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Joe Paone is director of content for CTPG. jpaone@napco.com

Stratasys shares were up as much as 19% Thursday after the 3-D printing company reported a 67% jump in quarterly revenue. The Minnesota- and Israeli-based firm reported a net loss of $173,000, or break even on a per share basis, in the second quarter 

The Consumer Electronics Association has announced its honorees for next month's 10th annual Digital Patriots Dinner, and they include a pair of Senators- Democrat Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio- as well as VOXX International founder and chairman John Shalam. 

When Ryan Mathre of Stillwater wanted to sell his iPhone 4, he didn't have time to post it on Craigslist or eBay. As a busy parent of two toddlers, he used an online reseller instead.

"I sold it for $160 on Gazelle," he said. "It nearly paid for the iPhone 5, and the whole online process took five minutes."

Gadget sellers like Mathre have a growing number of options to unload smartphones, MP3 players, laptops and tablets. Sellers are going beyond eBay to nearly a dozen online sites such as Gazelle.com

Digital Projection International said this week that it has added two new regional market managers. Brian Blumhardt is now the company's Central market development manager while Tom Wilmers has been appointed to a similar position for the Midwest.

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