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So long . . .Russ

Tue, 13 Nov 2007 19:52:12 +0000

Those of you who were becoming regular readers of Colorado Tech Times earlier this year may have noticed the sudden lapse in postings several months ago. I realize it’s a bit belated, but I’d like to finally offer some explanation … Continue reading (image)

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Colorado’s craft beer rules!Russfattire2.jpg

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 19:37:42 +0000

Some readers may argue that brewing beer isn’t really a high-tech occupation. To that I can only say: Bah humbug! My college roomate and I tried brewing our own back in the late 1970s — cooking the ingredients on the … Continue reading (image)

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Simtek’s Q1 sales slipRuss

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 19:00:49 +0000

Colorado Springs-based Simtek Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTK) expects to report sequentially lower sales during the year’s first fiscal quarter, for which full earnings results will be announced April 27. The non-volatile memory chip company announced this week that it expects Q1 … Continue reading (image)

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Wind-energy stock tipsRuss

Wed, 11 Apr 2007 00:04:45 +0000

Colorado features prominently in an article this week on wind-power transmission stocks in the blog. Written by investment advisor Tom Konrad, who also serves as treasurer for both the Colorado Renewable Energy Society and Ratepayers United Colorado, the article … Continue reading (image)

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Denver hosts Green Grid meetingRuss

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 22:15:03 +0000

Denver will play host next week to the first technical summit of The Green Grid, a non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in computer data centers. Energy use is a growing concern for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and other big … Continue reading (image)

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NREL prizewinner: solar at ‘critical’ stageRusskazmersky2.jpg

Fri, 06 Apr 2007 21:42:01 +0000

Lawrence Kazmerski, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Center for Photovoltaics at the Golden-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) sees the U.S. solar energy industry at a “critical stage,” with future progress dependent on continued government and university … Continue reading (image)

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Sorry, tech visas are all goneRuss

Thu, 05 Apr 2007 17:44:43 +0000

An article in yesterday’s Electronic News notes that the fiscal 2008 U.S. quota for H-1B visas — which allow scientists, engineers, computer programmers and other skilled workers from around the world to to work here for limited periods — was … Continue reading (image)

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AirCell still expects in-flight cellular serviceRuss

Wed, 04 Apr 2007 19:57:21 +0000

Despite yesterday’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  decision not to lift a ban on cellphone use on airliners, Louisville’s AirCell LLC is still hoping to offer in-flight cellphone service in the not-too-distant future. In a Wall Street Journal article yesterday, AirCell’s … Continue reading (image)

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CU prof questions private equity profitsRuss

Tue, 03 Apr 2007 20:24:53 +0000

During a week when Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. agreed to pay $25.6 billion for Greenwood Village-based First Data Corp. — the second- biggest leveraged buyout ever — some are questioning whether private equity firms are paying their fair share … Continue reading (image)

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Buckets of cash for Photobucket?Russphotobucket.gif

Mon, 02 Apr 2007 21:11:32 +0000

The blogosphere and the mainstream press are abuzz with speculation about the expected sale of Denver-based photo-sharing startup Photobucket Inc., and how much the fast-growing company may be worth. Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch blog reports that Photobucket has hired investment bank … Continue reading (image)

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Secure64 Software attracts attentionRusssecure64-logo.jpg

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 20:54:20 +0000

Greenwood Village-based Secure64 Software Corp. continues to attract impressive press coverage for its Internet security software. Last week the company was featured in a Wall Street Journal article describing how the latest computer processor chips from Intel and AMD offer … Continue reading (image)

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Springs group seeks more biotech buzzRuss

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 00:49:40 +0000

When it comes to biotech, Colorado Springs tends to be overshadowed by the bigger life-sciences industry clusters up the road in Denver and Boulder. But the Springs’ biotech industry appears to be building momentum. This week a new chapter of … Continue reading (image)

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Revolutionary running shoes?Russnewton3.jpg

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 21:33:32 +0000

Inside Triathlon magazine has an interesting interview this week with Danny Abshire, co-founder and owner of Boulder’s Newton Running, which is trotting out a new line of running shoes at this weekend’s Ford Ironman 70.3 race in Oceanside, California. The … Continue reading (image)

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AeA issues U.S. tech warningRuss

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 19:51:26 +0000

Today, for the second time in two years, the American Electronics Association (AeA) issued a strident call for U.S. education reform, greater investment in basic science and technology research and a more lenient visa system to encourage the world’s best … Continue reading (image)

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AeA recommendationsRuss

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 19:51:17 +0000

Today’s AeA’s report on U.S. competitiveness offers two tiers of public-policy recommendations, ranked in order of priority. The first tier suggests immediate changes that already have been introduced in various bills and appear to have widespread bipartisan support. The second … Continue reading (image)

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A modest milestoneRuss

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 00:59:57 +0000

Today Colorado Tech Times attracted its 1,000th viewer, and surged right on past that modest milestone. Obviously that’s still a long, long way from catching up with the blogosphere’s leading sites, some of which reportedly attract millions of readers. But … Continue reading (image)

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Digital TV shift to hit the rural West?Russ

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 17:02:45 +0000

EE Times writer Dylan McGrath notes in an article yesterday that the looming shift from analog to digital TV transmissions — currently scheduled for February 2009 — could impact rural and difficult-to-penetrate mountain communities in the West that depend on … Continue reading (image)

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WisperTel reaches southRuss

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 21:06:32 +0000

Evergreen’s Wisper Telecommunications, Inc. has acquired KLNT Enterprises LLC, which provides wireless Internet service under the name BroadSpoke in and around southwest Littleton and Morrison. Acquisition terms were not disclosed. The deal marks yet another expansion for WisperTel, which earlier … Continue reading (image)

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Fuel cell company acquiredRuss

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 20:46:28 +0000

Broomfield-based fuel cell maker Mesoscopic Devices LLC has agreed to be acquired for $12.4 million in cash and stock by Protonex Technology Corp. Southborough, Mass.-based Protonex, which sells portable, low cost fuel cell systems to the U.S. military and commercial … Continue reading (image)

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Ready or not, gender-selection has arrivedRussbaby_pic.jpg

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 18:34:52 +0000

Denver Post columnist David Harsanyi poses the question today: “Would you pick the gender of your child if the technology was available?” Dave’s question may be slightly premature for most of us, but not because the technology doesn’t exist.   … Continue reading (image)

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