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Escalating war: Local companies battle cyber crime in new ways

Escalating war: Local companies battle cyber crime in new ways

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, the latest victim of a high-profile data breach that took place last summer, compromised the accounts of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. The attack, one of the largest intrusions on record, joins a growing list of cyber crises for major corporations in just the past year, including Target,… Continue Reading Escalating war: Local companies battle cyber crime in new ways

Technology in manufacturing: still strong

The golden years of Colorado Springs manufacturing may seem for many to have come and gone — as such times of splendor do. Since its peak in 2001, the local manufacturing industry lost more than half its jobs when companies like HP and Intel chose to abandon their Colorado Springs operations. That seems to have… Continue Reading Technology in manufacturing: still strong

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TechWise, a small, Colorado Springs-born business, has successfully expanded its footprint both locally and in a blossoming overseas market. Today, the consulting company has grown to employ approximately 200 people worldwide and is positioning itself to help other small companies break into those same, under-tapped markets. A private, woman-owned business, TechWise was started in 1994… Continue Reading TechWise flourishes overseas

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USAA announces Apple Pay integration

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USAA announces Apple Pay integration

USAA Bank announced Tuesday it will be one of few in the country to offer the new Apple Pay feature when the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch hit the market this fall. The San Antonio-based bank, which offers its services to current and former members of the U.S. military and their families,… Continue Reading USAA announces Apple Pay integration

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Acorn guides innkeepers into digital age

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Acorn guides innkeepers into digital age

Innkeeping and computer science might not seem to go hand in hand, but a Colorado Springs couple has made it their business to merge the two. In 2002, Mark and Lisa Kolb were working as software developers for tech companies in Colorado Springs while running a bed and breakfast near Colorado College. For years the… Continue Reading Acorn guides innkeepers into digital age

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Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

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Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking to cash in on its entrepreneurial spirit. For more than a half-century, the Academy has been a hotbed of research and development for all manner of technology — related to military and commercial applications — and is now looking to this innovation for potential revenue streams. “What we’re… Continue Reading Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

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3D printing community brings nontraditional retail

Three-dimensional printing is now a mainstay among the world’s tech communities, and the craft once used only by micro-manufacturers and hobbyists is now readily available in the Springs. In April, a fourth branch of the Denver-based 3D Printing Store — “The first retail store in America catering to consumers, hobbyists and professionals,” according to its… Continue Reading 3D printing community brings nontraditional retail

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Elon Musk does not think small. The 43-year-old founder of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors, took on  legacy organizations that seemed impregnable, challenging the mighty on their own ground. A payment system that competes directly with Visa and MasterCard? How preposterous — didn’t he realize that it wouldn’t work? A couple of billion dollars later,… Continue Reading Springs never had a shot at Tesla’s mega-jackpot

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Third place in Go Code might not be enough

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… Continue Reading Third place in Go Code might not be enough

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Go Code helps small business

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Go Code helps small business

More than 30 designers, developers, coders and tech enthusiasts assembled last weekend in downtown Colorado Springs to compete in a challenge with but one goal: to serve the state’s business community. March 21 marked the launch of Go Code Colorado, a challenge in which makeshift teams develop web-based applications designed to help entrepreneurs make more… Continue Reading Go Code helps small business

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