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Super Bowl halftime performers may soon pay to entertain you – The Business Journals

Published on August 20, 2014 by

The Super Bowl isn’t just any other event; it’s an American cultural moment that resists demographic silos.

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Wells Fargo launches Startup Accelerator program – Denver Business Journal

Published on August 20, 2014 by

Colorado’s biggest bank takes a lesson from the venture capital playbook to invest in companies that could develop technology the bank could use to serve its customers.

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Inc.’s top 10 cities for fastest-growing companies – Denver Business Journal

Published on August 20, 2014 by

Denver, CO News – View Daily Local Business News, Resources & more in Denver, Colorado.

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Colorado economy rated tops in nation – Denver Business Journal

Published on August 19, 2014 by

“Colorado’s economy is broadly growing at a healthy clip, and so it comes in as the overall winner,” Business Insider says.

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Yep.

 
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Morons Wanted – Motogo

Published on August 18, 2014 by

    Morons Angels Wanted   A business owner invited me to invest in their new business recently.  I looked at their “deck”, which had no financial information and was just a couple of pages – very scant on detail. They had a track record, but wanted to start a new business in a related field.  After …

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CenturyLink to turn Denver into a Gig City with 1 gigabit per second

Published on August 17, 2014 by

CenturyLink will announce Tuesday that it is bringing super-fast broadband to Denver residents and businesses, offering speeds of up to 1 gigabit per se

Source: www.denverpost.com

 
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Security App Lookout Attracts $150 Million in Venture Capital

Published on August 17, 2014 by

Lookout, a seven-year-old mobile security company in San Francisco, is riding a wave of concern over cyberthreats, with 50 million people using its security app.

Now, the company has raised a fresh haul of venture capital from some major financial firms.

Lookout announced on Wednesday that it had attracted $150 million from investors led by T. Rowe Price Associates. Other investors include Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, the Wellington Management Company and Bezos Expeditions, the personal investment fund of Jeffrey P. Bezos of Amazon.

A number of previous investors in the company – including the venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures, Index Ventures and Mithril Capital Management, which was founded by Peter Thiel – also participated.

The presence of T. Rowe Price and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, two firms that serve wealthy individuals, could indicate that Lookout is at a mature stage. Young technology companies, when they are gearing up for an initial public offering, like to accept investments from such firms because they are seen as long-term investors that will not immediately sell shares in an I.P.O.

“These are very long-term, patient investors who are here to help us in building a multidecade franchise,” said John Hering, the co-founder and executive chairman of Lookout, who until recently was the chief executive.

Lookout hired its current chief executive, Jim Dolce, in March. Mr. Dolce, a Silicon Valley veteran, previously founded four technology companies, including one that was acquired by Juniper Networks and another that was bought by Akamai Technologies.

Mr. Dolce said that while Lookout had made inroads with individuals and some small businesses, he now hoped to convince large companies to sign up and put their employees on the service, especially given that more companies allow employees to use their own mobile devices for business.

The new capital will help the company develop new products and expand its sales team, as it tries to crack the large business market, Mr. Dolce said.

“This financing, especially given its size, is a testament to what we’re doing here,” he said.

For venture capitalists, Lookout has several promising sectors of growth. Its software is delivered over the cloud on a subscription basis, providing a predictable stream of revenue. It is also focused on mobile devices, which many technology experts see as the future of computing.

Most important, it appeals to consumers and companies worried about malware, viruses and other threats. The app says it can block malicious websites as well as check which other apps are using a consumer’s private information. And it includes a service to help consumers recover a lost or stolen phone.

In the United States, Lookout has partnered with AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, which offer the service to their customers. It also works with major mobile companies in Germany, France and Britain.

With the latest financing, Lookout has raised a combined $280 million. Allen & Company was the adviser on the latest financing round.

