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A former DU student launched an app to change charitable giving. Now he hopes to turn it into the next big social media platform.

Reyn Aubrey built PocketChange on the concept of micro-donations. He’s reimagined it as a way to inject civility and good into the toxic online world.


Cows on Bluetooth: Your grandpa’s dairy farm is long gone. Meet the farm of the future.

Compared to 30 years ago, Colorado has significantly fewer dairy farms but significantly more cows. How is that possible? Smart technology.


What’s Working: The benefits of employing remote workers living in Colorado’s rural communities

Plus: More companies are excluding Coloradans from their jobs, interesting unemployment trends and a survey showing What’s Working readers are finding work.


Software antivirus pioneer John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison

McAfee, who once had a compound and yoga retreat in Woodland Park, had vowed never to return to America. He died just hours before his extradition to the U.S. to face tax evasion charges was approved.


Colorado reaches 91% rural broadband coverage as efforts to improve internet for Ute Tribes move forward

The state’s Broadband Office is also working with other rural projects, including one on the Eastern Plains that would provide gigabit fiber to more than 50,000 customers


Colorado is the third state to pass a consumer-data privacy bill. Now what?

Yes, you can ask a company to delete your personal data. No, it doesn’t apply to all personal data. And yes, many companies in-and-out of Colorado must figure out how to manage this by July 2023.


Adams 14 will have no online option for elementary students next year and limited online spots for older kids

The north metro Denver district is an outlier. But officials say elementary school students who studied online fell behind their in-person peers in reading and math.


What’s Working: Denver business leaders say $45,000 is the new “scrape-by” wage

More women and people of color fall below that wage so here’s how to help them move up. Plus: Colorado Republicans ask for end to federal unemployment benefits; a company's expansion adds 100 jobs and lots of other actual jobs


What’s Working: Guild Education’s latest $150 million round means more Colorado jobs

The Denver company plans to add 350 workers by year’s end as it helps clients like Walmart, Chipotle and Disney change jobs to careers. Plus: Colorado’s job economy, unemployment backpay, who’s hiring and more.


Nearly 200 companies with Colorado customers reported data breaches in the past 16 months

Colorado has a strong data security bill, but to give more control to consumers, two more data privacy laws have been proposed.


Do you know who’s tracking your online activities and storing your data? You could soon in Colorado — maybe.

The proposed Colorado Privacy Act, which borrows from California and Virginia’s laws, gives consumers the right to tell companies not to track their personal data and delete existing information. But that doesn’t necessarily mean companies will.


What’s Working: How navigates face masks and social engineering to battle Colorado unemployment fraud

Plus: The state Department of Labor and Employment is cracking down on unemployed workers who don’t show up for job interviews or respond to job offers.


Amazon’s first electric vans started delivering packages in the Denver area this week

The metro area is one of 16 cities planned for new Rivian delivery vans. But the EVs will stay close to distribution centers because of their limited 150-mile range.


What’s Working: Why there are at least 2,314 new technology jobs in Colorado

Plus, the latest on federal aid for restaurants and entertainment venues, fraud updates, and overpayment issues for the unemployed.


Students designed a net-zero solar home in one of Colorado’s coldest mountain towns that could help a housing crisis

The challenge started on a lark during the Solar Decathlon hosted in Denver in 2017. University of Colorado students persisted with novice crew -- and through COVID-19 -- to build a sustainable option to the lack of affordable housing in resort communities.


Colorado AG leads push to use federal internet discounts to help students get online at home — not just at school

The E-rate effort comes nearly five years after the Boulder Valley School District first petitioned the Federal Communications Commission for the exact same thing to close the homework gap


Combatting alarm fatigue at Colorado hospitals saves lives of UCHealth sepsis patients

All those lights blinking and beeping and flashing numb doctors and disturb patients, so the vast hospital system found ways to cut 180,000 alarms and slash mortality rates.


When is clean hydrogen fuel coming for Colorado cars, and who needs to get ready?

Hydrogen pumping stations are all over California and could be in the Denver metro area by the end of this year. Will state lawmakers and industry do the work and provide the incentives to boost zero emissions?


University of Colorado investigates cyberattack on system

The attack on software provided by a vendor, Accellion, likely exposed employee, student, health and research records, according to university officials.


Smaller Colorado providers are boosting students’ broadband speeds — and helping parents block TikTok

Jade Communications in Alamosa has been helping customers deal with pandemic-related problems — even as bigger ISPs hang back

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