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The Star spotlights Dropbox co-founder, KC native Arash Ferdowsi

February 11, 2013 by

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

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Garmin co-founder shares three keys to startup success

December 10, 2012 by

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

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Gig Bits: Connecting dots between Google moves in Council Bluffs, KC

February 23, 2012 by

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

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KC Star looks at Google Fiber from Mountain View vantage point

December 12, 2011 by

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

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