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Tech Talk: Don’t neglect site updates

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This column is written specifically for the smaller, family-style businesses. It’s about maintaining your website’s technology (not the content), and why it’s time to start paying attention. Companies that don’t regularly access and update their Web technology tend to operate under the natural assumption that once a website is completed and launched it can sit… Continue Reading Tech Talk: Don’t neglect site updates

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  U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is trying to round up funding for cyber-defense training programs at the U.S. Air Force Academy.   Udall said Monday computer hackers threaten the United States and could cripple the electrical grid, water supplies and computers used by the military.   Earlier this year, Udall got an amendment to the… Continue Reading Udall seeks to fund Colo. cyber defense program

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Hype is building for the 2012 Colorado Springs Excellence in Local Industry Awards and who will be named the best of the best. Organizers of the annual awards program — which highlights both companies with social or environmental impacts, and businesses on the verge of  technology innovation — are taking nominations now to Aug. 17. This… Continue Reading Nominations sought for Excellence in Local Industry Awards

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About $6 million in federal grants will allow CenturyLink to provide broadband service to about 8,000 homes in rural areas. The money is part of a $35 million Phase-I package given to CenturyLink from the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund, which is intended to provide Internet service to rural areas across the country. In… Continue Reading Multimillion federal grant means Internet in rural Colorado

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Don’t overlook Yahoo Pipes, they work

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Very rarely do I stumble across functionality that makes me rub my hands together and laugh evilly at how powerful and graceful it is. I have one for you to try this week — It’s called Yahoo Pipes. Yahoo Pipes have been around a few years now, but we’ve been so distracted by social media… Continue Reading Don’t overlook Yahoo Pipes, they work

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Atargis Energy Corp. became the first company to produce electric power from the energy of ocean waves by using a specific energy conversion machine developed in Colorado Springs. The company’s model, one-tenth the size of the planned machine, was tested in a large offshore wave basin facility at Texas A&M, and delivered 370 watts of… Continue Reading Atargis successfully creates electricity during wave tests

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College graduates are hitting social media sites to find jobs — using them to find out salary and compensation information, job descriptions and information about the employer’s training and development programs. And more of them are using sites like Facebook and Twitter – the numbers are up 33 percent since 2008. According to a recent… Continue Reading College grads turn to social media to land jobs

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And the R&D 100 Award goes to  — Oscium, a technology company with ties to Colorado Springs. Known as the Oscars of innovation, the R&D 100 Award is given to the most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year, according to R&D Magazine. Oscium took heavy test and measurement equipment, with… Continue Reading Oscium wins ‘Oscar’ of innovation for oscilloscope device

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Hey website Functionality Junkies, I’m talking to you this time. You know who you are — if an image is on a Web page you want it animated. If we’re streaming content onto one page, you suddenly want it on 50 pages. If we create one category for content, you want 30 more. We love… Continue Reading Why more on your website isn’t always better

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Board votes to keep Drake, NeuStream

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Neumann Systems Group and its sulfur dioxide scrubber are back on track after the Colorado Springs Utilities Board of Directors voted to end the slowdown on the project for the Martin Drake power plant. “We’re pleased with the decision,” said Rob Fredell, vice president for Neumann Systems Group. The CSU board of directors – comprised… Continue Reading Board votes to keep Drake, NeuStream

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