Google announced today that they are expanding their 1000 megabit fiber Internet service offering to Kansas City, MO. They are partnering with Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) to leverage the existing electrical transmission system to bring the service to KCMO. This is fantastic news for the whole Kansas City area.
Update: One of our staff members had to take a half day off of work last week to deal with fraudulent credit-card charges. We have been able to trace this fraud to a set of conditions that indicate with almost complete certainty that this was a direct result of Sony’s hack. Though most of the charges were cancelled prior to any money changing hands, $250 was already gone.
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No fooling; on April 1, Internet marketing giant Epsilon announced that its confidential data had been breached. Epsilon sends about 100 million emails every day on behalf of customers like JP Morgan, Target, and Best Buy. The compromised data appears to be limited to names and email addresses of people who do business with Epsilon’s customers. If you have given your email address to any of the following, you may be affected: AbeBooks, Ameriprise Financial, Barclays Bank of Delaware, Best Buy, Brookstone, Capital One, Citi, The College Board, Disney Destinations, Hilton Hotels, Home Shopping Network, JPMorgan Chase, Kroger, LL Bean, Marriott Rewards, McKinsey & Company, New York & Company, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, Target, TiVo, US Bank, Verizon, or Walgreens.
If you live in the Kansas City metro area, you’d have to have been hiding under a rock to have missed Google’s announcement last Wednesday. Google has selected Kansas City, Kansas (KCK) as the location to build a gigabit-fiber-to-the-subscriber network. This is of course a huge boost to KCK, but what does it do for the rest of the Kansas City metro area?