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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.

Windstream agrees to acquire Earthlink

Windstream Holdings Inc. has agreed to acquire EarthLink Holdings Corp. in a $1.1 billion all-stock deal, officials announced Monday. The deal is expected to close early next year.

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Mini Maker Faire set for Nov. 19

The 3rd Annual Rochester Mini Maker Faire is slated to be held at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Nov. 19. The event, which runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature more than 120 makers from across the region.

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RIT prof awarded trio of fellowships

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Joel Kastner—professor in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and the School of Physics and Astronomy—been awarded Smithsonian, Carnegie and Study Abroad International fellowships, officials announced Friday.

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Interactive cellphone apps propel company

On target for double-digit growth this year, OnCell Systems Inc. is looking to expand its global reach and add staffers to its headquarters here. It is anticipated to grow more than 20 percent this year and expects 25 percent growth ...

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RIT exhibit to feature Bernie Boston’s images of 5 presidents

Rochester Institute of Technology has a new exhibit, “Everyday with the President: Bernie Boston Photographs, 1967-1992.” The exhibit includes photographs of five U.S. presidents: Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

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Frontier Communications posts 3Q loss, announces restructuring

Frontier Communications Corp. reported a net loss of $80 million in its third quarter, up from a net loss of $14 million during the same quarter a year ago. The Norwalk, Conn.-based company also announced plans to restructure the company after its acquisition of Verizon Wireline Operations in California, Texas and Florida markets on April 1.

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RIT engineering professor garners $1.8M NIH grant

A Rochester Institute of Technology engineering faculty member has received a five-year $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop ultrathin membranes for tissue engineering, officials announced this week.

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Gannett ends talks to acquire Tronc

McLean, Va.-based Gannett Co. Inc., the parent of the Democrat & Chronicle and D&C Digital, has ended its discussion to acquire Tronc Inc., officials announced Tuesday.

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Rochester named a Homebrew Hot Spot

Rochester has been named a Homebrew Hot Spot by the American Homebrewers Association. It is one of seven spots selected nationally.

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Virtual Mgr Inc. adds Clean Craft

Australia-based Virtual Mgr Inc. has two new customers, including a Rochester area firm, using its HealthClean Pro Environmental Services platform, officials said.

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RIT School of Design gets No. 10 ranking

Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Design in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences has been ranked No. 10 among the 30 best design schools worldwide in a study by California-based Ranker Inc.

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Wine & Design opens in Chili

Wine & Design, a painting franchise that pairs painting with drinking wine, has opened in Chili with its opening event set for Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., officials said. The franchise has more than 70 locations nationwide.

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