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    1. Where Denver, Boulder rank for software pay scale

      Where Denver, Boulder rank for software pay scale

      Denver and Boulder are thriving tech startup cities, but a survey finds they aren't near the top among best-paying cities for software engineers. A combination of moderate salaries and a cost of living above the national average placed Denver 16th and Boulder 22nd among U.S. cities for the real-world spending power of software engineers, a survey by Glassdoor.com finds...

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    2. Hillary Clinton touts entrepreneurship, tech education at Denver's Galvanize (Video)

      Hillary Clinton touts entrepreneurship, tech education at Denver's Galvanize (Video)

      Hillary Clinton toured Denver’s Galvanize startup campus and software coding school Tuesday, calling it the kind of pioneering organization she hopes there will soon be more of in the U.S.

      The Democratic presidential candidate visited the day her campaign released proposals on jobs, tech policy, bolstering science and tech education and offering young entrepreneurs some relief from student loan debt.

      Clinton said she sought to learn about the approach to entrepreneurial education and starting…

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    3. Denver mobile technology company acquired, plans to grow

      Denver mobile technology company acquired, plans to grow

      A New York City-based marketing technology company has acquired Denver-based Roximity, a small maker of tech that helps brands reach people when they’re inside stores.

      Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

      Roximity makes “beacons,” small pieces of hardware that retailers, restaurant owners and others put in stores, and the related software that can analyze the precise locations of smart phones being carried by consumers nearby.

      Roximity employs eight people in Denver. Verve’s ownership…

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    4. Denver-area tech job growth may cool in late 2016

      Denver-area tech job growth may cool in late 2016

      The breakneck growth of technology jobs may slow a little in the Denver area during the second half of 2016. Growth and hiring still look to be strong, but the local number of tech executives planning to add new positions later this year has dipped, and slightly more executives say they won’t replace workers that leave or plan to cut IT jobs, according to a survey issued Tuesday by Robert Half Technology. The percentage of executives planning to add new jobs dropped four percentage points from…

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    5. Denver startup accelerator SecureSet forms to launch cybersecurity sucesses

      Denver startup accelerator SecureSet forms to launch cybersecurity sucesses

      A new startup accelerator aims to do something not done by other efforts to help tech companies get started — offer advice from larger companies that could be a future partner or acquirer.

      The SecureSet Accelerator is an offshoot of the SecureSet Academy, a cybersecurity training program that just graduated its first class of trainees. The SecureSet organizations share space in Denver’s booming River North neighborhood.

      The accelerator will accept applications from candidate startups later…

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    6. Ping Identity sold to private equity firm, plans faster growth

      Ping Identity sold to private equity firm, plans faster growth

      Denver-based software company Ping Identity Corp. is being bought by San Francisco-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. The companies said Wednesday that they’ve signed a definitive agreement for a deal expected to close by fall. Terms were not disclosed. The deal nixes 14-year-old Ping Identity's plan to become a publicly traded company next year, but having San Francisco-based Vista Equity as owner gives Ping resources for growth, Andre Durand, Ping's co-founder and CEO, told me.

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    7. Comcast is adding 600-job call center in Fort Collins

      Comcast is adding 600-job call center in Fort Collins

      Cable giant Comcast Corp. is opening a new call center in Fort Collins and plans to hire to fill most of the 600 positions there.

      The Philadelphia-based company (Nasdaq: CMCSA) plans to hold a press conference Thursday morning in the northern Colorado city that’s scheduled to include Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell and Rich Jennings, Comcast’s senior vice president for Rocky Mountain region.

      The new center is in addition to existing customer care sites in the southern Denver metro area, where…

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    8. Colorado lawmakers hang up on telecom reforms

      Colorado lawmakers hang up on telecom reforms

      Expectations that the 2016 legislative session could produce big changes to telecommunications law in Colorado turned out to be misguided as bills watched by the industry failed or were gutted in the session’s final days.

