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    1. Dish Network giving up ad-skipping tech in deals with broadcasters

      Dish Network giving up ad-skipping tech in deals with broadcasters

      A detail lost in some of the noise over Dish Network Corp. resolving its contract spat with CBS last week was this: the satellite TV company gave up some commercial-skipping features of its Hopper set-top box to get a deal. It's not the first time Douglas County-based Dish Network has altered the set-top Hopper's ad-skipping, either.

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    2. STEM-focused Metro State U. Denver earns spot on national approved college list

      STEM-focused Metro State U. Denver earns spot on national approved college list

      It's no secret that metro Denver businesses are looking for qualified graduates to fill jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, as the state reportedly will have a 28 percent increase in STEM jobs between 2008 and 2018. And according to Victory Media's 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges list, Metropolitan State University of Denver is one of the best in the state to produce them.

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    3. More Denver-area CIOs plan to add IT workers in early 2015

      More Denver-area CIOs plan to add IT workers in early 2015

      A new survey of Denver-area chief information officers shows that 18 percent plan to add to their information-technology teams in the first half of 2015 — up six percentage points from the results of a similar survey six months earlier.

      The Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report for Denver, released Tuesday, indicates that another 67 percent of local CIOs plan to hire to fill vacant IT positions in early 2015, but not to add to their staffs. Seventy-nine percent gave…

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    4. DIA grants ride-sharing permit to UberX days after granting it to Lyft

      DIA grants ride-sharing permit to UberX days after granting it to Lyft

      Denver International Airport on Monday said it's given an operating permit to Uber that will allow its ride-sharing service, UberX, to pick up and drop off passengers on the public levels of the airport — Levels 4 and 6. Uber's black car service already picks up and drops off passengers on Level 5, the level set aside for public transportation and commercial vehicles such as taxis and limousines.

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    5. DBJ's top slideshows of November: APEX winners, luxury homes, best

      DBJ's top slideshows of November: APEX winners, luxury homes, best

      Our slideshows of the Colorado Technology Association's APEX winners and third-quarter luxury-sales sales came in a close one-two atop our list of the DBJ's most popular gallery of November. Readers also liked Thrillist's 11 must-visit new Denver ...

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    6. Colorado's Civergy acquired by New York firm, changes name

      Colorado's Civergy acquired by New York firm, changes name

      Civergy Inc. — an Arapahoe County-based company involved in clean energy, smart grid technologies and cybersecurity — says it has been acquired by New York-based Mount Knowledge Holdings Inc. in a stock transaction.

      With the acquisition, Civergy has changed its name to Cybergy Partners Inc.

      In a statement, Cybergy Partners said it will remained focused "on providing products and services to build and protect the nation's critical information and energy infrastructure."

      The company says it…

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    7. Ascent Solar signs distribution deal with WYNIT unit for EnerPlex products

      Ascent Solar signs distribution deal with WYNIT unit for EnerPlex products

      Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. says it has entered into a distribution deal with Navarre, a unit of WYNIT Distribution LLC, for the Colorado solar-technology company's EnerPlex line of photovoltaic-powered consumer products. In Monday's announcement, Thornton-based Ascent said the deal is aimed at expanding its retail channel in North America. It noted Navarre's "long history of connecting brands and consumers through their partnership with well-known retailers.

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    8. Colorado is on the cutting edge of agriculture innovation, CSU study finds

      Colorado is on the cutting edge of agriculture innovation, CSU study finds

      Innovation positions Colorado's Front Range for growth in the agriculture and food system, according to a study Thursday from researchers at Colorado State University. The study found that published studies by Colorado ag researchers has increased by an average 3.25 percent per year between 1990 and 2012. And Colorado inventors have received 2,455 U.S. patents in agriculture and food production over the same period — an increase of 6.5 percent per year. The CSU study also looked at fundamental…

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    9. Historic Colorado frontier trading post to be recreated in Minecraft

      Historic Colorado frontier trading post to be recreated in Minecraft

      Bent's Old Fort, a replica of an 1830s-'40s trading post on the old Santa Fe Trail that is one of southeast Colorado's top tourist attractions, is about to be captured by 21st century technology. The nonprofit Immersive Education Initiative says the fort will be "reconstructed virtually in the video game Minecraft and also as a fully immersive 3D virtual reality ... environment.

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    10. CDOT summit to focus on the future of transportation

      CDOT summit to focus on the future of transportation

      The Colorado Department of Transportation first "Transportation Summit" in years is expected to draw about 400 people to the Westin Hotel downtown on Nov. 20 to discuss the business of transportation and the future of moving people around not only Denver, but the nation as well.

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    11. Denver Startup Week 2015 dates announced; a look back at 2014 (Slideshow)

      Denver Startup Week 2015 dates announced; a look back at 2014 (Slideshow)

      Next year's Denver Startup Week dates have been announced, with the week-long event meant to give area startups a set time to innovate, collaborate and celebrate to take place Sept. 28-Oct. 2. The five-day event this year took place from Sept. 15-19, and drew an estimated 7,800 startup community members and 700 companies to more than 180 events around the city. In 2013, an estimated 5,500 people and 650 companies participated in Denver Startup Week.

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    12. Colorado Eco Devo Commission offers $19M in incentives for more than 1,200 jobs

      Colorado Eco Devo Commission offers $19M in incentives for more than 1,200 jobs

      Continuing a months-long trend of major recruiting spends, the Colorado Economic Development Commission offered $19 million Thursday to eight companies that could create as many as 1,267 jobs in the state — including one whose CEO accepted the incentives on the spot and pronounced he would move his headquarters to Denver from San Francisco.

