1. Articles from Greg Avery

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. CEO seeks to tap big growth of influence marketing

      CEO seeks to tap big growth of influence marketing

      Promise Phelon came to Boulder nine months ago to infuse some Silicon Valley energy to the tech startup she heads, heightening its ambitions and kick-starting its growth. Recruited to be CEO of TapInfluence Inc., Phelon has pushed the fast-growing marketing technology company to be a more data-intensive and user-driven business, and she trying to create a culture capable of explosive success in Boulder.

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    18. Lockheed Martin Space Systems wins another commercial satellite order

      Lockheed Martin Space Systems wins another commercial satellite order

      Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. has won a second deal to build a cutting-edge commercial communications satellite at its Jefferson County campus, this time for a Japanese satellite TV company.

      Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. (SJC) chose the commercial satellite unit of Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) to build a reprogrammable satellite and have it completed in 2019.

      “We’ve built a number of satellites for SJC and we’re honored that they have placed their trust…

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    19. Lockheed IT services changing hands, but not most Colorado employees

      Lockheed IT services changing hands, but not most Colorado employees

      Most local workers for Lockheed Martin Corp.'s government IT services business won’t be part of the unit’s planned $5 billion merger into Leidos Holdings Inc.

      Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced the deal with Reston, Virginia-based Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) on Tuesday, ending months of speculation about the potential sale of its division that has many Denver metro-area employees.

      Lockheed Martin in July indicated a willingness to sell the 16,000-employee division, called…

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    20. Colorado's NexGen Storage merging with Pivot3 to remake data center technology

      Colorado's NexGen Storage merging with Pivot3 to remake data center technology

      For the second time since it was formed six years ago, Louisville-based NexGen Storage is being acquired by another respected company in its industry. NexGen has agreed to combine with Austin-based Pivot3, an Austin-based maker of data storage and network virtualization technology, in a deal meant to make both companies better-able to grow.

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    21. NetApp buying SolidFire for $870 million

      NetApp buying SolidFire for $870 million

      Boulder-based SolidFire is being acquired by NetApp Inc., another network storage company, for $870 million in cash.

      NetApp Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP), based in Sunnyvale, California, announced the acquisition Monday afternoon.

      SolidFire has been one of Colorado’s fastest-growing startups, making flash-memory datage storage devices for companies that need speedy access to information in data centers.

      “SolidFire combines the performance and economics of all-flash storage with a webscale architecture…

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    22. Google-backed Gusto adds $22M more funding as it grows in Denver

      Google-backed Gusto adds $22M more funding as it grows in Denver

      Gusto, a tech company growing in Denver and formerly called ZenPayroll, has added another $22 million from investors, pushing its latest VC round past $63.6 million.

      The San Francisco-based online payroll and workers compensation business drew more money from existing investors, including two Google funds, in what CEO Joshua Reeves says is an opportunistic growth in funding, according to the tech publication Venture Beat.

      “We decided to take in more capital because we wanted to give investors…

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    23. Foundry Group adds investment veteran, eyes funding of other VCs

      Colorado’s best-known technology venture capital firm has added a private equity veteran and is expanding its focus to funding other VC firms focused on early-stage startups.

      Boulder-based Foundry Group has hired Lindel Eakman, who managed private equity investments for Austin-based UTIMCO and who has been Foundry’s biggest investor.

      UTIMCO (or University of Texas Investment Management Co.) is the external corporation overseeing investments for the $35 billion endowment of the University of…

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    24. Westminster company acquired in wireless network technology deal

      An international wireless network services company based in California has acquired a Colorado software company that makes wireless security products. Ruckus Wireless Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) bought Westminster-based Cloudpath Networks. Terms were not disclosed. Ruckus sells Wi-Fi service to about 56,000 customers, most of them large companies, universities, school districts, public venues and stores. It has about 940 employees, more than half of them outside the U.S.

      Cloudpath employs 12 people. It…

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