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Are you “crypto curious?” A beginner blockchain event wants to help Coloradans prep for the next big technology

On Monday, Colorado state Sen. Angela Williams plans to buy her first bitcoin, or piece of one, and then spend it right away. Perhaps on a glass of Jack Rabbit Hill wine. Or maybe a T-shirt from Denver designer Atomic Child.   But instead of buying cryptocurrency online in the seedy, digital underworld of yesteryear […]

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An electric car for under $10,000? Used EVs becoming a more affordable, but risky, new market

When Maria DiBiase Eisemann went to Tynan’s Nissan in Fort Collins to turn in her leased Nissan Leaf last fall, she left the dealership as owner of the same electric vehicle. But it wasn’t for her. It was for teenage daughter. “It’s the greatest thing because it doesn’t go far, and she doesn’t have to […]

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Colorado’s largest recycling company — finally — will be able to recycle Starbucks and other coffee cups

Alpine Waste & Recycling, Colorado’s largest recycling company, has figured out what to do with the perfect cup of coffee: Recycle it. Starting as early as Oct. 1, the company will begin picking up paper cups from coffee shops and household customers and transport them to a Wisconsin mill for proper recycling. The deal makes […]

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Centennial just became Colorado’s largest city to launch an alternative broadband service. What about the other 100+ that voted to control their internet destiny?

Updated on Nov. 7, 2018: Nearly 20 more cities, counties and municipalities voted to opt out of the broadband law. See a complete list in the chart at the bottom of this story. Ting Internet turned on gigabit broadband service to its first customers in Centennial last week. A ceremony was held in the front […]

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Amazon positions itself to shape policy and public perception as its Colorado presence grows

Amazon has hired Hilltop Public Solutions, a political consulting firm, to publicize what the Seattle company is doing in Colorado. From opening three warehouses in the state since 2016 to naming Denver a finalist for its proposed second headquarters, Amazon’s interest in Colorado has grown beyond selling goods to residents. The company, which employs about […]

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Amazon commits to Boulder with new office for advertising team as Colorado awaits word on HQ2

As Colorado awaits Amazon’s decision on where to plunk down a second headquarters, the Seattle company on Thursday said that it is moving its Boulder advertising team into more spacious quarters at 1900 15th St., near the Pearl Street Mall. The company, which told The Colorado Sun it already has “dozens of Amazonians who support […]

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Colorado has one of nation’s strictest consumer data protection laws, as of Sept. 1. Are you ready?

When Colorado’s new consumer data-privacy protection law goes in effect Sept. 1, the rules will be among the strictest in the nation. Any company or public agency storing a Coloradan’s personal details will now need a data-protection policy, a swift notification system and the means to destroy the data when it’s no longer needed. But […]