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5284_bd06966a96_small February 11, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Kansas City native Arash Ferdowsi (far left) may have a unique career path and success in the tech industry, but he still shares one thing in common with many in his hometown: he's a huge Kansas City Chiefs fans. And a frustrated one, too, the Kansas City Star noted in its Saturday feature story on Ferdowsi. Now in San Francisco, Ferdowsi is the co-founder and CTO of Dropbox. The path that got him there, Star reporter Eric Adler shared, started … read more

5095_83699d2bf4_small December 10, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Olathe Garmin co-founder Min Kao points to an early decision to provide insurance and other benefits to employees as one that helped his company build a strong corporate culture. "Even when advisors said 'no, don't do that til you're successful,' but we did," Kao (left) told the Kansas City Star in what the outlet called a rare interview. Kao, along with Gary Burrell, started Garmin in 1989. Today, the … read more

3675_ab1123c9e4_small February 23, 2012 by Michael Stacy

For a project that's expected to enable uploads and downloads at ultra-fast speeds, Google Fiber has come into focus at a plodding pace. But thanks to reports that surfaced over the weekend and early this week, people are beginning to connect the dots between recent Google activity in two Silicon Prairie hubs. First, several outlets reported over the weekend that Google had submitted an amended application to the Federal Communications Commission for permission to build an antenna farm on the same … read more

3583_d8ceca30e2_small February 6, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Google announced in a blog post published in the wee hours this morning that crews in Kansas City are ready to begin construction of the company's much ballyhooed ultra high-speed fiber network. "We’ve measured utility poles; we’ve studied maps and surveyed neighborhoods; we’ve come up with a comprehensive set of detailed … read more

3296_0c818a35bf_small December 12, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The Kansas City Star on Sunday took perhaps the most expansive look at Google Fiber in Kansas City that we've seen so far from any media outlet, and it did so from a different vantage point. Where most literature on the arrival of Google's ultra high-speed netwrok in Kansas City has honed in on what it means to the city, the Star story focuses … read more

2806_2d455aec4e_small September 6, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City A story in today's Kansas City Star offers an interesting look at the state of tech startups in Kansas City through the lens of life working for three area firms — Five and Fifty, Front Flip and AudioAnywhere. (Left, article sreenshot from Five and Fifty, which we most recently reported on last month after it announced a new partnership … read more

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