      A bill that would have let rural counties exempt telecom providers’ broadband hardware purchases from sales taxes died in a legislative committee hours before the end of this year’s session Wednesday.

      It was one of many proposed tech-related measures to run aground in a…

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    9. Webroot jumps into 'internet of things' protection

      Webroot jumps into 'internet of things' protection

      Webroot Inc. is branching out to help companies protect internet-connected machines and devices from hackers after years building its reputation with consumer desktop computers and mobile phones.

      The Broomfield-based cybersecurity company is unveiling its BrightCloud Threat Intelligence service, which is meant to work with companies’ “internet of things” gateway devices, which serve as central hubs for communications between devices, a central command computer and the internet.

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    10. Lockheed to compete with Boeing, Northrop to keep Air Force GPS satellite work

      Lockheed to compete with Boeing, Northrop to keep Air Force GPS satellite work

      The U.S. Air Force has brought in Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. to compete against Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., for lucrative contracts building future global positioning satellites. Jefferson County-based Lockheed Martin Space Systems (LMSS) currently holds the multibillion-dollar contracts to build the first eight GPS III orbiters, but it will have to beat out two rivals to keep the work after about 2019.

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    11. Lockheed Martin, DigitalGlobe workers create technology to speed disaster relief

      Colorado aerospace technology workers have created software to help speed relief to victims of natural disasters around the world. Workers at Jefferson County-based Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (LMSS) built the HelpNowMap.com service to help get clear data to residents, first-responders and aid agencies on the ground after floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters around the world. Now they hope a major aid agency takes up the technology and software developers elsewhere continue…

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    12. SpaceX awarded first Air Force satellite launch contract

      SpaceX awarded first Air Force satellite launch contract

      Someone other than Centennial-based United Launch Alliance has a contract to launch a national security satellite for the U.S. Air Force for the first time in 10 years. Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Inc., or SpaceX, won an $82.7 million contract from the Air Force on Wednesday. The contract pays to launch the second orbiter of a new generation of global positioning system satellites. The launch is slated for May, 2018. “This GPS III Launch Services contract award achieves a balance…

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    13. Tech founders boxing in Boulder? Entrepreneurs take to the ring (Slideshow)

      Tech founders boxing in Boulder? Entrepreneurs take to the ring (Slideshow)

      An unlikely fitness craze has swept the Boulder tech scene. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the tech-savvy college city have been stepping into the ring, learning to jab and dodge punches, and go toe-to-toe in the most un-Boulder, non-geek pastime — boxing. Eighteen company founders and backers in this former hippy town have signed up to pound each other in USA Boxing-sanctioned bouts during next month’s Boulder Startup Week. David Mandell, a tech entrepreneur and founder of PivotDesk...

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    14. Planets, asteroids are in Lockheed Martin's 2016 travel plans

      Planets, asteroids are in Lockheed Martin's 2016 travel plans

      Colorado Springs— Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. has an intriguing list of destinations it's working on this year: Jupiter, an asteroid or two, Mars and maybe Venus.

      Those spots in the solar system are ones that Jefferson County-based LMSS's projects are reaching, leaving for, being built for or being proposed to go to in a busy latter half of 2016.

      “We’re not a company that does only one spacecraft, one mission at a time,” said Guy Beutelschies, LMSS' director of interplanetary programs.…

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    15. ULA and SpaceX see the future of space launching very differently

      ULA and SpaceX see the future of space launching very differently

      Colorado Springs— The heads of United Launch Alliance and SpaceX aren’t just rivals for launching U.S. military and commercial satellites into orbit. They don’t even see the business the same way. Tory Bruno, CEO of Centennial-based ULA, and Gwynneth Shotwell, president of Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX, were the biggest presences on a panel Thursday closing the Space Symposium, the biggest annual gathering of U.S. military and private-sector space officials. The session featured executives…

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    16. Optiv buys California company, expanding its cybersecurity reach

      Optiv buys California company, expanding its cybersecurity reach

      Denver-based Optiv Security Inc. has acquired another cybersecurity business to get deeper into identity management technologies and give Optiv a presence in India. Optiv bought Advancive Technology Solutions, a Pasadena, California-based identity management consultancy. The transaction, which closed Friday, was announced Tuesday afternoon. Terms were not disclosed. The deal adds Advancive’s 35 identity management specialists to the 50 people at Optiv working on identity management.

