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MatchUp Monroe aims to help college students set down roots here (access required)

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For years, people in Rochester have lamented the “brain drain,” meaning the trend of young people leaving Rochester as soon as they finish college. Now there’s an app to fight that. County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced on Monday that the ...

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Donation brings Wi-Fi to the Rochester City Public Market (access required)

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Now you can bring your laptop to the Rochester Public Market. A contribution of equipment and technical assistance from Datto, the international IT leader that recently built a major presence in downtown Rochester, has helped provide free Wi-Fi at the ...

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Datto growing fast (access required)

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The Lite-Brite wall hasn’t been installed yet. But there’s a cubicle that has been turned into a ball pit. And the kitchens are stocked with free snacks—cereal, pistachios, wasabi peas, granola bars and others—on each floor of Datto’s offices in The Metropolitan. Those features, colorful décor, and the multiple monitors on every desk, along with televisions screens broadcasting sales closed and Seinfeld episodes, declare this is a high-tech company with a youthful bent. And like most youth, it’s growing rapidly. So rapidly that when the company merged and was acquired for $1.5 billion earlier this month, the founder, Austin McChord, was able to hand over a $50 million donation to his alma mater and one of the biggest suppliers of his employee pool—Rochester Institute of Technology.

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RIT alum makes historic contribution of $50 million

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  The founder and CEO of a Connecticut data-protection company is giving Rochester Institute of Technology $50 million, the largest donation in the university’s history and one of the largest ever in the Rochester region. Austin McChord, 32, a 2009 ...

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