      Jason Fletcher, CEO of cloud-computing provider Granicus, said his company will create 221 new jobs over the next eight years as it relocates to Denver and…

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    13. Recondo Technology names CEO

      Recondo Technology names CEO

      Colorado health-care software company Recondo Technology Inc. has named Jay Deady as its CEO. Deady also will join the board of Greenwood Village-based Recondo. Ready previously was CEO of San Diego-based Awarepoint Corp., and also has held executive positions with Eclipsys, McKesson Provider Technologies, Cerner Corp. and ADAC Healthcare. He has 25 years of management experience in the healthcare IT industry, Recondo said in Monday's announcement.

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    14. Ball Aerospace lands work on 18-satellite fleet for space-imaging startup

      Ball Aerospace lands work on 18-satellite fleet for space-imaging startup

      Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has struck a deal to build instruments and assemble 18 satellites for a startup that aims to collect data from Earth's entire surface daily.

      The Boulder-based aerospace contractor -- a unit of Broomfield-based Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL) -- says it has reached a deal with Arlington, Virginia-based OmniEarth Inc., which plans to have its entire fleet of satellites — each the size of a dorm-room refrigerator — launched and deployed in orbit by 2018.

      "This is the…

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    15. Colorado Technology Association announces 2014 APEX winners, finalists

      Colorado Technology Association announces 2014 APEX winners, finalists

      For the Colorado Technology Association , 2014 marks the 14th year it has recognized the exceptional individuals, companies and accomplishments of the technology industry in Colorado . The APEX Awards celebrate Colorado's technology excellence, ...

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    16. GHX to buy Atlanta's Vendormate

      GHX to buy Atlanta's Vendormate

      Global Healthcare Exchange LLC (GHX), a Colorado-based international hospital supply-chain technology company, says it has a deal to acquire Atlanta-based Vendormate Inc., a provider of vendor relationship-management software. The acquisition will add relationship-management capabilities to GHX's portfolio, the Louisville-based company said in Thursday's announcement. Vendormate will operate as a GHX subsidiary. Terms were not disclosed. GHX said the deal is expected to close within 30 days.

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    17. Denver clarifies its software tax policies

      Denver clarifies its software tax policies

      The city and Colorado Technology Association plan a Nov. 17 town hall meeting to discuss the changes. Many surrounding suburban cities don't collect sales tax to software that's not packaged and sold in retail stores — Boulder, a software tech hub ...

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    18. Push for STEM education in Colorado gathers steam

      Push for STEM education in Colorado gathers steam

      Kathy Norton gave a perfect example Friday morning of how an innovative partnership is helping her students at Arvada High School embrace the subjects collectively known as STEM — an acronym that refers to science, technology, engineering and math. The Arvada High principal recounted how engineering students at the school have for years designed and built catapults, an ancient weapon with little practical application today beyond seeing how far you can chunk a pumpkin. This year those students…

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    19. FCC clears Level 3 purchase of TW Telecom

      FCC clears Level 3 purchase of TW Telecom

      The Federal Communications Commission on Friday gave the go ahead for Level 3 Communications Inc.'s $5.3 billion purchase of TW Telecom Inc. The FCC approval comes days before the shareholders of both Denver metro-area telecoms vote on the cash and stock deal. Broomfield-based Level 3 (NYSE: LVLT) and Douglas County-based TW Telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) announced the cash and stock deal June 16. The overall deal's value reaches $7.3 billion including TW Telecom's $1.6 billion in corporate debt. The…

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    20. CoorsTek buys battery technology maker, forms new speciality division

      CoorsTek buys battery technology maker, forms new speciality division

      CoorsTek has purchased Boulder Ionics, maker of electrolytes for batteries, and has paired it with another business to form a CoorsTek Specialty Chemicals unit. The Golden-based company announced the deal Friday. Terms were not disclosed. Arvada-based Boulder Ionics, formed in 2011, makes electrolytes sold to makers of batteries and capacitors used in consumer electronics, automobiles and, possibly, for use by utility companies in grid-scale energy storage.

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    21. Boulder VCs invest $5.5 million in Ello's ad-free social network

      Boulder VCs invest $5.5 million in Ello's ad-free social network

      Don't count Foundry Group and Bullet Time Ventures among the skeptics of startup social network Ello's prospects as a business. The Boulder-based venture capital firms invested in a $5.5 million round to Ello, the companies announced Thursday. The money helps fuel the booming startup's expansion as it's been inundated with people joining by the hundreds of thousands.

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    22. Colorado companies continued to attract more VC funds through Q3

      Colorado companies continued to attract more VC funds through Q3

      Colorado isn't seeing more venture capital deals in 2014 than it did in 2013, but the amount of funds invested through the third quarter was significantly higher than it was in the same period last year. Through the third quarter, Colorado companies attracted $443.2 million in VC funding, compared with $362.4 million through the first three quarters of 2013, according to a MoneyTree report released late Thursday.

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    23. Denver Business Journal ranks 2014 fastest-growing companies (Slideshow)

      Denver Business Journal ranks 2014 fastest-growing companies (Slideshow)

      The Denver Business Journal honored its 2014 Fastest-growing Private Companies at a luncheon event held at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. Companies were ranked based on the percentage growth for fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013. Each company had to report a minimum of nine months of operations in the base year of 2011. To see how the companies ranked in each of the five size categories, click on the logo above. The categories were determined by taking into consideration the reported…

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