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Downtown Project shows off Oasis boutique hotel
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
The Downtown Project has entered the hotel business. The $350 million campaign to transform the once-blighted area around East Fremont Street now includes a 44-room boutique hotel ...
Phone provider CenturyLink to plug into Switch’s data fortress
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
The region’s dominant telephone provider is setting up shop at Switch’s 1.7 million-square-foot SUPERNAP data center. As part of a business agreement announced Monday, customers of CenturyLink will now have access to ...
Experts, enthusiasts weigh in on evolving drone landscape
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
For the average citizen, the world of unmanned aerial systems — or drones — is a scary one. A whirlwind of questions about safety and privacy has defined the public debate about drones ...
High-tech company Switch considering expanding in Nevada
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
High-tech company Switch is searching for a new location to expand its rapidly growing collection of data centers with a new 2 million-square-foot technology campus. And it might land in Nevada. The data solutions and technology company ...
Whether in magic or business, relevancy, communication count, David Copperfield says
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
What do a young entrepreneur and an illusionist have in common? Ask David Copperfield, the world-renowned master of illusion, and he’ll tell you the jobs are very much the same: from a demand to push limits to ...
Hsieh clarifies role at Downtown Project in wake of ‘crazy headlines’
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Following a presentation on his downtown empire at a Las Vegas startup convention Monday, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh took a few minutes to “clear the air” about ...
What happens in downtown Las Vegas now, after layoffs?
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Although Tony Hsieh says his role with Downtown Project will not change, the community’s reaction to the possibility of his exit raised an important question: Just how reliant is downtown Las Vegas on Hsieh? Turmoil in the organization has left some business owners wondering about ...
IBM city expert talks Las Vegas tech
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Michael Dixon wants Las Vegas to be a smarter city — and he hopes to give local leaders some insight to make it happen.
Community ponders the ripple effect of Downtown Project shake-up
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
Following the layoff of 30 Downtown Project employees Tuesday, entrepreneurs downtown are left with mixed feelings about the future of the fledgling tech corridor. The restructuring of the $350-million transformation campaign to revitalize and expand downtown Las Vegas comes more than three years after the program's inception. Its mission aimed to zap new life into the city's struggling urban core and create ...
Entrepreneurs, pursuing a prize, bring big ideas to Las Vegas competition
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
A handful of Las Vegas-based startup companies got a rare chance on Thursday to pitch polished business plans to a judge’s panel for a bid to win a prize package worth ...