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Prairie Moves: Tech that puts Google Fiber to use to launch soon

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Lead Read

Google Fiber-Inspired SightDeck Brings Hollywood Effects To VC Pitches And Telepresence Meetings” – Fast Company reported that a video conferencing technology developed in Los Angeles is set to launch next week in Kansas City, Mo.


“It was a big step for us, going from the comfy corporate job to work at our own startup.” – Instin co-founder Rodrigo Neri reflected on 2012, which included quitting his day job and pursuing his startup full time. – Rodrigo Neri’s blog

New tech

Product and business updates

  • Google launched Zavers by Google, a digital coupon product created by former Kansas City, Kan. startup Zave Networks – Google Commerce blog, TechCrunch, The Next WebZDNet and SPN
  • Hudl rolled out redesigned mobile athlete and team pages – Hudl blog
  • LockPath, a provider of innovative governance, risk and compliance applications, announced the full integration of its Keylight platform with McAfee Vulnerability Manager – Press Release
  • My Diabetes Home redesigned its website – mydiabeteshome.com
  • Clickstop completed its warehouse expansion – Press Release
  • “Appcore on hot streak, nearly triples employees in 2nd half 2012” – Des Moines Register


  • Bawte – “SBC: An Innovative Idea” – CEA
  • RecBob – “Stars aligning for Cedar Rapids sports web app RecBob in 2013” – The Gazette
  • Funeral Innovations – “Baby Boomers’ Last Wishes: Motorcycle Hearses And Facebook Obits” – All Things Considered
  • Hudl – “Hudl Founders Collaborate to Help Teams Win” – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • clusterFlunk – “clusterFlunk launches Jan. 22” – The Gazette 

Gig bits

Gig Bits is an occasional feature keeping our readers up to speed on Google Fiber. Read Gig Bits.

  • “Google Fiber-Inspired SightDeck Brings Hollywood Effects To VC Pitches And Telepresence Meetings” – Fast Company
  • “Why Is Google Fiber the Country’s Only Super-Speed Internet?” – Wired
  • “The Star’s editorial | Reardon’s leadership created a better KCK” – Kansas City Star



  • “An entrepreneurs true startup: Family” – James Eliason
  • “Kansas City Bound” – Alyx Falkner
  • “2012 Year in Review & 2013 goals” – Rodrigo Neri
  • “Instin 2012 Year in Review” – Instin
  • “Importance of the STEM Jobs Act” – Tej Dhawan
  • “A Look Back: 8 Awesome Moments For KCITP in 2012” – Kansas City IT Professionals
  • “13 Little Things You’re Doing to Sabotage Your Success” – Brent Beshore
  • “The Quiet Curse of the Midwestern Work Ethic” – John Kreicbergs
  • “Slow start to 2013 CES” – John Jackovin
  • “CES shows oversaturation of consumer electronic markets” – John Jackovin
  • “Consumer Electronics Show: The Wrap-up” – John Jackovin
  • “Top of Mind with Thom Ruhe” – Thom Ruhe
  • “Teaming up with Major League Gaming” – Dwolla
  • “Kyle’s Bo Jackson” – Hudl
  • “Front Flip Insider of the Week: Sloane Heller” – Front Flip




Credits: Screenshot from fastcompany.com.

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