The first Denver Startup Week got off to a roaring start, with Mayor Michael Hancock telling a packed luncheon that "we're going to knock out Silicon Valley.... We're going to become Silicon Mountain." To help in that effort, he announced the launch of Denver Capital Matrix, a resource directory of ... More >>
Marc Wilhelm has not seen Indie Game: The Movie yet, but he's already a fan. At 7 p.m. today, when the film comes to the Denver Film Center for a special presentation, he and his family will watch it for the first time -- and maybe, just maybe, the documentary will help them understand what he does ... More >>
A list of "The 19 Most Hated Companies in America" in The Atlantic aspires to quantify all the rotten customer service, hidden and excessive fees, broken promises and general consumer aggravation out there. And one Colorado-based company, Dish Network, shows up at No. 18 -- a bit embarrassing ... More >>
Friday, April 15, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.
In a statement alongside it's quarterly and annual fiscal report, Activision, the company behind the Guitar Hero series, effectively put the axe on the series. Over the course of the last two years, the series has seen dropping sales due to a market that's completely saturated and an expensiv ... More >>
Shawn Merriman.Shawn Merriman, aka the Mormon Madoff, pleaded guilty to mail fraud in December 2009, earning a twelve-year sentence for Ponzi scheming that allowed him to amass an amazing collection of classic cars and more. This Saturday, Merriman's playthings go on the block. The photos of ... More >>
Colorado's Public Utilities Commission is slated to sign off on Qwest's merger with CenturyLink today, a day after Montana became the fourteenth state to okay the deal, pushing memories of Mountain Bell even further down the line. The PUC was initially scheduled to approve the merger last we ... More >>
Almost three months after CenturyTel announced a $22 billion deal to take over Qwest Communications, some of the most important questions about the historic merger remain unanswered -- like what happens to all those old phone books, weird equipment, archival collections and other cool bits of ... More >>
"If they try to take our jobs, who'll join my posse?"As we told you earlier today, Qwest is being acquired by CenturyTel in a $10.6 billion stock swap. We don't know the repercussions yet, and won't for a while. But they'll undoubtedly be significant in light of the fact that the combined co ... More >>
Englewood's own DISH Network has launched a passionate, if long-shot, effort to stop the blockbuster merger of Comcast and NBC Universal. This morning, in letters addressed to U.S. reps Rick Boucher and Cliff Stearns, as well as to senators Herb Kohl and Orrin Hatch, DISH executive vice pres ... More >>
Englewood-based DISH Network faces plenty of challenges in today's entertainment environment, not the least of which is piracy of its programming using software that lets folks with free-to-air receivers view it for nothing. Which is a lot cheaper than a monthly fee. Stopping all such scheme ... More >>
Former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio received good news when he learned that the U.S. Justice Department had decided against appealing the reduction of his original six-year jail sentence for insider-trading violations. But many Qwest Wireless customers will probably be less excited upon leraning the ... More >>
A Flickr photoArianna Huffington. As reported in this space on Monday, the Huffington Post is planning to open a series of local branches -- and in a recent interview, Arianna Huffington, the site's namesake, revealed that an outpost in Denver would follow the launch of ones in Chicago and New York ... More >>
John Malone. John Malone, the local mogul at the helm of Liberty Media, didn't become one of the richest men in the state by making foolish investments. But his decision, made public moments ago, to provide $530 million in loans to Sirius XM Radio in exchange for a 40 percent equity stake in the st ... More >>
We get a booth against the wall, where we drink tea and watch the neighborhood turn over on the floor; the clock rolling from breakfast rush into lunch. Almost everyone in the place seems to be a friend, a regular -- making the Sunday morning or afternoon pilgrimage for eggs and coffee and slabs of ... More >>
This 2006 Message column "HDNet Gains" profiled HDNet, billionaire Mark Cuban's high-definition television network. At the time, Cuban and his Denver-based partner, Philip Garvin, were thrilled about adding longtime CBS anchor Dan Rather to HDNet's family. But Garvin remained frustrated that the p ... More >>
How to demolish the telecom industry, in six easy steps.
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Free Speech TV
Do Not Pass Go
Mile High Telecom promised to be an alternative to Qwest, but the line is going dead.
Mobius Venture Capital Hotbank
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Computers for Community
The Starz Encore Film Center
St. Cajetan Event Center
How Denver’s Hispanic community lost a cable-TV channel but gained a “heritage center.” Maybe.
US West's golden CEO just keeps getting richer and richer.
While US West delayed service for months, the company stockpiled millions.
Stephen Keating reads from Cutthroat: High Stakes and Killer Moves on the Electronic Frontier
US West put service on the line so it could make the deal.
As US West pulls strings at the legislature, it could cut the lines to competition.
What's in a name? A fight, if your name is America Online.
The cable industry pushes through a new law aimed at signal pirates.
The City of Denver declares war on the state legislature over a telephone bill.
TCI's plan to downgrade its upgrade gets a chilly reception.
US West's new cable partner knows how to make sweet deals. Just ask the FCC.
THE PUC PUTS A SMALL PHONE CARRIER ON HOLD-UP.
CABLE THEFT IS A SERIOUS CRIME--BUT NOT IN TCI'S BOOK.
KEY SENATOR PRESSLER STOPS BY TO QUIETLY SCOOP UP CASH FROM LOCAL CABLE MOGULS.