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    1. After rejecting $6B takeover, Zayo Group approached again by private equity firms

      After rejecting $6B takeover, Zayo Group approached again by private equity firms

      Boulder-based Zayo Group Holdings Inc. is being circled again by Blackstone Group and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. The communications infrastructure company had been focused on spinning off its enterprise side of its business this year, but it has been reported that it's preparing for a takeover. Company officials have declined to comment on any potential deals.

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    2. Blog details - Colorado Technology Association

      Blog details - Colorado Technology Association

      There are a plethora of programs, initiatives and support systems available to students who are interested in STEM and CS fields. Preparing students for the modern workforce, and the overwhelming majority of jobs that will be dependent upon STEM/CS expertise, is the focus of most of these initiatives. What about the educators teaching these students? How are they prepared to usher their students into this future and make them aware of the careers available to them?

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    3. Carbonite’s largest office could be in Colorado after $618M Webroot acquisition

      Carbonite’s largest office could be in Colorado after $618M Webroot acquisition

      Officials from Boston-based Carbonite (Nasdaq: CARB) last week announced the company is acquiring Webroot, one of Colorado’s pioneer cybersecurity firms, in an all-cash deal. The acquisition is expected to immediately boost Carbonite’s earnings and cash flow. Webroot reported about $215 million in revenue for its most recent fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2018. But what will it mean for Webroot’s headquarters in Broomfield? In an interview with Denver Business Journal, Potts said once the deal closes sometime this quarter, the newly combined company will “absolutely have a significant presence” in Colorado.

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    4. How the future of work may impact Denver employers – an executive discussion

      How the future of work may impact Denver employers – an executive discussion

      The future of work was the topic of a recent panel discussion held by Denver Business Journal and Deloitte. The group was convened by Deloitte. Panelists were Brock Berry, CEO – Adcellerant; Paula Dry, organization transformation / cloud & digital enablement – Deloitte Consulting LLP; Doug Ferraro, president and CEO – Bellco Credit Union; Jon Kinning, COO – RK; Julie Lerner, CEO – PanXchange; James Park, CEO – Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh; and Chris Schmidt, managing partner, Colorado – Deloitte LLP. The discussion moderator was Pete Casillas, vice president/local markets – American City Business Journals.

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    5. 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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    6. ProStar Geocorp set to go public, hires new COO | Business | gjsentinel.com

      ProStar Geocorp set to go public, hires new COO | Business | gjsentinel.com

      The Grand Junction-based geospatial intelligence system company that specializes in mapping subsurface utilities and pipes has a new chief operating officer who brings the experience of working at multiple billion-dollar companies. But possibly a bigger development is that ProStar is on the verge of becoming a publicly traded company through a reverse takeover. 

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    7. Cañon City native announces new business venture - Canon City Daily Record

      Cañon City native announces new business venture - Canon City Daily Record

      A brand new company, founded by a Cañon City native, has announced an exciting new opportunity that will benefit not only the community but also young people looking to start a new career. Second-61 is bringing in a Tier I and Tier II Enterprise Service Desk that will offer high-tech jobs and network operations support globally from Cañon City.

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    8. Destination Startup links investors with startups spun off from colleges, research institutions

      Destination Startup links investors with startups spun off from colleges, research institutions

      It’s one thing to develop a functional piece of technology. It’s a different thing entirely to turn that technology into a successful business venture. Destination Startup, held at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, brought together entrepreneurs, startup executives, research institutions and venture capitalists from across the Front Range to help startups make that leap.

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    9. 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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    10. As Ibotta hits $500M cash-back milestone, a new way to get that cash is in the works

      As Ibotta hits $500M cash-back milestone, a new way to get that cash is in the works

      To CEO Bryan Leach, it’s more than just a big number. This week, his Denver-based shopping app Ibotta announced it had given back $500 million to users. The half-billion-dollar milestone took six years to hit, accelerating each year as the tech startup continues its rapid growth. More than $190 million in rewards were redeemed in 2018, a record year for that specific metric.

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    11. Fort Collins cracks top 10 in Best-Performing Cities ranking

      Fort Collins cracks top 10 in Best-Performing Cities ranking

       Fort Collins was named the country’s ninth best-performing city in terms of economic expansion and job creation by the Milken Institute. The nonprofit think tank’s annual Best-Performing Cities report evaluates and ranks cities and metropolitan areas using metrics such as job creation, wage gains, and technological developments. This is the second year in a row that Fort Collins was ranked in the top 10. The city was the fifth best-performing city in last year’s report.

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    12. Denver-based Visible launches on Android, plans to sell smartphones

      Denver-based Visible launches on Android, plans to sell smartphones

      Visible, the all-digital wireless phone service that doesn’t have physical stores, is becoming more of store, and will soon be available to Android users. Officials with the Verizon Wireless-backed startup, which launched its $40-per-month unlimited phone service exclusively for iPhone users last May, say access for Android users has been the most requested feature to date.

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    13. UnitedHealthcare, Techstars to launch startup accelerator later this year

      UnitedHealthcare, Techstars to launch startup accelerator later this year

      UnitedHealthcare is teaming with Techstars to launch a health care startup accelerator that will select 10 startups to participate in a three-month program later this year. Operated by Boulder, Colo.-based Techstars, the UnitedHealth accelerator seeks to drive new health care innovations "that support payer and care provider efforts to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone."

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    14. Here’s what Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said in Aurora about startups, AI, Facebook and Tesla – The Colorado Sun

      Here’s what Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said in Aurora about startups, AI, Facebook and Tesla – The Colorado Sun

      hallenged acoustics inside Colorado’s newest conference center didn’t deter technology legend Steve Wozniak from passionately sharing why he distrusts artificial intelligence, ditched Facebook and wished Apple had moved a division to Colorado long ago. The Apple cofounder was in town Thursday to keynote a business event capping off another year for the city of Aurora, home to the new 1,501-room Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center where the “Dawn of a New Aurora” event was held.

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