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    1. NOAA and NCAR to partner on computer modeling

      NOAA and NCAR to partner on computer modeling

      The National Center for Atmospheric Research and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration are have formed a partnership in an effort to better computer modeling for weather and climate forecast systems. The two organizations, which have locations in Boulder, signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing a new state-of-the-art framework that would design common modeling infrastructure.

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    2. Carbonite to acquire Webroot for $618.5M

      Carbonite to acquire Webroot for $618.5M

      BROOMFIELD — Carbonite Inc. (Nasdaq: CARB) will acquire Webroot Inc. for $618.5 million. Carbonite, a Boston-based data protection provider has decided to acquire the Broomfield-based cybersecurity company in order to address a top vulnerability in business — the endpoint. The two will take a comprehensive approach to protection through cloud-based cybersecurity, backup and protection.

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    3. Zayo to simplify business, releases quarterly results

      Zayo to simplify business, releases quarterly results

      BOULDER — Zayo Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) posted second-quarter earnings per share of 13 cents, in line with analyst expectations. The Boulder-based telecommunications company recorded net income of $30.2 million, which included $36.1 million from the Communications Infrastructure business segment but also a $5.9 million loss from the Allstream segment. Still, second-quarter income more-than doubled from the same period last year, when it was $13.2 million.

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    4. A Fort Collins company is one of Apple’s top suppliers

      A Fort Collins company is one of Apple’s top suppliers

      Apple has shared that it spent $60 billion on 9,000 American component manufacturers for its products, including Broadcom in Fort Collins. The company makes wireless communication hardware that enables global connectivity, Apple said in its news release. The global tech giant added that it grew its investment in American component suppliers by 10 percent and supported more than 450,000 jobs in 2018.

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    5. OEDIT debuts new platform for connecting investors, projects

      OEDIT debuts new platform for connecting investors, projects

      The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade has launched Co-Invest.co, a website dedicated to helping investors find investment opportunities and vice versa. The website is in partnership with Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network and Startup Colorado. The site connects investors and Colorado projects seeking investment funding. It also serves as a clearinghouse for national investors interested in Colorado and helps organize local projects and investors.

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    6. Longmont to provide free NextLight to low-income schoolchildren

      Longmont to provide free NextLight to low-income schoolchildren

      A new program, “Sharing the NextLight” is helping low-income children have access to essential internet services. Sharing the NextLight provides a free NextLight connection to qualifying low-income Longmont families with children in the St. Vrain Valley Schools. The families would receive a free symmetrical 25-megabit connection to their home, along with a combined modem/ wireless router.

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    7. Yonomi recognized as breakthrough IoT development tool

      Yonomi recognized as breakthrough IoT development tool

      Yonomi, an IoT platform that integrates smart home devices, was recognized as the “IoT Development Tool of the Year” by the IoT Breakthrough Awards. The IoT Breakthrough Awards recognize a select list of the top IoT companies and technologies. Yonomi is among names such as Sony, GE Appliances, Dell and Samsung. The Boulder-based IoT company provides turnkey software solutions for consumer IoT devices.

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    8. Boulder software developers look to grow apprenticeship program

      Boulder software developers look to grow apprenticeship program

      BOULDER  — A software development company is looking to close the talent gap in coding through a program to create more diverse developers. Techtonic Group Inc. is a software development firm, but over the past four years it has created an apprenticeship curriculum to train more people in coding and engineering. Unlike a boot camp, which requires students to pay around $20,000 to be trained over six months, Techtonic has developed an exclusive course where students are paid to learn.

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    9. National Center for Women & Information Technology awarded $4.1M

      National Center for Women & Information Technology awarded $4.1M

      The National Center for Women & Information Technology has received a $4.1 million grant from the Cognizant U.S. Foundation. Cognizant is a nonprofit focused on supporting STEM education and initiatives for workers and students. The grant will fund digital skills education programs and an awareness campaign to increase interest among women of all ages pursuing careers in technology.