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UHD/4K Quandary: To Buy or Not to Buy – AVS Forum

Published on August 14, 2014 by

Scott Wilkinson muses on whether or not native 4K content is necessary for 4K TVs and the wisdom of buying one now. I’m on a lot of e-mail

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Brainstorming Doesn’t Work; Try This Technique Instead

Published on August 11, 2014 by

Ever been in a meeting where one loudmouth’s mediocre idea dominates? Then you know brainstorming needs an overhaul.

Source: www.fastcompany.com

 
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5 Phrases Every Leader Should Overuse

Published on August 11, 2014 by

With all the things you need to handle as you lead your startup, it’s easy to get lost. Rely on these phrases to guide you in the right direction.

Source: www.inc.com

 
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The Most Powerful Ways to Start a Presentation

Published on August 11, 2014 by

The science is clear: People make decisions on the basis of first impressions. As speakers, we need to take advantage of that.

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NFL players to wear RFID chips to track their movements on the field | Impact Lab

Published on August 10, 2014 by

The sensors will track the players on the field. Beginning this September, and for the first time ever 17 National Football League stadiums will e

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SBA Takes Part in Millennial Trains Project to Reach Entrepreneurs Across the Country

Published on August 8, 2014 by

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Hmmph. Bypasses Denver :-(

 
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Outpace the Apocalypse with this Motoped Survival Bike – Boldride.com

Published on August 8, 2014 by

Introducing the Motoped Survival Bike, your go-to transportation for any emergency, or when the zombie apocalypse hits.

Source: news.boldride.com

Bad A$$

 
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IBM cracks open a new era of computing with brain-like chip: 4096 cores, 1 million neurons, 5.4 billion transistors | ExtremeTech

Published on August 7, 2014 by

Scientists at IBM Research have created by far the most advanced neuromorphic (brain-like) computer chip to date. The chip, called TrueNorth, consists of 1 million programmable neurons 256 million programmable synapses spread out across 4096 individual neurosynaptic cores. Built on Samsung’s 28nm process and with a monstrous transistor count of 5.4 billion, this is one of the largest and most advanced computer chips ever made. Perhaps most importantly, though, TrueNorth is incredibly efficient: The chip consumes just 72 milliwatts at max load, which equates to around 400 billion synaptic operations per second per watt — or about 176,000 times more efficient than a modern CPU running the same workload, or 769 times more efficient than other state-of-the-art neuromorphic approaches. Yes, IBM is now a big step closer to building a brain on a chip.

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Why implementation matters | McKinsey & Company

Published on August 7, 2014 by

How important is the way you implement a major change effort? We surveyed more than 2,000 global executives to find out—and to learn from the best. A McKinsey & Company article.

Source: www.mckinsey.com

Valuable impact is only generated by execution. 

 
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30 Things British People Say Vs What We Actually Mean. #9 Is Perfect.

Published on August 5, 2014 by

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Scientist fired from university after discovering shocking dinosaur bones believed to be only 4,000 years old

Published on August 5, 2014 by

Scientist fired from university after discovering shocking dinosaur bones believed to be only 4,000 years old

Source: www.naturalnews.com

The cost of thinking outside the box disrupting the “we have always done it this way” approach. 

 
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Trash Can Odor Eliminator by MiniBini

Published on August 5, 2014 by

This trash can odor eliminator, discovered by The Grommet, secures under the lid or anywhere else on the inside of a trash bin and comes in a variety of scents.

Source: www.thegrommet.com

 
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The solar storm of 2012 that almost sent us back to a post-apocalyptic Stone Age | ExtremeTech

Published on July 26, 2014 by

While you didn’t see it, feel it, or even read about it in the newspapers, Earth was almost knocked back to the Stone Age on July 23, 2012. It wasn’t some crazed dictator with his finger on the thermonuclear button or a giant asteroid that came close to wiping out civilization as we know it, though — no, what nearly ended us was a massive solar storm. ‘If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces,’ says Daniel Baker, who led the research into the massive solar storm.

Source: www.extremetech.com

“If power fails, so does everything else”

 
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