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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 ...
Online gaming hasn’t lived up to its hype
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Initial projections were optimistic, but the reality has been that the revenue produced by Internet poker sites has been basically negligible, though some remain bullish on the prospects ...
Ruvo Center: We are not meeting the challenge of curing Alzheimer’s disease
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The center set out this year to analyze all clinical trials of drugs tested on Alzheimer’s patients in the United States. The researchers' findings: only 244 drugs have been ...
Ride the High Roller wheel for under $20; prices dropped for summer
Monday, June 23, 2014
Tickets to ride the world’s tallest observation wheel now carry a cheaper, summertime price tag. When the High Roller at the Linq opened in late March, tickets ranged from $24.99 to $59.99. Here’s a look at the new summertime rates, which run through Sept. 1 ...
Humble hot dog still has some magic left on the Strip
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Cheap eats are increasingly difficult to find in Las Vegas, but there are still inexpensive frankfurters to be found, especially for sports fans.
Is gambling being spread too far?
Sunday, June 22, 2014
New opportunities to gamble create new gamblers — and, in turn, new problem gamblers. So is it wise to unleash gambling on every state in the nation rather than contain it to just a few places where it can be controlled?
Food fight: Why we have so many markets
Sunday, June 1, 2014
There are more than 150 grocery stores in Southern Nevada vying for shoppers’ dollars. It’s a competitive market, but it may not have reached its saturation point. As with any transient city, new residents bring with them preferences from home. There’s something for everyone, so most markets serve a particular slice of ...
Bitcoin isn’t worth the headache
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Given that you can use bitcoins at a Las Vegas It seems the quirky trend is here to stay no matter how many skeptics hem and haw. The fortunes of this magical currency can rise and fall on a whim, and because it’s not backed by a central bank, prudent economists advise against gambling real, hard-earned dollars on it.