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    1. DISH Appoints Suma Nallapati Chief Digital Officer

      DISH Appoints Suma Nallapati Chief Digital Officer

      DISH today announced that it has appointed Suma Nallapati Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer reporting to DISH Chief Information Officer Atilla Tinic. Nallapati currently serves on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's cabinet as Secretary of Technology and State CIO. She will join DISH in mid-January when Colorado Governor-Elect Jared Polis assumes the office.

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    2. Dish Network taps Colorado's CIO as its next chief digital officer

      Dish Network taps Colorado's CIO as its next chief digital officer

      The woman who overhauled Colorado’s antiquated computer systems to make things like applying for food stamps and driver’s licenses more efficient is bringing her expertise back to a well-known satellite TV operator in the state. Dish Network said Wednesday that it has hired Suma Nallapati as its senior vice president and chief digital officer. Nallapati currently serves on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s cabinet as secretary of technology and as the state’s chief information officer.

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    3. How this Denver cybersecurity is spending its $30 million raise

      How this Denver cybersecurity is spending its $30 million raise

      A Denver cybersecurity firm that helps businesses assess the vulnerability of their vendors continues to grow after closing its third round of funding in as many years. Cyber Global Risk Exchange Inc. (CyberGRX) raised $30 million in a Series C funding round led by Scale Venture Partners. The firm, located in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood, has now raised $59 million since it was founded in 2015.

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    4. Lime launches bright green e-bikes in Denver

      Lime launches bright green e-bikes in Denver

      New e-bikes hit the streets of Denver today and you won’t have a hard time spotting them. Lime, which brought bright green scooters to the Mile High City earlier this year, launched its even-brighter e-bikes on Monday. Similar to Uber’s Jump bikes, which launched in August, the e-bikes pedal like a traditional bicycle, but also include an electric motor that provides an extra boost during the trip.

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    5. National Cybersecurity Center expanding role in cyber competitions | Business | gazette.com

      National Cybersecurity Center expanding role in cyber competitions | Business | gazette.com

      Capture the flag may sound like a war game, but in Colorado Springs — home to five military installations — it is focused on cybersecurity and more like a difficult and technical game of “Jeopardy!” A capture the flag competition this month at the National Cybersecurity Center was the first step in a new partnership between the Colorado Springs-based think tank and military technology contractor Boecore Inc. that is designed to expand the competition from dozens of players to more than 150 in six months.

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    6. Tech firm that has grown 300% in Denver over past year moves into new downtown office

      Tech firm that has grown 300% in Denver over past year moves into new downtown office

      A San Jose software maker that has grown its Denver headcount by 300 percent in the past year has moved into a new office downtown to accommodate its rapid growth. Last month, Vista Equity-owned Xactly moved into two stories in the Chase Bank building in downtown Denver at 1125 17th St., where it plans to grow a headcount larger than any of its other offices, including its headquarters in California. It previously operated at Blake and 19th streets. Today, 220 employees, from engineers to sales, work in Denver.

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    7. The Software Guild Partners with the University of Northern Colorado to Bring New Coding Bootcamp to Fast Growing Tech Market

      The Software Guild Partners with the University of Northern Colorado to Bring New Coding Bootcamp to Fast Growing Tech Market

      The Software Guild is bringing its successful coding bootcamp to one of the most rapidly growing tech markets in the country by teaming up with the University of Northern Colorado. Complementing traditional course offerings, The Software Guild and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) will provide students with skills to better compete for careers in the burgeoning tech industry. 

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    8. Denver gov-tech firm not done buying companies, after 4th acquisition in past year

      Denver gov-tech firm not done buying companies, after 4th acquisition in past year

      Denver-based Granicus keeps growing as it closed its fourth acquisition in the last 12 months this week. The cloud software maker for state and local governments acquired government records management provider SouthTech Systems. Financial terms of the deal with the Southern California-based gov-tech company weren’t disclosed, but Granicus will add its two principals, Grant Gyulnazaryan and Jose Dominguez, in addition to the company’s 50 employees, to its headcount.

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    9. Big tech companies drive changes in Boulder commercial real estate

      Big tech companies drive changes in Boulder commercial real estate

      Big tech companies are having a major impact on the Boulder commercial real estate market, with new leases creating intense competition for locally grown startups seeking office space, and with many of those startups turning to coworking spaces as a more affordable option. That was the consensus of the “Big Tech Settles In” session at the Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference & Forecast, held Thursday at the Embassy Suites hotel in Boulder.

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    10. Facebook officially opens downtown Denver office (Photos)

      Facebook officially opens downtown Denver office (Photos)

      Facebook has officially friended Denver. Employees of the social media giant started working out of their downtown Denver office at 1900 16th St. on Monday, company officials confirmed. Those employees are focused on building out and maintaining Facebook’s infrastructure. Facebook has leased 23,663 square feet of space on one floor in the building, which can support more than 100 workers. The Menlo Park, California-based company started hiring for jobs in Denver last spring. 

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    11. Denver International Airport ranks No. 1 in new WSJ largest airport survey

      Denver International Airport ranks No. 1 in new WSJ largest airport survey

      Denver International Airport is the best airport in the U.S., according to the first-ever Wall Street Journal U.S. airport rankings, which scored the top 20 biggest U.S. airports across 15 categories and surveyed more than 4,800 WSJ readers on categories including overall experience, ease of use, security and restaurants. 

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    12. 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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    13. Community investment is integral to Denver’s economic growth

      Community investment is integral to Denver’s economic growth

      Corporate giving and community investment aren’t just buzz words to throw around in your next board meeting. These programs – when done effectively – can lead to positive outcomes not only for the employer, but also for the employees and communities that surround them. When companies are looking to relocate or expand their business into a new market, one of the key considerations is the quality of the community they are moving into. A strong business cannot thrive in a weak community, or in…

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    14. WeWork signs two more leases in Denver, upping its foothold on the market

      WeWork signs two more leases in Denver, upping its foothold on the market

      WeWork has signed two more leases in Denver, one in the Highland neighborhood and the other in RiNo, bringing its total locations in Denver to seven. It will occupy 60,000 square feet at The Circa Building, located at 1615 Platte St. in LoHi. It will occupy another 60,000 square feet at 3600 Brighton Boulevard, which upon completion will be a five-story office and retail building called Revolution360.

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    15. Denver leaders dish on lessons learned from the pursuit of Amazon's HQ2

      Denver leaders dish on lessons learned from the pursuit of Amazon's HQ2

      Colorado should continue to bid for the biggest economic-development projects nationally — but it should not raise incentive offerings to the level of states like New York, and it should work to find solutions regarding transportation and education funding before those factors cost it future recruitment opportunities, a variety of local economic-development officials said Tuesday in the wake of losing out on Amazon’s 50,000-worker, $5-billion-impact second headquarters to New York City and northern Virginia.

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