Kyle Geary — The Hale Center For Journalism
Entrepreneurship reporter Kyle Geary brings you a curated reading list about things related to entrepreneurship and business every Monday.
1. Bitcoin freeze causes value to plummet — The Hale Center For Journalism
Bitcoin is the highest valued digital currency currently on the market, but its value took a deep plunge when a vulnerability was exposed, which caused major online exchanges to freeze withdrawals. Entrepreneurship reporter Kyle Geary looked into what the vulnerability is and how it affected the exchanges during the freeze.
2. Sprint Accelerator hosts co-working day for Kansas City Startup Village — Silicon Prairie News
The Sprint Accelerator hosted a co-working day for the Kansas City Startup Village recently. Silicon Prairie News reports that this may only be the beginning for the venue and its general manager Erik Wullschleger.
3. Locally researched Olympic speed skating suit may be slowing down athletes — Kansas City Business Journal
A locally researched olympic speed skating suit may be slowing down US olympians. The suit was designed by Dynamic Athletic Research Institute LLC. The Lenexa-based company partnered with Lockheed Martin and Under Armour to create the suits.
4. SoftBank CEO speaks his mind about recently acquired Sprint — Kansas City Business Journal
Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son spoke his mind about his recently acquired telecom company. The Kansas City Business Journal reports that Son said “Sprint has gotten used to being a loser.” Softbank completed the acquisition of Sprint in 2013.
5. Teens using anonymous messaging apps due to less accountability — Kansas City Star
Teens are using anonymous messaging apps because it means less accountability, according to the Kansas City Star. According to the article, apps like Whisper, Secret and Snapchat allow users to have a sense of anonymity. This creates the opportunity for bullying and other nefarious purposes amongst users.