What if you were walking down Cascade Avenue and you met a guy who made the most far-out bicycles you’ve ever seen? What if you got to talking to an engineer about the principles of flight and it inspired you to make your own invention? It could happen at this...
It’s going to happen sooner or later. We’re hitting the wireless device critical mass where we need to be connected to the Internet all the time in order to function. And we need a lower price point for this pervasive connection. Sure, right now you can buy 100 percent connectivity...
The Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp.  and Peak Venture Group are accepting nominations for the 2011 Excellence in Local Industry and Celebrate Technology Awards. The EDC Excellence in Local Industry joins the Peak Venture Group for its Celebrate Technology Awards for one combined event, which will be Nov. 9 at...
Colorado Springs Xiotech Corp. has a new name – and a new product. Now known as XIO (pronounced ex-eye-oh) recently launched a new computer storage system, the Hyper ISE, which allows performance as high as 200,000 IOPS in a storage system. The company also released X-Volume software to create a virtual...
It looks like we’re heading into some rough economic water again, which makes me very excited. Some of the greatest advances in technology take place during economic slumps, so I am looking forward to the results of a second dip. Here’s how it works: When the economy is strong, all...
There’s a joke among web developers that the Great Recession coincided with the launch of Twitter, but we only tell the joke quietly after first checking to make sure the room is empty. We’re careful because we know all you business owners and marketers out there just love Facebooking and...
Want to talk to U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter? There's an app for that. Perlmutter on Tuesday released his new mobile office IPhone App as another way for constituents to stay in touch. Perlmutter says it's a convenient way for constituents to find out what he is doing and ask questions. The three-term...
Neumann Systems Group, based in Colorado Springs, is getting help from the federal government to test its carbon sequestration system.
I hope you all know what I’m referring to when I say “QR codes” — they’re those squiggly, square bar code thingies that are showing up on packages and in ads all over the place. The idea is that you hold your phone over this QR code (if you...
Remember the 1979 tune, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles? Here’s round two: the smartphone is well on its way to killing the laptop. Everyone’s talking about it, venture capitalists, users, developers. It’s happening. I started noticing the reality of this trend when I saw an iPhone app...
Phone company CenturyLink Inc.'s second-quarter profit fell 78 percent as it had to write off more than expected of the value of Qwest, which it bought in April. In another wrinkle to the $12.2 billion acquisition, the company lost more broadband subscribers in the Qwest areas than it gained, something...
Spectranetics Corp. recorded revenue of $32.2 million during the second quarter, a 7 percent increase above last year for the same period. “The second quarter results reflect continued progress on our key growth initiatives,” said Jason Hein, senior vice president of sales, marketing and business development. “Laser placements remain strong.” The...