Prairie Moves: David Ziemann, Soy Pals, Proxibid and more
What is Prairie Moves?
Published Tuesdays and Fridays, 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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Mergers & Acquisitions
- Inflection (Redwood Shores, Cal.-based, Omaha office) sells Archives.com to Ancestry.com Inc. - Press Release, TechMeme and SPN
- David Ziemann joined Hatchlings (Des Moines) as a developer - twitter.com/hatchlings
- Sojern (San Francisco office, Omaha-based) brought on Sylvia Weiler, formerly with Travelocity, as General Manager, Tourism - Press Release
- Grasshorse (Winfield, Iowa) released Soy Pals - thesoyfoodscouncil.com and Grasshorse
Product/Business Development and Milestones
- Proxibid (Omaha) announced it had its strongest month in its history, experiencing 27 percent growth in the number of auctions hosted online, and 12 percent growth in the amount of inventory that passed through its marketplace in March 2012 over March 2011 - Press Release
- StaffNinja (Des Moines) joins StartupCity Des Moines - StartupCity blog
- OpenIowa by StartupIowa - Des Moines Register: "OpenIowa to make use of public data sets" and OhMyGov: "Entrepreneurs, coders to compete at OpenIowa contest"
- CityCamp Kansas City - KCTV 5: "Private company sets up to design transportation system app"
- ZippiDo (Kansas City) - Nibletz: "Kansas City Startup: Zippido Achieve Your Goals And Tasks With The Help Of Your Social Network"
- MindMixer (Omaha) - GovFresh: "Instead of butting heads, citizens and government can start mixing minds" and Nebraska Entrepreneur: "MindMixer CEO Talks Startup Success"
- Dwolla (Des Moines) - Investment U: "Dwolla: Threat to the Financial Services Industry?"
- TutHopper (Kansas City) - Think Big Partners: "012 Think Big Radio: TutHopper: Startup Weekend Kansas City Winners"
- Drone Journalism Lab at University of Nebraska-Lincoln - GigaOm: "Are robots and content farms the future of the news?" and Fast Company: "Why Flying Drones Are The Future Of Journalism"
- Locusic (Des Moines) - Ames 24/7: "Locusic Live Ames helps local music"
- Bo Fishback of Zaarly (San Francisco-based, Kansas City office) - Mashable: "Could Zaarly Disrupt the Global Economy? [Video]"
- Ben Milne of Dwolla (Des Moines) - New Empire Builders: "Disrupting the Payment System with Ben Milne of Dwolla"
- Hudl (Lincoln): University of Nebraska-Lincoln: "Internship Series - Hudl"
- Des Moines Register: "Is Google's Iowa growth a glimpse into the future?"
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Angel investor subsidies don't create jobs, study finds"
Gig Bits is an occasional feature keeping our readers up to speed on Google Fiber. Read Gig Bits.
- Businessweek: "Google Fiber in Kansas City Makes Hollywood Nervous"
- The Digital Shift: "Chattanooga Only Weeks Away From One Gigabit Per Second; Kansas City Close Behind"
- Google Connects KC: "Tech Leaders Assist with Playbook Development"
- Jack Perry of Sycbak (Marion, Iowa): "My Statement for the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee today"
- SocialVolt (Overland Park, Kan.): "SEC Social Media Guidelines for Investment Advisers Explained"
- TrackJumper (Omaha): "Launching A Web Business In Your Spare Time"
- Drone Journalism Lab at University of Nebraska-Lincoln: "Meet the Drone Lab’s student researchers"
- Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (Kansas City): "Entrepreneurship: Economic, Social, Transformational?"
- Hatchlings (Des Moines) hears from Google - SPN
- OpenIowa by StartupIowa: "Judges Announced for OpenIowa!" and "OpenIowa logistics – Des Moines"
- CliftonLarsonAllen and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry announced the 2012 Taking Care of Business Innovation Contest - Press Release
- iKC (Kansas City) announces keynote speaker, Michael E. Raynor - Press Release
- Video of Doug Burgum's talk at the Raikes School was released: "Courageous Curiosity: Transcending Conventional Wisdom"
- Entreprenuership focus of Kansas City Kansas Community College Summit - The Chieftain
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