Google http://kcur.org en I Can’t Tweet Honestly Because I’m ‘Afraid I Might Get Fired’ http://kcur.org/post/i-can-t-tweet-honestly-because-i-m-afraid-i-might-get-fired <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The line between individual social media activity and employment status isn’t a clear one, according to feedback we received this week from listeners.</p><p>When we asked <a href="http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-should-your-boss-be-able-fire-you-what-you-tweet">“Should your boss be able to fire you for what you tweet?”</a> on the air and online, the responses showed the issue of social media and the workplace as a divisive one in Kansas City. &nbsp;</p><p>We received many emphatic yeses, citing personal responsibility.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:16:50 +0000 Alyson Raletz 50178 at http://kcur.org I Can’t Tweet Honestly Because I’m ‘Afraid I Might Get Fired’ Ethics Professors: Don't Be Evil http://kcur.org/post/ethics-professors-dont-be-evil <p></p><p>Google’s unofficial moral slogan is “Don’t be evil,” but some are questioning whether privacy and censorship concerns break that self-imposed creed.</p><p>In the first part of Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, the Ethics Professors return to discuss slippery ethics surrounding Google’s well-meaning slogan, preemptive breast cancer surgery based on genetics and more.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:51:57 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 48166 at http://kcur.org Ethics Professors: Don't Be Evil Roeland Park, Kan. Council Votes To Bring In Google Fiber http://kcur.org/post/roeland-park-kan-council-votes-bring-google-fiber <p>The Roeland Park City Council Tuesday voted<a href="http://www.roelandpark.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/09032013-Council-Agenda.pdf">&nbsp;</a>to bring Google Fiber, the high-speed Internet service, to the city. Spokeswoman Jenna Wandres says Roeland Park marks the "<a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=208760979500722959097.0004dc193ba9ea546b1bb&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=39.055451,-94.55658&amp;spn=0.682501,1.318359&amp;z=9&amp;source=embed">14th local Kansas City expansion</a> (in addition to the original announcements in Kansas City, Kan. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:18:58 +0000 Laura Spencer 43024 at http://kcur.org Roeland Park, Kan. Council Votes To Bring In Google Fiber Kansas City Kansas Mayor Has Texting 'Fun' In Annual Address http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-kansas-mayor-has-texting-fun-annual-address <p>Kansas City Kansas Mayor and Unified Government CEO&nbsp; Joe Reardon took the Google Fiber theme to an unexpected place as his annual State of Unified Government became&nbsp; audience-interactive. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:56:20 +0000 Dan Verbeck 33369 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Kansas Mayor Has Texting 'Fun' In Annual Address Google Makes Final Push For Fiber http://kcur.org/post/google-makes-final-push-fiber <p>Kansas City leaders were thrilled when they beat out 11-hundred other cities for something called Google Fiber. Now residents are competing to bring the blazing fast internet service to their neighborhood first. The search-engine company is building an infrastructure to offer households internet speeds 100 times faster than they currently get and has also rolled out it’s own TV offering. But Google’s doing things differently than traditional internet providers.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:02:00 +0000 Maria Carter 24055 at http://kcur.org Google Makes Final Push For Fiber 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 Free Wifi For Rosedale? http://kcur.org/post/free-wifi-rosedale <p>The founders of Connecting for Good hope to provide internet access to people who aren't connected at all, by tapping into Google's gigabit network.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:24:05 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 20036 at http://kcur.org Free Wifi For Rosedale? Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-wednesday-june-6-2012 <p>A circuit judge is backing the Cass County board of commissioners in its decision to not hold a vote on a zoo tax.&nbsp; Prairie Village leaders have rejected a parks sales tax proposal... It&#39;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:02:37 +0000 Elana Gordon 18919 at http://kcur.org The Techsperts: Free WiFi (Everwhere!), Laptop Lookout & Google Drive http://kcur.org/post/techsperts-free-wifi-everwhere-laptop-lookout-google-drive <p>Now that <a href="http://disney.com" target="_blank">Disney</a> and <a href="http://nintendo.com" target="_blank">Nintendo</a> have decided to offer <strong>free WiFi</strong>, can we expect to find it throughout the land?</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 04:03:43 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 18069 at http://kcur.org The Techsperts: Free WiFi (Everwhere!), Laptop Lookout & Google Drive It's Zip It Day On Google http://kcur.org/post/its-zip-it-day-google <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXOI3dwNOGs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3a6aX3dXuA</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:05:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16473 at http://kcur.org It's Zip It Day On Google Computer Guys: What Privacy? http://kcur.org/post/computer-guys-what-privacy <p>In a world where we might all someday wear glasses that check the weather, give us directions, and let us take photos&hellip; where do you draw the line? Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:28:17 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 16036 at http://kcur.org Computer Guys: What Privacy? Google's New Glasses And The War On Serendipity http://kcur.org/post/googles-new-glasses-and-war-serendipity <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 20:11:35 +0000 Linda Holmes 15508 at http://kcur.org Google's New Glasses And The War On Serendipity Computer Guys: Tech Tools For Entrepreneurs http://kcur.org/post/computer-guys-tech-tools-entrepreneurs <p>On this Monday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><strong><em>Central Standard</em></strong></a>, a look at the technology tools available to help you launch your new business. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:13:03 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 14755 at http://kcur.org Computer Guys: Tech Tools For Entrepreneurs The Techsperts: Google TV, iPad 3, Facebook Timeline http://kcur.org/post/techsperts-google-tv-ipad-3-facebook-timeline <p>Last week <a href="http://apple.com" target="_blank">Apple</a> unveiled its 3rd generation iPad, the aptly-named &quot;the new iPad.&quot; (a.k.a. &quot;<strong>iPad 3</strong>.&quot;) Is it worth the upgrade?</p><p>Around the same time <a href="http://www.google.com/fiber/kansascity/index.html">Google Fiber</a> applied for permission to sell TV services in the Kansas City area; is this a sign that they&#39;ll <strong>offer up TV services to its</strong> <strong>Google Fiber</strong> customers - in direct competition with providers Time Warner, SureWest,&nbsp; and AT&amp;T? And will Google know what you want to watch before you&#39;ve even turned on the TV?&nbsp;</p><p>Probably. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 04:51:07 +0000 Stephen Steigman 14014 at http://kcur.org The Techsperts: Google TV, iPad 3, Facebook Timeline High Speed Health: What Google Fiber Could Mean For Health Care http://kcur.org/post/high-speed-health-what-google-fiber-could-mean-health-care <p>What if when you’re sick and need to see the doctor, you could just log on to your home computer for a virtual visit instead of going to the office? That idea and others were kicked around among area health leaders last week at a meeting about what Google’s soon-to-be-installed high speed internet, Google Fiber, could mean for the region’s health care sector.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:37:53 +0000 Elana Gordon 11706 at http://kcur.org High Speed Health: What Google Fiber Could Mean For Health Care The "Googlization" Of Everything http://kcur.org/post/googlization-everything <p>Whether you&#39;re searching online for the best shoe sales or driving directions, chances are good that the first thing you do is &quot;<a href="http://google.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Google it</strong></a>.&quot; And why wouldn&#39;t you? With its recent foray into social media and services offering everything from out-of-print books to cell phones, <strong>Google is fast becoming a one-stop shop</strong> for, well, everything. But could the search engine be too good at what it does? Fri, 30 Dec 2011 05:19:11 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 9885 at http://kcur.org The "Googlization" Of Everything