Wed May 11, 2011

USDA Predicts 39% Decline in Colorado’s 2011 Winter Wheat Crop

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The first forecast of Colorado’s winter wheat production this year estimates a steep decline in crops this year. But nationwide the decrease is expected to be less severe.

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Tue May 10, 2011
The Two-Way

Analysts: Microsoft Will Build Skype Into All Sorts Of Products

Now that it's been confirmed that Microsoft is buying Skype for $8.5 billion, a couple questions arise:

Where does Skype fit into Microsoft's plans?

And will Microsoft succeed where Skype hasn't so far — by making money from the Internet telephone service? Or is that not the point?

A few earlier analyses:

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Mon May 9, 2011

White House Startup Roundtable Wraps Up in Boulder

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis (D-Boulder) opens the Startup America round table at the University of Colorado law school.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Boulder is one of eight cities in the United States to host a White House road show that aims to promote entrepreneurship and business start-ups.  At a roundtable event on the CU campus Monday, Obama Administration officials heard more frustration than optimism from several local-start up firms.

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Thu May 5, 2011
Business & Technology

Northern Colorado Anticipates Research and Technology Boom

Whether or not Loveland closes the deal on a multimillion-dollar aerospace and clean-energy park, Northern Colorado will be part of the coming expansion in research and technology advancement.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about how that’s going happen.

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Thu April 21, 2011

Solix BioSystems Still Embracing Algae's Potential

A few years ago, the concept of making alternative fuels from algae was all the rage.  But the idea seemed to fade quickly.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about how one local company is repositioning itself in the algae-cultivation industry.