-square-foot, climate-controlled storage facility is located close to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Callbox is more than just another standard storage facility, though – the company asks customers to pack their items into boxes, but that’s where their work ends. Callbox picks up the boxes from customers’ homes,...

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Macy’s invests in tech startup b8ta to expand pop-up concept
Aug07

Macy’s invests in tech startup b8ta to expand pop-up concept

Department store retailer Macy’s invested in tech startup b8ta earlier this summer to develop The Market, Macy’s experiential-based retail concept. Markets are spaces within already existing Macy’s stores that allow online brands to maintain a physical presence so potential customers can try out items before purchasing. B8ta already works with brands to design and create retail experiences and mostly focuses on allowing customers to...

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Carvana opens nine-story Car Vending Machine in Tempe
Aug02

Carvana opens nine-story Car Vending Machine in Tempe

Carvana, an e-commerce platform for buying used cars, opened its largest Car Vending Machine to date in Tempe last month.  The machine, standing tall at nine stories high, holds up to 34 cars. The tower is made out of glass, and drivers can see it lit up at night from the Valley’s South Mountain Freeway. Based in Tempe, Carvana has opened up 11 Car Vending Machines in other states so far. The company was founded in Phoenix in 2012 and...

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What’s happened since the fatal self-driving Uber crash?
Jul27

What’s happened since the fatal self-driving Uber crash?

Have you noticed that the weird-looking self-driving Uber cars haven’t been buzzing around the Valley anymore? They were pretty hard to miss. Here are all the updates you need on the now-defunct Arizona Uber self-driving program. The crash In March, a pedestrian died after being struck by an Uber self-driving car near Mill Avenue and Curry Road in Tempe.  Being one of the very first deaths involving self-driving cars, the crash left...

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