Prairie Moves: Songdish, StaffNinja, QuickCal and more
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What is Prairie Moves?
Published Tuesdays and Thursdays (one day early this week with last Thursday's edition missed) 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.
If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email email@example.com. And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts or any of our coverage, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nebraska Global (Lincoln) funded Beehive, an infrastructure management company - Nebraska Global News, SPN and Lincoln Journal Star
- eRecyclingCorps (Irving, Texas), a company with Kansas City ties, raised $35 million in a round led by led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers - Press Release, CNET, VentureWire, Forbes, VentureBeat, Vator News and SPN
- Zaarly (San Francisco-based, Kansas City office) launched its Facebook app - Zaarly Facebook app - CremaLab (Kansas City) helped to launch it - facebook.com
- Dwolla (Des Moines) rolled out its mobile registrations - Dwolla Blog
- Jim Mora Jr., a former NFL coach who recently became the head football coach at UCLA, will be stepping down from Hudl's (Lincoln, Neb.) board of directors - Lincoln Journal Star
- Songdish (Forest City, Iowa) - Des Moines Register: "Iowans launch 'one-stop shop' for music professionals"
- StaffNinja (Des Moines) - Des Moines Register: "Startup City welcomes its own ninja"
- Zaalry (San Francisco-based, Kansas City office) - CNET: "Best startup ideas of 2011" and ReadWriteWeb: "Top 10 Startups of 2011"
- Dwolla (Des Moines) - Fox Business: "Online Payment System That Sidesteps Credit Cards", Business Insider: "Investors Gone Wild: 13 Hot Startups That Created Funding Frenzies This Year", Mobile Payments Today: "Was 2011 the Year of Mobile Payments?" and ReadWriteWeb:
- QuickCal (Omaha) - Wired: "QuickCal Mobile review"
- Nebraska's Talent & Innovation Initiative - Nebraska Entrepreneur: "Talent and Innovation Initiative: A Growing Help for Nebraska’s Businesses"
- Presentio (Des Moines) - Des Moines Register: "Des Moines entrepreneur rolls out 'TiVo for meetings' "
- Wade Arnold of T8 Webware - American Banker: "PNC Wants You to Want ATMs"
- Google Fiber in Kansas City - Kansas City Public Library: "Gigabyte Christmas: Google Fiber Discussion Buzzes at the Library" and Kansas City Business Journal: "Google Fiber also inspires holiday poetry" and "Want ad suggests Google Fiber also will focus on Kansas City-area businesses"
- DeMo event (Des Moines) - Des Moines Register: "DeMo Des Moines an example of collaboration on tech scene"
- Startup Weekend Kansas City - Kansas City Business Journal: "Startup Weekend Kansas City gives entrepreneurs a nudge — the rest is up to them"
- Multiple Iowa startups - Des Moines Register: "Creativity, necessity influence startups' odd names" and "Offbeat name can cause headaches"
- Dwolla (Des Moines): "Instant for iOS – A Sneak Peak"
- Uses This - Silicon Prairie Edition: "John Henry Müller"
- Brent Beshore (Columbia, Mo.) on Young Entrepreneur: "I Want It Now (And Later)"
- Don't Panic Labs (Lincoln. Neb.): "The Decisions of a Recent Graduate"
- Shoplr (Ames, Iowa): "Shoplr Report #4 - Happy Holidays!"
- Adam Coomes (Kansas City) announced he is launching Starters, a networking and support group for entrepreneurs - starterskc.com and Startup KC Wall Post on Facebook
- Entrepreneurs Unpluggd (Chicago), a blog and events company that held an event in Kansas City in November released its second video of three videos: "Tyler Prochnow of Think Big Partners Shares His Advice On Finding Customers"
- OneLouder (Kansas City) is now listed as a "Top Developer" in the Android Market - OneLouder Facebook post
- Update to Scott Case's challenge to have more Silicon Prairie-based startups sign up for the Startup America Growth Kit than California (issued at our event, Thinc Iowa) - Des Moines Register: "Iowa startup registrations surge with national partnership"
- The Silicon Prairie region is in the running for participation in StartupBus 2012 - StartupBus and SPN