The new tech capital is Kansas City? Yeah, that’s right. Our city has the best BBQ, more culture than you'd think (see Kauffman opening below) and we’re fast becoming a hub for tech startups, including a sweet little venture down on Rainbow Boulevard (shameless plug).
There is a reason Google Fiber picked KC, and Red Nova Labs has made it a mission to encourage tech startups; our Venture Fridays are a great forum for sharing ideas and meeting other prominent players in the Silicon Prairie. So yeah, we're proud others like the WSJ are starting to notice.
Onto a beefed-up version of the linkage…
- Some tips on how to better utilize LinkedIn.
- Five startups from Y Combinator’s Demo Day on Tuesday that Mashable deemed the most practical consumer applications. I think I’m going to try out Codeacademy, which appears to be a simple way to learn how to code.
- Also from Mashable, how user-generated content is changing Google searches and what businesses need to do to keep up.
- A cool story about what made Steve Jobs successful as CEO of Apple and also a nice piece on Jobs from the Wall Street Journal.
- Facebook’s answer to Google-Plus.
- A big event here in Kansas City will be the opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
- The iPhone is finally going to be available for Sprint customers. KC Star story and Wall Street Journal story.
- A sweet new device for gamers.
- I thought my mom was the only one who drank nonalcoholic beer – she loves her some O’Douls – but you can now add runners to the list, thanks to this interesting study of the benefits of nonalcoholic beer for marathon runners. I’m going to stick to running three miles and celebrating with a Boulevard Pale Ale.
- Best thing I’ve read this week, Malcolm Gladwell on why the NBA is locked out.
- I worry about magazines and newspapers surviving, but at least they can help you survive.
- In honor of our CMO Carrie Royce, who constantly quotes these videos, I’ll leave you with Trojan Tales, a pretty awesome marketing campaign. This will be Carrie’s 672nd viewing of this video.