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Tech startup: Zen Planner

Zen planner INITIAL LIGHTBULB: Ben Pate started Zen Planner in 2006 after realizing how much of a pain point scheduling was for the martial-arts studio where he was a student. Due to a lack of effective booking software on the market, he developed his own in Zen Planner. With a résumé that include...

Top five Facebook relationship rules for business

Social media is all about relationships, particularly on Facebook. This is critical to remember as a small business using Facebook as a marketing platform. It doesn’t matter what your message is, people won’t listen if you aren’t trying to engage and relate to them authentically. There are many wa...

Is your website obsolete?

No matter what industry you’re in, the website is an absolutely critical element to your success. A company’s website is its online sales person with 100 percent of its content correct and available to clients 24/7, 365 days a year. Planning to replace this asset every two to four years in the bud...

Top six small-biz tech trends for 2014

Small businesses are bullish on 2014 and expect to hire new employees to keep up with increases in sales, according to a recent report by Bank of America (BoA). Three months into 2014, here are the big tech trends that Denver businesses should watch: Cloud In an October 2013 LinkedIn poll of 1,700...

The perils of third-party IP policy shifts

A client recently gave me a head's up about some new developments in YouTube’s Content ID System that was causing an uproar in the gaming community and with others who monetize their YouTube videos. The conflict stems from what appears…

The futurist: Technology's threat to the future of sports

If computers can win at chess and Jeopardy, are we about to see similar contests between robots and basketball players, driverless cars and NASCAR drivers, or robots and golf champions? More importantly, do we run the risk of automating these sports out of existence? Yes, we will see many more hum...

Tech startup: Glass Bottom Games

After working in Louisville for the since-acquired and shuttered NetDevil on the Lego Universe game from 2008 to 2011, veteran game developer Megan Fox decided to start her own company in Glass Bottom Games. “When I started, I had the grand idea of getting funding for a larger studio and bringing...