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Managing An Online Business Reputation

Apr 30, 2013

Do all those reviews on sites like Yelp or TripAdvisor really matter for small businesses

Google Fiber & KC: A Complicated Pair

Mar 21, 2013

What began as a lofty goal to increase access to high-speed Internet has become a reality with Google Fiber. However, questions about the methods behind implementing this service still remain.

Salman Khan thinks he's seen the future of education and it involves more student-teacher interaction, more technology, and more creativity.

Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry

Jan 16, 2013

Ten years ago, the United States stood at the forefront of the Internet revolution. 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.

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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. 

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The internet is a limitless source of information and has provided us a new avenue for dialog and discussion.  But, when conversations are logged in perpetuity, open to the world and never ending, do they lose relevance?

Although the Internet seems like a tangled network, there is an underlying structure that guides its development.

Lampooning Life Online: Making The Oatmeal

Oct 21, 2012
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If you’ve ever wondered if your cat is planning to bump you off, you're not alone: The cartoonist behind the quirky web comic The Oatmeal is right there with you.

On Monday's Up to Date, Matt Inman, who also knows five good reasons to punch a dolphin in the face, joins us in the studio to discuss the unique world views of his comic strip.

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A gentle touch . . . eyes that find yours across the room . . . a lowering of the voice.  These are physical signs that can be taken as flirting in a face-to-face situation.

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1,100 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. 

Aaron Deacon / Social Media Club of Kansas City

Google Fiber is scheduled to make a "special announcement" on Thursday, July 26, at 11 am CDT.

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.

Others complain that with 1,930 applications, ICANN — a non-profit corporation — raised just over $357 million. The U.S.-created entity was also in the news last spring, when it approved the .xxx domain.

Google Fiber Coming Soon...So What?

Jun 6, 2012

There's no question that we're going to get it, but then what do we do with it? The ultra-high-speed internet service, Google Fiber, is coming to Kansas City, but many questions remain as to what it will mean for the community. 

Computer Guys: The Internet Of Things

May 14, 2012
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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.

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The great thing about modern technology?  We can easily and cheaply access data on just about anything 24/7.  The down side?  It’s being done in such great quantity and with such little regard for quality that it has led to "information obesity."

People I Want To Punch In The Throat

Remember how your mom taught you…if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all? For one Johnson County mother of two, she might have to follow up with another favorite: “do as I say, not as I do."

"Love at first byte," some might say.

A recent study shows that 9% of U.S. cable subscribers dropped their cable TV subscription in 2011. Why? Perhaps some of them did so because of the economy, but more did so because they're able to get their favorite TV shows through the Internet - on their schedule.

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