Reporter, #IBJtech newsletter author

Technology, venture capital, media and marketing

Schoettle grew up in Indianapolis, graduating from Southport High School and Indiana University. He then departed on a tour of middle Indiana, reporting for papers in Greenwood, Frankfort, Columbus and Franklin before landing at IBJ in 1998. At his previous jobs, he spent a decade as a political and government reporter. Beyond writing, Schoettle’s passions include animals and wildlife, watching all manner of television and long-distance cycling and running. Though he put away his trumpet many years ago, he remains an avid music fan. Schoettle shares his home in Southport with his wife, Elizabeth, three salty dogs and three sweet cats. Preferring to live in a “park-like setting,” one of his primary goals each spring and summer is to see how seldom he can mow his front lawn.


Kerauno makes acquisition, continues growth spurt

Kerauno, an Indianapolis-based maker of communications-workflow software, is in the midst of a growth spurt. This week, Kerauno officials announced the acquisition of Inverse-Square, a locally based custom software development firm. And this acquisition won’t likely be Kerauno’s last, maybe not even this year.

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WTHR sold to Virginia firm

Dispatch Broadcast Group announced today it has sold its Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR-TV Channel 13 and its Columbus, Ohio CBC affiliate WBNS-TV as well as WBNS Radio—which broadcasts on AM and FM—for $535 million in cash to Tysons, Virginia-based Tegna Inc.

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Nick Turner and DeliverEnd app 600 px

DeliverEnd speeds app to market with IndyCar sponsorship

Nick Turner is used to moving in the fast lane. And now the 28-year-old Indianapolis native is ready to put the pedal to the metal this month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The former IU football player and track runner this month is rolling out his company’s first app using a sponsorship with Harding Steinbrenner Racing to supercharge its marketing efforts.

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