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    1. Ergen steps down as Dish Network CEO; new chief executive named

      Ergen steps down as Dish Network CEO; new chief executive named

      Charlie Ergen is giving up his job as CEO of Dish Network Corp.

      Ergen, who founded the Douglas County company in 1980 when it was known as EchoStar Communications Corp., said he's stepping aside "to devote more attention to the company's emerging wireless business." Erik Carlson, the company's current president and COO, was named new CEO and he'll report to Ergen.

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    2. Denver cybersecurity school expands outside of Colorado

      Denver cybersecurity school expands outside of Colorado

      A Denver cybersecurity education company has expanded outside the state of Colorado. SecureSet, with locations in Denver and Colorado Springs, said its new Tampa, Florida location is up and running. “Cyber threats are growing exponentially, but there is a lack of qualified talent and innovation in Tampa Bay and nationally,” said Adam Sheffield, director of SecureSet’s Tampa campus, in a statement.

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    3. Colorado cable provider makes biggest expansion since going public

      A Colorado-based internet and cable TV provider said it's made its biggest expansion since going public earlier this year. WOW! Internet said in a statement that it's expanding it service to serve 35,000 customers in Livonia, Michigan. In Michigan, the company currently serves Detroit, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grand Rapids and Greater Lansing, and said it is further expanding to Farmington.

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    4. California GPS tech company plans big new Westminster building

      A California GPS technology company said it's planning on building a big addition to its existing Westminster facility. Trimble Inc. (Nasdaq: TRMB), which is based in Sunnyvale, Calif., said it's planning on building a second building in Westminster that can house up to 1,100 new workers and be its largest employment facility. The new addition will be located next to Trimble's current 125,000-square-foot facility at 10368 Westmoor Drive, which was completed four years ago.

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    5. Denver named one of 17 'entrepreneurial engines that power our nation'

      Denver's been named one of the country's "entrepreneurial engines that power our nation." That's according to the Indiana-based Lumina Foundation, which tabbed Denver as a "talent hub," and the city will receive $350,000 in grants targeted at education efforts beyond the high-school level. To be tabbed a "talent hub," the foundation said Denver met "rigorous standards for creating environments that attract, retain, and cultivate talent."

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    6. Beer made with reclaimed water? Three Colorado breweries will give it a try

      Beer made with reclaimed water? Three Colorado breweries will give it a try

      Three Denver-area breweries will brew beer made with reclaimed water as part of a project spearheaded by a Colorado engineering company. Douglas County-based CH2M said it's delivering 330 gallons of reclaimed water today to Lone Tree Brewing Company, Lost Highway Brewing Company and 105 West Brewing Company that was once in a water treatment plant that Ch2M designed in Pima County, Arizona. CH2M said the beer will be the first ever made with reclaimed water.

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    7. Amazon: No front-runners yet, and Bloomberg news is wrong on Boston

      Amazon: No front-runners yet, and Bloomberg news is wrong on Boston

      Amazon.com Inc. said there aren't any front-runners yet on its decision to build a massive second headquarters outside of Seattle. Last week, it was reported that Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) was looking for a U.S. city to build HQ2, a $5 billion, 50,000-employee second headquarters. Cities and states were quick to line up to be chosen. But today, Amazon said no city is out in the lead yet, despite Bloomberg News' report that Boston had an edge.

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    8. Chinese firm plans to buy big chunk of Colorado electric motor company

      A Longmont maker of electric motors is again trying to sell a big part of itself to a Chinese company, this time for more than $28 million. UQM Technologies (NYSE: UQM) said it's trying to sell more than a third of its shares to China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co. Ltd., which is the parent company of Sinotruk, a Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer, in an effort to broaden UQM sales in China.

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    9. French driverless shuttle firm picks Denver as U.S. headquarters

      French driverless shuttle firm picks Denver as U.S. headquarters

      A French company that makes driverless shuttle vehicles has picked Denver as the site of its U.S. headquarters. EasyMile said it's moving into the Panasonic development near Pena Boulevard and Denver International Airport. Last week, the company demonstrated its autonomous shuttles with the Regional Transportation District in Denver.

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    10. Tech PR firm expands to Denver, cites Colorado’s 'burgeoning tech scene'

      A California-based public relations firm that specializes in the technology industry said it's opening a new office in Denver. 10Fold Communications said it will initially staff its Denver office at 2950 Walnut St. in the RiNo neighborhood with a director, senior account executive and two account executives.

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    11. Colorado cybersecurity company in trouble; faces auction of its assets

      Colorado cybersecurity company in trouble; faces auction of its assets

      A Colorado cybersecurity company that moved its headquarters to the state late last year is in danger of having its assets auctioned. Root9B Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: RTNB), which moved its corporate headquarters to Colorado Springs from Charlotte, North Carolina in December, said it received a foreclosure notice indicating that its secured creditors intend "to sell substantially all of RTNB's assets at an auction to conclude on August 31."

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    12. Why go into the office? Denver area embraces telecommuting

      Why go into the office? Denver area embraces telecommuting

      Why should you go into the office when telecommuting is available for many workers? The Denver and Boulder areas are some of the top telecommuting cities in the country, according to a new report. According to the " 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce" report created by FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics, Boulder is the nation's top telecommuting city, with 8.5 percent of the total workforce who telecommute.

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