Kansas City is excited to welcome Austin, TX as the second Google Fiber metro. ... continue reading »
In the morning light of Oct. 10, words such as “burn rate” and “venture capital” spilled out over coffee and donuts. Web developers and hackers coded during breaks in morning sessions and speakers. The dress code was jeans as entrepreneurs swapped business cards in every direction possible, picking up new friends and problem-solving contacts. This would sound like your typical Silicon Valley event, if it weren’t set smack dab in the middle of Iowa.
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Everyone is still waiting to see what Kansas City will do with this new gigabit network Google has promised will arrive anytime now. On Jun. 29, Mercury News columnist Chris O’Brien reiterated the same fears about the coming network in “As Google gets ready to launch its gigabit network, Kansas City asks: Now What?” as Kansas City officials and government entities have been talking about for more than a year. ... continue reading »
The brown office building on the corner of 63rd Street could be easily overlooked if it weren’t for the enormous red hammer with an “H” branded on it. And of course the buzzing and whirring at all hours of the day. Hammerspace, the resident maker space in Kansas City, Mo., provides an arena of tools that delight all varieties of makers, inventors and artists, surrounding them with the constant sounds of soldering and the “click-clacking” of keyboards and 3D printers. ... continue reading »