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Prairie Moves: Hillary Brown, Brian Ridder, Electric Pulp and more

November 18, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Photo by Lois Elling via Flickr

What is Prairie Moves?

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays (one day late this week), 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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Career Moves

New Tech

  • VoterTide (Omaha), a social media analysis app focused on politics for both Washington insiders and the everyday consumers of news, launched into public beta - votertide.comSPN, Tech President and e.politics

New Creative

  • Electric Pulp (Sioux Falls, S.D.) launched a new site for Ford, Escape Routes -

Product/Business Development




  • Charise Flynn of Dwolla (Des Moines) was awarded a 2011 Women of Innovation Awards by the Technology Association of Iowa in the Small Business Innovation and Leadership category - From the release: "Flynn leads a team of 20, managing the company’s fast-paced growth, implementing new processes and systems, and executing the company’s vision." -
  • Hudl's (Lincoln, Neb.) recently released iPhone app hit #4 in the Sports/Free category in the iPhone App Store on Wednesday -
  • The video of Ben Milne of Dwolla (Des Moines) at DC Week was posted: "Where will Dwolla be 10 years from now? A Fireside Chat"
  • Photos from the Entrepreneurs Unpluggd event in Kansas City were posted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation -
  • The Silicon Prairie vs. California challenge posed by Scott Case of the Startup America Partnership Challenge at Thinc Iowa was covered by Inc. Magazine: "Is This the End of Silicon Valley?"
  • Omaha’s bus system, Metro, rolled out the beta version of its Google Transit implementation - SPN
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