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    1. New CEO remaking National Cybersecurity Center as think tank

      New CEO remaking National Cybersecurity Center as think tank

      Vance Brown wants to turn the Colorado Springs-based National Cybersecurity Center from a membership-based fire department for computer hacks suffered by small businesses into a self-supporting think tank for online security.

      That's a major change from Gov. John Hickenlooper's vision when he unveiled plans for the center last year during his State of the State address.

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    2. Apple hiring software engineers to work in Denver

      Apple hiring software engineers to work in Denver

      Apple Inc. is hiring experienced software engineers to work on network, big data and mapping technologies in Denver, joining the stream of big tech firms adding local offices. Since Sept. 12, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant has posted three software engineering jobs openings for a location in Denver. The openings come after spring rumors Apple could lease significant space in downtown for a technology development office.

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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. Amazon should follow DaVita’s lead and not fall for the best cash offer

      Amazon should follow DaVita’s lead and not fall for the best cash offer

      Amazon recently made the day of chamber and economic development officials around the country when it announced plans to open a second corporate headquarters somewhere in North America. Communities are now busy preparing bids for the project, which many speculate will create a spirited competition to out-tax-break and out-incentivize each other to attract a headquarters with as many as 50,000 high-paying, quality jobs.

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    5. Metro Denver will push lifestyle, workforce over incentives in Amazon HQ2 bid

      Metro Denver will push lifestyle, workforce over incentives in Amazon HQ2 bid

      When Colorado submits its bid this month for Amazon HQ2, the proposal will emphasize the region's highly educated workforce, quality of life and global connectivity through its international airport. Financial and tax incentives? Not so much. “We are not the biggest incentive state — and we won’t do anything differently for Amazon than we would for any other company that is looking to locate here,” J.J. Ament, president and CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., told me Thursday.

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    6. 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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    7. Colorado's HomeAdvisor and Angie's List combine into new public company

      Colorado's HomeAdvisor and Angie's List combine into new public company

      HomeAdvisor Inc.’s acquisition of rival Angie’s List has closed, and shares of the combined company -- connecting homeowners with remodeling contractors -- are trading publicly for the first time Monday morning.

      Shareholders of Angie’s List approved the transaction Friday and this week marks the start of a new public company, called Angi Homeservices Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI).

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    8. A Colorado university lands in Reuter's 'Top 100' most innovative institutions in the world

      A Colorado university lands in Reuter's 'Top 100' most innovative institutions in the world

      A Colorado university system is among the world's 30 most innovative institutions, according to Reuters' third annual "Reuters Top 100."

      The University of Colorado (CU) system placed 29th in the ranking, up from 45th in last year's ranking. The CU system is made up of CU Boulder, CU-Colorado Springs, CU-Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

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    9. Here are the 25 people helping Gov. John Hickenlooper rethink the state’s public school system | Chalkbeat

      Here are the 25 people helping Gov. John Hickenlooper rethink the state’s public school system | Chalkbeat

      Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes and state Rep. Bob Rankin, a Carbondale Republican, will lead a group of lawmakers, state and school officials and community members charged with reimagining Colorado public schools, the governor’s office announced Tuesday.

      The council was established in 2011 but became inactive. The 25-member task force’s new mission is to develop a strategic vision for the state’s public school system to help better prepare students for the 21st century workforce.













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    10. JPMorgan Chase kicks off Denver Startup Week with grants for underserved entrepreneurs

      JPMorgan Chase & Co. kicked off Denver Startup Week today by handing out $60,000 checks to five metro Denver nonprofit organizations that help startups get started. Chase for Business, a title sponsor of the sixth annual Denver Startup Week, gave $300,000 to Accion, Colorado Enterprise Fund, The Commons on Champa, Community Reinvestment Fund USA and Mi Casa Resource Center.

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    11. 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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