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Entrepreneurship reporter Kyle Geary brings you a curated reading list about things related to entrepreneurship and business every week.
1. Google exploring Wi-Fi service in Fiber cities — Kansas City Business Journal
Google is exploring the idea of outdoor Wi-Fi service for Google Fiber cities. A spokesperson for Google recently stated interest in creating the service, and the Kansas City Business Journal reports that Google is currently developing an application for the service.
2. DivvyHQ launches version 2.0 with large clients in tow — Silicon Prairie News
DivvyHQ, the Kansas City–based content-planning startup, launched a 2.0 version of its product Wednesday. The three-year-old business has garnered big-name clients like Walmart, Adobe and the National Geographic channel since its inception.
3. Kansas City says Lyft is operating illegally — Kansas City Business Journal
Kansas City’s Regulated Industries Division has officially stated that the recently introduced ridesharing service Lyft is operating illegally. The city claims that the service, which pairs drivers to passengers via an app, is in direct violation of city ordinances and that drivers will receive citations up to $500.
4. KCSV receives $40,000 donation from Network Kansas, Sprint — Silicon Prairie News
The Kansas City Startup Village announced Monday that they will be receiving $40,000 in donations. The funds are headed to the village in part due to Network Kansas, which matched donations pledged by the Sprint Foundation at the end of 2013. The donations will go toward renovating a space which will potentially be used as a community center for the area.
5. 1 Million Cups with the Fleet and Chai-me.com — The Hale Center for Journalism
Two local startups, the Fleet and Chai-me.com, presented at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday at the Kauffman Foundation. The Fleet pitched its idea of connecting drivers to their cars in order to ultimately gamify responsible driving and maintenance. Chai-me.com shared the story of how its Chai selling business started due to the founder missing home after moving to the United States from India.