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    10. Innosphere celebrates 20 years, seeks applicants for new cohort

      Innosphere celebrates 20 years, seeks applicants for new cohort

      Innosphere is seeking applicants for its first cohort of 2019. Innosphere is an incubator for high-impact science and technology companies in the startup and scaleup stages. The program focuses on ensuring that companies are investor-ready, connecting entrepreneurs to experienced mentors, making introductions to corporate partners and accelerating top-line revenue growth, among other necessary skills.

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    11. Colorado metros make list of most innovative cities

      Colorado metros make list of most innovative cities

      Three Colorado metro areas have been ranked in the top 25 most innovative cities in the U.S. Boulder, Fort Collins-Loveland and Greeley all made the list, compiled by 24/7 Wall St. The ranking is based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the year 2015, the most recent year available. The ratings look at number of patents issued for 100,000 residents. Boulder ranks No. 4, with 260.2 patents filed per 100,000 residents in 2015.

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    12. Silicon Flatirons to search for new director as Weiser becomes AG

      Silicon Flatirons to search for new director as Weiser becomes AG

      Silicon Flatirons has announced it will start the search for a new executive director in January; its founder and current executive director Phil Weiser was elected to be the state’s attorney general. Weiser led the group, which promotes technology and innovation in Colorado, for 19 years. Silicon Flatirons’ mission has been to support entrepreneurs, elevate policy discussions and prepare students for careers in technology policy and entrepreneurship.

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    13. LogRhythm software update to help customers SOAR above security threats

      LogRhythm software update to help customers SOAR above security threats

      LogRhythm Inc., a security intelligence company, is seeing success in its latest software update which makes cutting-edge ideas in cybersecurity more accessible. The company’s latest software release, version 7.4 of its NextGen SIEM platform, makes it easier to use SOAR techniques — security orchestration, automation and response — a cybersecurity concept that first become popular about 18 months ago.

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    14. Zayo to provide dark fiber to data-encryption company

      Zayo to provide dark fiber to data-encryption company

      Quantum Xchange, a secure communications and encryption provider, is partnering with Zayo Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) for dark fiber that will be used to provide the first Quantum Key Distribution, or QKD, network in the United States. Zayo, based in Boulder, is providing access to almost 500 miles of existing optical fiber spanning from Boston to Washington, D.C. Quantum Xchange will use the dark fiber to activate the initial leg of its QKD network.

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    15. Silicon Flatirons to hold conference on #GiveFirst and startups

      Silicon Flatirons to hold conference on #GiveFirst and startups

      Silicon Flatirons is hosting its annual entrepreneurship conference on Wednesday, where it will discuss and analyze the #GiveFirst mentality for entrepreneurs. #GiveFirst is the mindset of individuals doing something good without securing a benefit. It’s not altruism — some sort of return is expected eventually — but it’s also not transactional.

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    16. UCAR signs agreement to continue managing NCAR

      UCAR signs agreement to continue managing NCAR

      The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research has signed an agreement with the National Science Foundation to continue management of the National Center for Atmospheric Research for five years. The agreement is up to $630 million, depending on the availability of funds. “NCAR is among the nation’s greatest scientific success stories,” William Easterling, the head of the NSF Directorate for Geosciences, said in a prepared statement.

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    17. Colorado to provide another cycle of work training grants

      Colorado to provide another cycle of work training grants

      The Department of Labor and Employment has begun the fourth stage of recruiting grant applicants for the Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment and Key Training Act, more commonly known as the WORK Act. The WORK Act Grant was established in 2015 after lawmakers recognized that a four-year college program was not for everyone. The grant promotes skills-training with hands-on instruction in the workplace, including apprenticeships, internships and on-the-job training.

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    18. Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund invests in startup

      Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund invests in startup

      The Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund has made an investment in the Israeli startup Kando. Kando monitors wastewater in real-time through a cloud-based software solution that tracks and monitors key wastewater quality parameters, making it ideal for wastewater utilities to gain insight into their system dynamics. The ICI is joining other investors in Kando’s Series A round of financing. Kando will use the funds for product and business development as the company grows.

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