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Two Boulder companies make Top 10 in Extreme Tech Challenge

Kickfurther, Sphero will compete for trip to Richard Branson's private island

Two Boulder tech companies are among the 10 semi-finalists in the Extreme Tech Challenge, hosted by billionaire businessman Richard Branson.

Robotic toy manufacturer Sphero and Kickfurther, an inventory crowdfunding site, will be among the presenters Jan. 8 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Joining them from Colorado will be Denver's MassRoots, a social media network for cannabis users.

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Boulder County's Eco-Cycle in a slump, as losses mount and markets shift
An industry-wide slump in the recycling market has hit home: Eco-Cycle, Boulder County's principal recycler, has failed to reach its annual financial goals at any time during the last decade, losing nearly $1 million over the past 10 years. Full Story

5 Questions with Dave Schaeffer and Tendi Sherpa, founders of Boulder's Himali
At first glance, it seems an unlikely pairing: a 20-something University of Colorado grad and a weathered Nepalese sherpa who has summitted Everest ten times. Full Story

Pearl Street retailers hope weather doesn't take a bite out of Small Business Saturday
The sidewalks were slippery with slush and snow, and parking was plentiful Friday morning in downtown Boulder, as low temps and lightly falling snow thinned the usual throng of shoppers on the Pearl Street Mall. Full Story

Black Friday shoppers descend on Broomfield's FlatIron Crossing mall
As shoppers bustled past his plush chair, Hal Kroeger waited while his wife, two children and credit card navigated crowds at Broomfield's FlatIron Crossing mall. Full Story

Longmont eatery blames downtown road construction for its closure
The lights have been turned off at Antonio's of Longmont Mexican restaurant at 246 Main St. in downtown. Full Story

Boulder-based Techstars opens the book on diversity
Boulder-based startup accelerator Techstars this week published a detailed breakdown of the diversity of its founders.  Full Story

Longmont named a 'Solar Friendly Community'
Longmont will be honored Dec. 1 as Colorado's newest 'Solar Friendly Community,' an award given to cities that make it easier for residents to invest in solar technologies.  Full Story

Black Thursday: Boulder County shoppers head out on Thanksgiving for early deals
Still weary from heavy Thanksgiving meals and holiday celebrations, hundreds of Boulder County residents came out in swarms to partake in a relatively new phenomenon: hunting for Black Friday bargains on Thursday. Full Story

ReSource, Eco-Cycle to close on Sundays starting Dec. 20
Local nonprofits ReSource, which collects and resells building and furnishing materials, and Eco-Cycle, operator of the Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM), will no longer be open for businesses on Sundays starting n December 20. Full Story

Boulder's Chautauqua Capital Management acquired by Baird
Milwaukee-based private equity group Baird Capital on Wednesday announced they were acquiring Boulder's Chautauqua Capital Management. Full Story

Spectra Logic receives $15,000 business rebate from Boulder
Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam has approved a flexible rebate application for Spectra Logic Corporation for up to $15,000 in rebates. Boulder's flexible rebate program is designed to support Boulder's economy by encouraging employers to remain here. Full Story

Broomfield finds room for hotel growth
Less than 10 years ago, Broomfield was not known for an abundance of hotel choices, but as the city has grown and its employer base with it, so, too, have the options, both for tourists and business travelers. Full Story

CU Boulder's annual economic forum set for Dec. 7 in Denver
The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business will present its 51st annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum in Denver on Monday, Dec. 7. The event will be at the Grand Hyatt Denver, beginning at 1 p.m.  Full Story

Broomfield seeking input on future of retail; residents asked to take online survey through Dec. 18
As the biggest shopping day of the year draws near, Broomfield wants to know what shoppers want — where they drop coin and how much they're spending on clothing and electronics and food and wine. Full Story

Boulder's Zayo makes major push into Canada with $347.4 million Allstream acquisition
Boulder-based communications services company Zayo Group (NYSE: ZAYO) announced on Monday that it had reached an agreement to acquire Allstream, a Canadian fiber-optic company, for $347.4 million Full Story

Boulder's SendGrid announces new cpo, cmo
Boulder-based email delivery platform SendGrid, has appointed Steve Sloan as chief product officer and Scott Heimes as chief marketing officer, the company announced in a statement Monday. Full Story

Questions to ask the virtual assistant that resides within your cell phone
f you're tap-tapping on your smartphone's virtual keyboard, you're missing out on one of its coolest features: a voice-activated virtual assistant.  Full Story

Boulder County startups waiting to see if new crowdfunding law fulfills its promise
This year, Colorado enacted a new finance law designed to let small investors put cash into small businesses, with few of the regulatory burdens that traditional Wall Street-style money raising come with Full Story

Colorado jobless rate drops to lowest levels since August 2007
A $2,000 signing bonus, no experience necessary? It's yours if RTD hires and trains you as a bus driver. Full Story

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College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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Second Story Garage: Bandits

Boulder is pretty good at producing rock bands, and by "rock," we mean the in-your-face, guitar-heavy, leather-clad variety — you know, the good kind. For a prime example, look no farther than BANDITS. Full Story

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