Prairie Moves: Michael Collins, Goodsmiths, 34ideas and more
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What is Prairie Moves?
Published Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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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- Scott McCormack joined SmartyPig (Des Moines) as president - SPN
- Michael Collins joined Thought District (Lincoln) as vice president business development - Lincoln Journal Star
- Goodsmiths (Des Moines) announced two advisors, David Kurns and Michael Ferrari - Goodsmiths blog
- Proxibid (Omaha) enabled InstaBid for "Live" auction pre-bidding, a feature giving buyers the ability to bid at the next increment with one click - Proxibid release notes
- Proxibid (Omaha) introduced Premier Services for heavy construction and agricultural equipment auctions - proxibidpremierservices.com and Press Release
- eDossea (Des Moines) rolled out a feature allowing for multiple file uploading of dental records with electronic referral forms - Press Release
- 34ideas (Sioux Falls), a site to share and vote on ideas, rolled out a new design and user accounts - 34ideas.com and Ryan Swanstrom's blog
- Pongr (Boston-based, Des Moines office) - Fast Company: "Forget QR Codes: Pongr Easily Turns Your Photos Into Brand Rewards"
- SmartyPig (Des Moines) - CNN Money: "Yes, you can dump your bank" and Des Moines Register blog: "SmartyPig named 'Best savings alternative' by CNN Money"
- OneLouder (Kansas City) - Missouri School of Journalism: "Students help OneLouder market social apps"
- Drone Journalism Lab at University of Nebraska-Lincoln - On the Media: "Drones: Coming to a skye near you?" and Breitband: "Fliegende Teleobjektive für Journalisten"
- Christian Renaud of StartupCity Des Moines - Des Moines Register: "Editorial: A dozen issues and people to watch" and "From Des Moines' Silicon Sixth to the farm bill, it could be an interesting year"
- Syncbak (Marion, Iowa) - Interactive TV Today: "Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Shazam, Super Bowl, Synacor, Wow!, Syncbak"
- SelectOut (Lincoln, Neb.), Red Nova Labs (Westwood, Kan.), LiveOn (Kansas City), PaySAFE (Omaha) and Locusic (Des Moines) - Business Insider: "Five Under-the-Radar Midwestern Startups"
- Dwolla (Des Moines) - The Next Web: "Mobile payments showdown: PayPal, Dwolla, Square and Clover go head to head" and CNN Money (Video): "Leaving the plastic (and fees) behind"
- Dan Shipton of BitMethod (Des Moines) - Des Moines Register: "Five things businesses should know about going mobile"
- Jack Perry of Syncbak (Marion, Iowa): "CES Day Three" and "CES Day Four"
- Ben Milne of Dwolla (Des Moines): On Angel Tax Credits
- Christian Renaud of StartupCity Des Moines: "My Very First-est Editorial Submission" and "In Praise of Tej Dhawan"
- Torsion Mobile (Des Moines): "SOPA/PIPA — Why You Should Care"
- Brent Beshore of AdVentures (Columbia, Mo.) - Under 30 CEO: "8 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22"
- Uses This - Silicon Prairie Edition: "Jake Kerber"
- StartupCity Des Moines: "Meet the Mentor: Christian Gurney"
- Des Moines Register: "Up-and-coming tech scene faces five challenges in 2012"
- Lincoln Journal Star: "Study shows Nebraska fourth in IT public policies"
- Kansas City Business Journal: "Brownback's budget would end key Kansas angel investor credit" and "Ending Kansas angel credit may hurt Google effort, lawyer says"
- Business380: "Secretary of State proposes incentive for Iowa startups"
- Haley Meckstroth (Des Moines) worked with a web developer to launch DSMbride, a resource for couples planning a wedding in the Des Moines area - dsmbride.com
- Awesome Camp (Lincoln), a Barcamp-like event, announced its date, March 1 - Awesome Camp registration
- South by Southwest Interactive announced its schedule - sxsw.com