Technology


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

Kansas City Team Helps Businesses Conserve Energy, Save Money

At a time when reducing energy consumption is uppermost in many minds, Kansas City is contributing to state-of-the art solutions. FridgeWize—a Colorado company whose operations group is based in Kansas City— has been recognized by The Energy Awards—for creating the Energy… more

IT Acquisition Recognizes Kansas City Market Quality

Kansas City’s reputation as an up-and-coming technology hub with today’s announcement that Contegix—a provider of application hosting, cloud, and managed IT infrastructure solutions—has acquire KC-based Admo.net Web Services, LLC. Admo is a local provider of cloud, servers, storage, and other… more

Kauffman Foundation Stresses the Importance of “Main Street” Entrepreneurs

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation shared some information today from its report on what it calls “Main Street” entrepreneurs, owners and founders of companies more than five years old and with 50 or fewer employees—companies that account for 63 percent… more

KC Companies Reach Goes Far Beyond Home

Kessinger/Hunter has joined four other Kansas City area companies in a project with Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM)—the storage and information management services company. The other Kansas City firms that have been brought on for the project are, JE Dunn Construction,… more

KCRise Fund Announces First Investments

The entrepreneurship-supporting KCRise Fund—a sidecar venture capital initiative of the KC Rising economic development effort—announced today that it has selected two area companies for the fund’s first investments.  The companies chosen are, SpiderOak, an online data security company with several… more

Epiq Systems Goes Private Upon Acquisition

Epiq Systems, Inc. the Kansas City, Kansas-based provider of integrated technology and services for the legal profession, announced today that shareholders have approved the company’s acquisition by OMERS Private Equity. The transaction—$16.50 in cash for each share of Epiq’s common… more

KCMO and KCK Team Up in White House Initiative

The White House announced today that Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas have been selected as lead cities in the White House Smart City Initiative. They will host two meetings in 2017 that bring together leading public and private… more

CBOE Holdings to Acquire Bats Global Markets

Bats Global Markets, Inc.— operator of the second-largest stock exchange in the U.S., as well as the largest stock exchange and trade reporting facility in Europe—has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by CBOE Holdings, Inc., the holding… more

A New Company Headquarters for Kansas City

The employee-screening solutions company, Alere eScreen, a subsidiary of Alere Inc., will move its headquarters to Kansas City, bringing with it a capital investment of more than $6.8 million and 30 new jobs in addition to its current staff of… more