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Prairie Moves: POWOW, BarFly, Ova Ova and more

April 20, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

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.

If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts or any of our coverage, please contact

In memoriam…

Our thoughts are with the team at the Des Moines Business Record on the passing of Jim Pollock, managing editor. Read about Pollock and his impact: "Letter from the editor: Business Record's Jim Pollock passes away"


  • Crop Ventures (Omaha), an agriculture technology startup, raised a $1 million seed round - SPN

Career Moves

New Tech

  • MyGeoTrex (Kansas City), a GPS-powered social application, launched at DEMO 2012 in Santa Clara, Calif. - Press Release, Venture Beat and SPN
  • Handmark launched POWOW Messenger for Android, "the only text messenger that lets the user include anyone on any mobile phone in their circle of friends or family, teams, coworkers, and neighbors" - Press Release, and Google Play

New Creative

Product/Business Development and Milestones


Gig Bits

Gig Bits is an occasional feature keeping our readers up to speed on Google Fiber. Read Gig Bits.





Credits: Photo by Nedra via Flickr

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