Hackathons with Support from Las Vegas Hospitality Industry

Look for the hospitality industry to take a greater interest in hackathons in the months ahead, writes Richard N. Velotta for the Las Vegas Review-Journal in his article “Las Vegas hospitality industry shows stronger interest in hackathons.” Tourism technology leaders said in a panel discussion that hackathons have become the new gathering places for programmers … Continued

Switch Becomes The Only Carrier-Neutral Data Center Company In History To Receive A Tier IV Gold Rating On Two Separate Data Center Facilities

Switch has become the first carrier-neutral data center provider in the world to receive two Uptime Institute Tier IV Gold Certifications for its SUPERNAP data centers. SUPERNAP 9, a 471,248-square-foot data facility that opened in August 2015, is the second Switch data center to earn a Tier IV Gold Certification. SUPERNAP 9 follows SUPERNAP 8, … Continued

The World’s Most Powerful DDoS Mitigation Appliance

At the Las Vegas Data Connectors Tech Security Conference, Las Vegas company Axiom Cyber Solutions announced the public release of the Axiom Sentinel™ Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation appliance. Axiom’s engineering and development teams are proud to demonstrate 100 gigabits of mitigation in a single appliance. The Axiom Sentinel uses state-of-the-art nanotechnology and multi-core … Continued

VegasTechFund is now VTF Capital

VegasTechFund announced it is changing its name to VTF Capital, a brand it hopes will better reflect its focus on startups, in Las Vegas and throughout the country. The rebranded itself to also highlights its changing focus. Now calling itself VTF Capital, it’s setting out to make investments throughout the United States in startups within the commerce … Continued

UNLV Metal Rebel at DARPA Competition Featured in NOVA Special

UNLV’s Metal Rebel robot won 8th in the DARPA robotics challenge and is being highlighted in a NOVA special later this month. “On February 24, 2016 at 9pm “Rise of the Robots” will premiere on NOVA,” said Cheryl Bella, Director of Communications at UNLV’s Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. “We’re excited to have our … Continued

LaunchKey Accepted into Fourth Class of Virtual Commerce Accelerator

Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard have selected four startups to participate in the fourth class of Commerce.Innovated.. The program is a virtual accelerator designed to help commerce startups grow their businesses. From mobile lending to instant authentication and identity checks, the new class is developing innovative solutions for businesses in the digital age. As part of Commerce.Innovated., the four … Continued

UNLV opening offices at The Innevation Center

State lawmakers and top university officials attended the opening today of three UNLV offices at data company Switch’s Innevation Center, reports the Las Vegas Sun. The center will house portions of UNLV’s economic development office and its research foundation. The university’s Office of Economic Development, which was started five years ago to encourage private-public partnerships, … Continued

Makerspace SYN Shop relocates to Henderson

The Las Vegas Review-Journal recently covered SYN Shop‘s move to Henderson in “Space to create: SYN Shop relocates to Henderson.” “People in the Las Vegas Valley maker community are often too busy working on their projects to notice that there are others in the area who are engaged in similar efforts and can lend a … Continued

UNLV Chosen to Compete in 2017 Solar Decathlon

After a two-year break, Team Las Vegas is back in the Solar Decathlon, reports UNLV. UNLV is one of just 16 university teams worldwide picked to compete in the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy contest that challenges students to design, build and operate homes that are energy-efficient, affordable and innovative. UNLV will work to build … Continued

Switch Building SUPERNAP Mega Data Center in Thailand

Continuing its push into international markets, Las Vegas-based Switch has teamed up with Thailand’s government and the country’s biggest banks to build what the company said will be the largest data center in Thailand, reports DataCenterKnowledge.com. Construction has begun on the new $300 million USD (11 billion THB) SUPERNAP Thailand, located in Hemmaraj Industrial Estate … Continued