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SpiderOak, a cloud storage company praised by Edward Snowden that actually takes privacy seriously, is moving to KC from Chicago after locking down a $3.5M Series A round.
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Portal: Teach Peace
Location: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=34.166194,-118.352468&z=18

Please see images below. This mural is gone. There are plenty of nearby portals, it won't be missed. And it's pretty clearly not there anymore--I tried to get my photos pretty close to the originals. Yet 4 months after submitting it as gone, it continues to not be there, yet the portal remains. Can we change that, please? Thank you!
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Connecting for Good brings Wi-Fi, a computer lab & digital skills classes to yet another low-income housing project in Kansas City, KS. This how you bridge the digital divide. A great organization I'm proud to support.
Another Free Wi-Fi Project Completed in Low Income Housing. Glanville Towers. We have partnered with the residents association of Glanville Towers to install a small PC lab and bring free Wi-Fi Internet to all 108 apartments. The facility at 730 Nebraska is operated by the Kansas City Kansas ...
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Comcast apparently tries to quash competition wherever it is. It's now rolling out fiber in Chattanooga, after trying to stop the local electric company from providing it for years. For AT&T, cities with competition from Google Fiber pay $40 less per month on average.
Comcast offers 2Gbps in Chattanooga, where it lost bid to squash competition.
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Proposed redevelopment options for Westport High include a Center for Creativity + Innovation which would house a maker space, incubator, and coding school.
Developer Steve Foutch presents his firm's redevelopment plan for Westport High School to a gathering of Kansas City Public Schools patrons Monday evening at Redeemer Fellowship Church. A competing plan was presented by Kansas City Sustainable Development Partners.
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Kansas City Council candidates engage with the local tech community at the City Council Tech Forum on Feb. 23rd., from 3-5pm at Union Station. Afterwards is the Civic Apps Showcase, where app-makers, startups, government employees & others will preview their latest creations to demonstrate how technology can improve city government. It's free to sign up & make your voice heard but registration is encouraged.

http://www.kcdigitaldrive.org/civictechkc/
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KC Digital Drive just unveiled its revamped site. I like it overall. Cleaner, more modern feel.
Technology solutions for a better Kansas City. FIND OUT HOW ⌵. Kansas City Digital Drive · Playbook · Projects · News · Events · About · Contact. Select Page. Strategic Objectives. Ensure Universal Access & Capacity · Expand Economic Opportunity · Power Next-Generation Innovation ...
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Portal Name: Fresh Mural
Portal location: 5566 Klump Ave., North Hollywood, CA

When I submitted this portal for removal--due to the fact that the mural has been painted over and the Fresh dispensary that occupied the location is gone following a police raid--I never imagined that the photo I submitted showing the mural painted over would be accepted, yet the portal removal rejected. +NIA Ops​ please look at this portal. The photo I submitted clearly shows the mural was painted over and that a new business is there. I even took the photo from the same angle as the original. Finally, there are two portals right next to it and plenty in the NoHo Arts District. This one will not be missed. It should be removed. Thank you.
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+NIA Ops​ hey we all make mistakes, myself most obviously included. They are unavoidable. The important part is what you do after you make them. So thank you for retiring the portal. Much appreciated!
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Portal: Best Tacos Mural
Location: 5650 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

I literally captured pictures of the mural being painted over. They've changed owners and are now known as Daniel's Tacos. So no Best Tacos & no mural should mean no Best Tacos Mural, right? And yet somehow this remains a valid portal. Why? Oh, also, it is almost right on top of another portal, NoHo Village Green. It likely wouldn't be accepted as a new portal today being so close to the other one.
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+NIA Ops​ thank you. You made the right call on that one and I thank you for it.
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Aaron Deacon of KC Digital Drive on Google Fiber and the digital divide...interesting take, don't you think?
A couple of weeks ago, KCTV5 reported that Google's effort to bridge the digital divide is coming up short. It's great to see local news covering this issue and to see broader exposure for partners like Connecting for Good, who have worked so hard to make a difference.
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Silicon Hills, the Austin equivalent of Silicon Prairie News, covered Ingress recently, as did +Brad Feld​ on his blog. So #KansasCity, are you playing tech's trendiest game?
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Nice article in Computerworld about KC's efforts to encourage creative collisions & its tech scene generally...
Cisco, Sprint and Google all "collide" in the city's plan to attract tech incubators, startups and young residents.
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KC has been all over the news and in articles lately. It is quickly becoming a big startup city.
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