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Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality’s appeal

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company’s Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 model

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that’s become...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Zuke’s founder shares challenges at SCAPE’s investor showcase

The founder of Durango company Zuke’s Natural Dog Treats shared personal challenges and encouragement at a showcase for startups held at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday. The Southwest Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

City of Durango wins grant to upgrade technology in transit buses

The city has received a $100,000 federal grant to install new technology in all Durango transit buses next year. The upgrades could include more payment options for customers, automated stop...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

E7 Systems serving new niche: Self-pour beer systems

If you’ve ever squeezed between two people at a bar to order a drink and wished you could just step behind the counter and pour your own, a solution is emerging. E7 Systems , a Durango company,...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Startup software company GitPrime aims to be major employer

In the three years since it was founded, GitPrime started serving customers all over the world and aims to grow into a major employer in Durango. Founders Travis Kimmel and Ben Thompson started the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Pet sitters tap tourist market through Rover

Rover is the AirBnB of dog care for tourists passing through Durango, and it’s boosted business for pet sitters. The site allows dog parents to book boarding, walks, house sitting, day care and...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

New payment processing company sets lofty expectations

Monetary , a payment processing company in Durango, plans to grow like Mercury, and its well-known founders lend credence to its lofty goals. In June, Monetary’s investor, Jeff Katz, named Shelley...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

RadioShack closing on Main Avenue in downtown Durango

RadioShack on Main Avenue planned to close Tuesday, signs on the building indicated. Much of the store was empty and the remaining inventory was on deep discount. Store staff and corporate...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver area doctors seek to ban smartphone sales to preteens

DENVER – On the dark side of the Colorado Legislature’s website, there are some interesting proposals that voters might see on upcoming ballots. Examples include more than 12 transportation funding...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Apple can’t ignore Microsoft’s slick, new laptop

Microsoft has already cracked the professional and creative markets with inventive tablets and a desktop that turns into a virtual drafting table. Now it’s chasing another category many believe is...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Netflix standing on the threshold of 100 million subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million global subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business