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    1. Obama administration expands "TechHire" jobs initiative

      Obama administration expands "TechHire" jobs initiative

      PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The White House is adding 15 new communities to its "TechHire" initiative for getting low-skilled workers jobs in the tech economy.

      The expansion comes a year after President Barack Obama announced the program and days before he's scheduled to speak at the South by Southwest technology festival in Austin, Texas.

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    2. Registration set to open for Colorado tech competition

      Registration set to open for Colorado tech competition

      Want to learn how to win up to $25,000 developing applications using data from the state of Colorado? A free information session with Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams on the Go Code Colorado competition is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Episouthcentral, 1604 S. Cascade Ave. To register, go to gocode.colorado.gov/event/colorado-springs-networking-event.

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    3. Tech company to bring 200 jobs to Colorado Springs

      Tech company to bring 200 jobs to Colorado Springs

      Keysight Technologies Inc., spun off in 2014 from Agilent Technologies Inc., will move a 200-person customer support operation to Colorado Springs from Englewood, a company spokeswoman confirmed Monday.

      The center handles customer and technical support calls for the U.S., Canada and Latin America and between 2017 and 2019 will move into space now being remodeled in the company's three-building Garden of the Gods Road complex, said Amy Flores, a spokeswoman at Keysight's Santa Rosa, Calif., headquarters. The company has told employees of the Englewood center, which is closing because its lease expires in 2019, to decide by ...

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    4. Washington could learn real-time skills from Colorado Springs' cyber sector

      Washington could learn real-time skills from Colorado Springs' cyber sector

      Washington is famous for being slow to adapt to change, so it isn't surprising that the president is only now, in 2016, sending a comprehensive national cybersecurity plan to Congress - but it is worrisome.

      Developed over seven long years and facing an uncertain fate before lawmakers, the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, or CNAP, is intended to update the government's computer systems to protect them from attack.

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    5. Colorado Springs company named world's top cybersecurity company

      Colorado Springs company named world's top cybersecurity company

      Colorado Springs added more ammunition to its efforts to lay claim as a national cybersecurity hub when root9B was ranked this month as the world's top provider of cybersecurity services.

      Cybersecurity Ventures, a New York-based online publication, put the company at the top its first-quarter list of the world's top 500 leading companies that provide such services, describing root9B as bringing "a rare combination of extensive real-world cyber defense experience, senior level cyber experts with backgrounds protecting U.S. federal agencies and commercial enterprises, deep subject matter expertise in most cybersecurity disciplines.

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    6. National cybersecurity center could become 'huge economic driver' for Colorado Springs

      National cybersecurity center could become 'huge economic driver' for Colorado Springs

      The opening of a National Cyber Intelligence Center in Colorado Springs is expected to accelerate efforts to make the city a national hub for cybersecurity that will help the thriving local industry grow more quickly, officials say.

      The center, announced Thursday by Gov. Hickenlooper...

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    7. The latest at gadgets: Dish DVR to record 16 shows at once

      LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES (all times local):

      3:10 p.m.

      Dish's new set-top box will let viewers record 16 shows at once and watch four videos simultaneously — perfect for Football Sunday.

      The Hopper 3 will also come with the ability to search recorded content and Netflix at once, so that you'll find the TV show or movie regardless of its source.

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    8. Colorado Springs business community is vibrant, diverse and endlessly innovative

      Colorado Springs and surrounding communities are changing fast - so much so that it is somewhat puzzling for a newcomer like me to hear some residents talk about the Springs as a place stuck in the past.

      That contrast was on display at the Regional Business Alliance gala in November. Leaders in the local business community addressed the crowd, clearly eager to dispel notions of this being a second- or third-tier city.

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    9. Entrepreneurs will showcase ideas at Colorado Springs pitch night

      A handful of business ideas will be put to the test Tuesday in front of a panel of judges and an expected crowd of hundreds.

      The Lion's Den Pitch Night, to be held at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will showcase six teams and is part of a larger effort to encourage entrepreneurship in the community, said Tom Duening, the El Pomar Chair of Business and Entrepreneurship at UCCS.

