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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.

Massachusetts firm to acquire PT for $30 million

Sonus Network Inc. has agreed to acquire Performance Technologies Inc. for approximately $30 million, or $3.75 a share, expanding its addressable market from $2 billion to $3 billion by 2017.

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New online show to support entrepreneurs

See correction below. "Startup Insider," a new online video show, aims to strengthen Rochester’s entrepreneurial climate by linking entrepreneurs with local experts to help startups succeed.   The need to support and educate local entrepreneurs led members of the Entrepreneurship ...

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First-time robotics event takes place Saturday

The For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics program is holding a FIRST Tech Challenge competition at St. John Fisher College on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Frontier gets FCC funding to invest in broadband network

Frontier Communications Corp. Wednesday said it will invest $7.9 million in its broadband network in New York State—dollars allotted from the Federal Communication Commission’s Connect America Fund.

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Angel Network to invest $2.3 million in area businesses

The Rochester Angel Network has completed funding of its new Rochester Angel Fund, totaling $2.3 million from 67 members of the 75-member network. The money will be invested in Rochester businesses.

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Partners + Napier acquires firm

Partners + Napier Inc. has acquired Post Central Inc. The acquisition was effective Dec. 6 and expands the marketing communications company’s reach to include content creation and video production services, with the launch of Content Central, a new internal division.

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New CEO outlines his focus

It has not been an easy year for VirtualScopics Inc.   In late August the company underwent a reverse stock split to maintain its listing on Nasdaq, and in October the company transitioned to new leadership as CEO Jeffrey Markin ...

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Retailers using WiFi to link with customers

As the retail landscape evolves, adding WiFi to the shopping experience promises to be one of the ways players can differentiate themselves this holiday season.   In-house WiFi, a wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide access to ...

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Mann’s Jewelers opens Eastview store

Mann’s Jewelers Inc. is having a grand opening for its second store, in Victor at the Eastview Mall in the renovated Von Maur wing. The store opened Monday and employs 20 people.

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Wegmans seeks expansion of Perinton store

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is looking to expand its Perinton store location and is seeking a special-use permit from the town of Perinton.

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Management-led deal for Tops closes

Tops Friendly Markets Inc. announced Monday the acquisition of Tops Holding II by senior managers of the company closed Dec. 1.

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HTR seeks to see entrepreneurship take off

Capping off a successful first year, High Tech Rochester Inc.’s LaunchPad, an accelerator program for software startups, aims to continue its initiative into 2014 to support new technological businesses here and make the region a leading entrepreneurial area for successful ...

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Poll firm agrees to a buyer

Harris Interactive Inc. has made little money since 2008. Market research goliath Nielsen Holdings N.V. could change that.   In a $116.6 million deal, Nielsen agreed this week to buy the Brighton-based company, making its first purchase of an online ...

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Poll: Fewer big spenders in holiday shopping

Slightly more than 50 percent of New Yorkers will spend over $500 on gifts this holiday season, down from 56 percent last year, a national poll by Siena Research Institute found.   Practicality is a focus for shoppers this year. ...

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