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    1. Colorado university to become region's 1st federal research hub

      Colorado university to become region's 1st federal research hub

      The University of Colorado-Boulder will join 19 other universities across the nation as a federal data research hub, the university announced Tuesday. CU-Boulder will create the Rocky Mountain region's first research data center, housed at the Institute of Behavioral Science using a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. University officials said they expect the center to be a boon for researchers and help CU-Boulder draw in more prospective faculty and graduate students.

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    2. Denver leaders seek $50M 'Smart City' prize for transportation innovation

      Denver leaders seek $50M 'Smart City' prize for transportation innovation

      More than 20 Denver-area civic and business leaders, local and state officials gathered Thursday to pitch the metro region as the nation’s first "Smart City" for transportation. They're hoping to win $50 million in federal and private resources by demonstrating that Denver and the region can integrate new technologies — including self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into the transportation network. The money is the prize behind the “Smart City Challenge Grant” competition…

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    3. We need more of what commissioners just did

      We need more of what commissioners just did

      Mesa County commissioners took two actions this week worthy of a pat on the back: They supported a plan to develop the Monument Road corridor and they agreed to sell county-owned property downtown that should help bring high-tech jobs to Grand Junction. The commission’s decisions square nicely with a burgeoning vision for community development, which has gained momentum since the city’s North Star Destination Strategies report assessed our competitiveness in the economic development arena.

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    4. 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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    5. Ten Teams Battle it Out for a Chance at $25,000 on May 26

      DENVER, May 11, 2016 — High stakes competition meets Colorado collaboration when Go Code Colorado holds its third annual final competition on May 26th.

      The public is invited to spend an evening watching 10 entrepreneur teams from across Colorado battle it out, showing off their ideas for serving business with public data and a chance at $25,000.

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    6. Montrose one of 5 communities selected for federal broadband assistance

      Montrose one of 5 communities selected for federal broadband assistance

      Montrose is one of five communities that has been selected for federal assistance to improve its broadband service for the purposes of revitalization.

      The Western Slope town is slated to receive direct technical assistance from a team of experts to develop strategies and a plan for using broadband to create connected, economically vibrant main streets and small-town neighborhoods, officials say.

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    7. Colorado student data privacy bill on its way to becoming law

      A bill to protect students' online privacy while they are doing their school work is on its way to the governor's desk to be signed into law.

      The Colorado House gave it final passage Thursday with a 65-0 vote. House Bill 1423 would prevent educational software and app makers from collecting any data that can be linked directly back to an individual student.

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