Yahoo is on the brink of acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash, according to a new report. All Things D, which first broke the news that a deal was in the works, says Yahoo’s board will meet on Sunday to consider an all-cash offer for the popular blogging platform. The deal would be Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s largest to date and would reportedly form the centerpiece of her effort to revitalize the company by acquiring younger users.
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Over one hundred educators from 15 local school districts shared tech tips and Common Core hurdles at the tenth KCPT Education Conference Tuesday.
Although the conference is traditionally dedicated to technology for the classroom, KCPT’s Director of Education Gary Brock chose to focus this year’s theme on Common Core, a set of national, K–12 academic standards for English Language Arts and math that have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.
Brock provides educational media, like video clips, that support classroom curriculum to schools on both sides of the state line.
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Pending approval by the Federal Communications Commission, the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg will transfer ownership of its public radio station, KTBG (90.9 FM), to KCPT (Channel 19), Kansas City’s member television station in the Public Broadcasting System.
The university’s board of governors on Thursday signed the letter of intent to transfer station ownership to KCPT. The transfer is not likely to become official before September, KCPT President Kliff Kuehl said.
The total purchase price was $1.7 million, Kuehl said. That includes the $1.1 million transfer acquisition and $600,000 for improvements and equipment. It was financed by a loan, donations and gifts, and unrestricted reserve funds, he said.
Startups: Made in Kansas City - Episode 3 (by KCPTOnline)
When it comes to entrepreneurism, Kansas City is the place to be. The Chamber recognizes it as one of its Big 5 ideas. It’s now ranked 6th by the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Index. And Google coming to town has digital gurus looking for the next big thing. So just who are some of the entrepreneurial leaders in the region? Outpost Worldwide and KCPT present Startups, Made in Kansas City. A new series profiling companies that never say never. From start ups to small businesses to established companies that keep raising the bar, Startups, Made in Kansas City shows just why KC is a great place to be in business.
There’s more than one way to sell a pig.
And when the hog market plunged to 8 cents a pound in 1998, Iowa producer Randy Hilleman decided it was time to make a change. Hilleman raises Berkshire pigs, a breed that’s fattier than traditional pigs and costs a little more to raise. Back then, that was hurting him.
“If we took them into Marshalltown, [Iowa] to the big packing plant, we would get docked because they’re too fat,” Hilleman said. “What they pay on is lean, and we like to have some fat on ours.”
So along with another Berkshire producer, he went door-to-door to restaurants. The farmers discovered that not only would customers buy their pork — they’d pay a premium for it.