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    10. Got an idea? Colorado Springs startup weekend is for you

      Got an idea? Colorado Springs startup weekend is for you

      Got an idea? Now is your chance to test it out.

      An array of workshops and mentoring sessions are coming to Colorado Springs, beginning Friday, as part of a pair of free entrepreneurial events.

      Startup Weekend, an intensive workshop scheduled to run from Friday to Sunday, will allow people to pitch an idea, form a team and come up with a business model over the weekend, said Sam Elliott, with Peak Startup, a nonprofit that promotes the area's entrepreneurial community.

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    11. Comcast teeing up new services targeted at millennials

      Comcast teeing up new services targeted at millennials

      NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, baby boomers and their parents, now is fighting for millennial eyeballs.

      The TV giant is investing in online media outlets like BuzzFeed and Vox that attract young viewers. It's setting up a streaming TV service for millennials who don't watch a boob tube. And it's developing a YouTube-like video app and website.

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    12. Progressive hiring 193 by year's end at Colorado Springs call center

      Insurance giant Progressive Corp. announced Monday plans to hire 193 sales representatives and claims adjusters for its Colorado Springs call center by the end of the year. The company, which employs 1,200 in the call center and 400 more in an information technology operation at the same location, said the jobs are a mix of new positions and hires to replace employees who have left Progressive. The call center has added 375 jobs in the past 10 months.

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    13. Colorado Springs-area job market sees little change in May

      The Colorado Springs-area job market in May was little changed from April as the unemployment rate remained at 5.3 percent and payrolls grew moderately from May 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. The local jobless rate has hovered between 5.1 percent and 5.3 percent since October. The May rate is down from 6.3 percent in May 2014.

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    14. CDOT turns to Colorado Springs-area company for eye-in-the-sky technology

      CDOT turns to Colorado Springs-area company for eye-in-the-sky technology

      Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's.an aerostat - a product born in the Colorado Springs area that's flying high above Interstate 25 in north Denver. For three days this week, the Colorado Department of Transportation is testing one of SkySentry LLC's aerostats, a helium-filled cross between a balloon and kite, to monitor traffic from 400 feet above I-25. If the idea flies, it will help the 12-year-old company continue its shift away from its defense contracting roots.

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    15. A 'milestone': Colorado Springs startup group ready for first paid hires

      A little more than year after it was formed through the merger of two groups that help budding entrepreneurs in Colorado Springs, Peak Startup will soon hire its first paid staff member and plans to add a full-time executive director by September. The 800-member group plans to hire a part-time program coordinator by July 1 to help organize and support its 100-plus annual events, which range from monthly pitch nights to a week-long celebration of startups and entrepreneurship, said Chris Franz, Peak Startup's president. The position, posted on the group's website - peakstartup.org/jobs - calls for 10 to ...

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    16. Five Colorado Springs companies honored for technology work

      A company that uses sophisticated equipment to create molds for manufacturers and another firm whose expertise in data and engineering has been used by the Department of Defense were among several local businesses honored Friday during the annual Celebrate Technology awards ceremony in Colorado Springs. High Performance Engineering won the emerging venture award for using computer-aided design and manufacturing equipment to design and produce plastic molds for manufacturers.

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    17. Colorado Springs software company's growth leads to bigger digs

      Colorado Springs software company's growth leads to bigger digs

      It's not quite as impressive as the headquarters for Apple or Google, but Cherwell Software LLC's new home in the InterQuest Corporate Campus will be a big step up for the fast-growing company.

      Cherwell, which been looking for more than a year for a campus to accommodate its rapid growth, has subleased 67,000 square feet in the InterQuest campus, 10125 Federal Drive, from computer storage manufacturer Quantum Corp. and will move its headquarters there by August, said Jason Haggar, Cherwell's vice president of marketing.

      The move will provide much more space in one location for the ...

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    18. Colorado Springs construction firm a finalist in Comcast contest

      It may be in its infancy, but a 6-month-old Colorado Springs construction company is good enough to have bested thousands of other companies in a nationwide competition sponsored by Comcast.

      IiCON Construction Group LLC is among 32 small businesses nationwide to be named regional winners in Comcast Business' "Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs" competition. The public is now being asked to vote to winnow down the list to six grand-prize winners.

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