Technology


KU Biotech Center Wins SBA Grant

The University of Kansas announced this morning that its Bioscience & Technology Business Center had earned a $50,000 grant from the Small Business Administration to support the center's mission as a business accelerator and economic engine for northeast Kansas.  It's… more

Lenexa Lands Data Center

A national IT company based in Dallas has unveiled plans for building a 50,000-square-foot data center in Lenexa, its third facility in the Kansas City region. In a news release this morning issued by the Kansas City Area Development Council,… more

Teachers Turn Out for STEM Instruction Focus

More than 200 area teachers turned out at Burns & McDonnell this morning for the third-annual Educators Summit, designed to equip educators with resources to help engage their students in science, technology, engineering and math academic tracks and boost the… more

KC’s Tech Appeal Draws Koch Presence

The evolution of Kansas City's technology ecosystem has prompted Koch Business Solutions, a division of Wichita-based Koch Industries, to opened a new coworking office space in Kansas City, designed to provide IT support to the parent and its affiliates around… more

Comcast Entering Gigabit-Service Fray

The battle for high-speed Internet service dominance in the Kansas city region ratcheted up tody as Comcast announced it would launch service with speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second to residential customers throughout the its suburban service areas. That adds to… more

Alorica Laying Off 300 in Topeka

Alorica, Inc., whicih provides customer relationship management and back office support, announced this afternoon that it would close its Topeka contact center, costing about 300 people their jobs. In a news release announcing the closing, the company said that te… more

KC Ranks High for Women in Tech

For a third straight year, Kansas City weighs in at No. 2 on SmartAsset's rankings of the best American cities for women working in tech-related fields, trailing only the nation's capital. The Web-based publication pulled data on men and women… more

Colliers Exec: ‘Expansion, Not Recovery’

In the 7  1/2 years since June 2009, the official end of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy has struggled to maintain some sense of recovery, scratching out small gains in GDP most every quarter. Well, mission accomplished, says Andew… more

Virgin Mobile Makes KC Its Headquarters

     Kansas City is now home to another big name in telecom: Virgin Mobile announced today that it would consolidate bicoastal operations, with its U.S. headquarters coming Downtown to One Kansas City Place, where the company plans to hire up… more

Sprint Reverses Trend With Job-Creation Pledge

Overland Park-based Sprint today announced that it would commit to creating or bringing back to America 5,000 jobs by the end of its 2017 fiscal year. In a news release issued late this afternoon, the company said it expects those… more