Steven Hopson from Infuz, with something scary about Facebook:

As you might know, deleting posts on Facebook only removes the post from your profile and News Feed. The content isn’t really gone. What I didn’t know was that they were saving the things that were not even posted. As you begin to type a message, the text is being stored by Facebook and that information is being collected and used to establish trends.

Facebook Privacy

Source: blog.infuz.com

From the press release:

ITEN, the St. Louis-based organization that provides programs, events and access to resources to accelerate early-stage tech venture success, announced today the expansion of its Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program for St. Louis tech startups by naming two new members to the team. Newly appointed EIRs Chuck Vallurupalli and Mary Louise Helbig were introduced last night to affiliate companies, mentors and investors at ITEN’s monthly 2nd Thursday networking event. The ITEN Entrepreneur in Residence program, modeled on similar initiatives that were launched in Silicon Valley as well as a local one at the BioGenerator, is designed to accelerate selected tech startups based on their potential and likelihood for success. Entrepreneurs in Residence are seasoned entrepreneurs with a past history of accomplishment, and are chosen to provide concentrated, hands-on coaching to individual startups. The goal of each EIR is to help startups achieve significant milestones that include product launch, initial customer revenue and significant outside funding. Both of ITEN’s newly appointed Entrepreneurs in Residence offer decades of business development experience. Chuck Vallurupalli has started and led consumer and enterprise software companies, and has been an active member of the St. Louis entrepreneurial community through ITEN, Startup Weekend, The Hatchery at Washington University in St. Louis and The St. Louis Startup Challenge. He is currently the Founder and CEO at Inferology, which helps companies use data science to leverage actionable insights from big data.
Source: itenstl.org

Omaha-based data center services provider Cosentry is moving into the St. Louis market with the acquisition of Xiolink, St. Louis’ largest provider of managed IT infrastructure hosting services and data center colocation.

The acquisition makes Cosentry the biggest provider of IT infrastructure services in the Midwest, Cosentry CEO Brad Hokamp said Tuesday. And he anticipates moving into three or four additional markets in the next two to three years.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition increases Cosentry’s total employee base by about 50 to about 210. The headquarters remain in Omaha and Xiolink co-founder Mike Palmer will join Cosentry’s board of directors.

Source: omaha.com

Thursday, January 16th the Barnett on Washington will play host to Programmers, Hackers, and Tech Entrepreneurs Night – an opportunity for  professionals in the St. Louis technology world to connect for drinks, cigars, and networking. The event is hosted by The Barnett On Washington’s weekly networking club, Chameleon Club. The event is free of charge and open to everyone in the St. Louis tech community.

Programmers, Hackers, and Tech Entrepreneurs Night will take place from 5pm-12am and will feature St. Louis’ premiere technology start-ups, top industry professionals, and largest growing organizations. All of the fun will take place inside of the elegant, newly renovated Barnett on Washington (3207 Washington Blvd St. Louis, MO 63130).

The event will feature fine liquor and wine tastings, access to our exclusive cigar room, free wi-fi, strong opportunities for networking, and much more. Simply print the free pass located below to join us for the event. We encourage you to invite an friends or colleagues that may be interested in taking part in the event as well.

This will serve as a great opportunity to attract new business opportunities, meet valuable connections within the industry, gain a better understanding of the tech industry in St. Louis, and to have a good time around others within a familiar industry. If you or your organization is interested in finding out more about this unique and exclusive event fill out the contact form below.

Source: barnettonwashblog.com

St. Louis startup TrakBill now tracks legislation in all 50 states

Source: stltoday.com