Internet http://kcur.org en How Does Yelp Affect Restaurants? http://kcur.org/post/how-does-yelp-affect-restaurants <p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:51:22 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54882 at http://kcur.org How Does Yelp Affect Restaurants? How Corporate Giants Are Dominating Online Commerce http://kcur.org/post/how-corporate-giants-are-dominating-online-commerce <p></p><p>You can post just about anything you want on the internet, but when it comes to e-commerce, the online world is dominated by a few major players.</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we examine the corporate giants that control the online marketplace and discuss how consumers might revolt against their monopolies.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 53525 at http://kcur.org How Corporate Giants Are Dominating Online Commerce Google Fiber Report Card http://kcur.org/post/google-fiber-report-card <p>Kansas City was selected as the first place in the country to receive Google Fiber. Now that fiber networks have been established in the many communities in the metropolitan area, users have experienced internet connection that is 100 times faster than typical broadband speeds.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Google Fiber and other fiber networks expand to other cities </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">we explore how well Kansas City is capitalizing on it's head start and where it might be falling short.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:00:42 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 51400 at http://kcur.org The Kansas City Dating Scene http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-dating-scene <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bring on the chocolates, teddy bears and red roses, Valentine's Day is on Friday. Does the holiday make your heart sing or does it make your eyes roll? Today we talk about dating in Kansas City, which has been ranked one of the worst places to find a partner.</span></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:15:57 +0000 Bill Anderson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 51046 at http://kcur.org Managing An Online Business Reputation http://kcur.org/post/managing-online-business-reputation <p>Do all those reviews on sites like Yelp or TripAdvisor <strong>really matter for small businesses</strong>?&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 35936 at http://kcur.org Managing An Online Business Reputation Google Fiber & KC: A Complicated Pair http://kcur.org/post/google-fiber-kc-complicated-pair <p>What began as a lofty goal to <strong>increase access to high-speed Internet </strong>has become a reality with <strong>Google Fiber</strong>. However, <strong>questions about the methods</strong> behind implementing this service still remain. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Stephen Steigman 33847 at http://kcur.org Google Fiber & KC: A Complicated Pair Re-Imagining Education Online http://kcur.org/post/re-imagining-education-online <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Salman Khan </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">thinks he's seen the future of education and it involves more student-teacher interaction, more technology, and more creativity.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:36:16 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 30740 at http://kcur.org Re-Imagining Education Online Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry http://kcur.org/post/captive-audience-telecom-industry <p>Ten years ago, <strong>the United States stood at the forefront of the Internet revolution.</strong> With some of the fastest speeds and lowest prices in the world for high-speed Internet access, the nation was poised to be the global leader in the new knowledge-based economy.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Matthew Long-Middleton & Jeffrey Harvey 30553 at http://kcur.org Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry Report Suggests Missouri Missing Out On Internet Sales Tax Revenue http://kcur.org/post/report-suggests-missouri-missing-out-internet-sales-tax-revenue <p>It appears that Missouri has lost more than $2 billion in revenue over the past nine years because it does not collect sales taxes on purchases made over the Internet.&nbsp; Wed, 02 Jan 2013 22:24:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29857 at http://kcur.org Report Suggests Missouri Missing Out On Internet Sales Tax Revenue Computer Guys: Threads Stretched To The Limits http://kcur.org/post/computer-guys-threads-stretched-limits <p></p><p> <span lang="en-US"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">The internet is<font size="3"> a l<font size="3">imitless source of information and has<font size="3"> provided <font size="3">us a new avenue<font size="3"> for dialog and discussion<font size="3">.&nbsp; But, when <font size="3">conversations are logged in<font size="3"> perpetuity, </font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></span><span lang="en-US"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font size="3"><font size="3"><font size="3"><font size="3"><font size="3"><font size="3"><font size="3"><font size="3"><font size="3">ope<font size="3">n</font> to the world<font size="3"> and neve<font size="3">r end</font></font>ing, do they lose<font size="3"> rele<font size="3">vance<font size="3">?</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></span></p><p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 00:13:27 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Jabulani Leffall 27793 at http://kcur.org Computer Guys: Threads Stretched To The Limits The Case For Progress In A Networked Age http://kcur.org/post/case-progress-networked-age <p></p><div>Although the Internet seems like a tangled network, there is an <strong>underlying structure</strong> that guides its development.