Yahoo! Reports Theft of Information from 500 Million Users

Yahoo! released a statement today confirming an information theft “associated with at least 500 million user accounts.” The company also reported that that the “information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014” attributing the theft to a “state-sponsored… more

Company with Overland Park Presence Being Sold

Penton, a New York-based information services company with offices in Overland Park is to be acquired by the business intelligence company Informa. Penton is being sold by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co. for $1.56 billion.   more

UMKC and LaunchKC Agree to Strengthen Tech Mentorship

University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) and LaunchKC—the global tech-grants competition whose winners will be announced this Friday as part of Techweek Kansas City—have agreed to join forces in better mentoring idea-people in the tech industry. The letter of agreement includes… more

KC Corporations See Potential in Minority Entrepreneurs

Today is graduation day for 30 Kansas City-area participants in a program called Strategy and Business Development for Minority Business Entrepreneurs—a 2½ -day intensive education program for executives, brought to Kansas City by the Ivy League staff of Dartmouth College's  Tuck School… more

EyeVerify Confirms Sale to Alibaba Subsidiary

Ingram's has confirmed reports that Kansas City-based EyeVerify, the biometrics startup founded by entrepreneur Toby Rush, is being purchased by Ant Financial, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group Holding, Ltd. In confirming the sale, Tinna Hung, Director of Marketing for EyeVerify,… more