Waiting on the morning DJ to give a traffic update about the I-25 commute from Colorado Springs to Denver? Wait no more. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently launched the I-25 corridor CDOT Mobile, a free smartphone mobile app. CDOT Mobile will give travelers real-time information on highway conditions and traffic. “We first launched CDOT […]
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Very rarely do I stumble across functionality that makes me rub my hands together and laugh evilly at how powerful and graceful it is. I have one for you to try this week — It’s called Yahoo Pipes. Yahoo Pipes have been around a few years now, but we’ve been so distracted by social media […]
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  A laser tissue fusion device–that will make surgeries faster, simpler and reduce side effects–has moved closer to production with a license agreement between Tissue Fusion LLC and the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office. Tissue Fusion President and mechanical and aerospace engineer Michael Larson (also El Pomar Endowed Chair of Engineering and Innovation at UCCS), […]
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Since Google and Twitter revolutionized the tech industry with their own digital empires — the “Googlesphere” and “Twitterverse,” respectively — developers and entrepreneurs around the world have spent innumerable hours attempting to step out of the shadows with the next big thing. Countless startups have fallen flat in an attempt to replicate those billion-dollar business […]
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The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a $6.2 million grant to Colorado for the training of the state’s long-term unemployed in industries related to technology. The federal government’s plan to help less-fortunate Coloradans regain their footholds in the competitive job markets of advanced manufacturing and information technology was well-received news. “Colorado is a national […]
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Breakfast with the Journal Date-place: Tuesday, July 30, Embassy Suites Time: 7 a.m. registration, 7:30 program Cost: $23 for subscribers, $33 for nonsubscribers Register: CSBJ.com/events Almost one-third of small businesses in the United States have been attacked through their computers, emails and cloud networks, losing millions each year to cyber criminals. Even worse, nearly three-quarters […]
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The leader of Springs-based defense contractor TechWise plans to move her family and a large portion of her executive staff overseas to focus on the global arm of her business. TechWise President and CEO Shawnee Huckstep said that she will be moving in late August to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with her husband, Chief […]
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A businesswoman agreed to give $100,000 to a computer hacker if the hacker was able to access the business’ critical, personal financial data within 90 days. That’s how confident the businesswoman and her IT department were that their firewall and security systems would keep the hacker at bay. So she signed the $100,000 contract. Fast […]
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When Shane Williams opened his first MacSuperstore 16 years ago in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Google was a word only a few kids at Stanford knew; the soon-to-be-iconic iMac was born and Steve Jobs, who had been fired by Apple a decade before, was about to make his triumphant return. Apple’s resurgence meant the opening […]
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More businesses are using Pinterest to attract consumers, according to a survey from shop.org.   According to the 2012 Social and Mobile Commerce study, Pinterest has become a huge player in social media – online consumers report that they follow and average of 9.3 retail companies on the site, compared to the average 6.9 retailers […]
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A Colorado Springs-based startup business won third place last week in the state’s inaugural Go Code Colorado challenge, but now faces major business decisions before moving toward complete viability. The eight members of Local Sage, after forming a winning team and developing a marketable app, now are weighing their options before accepting the $10,000 award […]
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Google launched their new “+1” feature recently, amid a slew of media fanfare. I bet you all are wondering, “What does Google +1 mean for my business.” And I’ll tell you, but in order for it to make sense, let’s take a step back to get some perspective. The “old Google” circa seven days ago, […]
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