</div><div> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 04:19:06 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 27433 at http://kcur.org The Case For Progress In A Networked Age Lampooning Life Online: Making The Oatmeal http://kcur.org/post/lampooning-life-online-making-oatmeal <p>If you’ve ever <strong>wondered if your cat is planning to bump you off</strong>, you're not alone: The <strong>cartoonist behind the quirky web comic <a href="http://theoatmeal.com/">The Oatmeal</a></strong> is right there with you.<br><br>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, <strong>Matt Inman</strong>, who also knows <a href="http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/products/?isbn=1449401163">five good reasons to punch a dolphin in the face</a>, joins us in the studio to discuss the <strong>unique world views of his comic strip</strong>.<br> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 26275 at http://kcur.org Lampooning Life Online: Making The Oatmeal Online Flirting http://kcur.org/post/online-flirting <p>A gentle touch . . . eyes that find yours across the room . . . a lowering of the voice.&nbsp; These are physical signs that can be taken as <strong>flirting</strong> in a face-to-face situation.</p><p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 06:08:22 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Danie Alexander 24101 at http://kcur.org Online Flirting Breaking Down Google Fiber's Plans For Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/breaking-down-google-fibers-plans-kansas-city <p>1100 other cities wanted it – but we got it- Google Fiber. Since it was announced that ‘we got it’ about a year and a half ago, Kansas City has been eagerly waiting for details. What it is it? How much is it going to cost and how will the city get connected? And perhaps the more important looming question, how will Fiber change our city?</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:52:55 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 21869 at http://kcur.org Breaking Down Google Fiber's Plans For Kansas City Google Fiber: The Big Reveal On Thursday http://kcur.org/post/google-fiber-big-reveal-thursday <p>Google Fiber is scheduled to make a &quot;special announcement&quot; on Thursday, July 26, at 11 am CDT. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:18:05 +0000 Laura Spencer 21645 at http://kcur.org Google Fiber: The Big Reveal On Thursday ICANN's Call For New Domain Names Brings Criticism, And $357 Million http://kcur.org/post/icanns-call-new-domain-names-brings-criticism-and-357-million ICANN, the corporation that rules the Internet's address book, plans to increase the number of "top level" domains from the current 22 to 1,000 domains starting in early 2013. But not everyone is happy with that plan — and many say it's an open call to price-gougers and con artists.<p>Others complain that with 1,930 applications, ICANN — a non-profit corporation — raised just over $357 million. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:50:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 19386 at http://kcur.org ICANN's Call For New Domain Names Brings Criticism, And $357 Million Google Fiber Coming Soon...So What? http://kcur.org/post/google-fiber-coming-soonso-what <p>There&#39;s no question that we&#39;re going to get it, but then what do we <em>do</em> with it?&nbsp;The ultra-high-speed internet service, <strong><a href="http://www.google.com/fiber/kansascity/index.html">Google Fiber</a></strong>, is coming to Kansas City, but many questions remain as to what it will mean for the community.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:43:05 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske & Greta Wendelin 18862 at http://kcur.org Google Fiber Coming Soon...So What? Computer Guys: The Internet Of Things http://kcur.org/post/computer-guys-internet-things <p>As of 2008, the number of inanimate objects connected to the Internet exceeded the world population. Experts predict that by the year 2020, there will be more than 50 billion things, from animals to toasters, connected to the web.</p><p> Mon, 14 May 2012 14:42:23 +0000 Andrea Silenzi, Jabulani Leffall & Charlie Upchurch 17610 at http://kcur.org Computer Guys: The Internet Of Things The Information Diet http://kcur.org/post/information-diet <p>The great thing about modern technology? &nbsp;We can<strong> easily and cheaply access data on just about anything 24/7</strong>.&nbsp; The down side?&nbsp; It&rsquo;s being done in <strong>such great quantity and with such little regard for quality</strong> that it has led to &quot;information obesity.&quot; Mon, 14 May 2012 14:09:12 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 17607 at http://kcur.org The Information Diet Blogger Jen: Disliking People And Telling You About It http://kcur.org/post/blogger-jen-disliking-people-and-telling-you-about-it <p>Remember how your mom taught you&hellip;if you don&rsquo;t have something nice to say, don&rsquo;t say anything at all? For one Johnson County mother of two, she might have to follow up with another favorite: &ldquo;do as I say, not as I do.&quot;</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Kathleen Pointer & Steve Kraske 17004 at http://kcur.org Blogger Jen: Disliking People And Telling You About It Point, Click, Love http://kcur.org/post/point-click-love <p>"Love at first byte," some might say. In the world of online dating, people can find a match they might not otherwise find within their community of friends and acquaintances. But they also might find the process to be tedious, horrific and downright disappointing.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 19:46:34 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 11983 at http://kcur.org Point, Click, Love The Techsperts: Cut Your Cable TV? http://kcur.org/post/techsperts-cut-your-cable-tv <p>A recent study shows that <strong>9% of U.S. cable subscribers dropped their cable TV subscription</strong> in 2011. Why? Perhaps some of them did so because of the economy, but more did so because they&#39;re able to get their favorite TV shows through the <strong>Internet</strong> - on <em>their </em>schedule.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:12:59 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 11272 at http://kcur.org The Techsperts: Cut Your Cable TV?