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I am a reporter for the Rochester Business Journal. I cover telecommunications, technology, Internet/software/hardware, optics and photonics, advertising/marketing/PR, media, environment, architecture, construction, sports, security, Rochester colleges and universities, breweries, wineries, tourism and the paper's Fast Start section.

Voting begins for 2014 RBJ Buzz Award

Competition for the 2014 RBJ Buzz Award begins at noon Friday. The award is part of the RBJ Best of the Web Awards and is given to the Rochester company that creates the most “buzz” around its presence in the community through its social media channels.

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Panelists analyze outlook for region’s economy

Panelists discussing the Rochester region’s economic outlook for 2014 expressed some optimism while acknowledging that the area’s business executives had the lowest confidence in a recent survey of upstate metro areas. Business and industry leaders met last week at the ...

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Company helps students prepare for job market

In today’s job market, the unemployed face major challenges. Recent college graduates often find themselves thrust into the real world, jobless and left to determine their own way along the job-search route. Purple Briefcase Inc. wants to change that. The ...

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Startup firm has platform for orders

Poky.com Inc., which does business as Book. Do. Bill., is a new platform for small businesses that seeks to streamline order processing from inception to payroll. The company was launched in December by Anthony Acosta, owner of Penfield-based Acosta Valuations ...

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AT&T backs joint effort to create apps here

AT&T Inc. is teaming up with High Tech Rochester Inc., Digital Rochester Inc., Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity, and Hack Upstate to play host to the Civic App Challenge, an effort to create ...

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AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge launches

AT&T Inc. launched the AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge on Thursday. It is two-month virtual hackathon being conducted along with sponsors Rochester Institute of Technology, Digital Rochester, High Tech Rochester Inc. and Hack Upstate. Developers are expected to build smartphone apps that serve the community,

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5Linx generates $6.7M return for retirement fund

5Linx Enterprises Inc. has generated an estimated $6.7 million return, nearly four times the initial investment, for the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the state comptroller said Thursday.

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Vuzix to partner with German firm for M100 devices

Vuzix Corp. has entered into a partnership with xCon Partners GmbH, a consulting and industrial wearable computing solutions company based out of Bremen, Germany.

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Texas toy company employs Dixon Schwabl

Dixon Schwabl Inc. will provide public relations and media services for Stickman Stew LLC, a toy company, based out of Rockport, Texas.

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