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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 Twittering all day long while… Continue Reading Did social media contribute to the Great Recession?

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Talk to congressman: there’s an app for that

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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 Democrat says constituents… Continue Reading Talk to congressman: there’s an app for that

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Neumann receives federal grant for CO2

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Neumann Systems Group, based in Colorado Springs, is getting help from the federal government to test its carbon sequestration system. Continue Reading Neumann receives federal grant for CO2

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QR codes and the new “Enhanced Reality”

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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 have a QR code reader app… Continue Reading QR codes and the new “Enhanced Reality”

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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 that I could use to… Continue Reading Laptop being replaced by a younger, thinner model

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CenturyLink post 78 percent lower profit

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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 that never happened when Qwest… Continue Reading CenturyLink post 78 percent lower profit

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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 company’s lead management revene… Continue Reading Spectranetics reports 7 percent revenue increase

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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,… Continue Reading Tech Talk: What does Google’s ‘+1’ mean for your business?

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Ramtron International, based in Colorado Springs, posted a 58 percent increase in revenue compared to the first quarter of this year. The increase in second-quarter revenue was due to more support from the company’s Texas wafer source, assembly and test subcontractor, which allowed the company to start shipping its products in greater volume. However, the… Continue Reading Ramtron posts second quarter revenue increases

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Spectranetics names new CEO

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Spectranetics Corp. has hired Scott Drake as president and CEO, effective Aug. 10. Drake is leaving DaVita Inc., a provider of kidney care and dialysis, where he held the position of senior vice president of operations. He was responsible for business operations that generated about 20 percent of the company’s $6 billion revenue. He has… Continue Reading Spectranetics names new CEO

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