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    1. Keep family first in family-business, say advisers

      Keep family first in family-business, say advisers

      Some of Colorado's most iconic brands — Coors, Gates, Boettcher — started out as family businesses. Others, like Kroenke and Anschutz, are creating another wave of wealth-generating dynasties. "We basically wouldn't exist as an economy without family enterprises," said Kim Schneider Malek, president of the Family Enterprise Continuity Alliance in Denver. "Most of the time the family is what creates a competitive advantage."

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    2. Lockheed misses GPS III deadline, Air Force shops future satellite contracts

      Lockheed misses GPS III deadline, Air Force shops future satellite contracts

      The U.S. Air Force is officially shopping for alternative companies to head its high-profile GPS III program after its current contractor, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, hit production delays.

      The Jefferson County-based aerospace company is facing scrutiny from the military branch for technical problems with its first GPS III satellite's navigation system, which is supplied by its subcontractor Exelis.

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    3. Colorado was sixth fastest growing state in 2013

      Colorado was sixth fastest growing state in 2013

      Colorado had the sixth fastest growth in GDP - real gross domestic product - in the country in 2013, according to a report released Wednesday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

      According to the report, growth accelerated in Colorado from 2012 to 2013 by 3.8 percent.

      The report noted that real GDP increased in all eight BEA regions led by the Rocky Mountain region. Wyoming was that region's leading state, which increased 7.6 percent.

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    4. Female-focused initiatives shift tides for rising tech entrepreneurs

      Female-focused initiatives shift tides for rising tech entrepreneurs

      On the last Thursday of April, Lee Mayer, 32, sat slightly hidden behind her laptop at a conference table inside Galvanize, a tech startup common work space. She was updating back-end code for her e-commerce company's website.

      As more women gathered around the table, she popped her head up.

      "Ladies," Mayer said. "My friend Julie Sandler is up for Geek of the Year by GeekWire. She is doing great things in tech up in Seattle. Go on and vote for her, please."

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    5. Ramin Karimloo rocking the house as Jean Valjean

      Ramin Karimloo rocking the house as Jean Valjean

      NEW YORK (AP) — When Ramin Karimloo was 16, he made a foolish bet with a friend — foolish, that is, for a teenager in Canada who played ice hockey and had no training in either acting or singing.

      "I'm going to be the Phantom in 'Phantom of the Opera,'" Karimloo told his friend, "and I'm going to be the youngest one to do it."

      As he walked away, Karimloo says now, he felt ridiculous. But a decade later, he signed a contract to play the Phantom in London's West End — indeed, the youngest to do it.

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    6. CU astronomer leads team that finds bizarre type of hybrid star

      CU astronomer leads team that finds bizarre type of hybrid star

      A team of astronomers led by the University of Colorado at Boulder has discovered a bizarre hybrid star that experts say may change our understanding of the evolution of the universe. But when project leader Emily Levesque first realized what her team might have discovered, she immediately curbed her enthusiasm.

      "You want to be excited about it, but you want to be very sure you've not made a mistake," said Levesque.

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    7. OhHeckYeah video game fest turns downtown into summer street arcade

      OhHeckYeah video game fest turns downtown into summer street arcade

      Brian Corrigan faced plenty of challenges in mounting his ambitious OhHeckYeah art project — including explaining what it was in the first place.

      "The best way we communicate it is by letting people experience it," said Corrigan, who worked with Washington, D.C.'s Corcoran College of Art & Design before coming to Denver. "So usually we bring the video games with us and talk about it and then let people play it."

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    8. Hillary Clinton barnstorms Colorado but isn't running — yet

      Hillary Clinton barnstorms Colorado but isn't running — yet

      BROOMFIELD — Hillary Clinton isn't running for president — at least not yet — but her public stops Monday in Denver, to some, had all the trappings of a campaign visit.

      Officially, the Democratic former secretary of state toured a northeast Denver plastics molding factory to highlight programs that recruit young people into skilled trades, a focus of the Clinton Foundation. She also addressed the International Deli-Dairy-Bakery Association.

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    9. Boulder entrepreneur sees opportunity in city's bear-resistant trash requirements

      Boulder entrepreneur sees opportunity in city's bear-resistant trash requirements

      The idea for CanShed was born from Google Earth images, but founder Mark Rushton is hoping for a boost from the many municipalities, including Boulder, that are implementing requirements that trash be secured in wildlife-resistant containers.

      Rushton, a south Boulder resident with an entrepreneurial background and an inventor's mindset, would often notice unsightly trash carts at otherwise lovely properties when he was perusing Google's satellite images of neighborhoods.

