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Technology and Rural America with Allen Blue - LinkedIn Co-Founder

Last week at a tech heavy event in Jefferson, Iowa (pop. 4,200) one of the speakers was LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue. In his three minutes behind the microphone he said a couple of interesting things to the roughly 150 people in attendance. I caught up to him after the speeches and asked him a couple of pointed questions. Click through for his answers.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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The Business News Headlines 10 December 2018

One thing that we are clear on is that uncertainty is the bane of Wall Street and we saw that again today in what was a crazy, volatile session. On opening the Dow fell by 200 points and then kept heading south...and there is more. Click through for the headlines including:

  • Oh those markets;
  • Verizon to cut over 10,000 jobs;
  • Instagram rolls out a voice message program;
  • And, the highest paid CEO's are...
  • Amazon cracking down on what looks to be internal fraud;
  • And, yes...those markets.

Also today a really remarkable story about how technology giants from Microsoft to LinkedIn are coming to Rural Iowa in an experiment fostered by Piller Technology to create great careers and economic growth in the tiny town of Jefferson. Congressman Ro Khanna of Silicon Valley is with us. Here is that conversation.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBixMixer.com is in. First she talks about an amazing gathering last week in Las Vegas called Impact Cities and then launches into some business networking and educational events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here is that conversation

Thanks for listening.

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The Business News Headlines 23 August 2018

Click through to learn more about these top business news stories and later two great interviews:

  • Markets hit a wall today and we'll share why;
  • So, is Tesla REALLY going private? We've got an update;
  • There is one job young people don't want even though it pays well;
  • Grocery store plastic bags on the way out;
  • No, Mr. President that is not the price of a Camero in China

Those stories the markets and our Restaurant of the Week is Central Standard. You've got to listen to our conversation with general manager Andy Crounse it's pretty clear why this new place was packed today at lunch.

Then you can click through to listen to Michael Lawrence the founder of something called BluJaket. He's pretty stoked about the mobile app and we were too once we heard what it can do for retail, restaurants and sporting/special events. 

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BluJaket - Targeted Special Offers for Retail, Restaurants and Special Events

You might say that Michael Lawrence the Founder/CEO of BluJaket is pumped. You might...and if you did you would be right! We went "Out to Lunch" with Michael to learn more about his mobile app, BluJaket. What is it? You know how you've got a drawer with coupons, rubber bands and other "stuff". It's where coupons go to die. How about an app that targets your current and future customers with an offer when they are in your area? Retail, Restaurants, Special Events....click through and learn more about BluJaket and what it can do for your business...and yeah...Michael is pumped. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Marketing for Business Episode 17 - The Mars Cafe Edition with Phil K. James

Each week Michael partners with Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital in Marketing for Business - Episode 17. Here we start out talking about "first cars". Fun stuff. Then get into Musical.ly which started out as an social media project aimed at Tweens and has quickly become a huge platform launching several careers. We also talk about how Facebook just ripped Musical.ly off and created Lip Sync Live with some additional features. That is the article from Tech Crunch. The launch is not platform wide...just yet.

We then talk about the start of Mars Cafe based in the Drake Neighborhood it was something Phil and his brother created with zero experience in the restaurant industry. How they marketed and what MySpace was to them at that time. Fun stuff in this segment with a shoutout to Gary Vee

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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IOB Extra! Brandon T. Adams on the Young Entrepreneur Convention This Week!

He is a connector and for the third year Brandon T. Adams is bringing the Young Entrepreneur Convention to Des Moines this week. Hey, we know it's late in the game but there are still places available Listen to what is packed into the event and then head here to register

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Accelerate DSM with Mike Colwell

It will be here before you know it... Accelerate DSM is an opportunity for startups to established businesses get a handle on a host of topics. Here Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM talks about the event, what's on tap and how to register for a full day of information that can be critical to your business success. Ready? GO!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Power Pollen a Startup Story with SquareOne DSM

This event happens at noon on 17 January at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust in Des Moines. Here we visit with Mike Colwell and the January Startup Story about Power Pollen with co-founder Jason Cope this is an exciting new technology for better seed corn production. Not only does this technology have possibilites in seed corn but think of the other areas where direct concentration of preserved pollen can impact production. If you missed the event listen to this amazing conversation. To learn more about SquareOne DSM click through here.  

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Startup Stories with Mike Colwell and Steven Brockshus of TERVA

Even though Iowa is considered an "agricultural state" we don't see that many startups come through our door that use technology and agriculture to enrich the issues of business. Today we met Steven Brockshus the founder of TERVA a land information and management service that tracks land for sale and land sold. From the dairy farm to the world of technology meet Steven who will be part of the Mike Colwell Startup Stories from SquareOne DSM. Good stuff! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Real Estate Artificial Intelligence Meet Holmes

Time is one of the biggest enemies of real estate agents. Most agents spend loads of time with paperwork, showing homes, making appointments, doing open houses and managing what leads they can, when they can. Meet Holmes by Structurely and co-founder Nate Joens who joined Mike Colwell on our Newsmaker Line from San Francisco. Structurely and it's Holmes product were born here in Iowa and Nate with co-founder Andrew Dickelman will present at the upcoming Startup Stories hosted by SquareOne DSM on 16 August. Here Nate and Mike share how Structurely beats back the time crunch and answers perspective buyers in real time using artificial intelligence. Pretty cool stuff here!

 The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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