The Angel Capital Association, a collective of accredited angel investors, announced Tuesday it has formed the Angel Investor Foundation. The foundation was created as an effort to expand the association’s angel investing education program, the Ann and Bill Payne ACA Angel University, renamed for the foundation’s first major donors, according to a news release. Delivering educational […]

More than $210 million has been awarded to grant applicants to further expand high-speed internet across Iowa, the governor’s office announced Tuesday. According to a news release, the funding was awarded to more than 160 applicants as part of the investment to expand broadband across the state. “Our commitment to high-speed, reliable broadband for all Iowans continues to […]

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Dec. 30 three consumer protection priorities the office will pursue in 2022, including investigating the effects of Facebook’s algorithms on consumers. Miller said at the press conference that it’s important to address consumer protection in Big Tech because of technology’s “incredibly important place in our lives today.” “So much […]

The Business Record began releasing results from the 2021 Leader’s Survey in the Nov. 26 print edition. Our annual survey asks business leaders to share what they feel are some of the top issues affecting business in Central Iowa, and in particular the Greater Des Moines region. The following is a selection of responses from leaders who […]

The Technology Association of Iowa released Wednesday the following legislative priorities for 2022: Connectivity: Facilitate high-performance internet connectivity using the best available technologies for all Iowans. Education access: Support programs, such as Future Ready Iowa, that connect Iowans to the training and education required for good-paying jobs and careers to improve people’s lives. IEDA funding: […]

President Joe Biden will soon have a team to advise him on artificial intelligence issues with the announcement of the National AI Advisory Committee on Sept. 8 by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. At least nine members will sit on the committee — Raimondo will select the chair and vice chair with the National Institute of […]

Thirty-nine grants totaling $97.5 million have been awarded under the state’s Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grants Program, which was created this year by the Iowa Legislature to expand high-speed internet statewide. According to a news release from the governor’s office, 178 applications were received from broadband providers requesting nearly $300 million. In the release issued Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds said expanding broadband statewide […]

Chief executives of companies in insurance, finance and big tech pledged to commit billions of dollars and resources in a public-private partnership at a White House meeting convened to address the emerging national security threat of cyberattacks, BestWire reported. Top executives of tech and finance companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google and JP Morgan Chase made big-dollar […]

Facebook announced that U.S. employees will not return to the office until at least January 2022 due to concerns about the coronavirus delta variant. “Data, not dates, is what drives our approach for returning to the office,” Facebook said in a statement. The social media company is the latest among tech giants to delay returning […]

The Securities and Exchange Commission green-lighted Nasdaq’s plan Friday to increase diversity among the members of its companies’ boards. Under the proposal, Nasdaq-listed companies need to meet ethnic and gender diversity targets and disclose the makeup of their boards, but it is not a full mandate. Companies can choose not to meet the diversity targets […]