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Boulder's TeamSnap becoming a player in managing data for sports teams

by Greg Avery Dave DuPont, TeamSnap

W ord of mouth has propelled a local startup into being the star player in its field, five years after putting recreational sports team management and scheduling online.

TeamSnap has grown steadily since it was formed in late 2009. The Boulder-based company surpassed 8 million users this year, with 3.5 million of them actively using it at any given month, the company says.

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How one group is tapping the brainpower of retired scientists, engineers

by Chelsea Diana Wise Labs

S ince retiring from General Electric's licensing division, Jonathan Glass and Brad Irvine worried about losing the brainpower of the hundreds of scientists and engineers also retiring from GE.

Glass said retirees still have big ideas for inventions, but no longer have thousands of GE colleagues to bring those ideas to market.

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The goofball genius of celebrity chef Mike Isabella (Video)

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M ike Isabella was 8 years old when he discovered what it could mean to be a chef.

While watching the coverage of Madonna's 1985 wedding to Sean Penn, the elementary schooler was more enamored with the man who catered the nuptials than the two stars getting married. The caterer's name: Wolfgang Puck.

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Riding the solar coaster: CivicSolar finds success and growth in volatile industry

by Richard Procter Civic Solar Inc President and COO Stuart Rentz

T he founders of CivicSolar saw an unexploited part of the solar market and dove for it. CivicSolar provides training and solar installation know-how to contractors in addition to selling solar products direct from manufacturers.

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April 18, 2015 | 12:00pm EDT
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4 ways to better market your brand to millennial consumers

by Young Entrepreneur Council Millennials at work

W ith the Millennial generation representing 25 percent of the population and more than $200 billion in annual buying power in the U.S., companies from every industry are vying for this generation’s attention. But with so many brands trying to break through and with Millennials’ inboxes and news feeds cluttered with content, how do you rise above the noise and ensure your startup or brand  ...

April 17, 2015 | 5:30pm EDT
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This ‘Google killer’ builder is now ready for you to license

by Michael del Castillo Darpa search

T he federal government’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency today made publicly available an open-source tool that could lead to an entire new ecosystem of search-engines. Seventeen organizations received early access to the project, called Memex. Of those, five stood out as technology that Google may want to look at twice.

“Memex seeks to develop software that advances online search  ...

April 17, 2015 | 5:02pm EDT
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Is Facebook’s Oculus VR anti-social? zSpace's CTO thinks so (Video)

by Michael del Castillo zSpace

T he virtual reality company zSpace is kicking of a two-month roadshow to demonstrate its unusual virtual reality hardware.

In an interview published today on Re/code, zSpace chief technology officer Dave Chavez shared why he thinks his company’s less-obtrusive technology is even more social than the Facebook-owned Oculus VR.

“They can’t see each other, they can’t interact. Even before  ...

April 17, 2015 | 3:02pm EDT
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