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    10. Technically Speaking: FirstBank makes it easier to check balances and use bill pay on mobile app

      Technically Speaking: FirstBank makes it easier to check balances and use bill pay on mobile app

      Lakewood-based FirstBank Holding Co. has updated its mobile app to include a few new features: a FirstGlance option that allows users to check balances without logging in. While privacy could be a concern, the feature should come in handy for the vast majority of mobile bankers. Ninety-three percent of mobile banking consumers check their account balances or recent transactions on their phone, making it the most common use of such applications, according to a report by the Federal Reserve.

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    11. Colorado in the forefront in transforming the workplace

      Colorado in the forefront in transforming the workplace

      With a wave of millennials soon to enter the workforce, leaders in Colorado — from politicians to cutting-edge recruiters — are making changes they hope will maximize the state's competitive advantage in recruiting the best and brightest.

      In just six years, millennials will account for about 40 percent of Colorado's workforce, and experts say they will make their presence known.

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    12. Dish to become largest company to accept bitcoin

      Dish to become largest company to accept bitcoin

      LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dish Network Corp. says it will become the largest company yet to accept payment in bitcoin.

      The satellite TV company says it will begin accepting the digital coins through payment processor Coinbase by September. Coinbase will instantly convert the bitcoins into cash, eliminating the risk of price fluctuations to Dish.

      Dish's chief operating officer, Bernie Han, says the idea came from company employees who had become avid bitcoin users.

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    13. Global Village Academy in Northglenn tests Google Glass with students

      NORTHGLENN —When her name was called, Mariana Ochoa, 10, lit up and scampered to the front of the classroom. She plopped herself down at the teacher's desk and stuck her face out to Jenny Davenport, her fourth-grade technology instructor at Global Village Academy in Northglenn.

      Davenport picked up a sleek, chunky pair of black spectacle frames and placed them on the girl's face.

      "What can you see?" Davenport asked her.

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    14. Hackathons: Giving back to the community, one line of code at a time

      Hackathons: Giving back to the community, one line of code at a time

      By Andy Vuong The Denver Post Posted: 05/26/2014 12:01:00 AM MDT Updated: 05/26/2014 12:09:14 AM MDT Harrison Kuzbyt, a University of Denver computer science major, works on his team project at the recent GovDev Challenge in which Google partnered with the Harrison Kuzbyt, a University of Denver computer science major, works on his team project at the recent GovDev Challenge in which Google partnered with the states of Colorado and Wyoming to create solutions for challenges facing local governments. (Photos by Brenden Neville, Special to The Denver Post)

      Civic hackathons, popping up ...

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    15. Ciao Telecom says hello to U.S. prepaid cell market with Rapids deal

      Ciao Telecom says hello to U.S. prepaid cell market with Rapids deal

      Two months after Colorado lost its only hometown wireless carrier — with the acquisition of Cricket Wireless by AT&T — the state is essentially gaining a new one.

      While not an official headquarters relocation, Dallas-based Ciao Telecom is pouring several million dollars into a high-profile sponsorship deal with Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids, stitching the relatively unknown company's moniker on the front of player jerseys.

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    16. Boulder's Zayo pays $293 million for Geo Networks' optical fiber

      Boulder's Zayo pays $293 million for Geo Networks' optical fiber

      Internet network consolidator Zayo Group paid roughly $293.5 million for its latest acquisition, London-based Geo Networks. The deal was announced last week, though the purchase price wasn't disclosed until Wednesday in a regulatory filing.

      Boulder-based Zayo said the acquisition will add over 2,100 miles to its fiber-optic network in Europe, connecting nearly 600 buildings. The deal was funded through a combination of cash and a portion of the company's $250 million revolving credit line.

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    17. Loveland earphone maker wins first CSU contest for entrepreneurs

      Loveland earphone maker wins first CSU contest for entrepreneurs

      Loveland-based Decibullz Custom Molded Earphone won Colorado State University's inaugural Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge — a business pitch competition — at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins.

      The win over 16 other competitors netted the company a $250,000grand prize, $20,000 of equipment from HP, six months of free business coaching from EMyth and a year of entrepreneurship mentoring from Blue Ocean Enterprises.

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    18. Can MapQuest reroute to stay relevant in battle with Google Maps?

      Can MapQuest reroute to stay relevant in battle with Google Maps?

      Denver's most recognizable dot-com is at a crossroads, grappling with a steep erosion of its core business amid fierce competition from a pair of tech Goliaths in Google and Apple.

      MapQuest, once the nation's go-to source for online driving directions, is plotting a comeback with a battle plan that includes creating original content, adding more local data to search results, revamping its home page and improving the integration between its mobile and desktop products.

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