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    17. ULA strikes partnership to get Bigelow inflatable habitats into orbit

      ULA strikes partnership to get Bigelow inflatable habitats into orbit

      Colorado Springs — United Launch Alliance is helping develop and launch experimental, inflatable space habitats that could be readied for launch as soon as 2020 under a new partnership with Bigelow Aerospace that was announced Monday.

      Working with Centennial-based ULA, the main space launch contractor for federal government agencies, Bigelow plans to establish one or two 12,000-square-foot habitats in low-earth orbit in 2020.

      “This is a fundamentally a new mission in space. We have hadn’t…

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    18. Startup transplant is drawn by Denver's tech, outdoor climate

      Startup transplant is drawn by Denver's tech, outdoor climate

      Another tech startup is relocating from another state to Denver, drawn by what it sees as a better growth climate for the business and lifestyle for employees. The startup is nPloyed, a Scottsdale, Arizona, tech employee recruiting firm. It is scouting west Denver locations for an office, and its founder inking a deal this weekend on a home for his family. All but one of the six employees at his business are moving to Denver by June with plans to double the size of the company nPloyed after it…

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    19. Colorado antenna company acquires Florida company, adds new investors

      Colorado antenna company acquires Florida company, adds new investors

      Golden’s Centerline Solutions, which designs and builds antenna towers for the wireless industry, has acquired a Florida construction company and recapitalized the enlarged company with new investors. Centerline purchased UCI Construction Services, adding its 45 employees and a reach into southeastern U.S. states, the fast-growing mobile phone infrastructure company said Friday. The acquisition gives Centerline 411 employees nationwide. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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    20. Colorado tech worker numbers and wages swell

      Colorado tech worker numbers and wages swell

      Colorado added 3,088 high-tech jobs in 2015 and finished the year with 187,242 tech workers who contributed nearly $20 billion to the state's economy. The tech job growth amounted to 1.7 percent compared to 2014, according to the annual “CyberStates” report published Thursday by industry group CompTIA. The study found 14,847 tech businesses in Colorado payed a collective $19.9 billion to tech workers.

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    21. DigitalGlobe teams with Saudis on new satellite fleet

      DigitalGlobe teams with Saudis on new satellite fleet

      DigitalGlobe Inc. has reached an agreement with a Saudi Arabian partner to build a fleet of small satellites that the Westminster-based company will use for its orbital earth-imaging business. Monday's announcement comes as DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) faces the prospect of new competition from companies using less expensive small-satellite technology. Those new entrants may include an offshoot of Google, which has been a steady DigitalGlobe imagery customer.

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    22. Level 3 names new executive for North America, Asia operations

      Level 3 names new executive for North America, Asia operations

      Level 3 Communications Inc. has named Laurinda Pang to be the telecom's new regional president for North America and Asia-Pacific, the company's largest geographic unit. Pang has served in various executive rolls at the Broomfield-based company (NYSE: LVLT) and previously at Global Crossing, which Level 3 bought in 2011. She most recently had been executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Level 3.

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    23. Texas technology company makes Denver home

      Texas technology company makes Denver home

      A Texas technology business has made Denver its main location for job growth, hiring a couple dozen employees and poaching a pair of executives from another tech business.

      Apto launched in Houston making business management and lead-generation software for the commercial real estate industry.

      It quietly opened a software development office in Denver in mid-2014, but found hiring here so fruitful, Denver became the company’s focus for both technology development and sales.

      The expertise Apto…

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