Prairie Moves: Brandon Weber, Shane Mac, VineMe and More
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Published every Tuesday, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development, and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News.
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- Brandon Weber, formerly with Pioneer Hi-Bred, and Brandon Ratzlaff (Kansas City-based) joined Dwolla (Des Moines) – via dwolla.org/blog
- Mark Rabe, previously a Managing Director at Yahoo! UK and Ireland, joined Sojern as CEO (Omaha) – via press release
- Shane Mac, formerly with Gist (Seattle), joined Zaarly's (Kansas City) San Franscico office to head up product/marketing – via twitter.com/shanemacsays
- GoodTwin Design (Omaha) designed and developed a website, logo and identity for ICORA (Lincoln), a Nebraska Global (Lincoln) company, and designed a new website for Green Street Cycles (Omaha) – via necreative.typepad.com
- Image Made (Omaha) redesigned their own website, imagemadedesign.com, in addition to launching a new site for Union Jack Screen Printing, www.unionjackscreenprinting.com – via email
- Smelly Puppy (Omaha) introduced QuickCal 2.3 to the app store with advancements to its integrated to-do management feature – via email
- SmartyPig (Des Moines) released its Android app – via blog.smartypig.com
- VineMe (Des Moines) featured in video story on the ABC News affiliate WOI-DT Des Moines: "Metro Men Create Social Site," covered by The Des Moines Egotist: "Vineme.com Launches From World Headquarters in Des Moines," and mentioned in The Des Moines Register blogs: "Biz Buzz: They've traversed cancer journeys; Nepal is next up"
- Dwolla (Des Moines) covered by The Iowa State Daily: "Business brings digital payment option to Ames"
- Fresk Interactive's (Des Moines) BeerGenius featured in The Des Moines Register blogs: "Brothers aim genius at beer"
- Robert Hidajat, founder and CEO of Unleash Heros (Des Moines), and VineMe (Des Moines) mentioned in the blog and webcast Insight on Business: "Heroes & Metro Monday - April 4, 2011"
- Bo Fishback, co-founder of Zaarly (Kansas City) interviewed by Tech Cocktail: "How Zaarly Lets You Name Your Price On Everything; An Interview With Co-Founder Bo Fishback"
- Zaarly (Kansas City) featured in FashionablyMarketing.Me: "Start-Up Zaarly Facilitates In-Person Transactions Via The Web;" The Valley Show video: The Valley Girl's '60 Seconds of Startup"! and mentioned in Forbes: "New Billionaire Eric Lefkofsky Talks About Groupon And Tech Investing"
- Hollrback (Omaha) was defeated by Workables (Los Angeles) in the third round of the Techstars Startup Madness Challenge