Kyle Geary — The Hale Center For Journalism
Entrepreneurship reporter Kyle Geary brings you a curated reading list about things related to entrepreneurship and business every Monday.
1. 1 Million Cups with DropShades and CouponCloud — The Hale Center For Journalism
Entrepreneurs filed into a packed auditorium for this week’s edition of 1 Million Cups. Texas-based DropShades lit up the room with their LED-equipped, sound responsive sunglasses, while CouponCloud showed how they could turn the “archaic” coupon industry on its head.
2. Google to begin piloting business level Fiber service in Kansas City — Silicon Prairie News
Google has quietly announced a pilot for their long promised business-tier Fiber service in Kansas City. According to Silicon Prairie News, local small businesses have received emails from the tech giant offering a trial of the service in return for the companies’ feedback.
3. Kansas professors endorse reformed social media policy — Kansas City Star
Over 80 professors in Kansas have backed a revamped social media policy recently proposed by the Kansas Board of Regents. The professors penned a letter to the board endorsing the proposed change which the Kansas City Star describes as a “strictly advisory social media policy for university faculty and staff.”
4. Sprint or T-Mobile may die without a merger — Kansas City Business Journal
According to analysts, unless T-Mobile or Overland Park-based Sprint successfully merge, one of the companies may falter. The findings from New Street Research LLP suggest that neither of the two telecommunication companies are “independently viable.”
5. Lyft exploring potential Kansas City expansion — Silicon Prairie News
Lyft is exploring expanding services to Kansas City, among other locations. Craigslist ads for the pink mustache bearing ridesharing company have been surfacing in Kansas City, and some Lyft employees have set up offices at Think Big Coworking in the metro.