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    1. CU Denver business school gets a new dean

      CU Denver business school gets a new dean

      The University of Colorado Denver's School of Business has a new dean: Rohan Christie-David was appointed after a national search, the university announced Thursday. Christie-David, who has a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of South Carolina, will take over the appointment effective Aug. 1. He will take the place of former dean Sueann Ambron, who announced in January that she would retire June 30. Christie-David said his goal is to evolve CU Denver's business school into a…

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    2. Canadian tech firm buys Arapahoe County company

      Canadian tech firm buys Arapahoe County company

      A big Canadian technology company is buying an Arapahoe County tech firm. Software company Intelex Technologies of Toronto said it's buying Arapahoe County-based Ecocion, which makes environmental management software. The purchase price wasn't disclosed but Intelex said the deal was made possible by a $123 million investment it received last year. Ecocion, based at 33 Inverness Dr. East, has 60 employees. Intelex said "additional ongoing investment will be made to grow capacity for the Denver…

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    3. Voting starts now for Denver Startup Week sessions

      Voting starts now for Denver Startup Week sessions

      Voting is open to decide this year’s line-up at Denver Startup Week.

      A record 944 sessions were proposed by the community to be presented as part of the fifth annual event, which is scheduled for Sept. 12-16. The program usually draws thousands of entrepreneurs from across the state and country.

      Now, the community is invited to vote on the topics that most interest them. Voting will take place at denverstartupweek.org through July 15.

      “We continue to be blown away by the support for those…

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    4. Hillary Clinton touts entrepreneurship, tech education at Denver's Galvanize (Video)

      Hillary Clinton touts entrepreneurship, tech education at Denver's Galvanize (Video)

      Hillary Clinton toured Denver’s Galvanize startup campus and software coding school Tuesday, calling it the kind of pioneering organization she hopes there will soon be more of in the U.S.

      The Democratic presidential candidate visited the day her campaign released proposals on jobs, tech policy, bolstering science and tech education and offering young entrepreneurs some relief from student loan debt.

      Clinton said she sought to learn about the approach to entrepreneurial education and starting…

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    5. Hillary Clinton to tour Denver's Galvanize

      Hillary Clinton to tour Denver's Galvanize

      Hillary Clinton has scheduled a campaign stop Tuesday at Denver's Galvanize tech education and coworking facility in an appearance focused on workforce development.

      The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign said Monday that Clinton will tour the complex "and speak with Galvanize CEO Jim Deters about the links between technology, education, and workforce development and how we can build an economy that works for everyone — not just those at the top — with good jobs and a good education…

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    6. Comcast buys home security tech company

      Comcast buys home security tech company

      Comcast Corp. — Colorado's largest cable provider — said that it agreed to acquire Austin, Texas-based Icontrol Networks, a company that creates technology and platforms for home security systems.

      Financial terms were not disclosed.

      In a note announcing the transaction, Dan Herscovici, Comcast’s senior vice president and general manager of Xfinity Home, said Icontrol has been an “important technology partner” for Comcast since the launch of the Xfinity Home security system in 2010.

      The…

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    7. Denver mobile technology company acquired, plans to grow

      Denver mobile technology company acquired, plans to grow

      A New York City-based marketing technology company has acquired Denver-based Roximity, a small maker of tech that helps brands reach people when they’re inside stores.

      Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

      Roximity makes “beacons,” small pieces of hardware that retailers, restaurant owners and others put in stores, and the related software that can analyze the precise locations of smart phones being carried by consumers nearby.

      Roximity employs eight people in Denver. Verve’s ownership…

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    8. Denver-area tech job growth may cool in late 2016

      Denver-area tech job growth may cool in late 2016

      The breakneck growth of technology jobs may slow a little in the Denver area during the second half of 2016. Growth and hiring still look to be strong, but the local number of tech executives planning to add new positions later this year has dipped, and slightly more executives say they won’t replace workers that leave or plan to cut IT jobs, according to a survey issued Tuesday by Robert Half Technology. The percentage of executives planning to add new jobs dropped four percentage points from…

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    9. Denver gets beat by another city in $50M Smart City challenge

      Denver gets beat by another city in $50M Smart City challenge

      Denver has lost out to Columbus in a seven-city competition for $50 million in federal and private funds to launch the nation’s first “Smart City” for next-generation transportation technology.

      The office of Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown confirmed Tuesday that Columbus had won the grant, according to a story in the Columbus Dispatch.

      Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the city’s partners’ “demonstrated a commitment to smart growth that makes the city better for all residents,”…

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    10. Arrow Electronics to feature semi-autonomous car at Pike's Peak event

      Arrow Electronics to feature semi-autonomous car at Pike's Peak event

      Arrow Electronics Inc. said it will be a sponsor of the annual Pike's Peak International Hill Climb and show off its semi-autonomous motorcar (SAM) at the event. This year is the 100th anniversary of the event, and Centennial-based Arrow (NYSE: ARW) said Sam Schmidt, a former IndyCar driver who was injured in a racing crash in 2000 and is unable to use his arms or legs, will drive the car. Schmidt uses only his head to steer, accelerate and brake the semi-autonomous motorcar (SAM).

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    11. DigitalGlobe unit gets big government intelligence contract

      DigitalGlobe unit gets big government intelligence contract

      DigitalGlobe Inc. said it's received a big contract from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Westminster-based DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) said the $55 million contract was awarded to its GeoEye Analytics Inc. unit in Herndon, Virginia. "The contract supports the management and maintenance of all-source geospatial predictive analysis services. These services include gathering, analyzing, and manipulating data for geospatial predictive modeling," the government said in a statement.

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    12. Denver startup accelerator SecureSet forms to launch cybersecurity sucesses

      Denver startup accelerator SecureSet forms to launch cybersecurity sucesses

      A new startup accelerator aims to do something not done by other efforts to help tech companies get started — offer advice from larger companies that could be a future partner or acquirer.

      The SecureSet Accelerator is an offshoot of the SecureSet Academy, a cybersecurity training program that just graduated its first class of trainees. The SecureSet organizations share space in Denver’s booming River North neighborhood.

      The accelerator will accept applications from candidate startups later…

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    13. Boulder startup going to Rio to compete in Olympics of sports startups

      Boulder startup going to Rio to compete in Olympics of sports startups

      Boulder-based sports product company Stryd will compete in an international startup competition in Rio.

      The startup, maker of a running power meter similar to one cyclists use, is the winner of the regional Global Innovation in Sports Competition, which was in Denver Wednesday and hosted by Black Lab Sports, a Boulder-based sports accelerator with a mentor roster that includes directors from the Denver Broncos, the Foundry Group and Techstars.

      “We’re going to Rio,” the Stryd team said.

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    14. Virtual reality is set to take off, says Level 3 study

      Virtual reality is set to take off, says Level 3 study

      Virtual reality is on the cusp of taking off, according to a new report commissioned by Level 3 Communications Inc. According to a study of over-the-top (OTT) video services market commissioned by the Broomfield company (NYSE: LVLT), the streaming-video services market is red hot right now, pointing to success being enjoyed by companies such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.

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    15. Dish's Sling TV makes deal with Apple

      Dish's Sling TV makes deal with Apple

      Dish Network Corp.'s video streaming service Sling TV has made a deal with Apple Inc.

      Apple said Sling TV's live and on-demand internet TV service will now be available on its Apple TV product.

      And Sling TV customers now can buy an 32 gigabyte Apple TV for $89, which is $60 off its listing selling price, provided they pre-pay for three months of Sling TV service.

      "Apple TV is our most requested platform, and we’re excited to finally bring Sling TV to Apple TV today," said Roger Lynch, CEO of…

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    16. Colorado startup gets 1st place and $250,000 at national competition (Video)

      Colorado startup gets 1st place and $250,000 at national competition (Video)

      Denver startup QuickZip Sheet Company on Friday received a $250,000 cash price and was named the national winner of the 2016 Capital Championship tournament. The startup was recently featured in the Denver Business Journal's Elevator Pitch series, a series that gives local entrepreneurs and small businesses the opportunity to pitch their company in 60 seconds, about the time it takes for the elevator at the 1801 California Street tower to travel from the lobby to floor 53.

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    17. Colorado's 2016 workforce-development package now fully signed into law

      Colorado's 2016 workforce-development package now fully signed into law

      Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed the last measure of a seven-bill workforce-development package that is meant to supplement a more ballyhooed eight-bill effort that went into law after the 2015 legislative session.

      House Bill 1287, signed Monday in his office this week without much fanfare, directs the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to look into how businesses can increase their use of apprenticeship programs and then to make recommendations to the Legislature on what it can…

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    18. Lyft to home-deliver Walmart groceries in Denver (Video)

      Lyft to home-deliver Walmart groceries in Denver (Video)

      Lyft is teaming up with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to offer home grocery delivery in Denver in a bid to complete with Amazon.com Inc.'s same-day services.

      It's part of a pilot program by Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) to home-deliver goods from its Walmart stores in Denver and Phoenix using ride-hailing services. It will use Lyft in Denver and Uber in Phoenix.

      Wal-Mart will roll out a pilot "within two weeks," said Michael Bender, the retail giant's executive vice president of e-commerce.

      “We’ll start small…

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