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Las Vegas expansion team trademarks three nicknames

Posted 23 hours, 36 minutes ago in Elsewhere

The NHL Las Vegas expansion team trademarked the nicknames Desert Knights, Golden Knights and Silver Knights last week, a team spokesperson confirmed to NHL.com. Las Vegas was awarded an expansion team on June 22. It will begin play as the NHL’s 31st team in the 2017-18 season. On July 13, owner Bill Foley said he wanted to have a logo and nickname “ASAP,” but copyright reasons have been an issue. ...

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Tony Hsieh: What I regret about pouring $350 million into Las Vegas

Posted 20 days, 15 hours ago in Elsewhere

In 2013, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh relocated his Amazon-owned shoe company to Las Vegas’ downtown district, taking over the building that was once city hall in the rundown area north of the Strip. A year earlier, Hsieh had launched the first half of his bet: the Downtown Project, a $350 million revitalization effort to turn the neighborhood into a mecca for entrepreneurs. He invested his own money, hoping Las Vegas ...

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