Technology

Arizona Technology Council Seeks to Make Arizona the Fastest-growing Tech Hub in the Nation

Arizona’s biggest technology business group will push for legislation to restore career and technical education funding for high school freshmen and boost private-investment tax credits in 2017. Read more at tucson.com The Arizona Technology Council says its legislative priorities are aimed at improving the business climate for high-tech companies by widening access to capital, supporting tech-related job growth and attracting and training tech workers. Arizona already is a center of

What a great year 2016 has been for Arizona’s technology sector. We are on the rise and actively competing with the top technology states and cities in the country. This is in no small part thanks to our state’s business and legislative leadership who have made tremendous strides in making our business landscape more attractive to quality technology companies. As we look forward to creating a great future, we look

Uber moved a fleet of self-driving vehicles to Arizona on Friday after California insisted it comply with local rules — a move that highlights the regulatory discrepancies governing this new technology between states. Source: Uber moves its self-driving cars to Arizona after California revokes registration – LA Times By Melissa Etehad The California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked the registration of 16 Uber cars Wednesday because Uber refused to apply for a permit for

AZ Pays Tempe Company $2.1 million to Make a Video Game for Police Officers

The local company has been awarded a $2.1 million state contract to provide virtual-reality simulators for use-of-force training to police officers throughout Arizona. Source: Tempe company VirTra awarded $2.1 million Arizona contract for police simulators In the coming months, officers will have the chance to virtually immerse themselves in harrowing and potentially deadly scenarios. Encircled by 300 degrees of simulation, trainees will be armed with fake guns and other weapons, and

Scottsdale telecommunications company Nextiva is hosting a conference about business, for businesses, with all proceeds going to local charities. Scottsdale telecommunications company Nextiva is hosting a conference about business, for businesses, with all proceeds going to local charities. NextCon16, planned for Nov. 14-16 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, is available for all businesses, not just Nextiva partner companies, said Yaniv Masjedi, Nextiva’s vice president of marketing. “We wanted to