Prairie Moves: Miss Nev wins Dwolla’s eCommerce Hack Day in NY
What is Prairie Moves?
Published Tuesdays and Fridays, Prairie Moves is a roundup of career changes, media coverage, product development and other updates from the companies and individuals regularly covered by Silicon Prairie News.
"Miss Nev app wants to recruit local businesses to help receive your packages" - Miss Nev and more than 30 other ideas were executed at Dwolla and Etsy's eCommerce Hack Day in New York. - GigaOm, The Next Web, BetaBeat (above) and Bank Technology News
"It's generally recognized that, as a public official, you don't get involved to prefer one business option over another." - Robert Wechsler, director of research for City Ethics, was quoted by the Kansas City Star in its look at the Kansas City Mayors' promotion of Google Fiber. - Kansas City Star
Mergers & Acquisitions
- Deal Garden, an Omaha-based Midwest daily deal network, was purchased by CrowdSavings, a Tampa, Fla.-based company that touts daily deals in more than 30 U.S. markets - Press Release and SPN
- Syncbak rolled out a new website - syncbak.com
Product & Business Updates
- Proxibid introduced new product categories and a redesigned homepage - Press Release and proxibid.com
- Dwolla's eCommerce Hack Day - Miss Nev app wants to recruit local businesses to help receive your packages - GigaOm
- Dwolla's eCommerce Hack Day - Check out the winning hacks from Dwolla & Etsy’s first eCommerce Hack Day in NYC - The Next Web
- Dwolla's eCommerce Hack Day - Etsy and Dwolla’s eCommerce Hack Day Was Practically an Olympic Event - BetaBeat
- Dwolla's eCommerce Hack Day - 'Hack Day' Shows Disruptive Tech Can Hit Payments Overnight - Bank Technology News
Gig Bits is an occasional feature keeping our readers up to speed on Google Fiber. Read Gig Bits.
- Kansas City’s digital future hitched to Google's star - Kansas City Star
- Google Fiber is coming to northern Johnson County - Kansas City Star
- Google Fiber project tries to add more Kansas City-area cities - Kansas City Business Journal
- Kansas City and the Flash’s Hometown - Wired
- Banno Grip is an eBanking/Mobile Solution finalist in the 2012 Innovative Solutions Awards by Bank News - Bank News
- Divvy HQ held a launch party at First Friday's Entrepreneur Corner - Think Big Partners
- NUtech Ventures initiated a startup mentor and accelerator program to help identify and assist in the creation and incubation of new startup companies from the University of Nebraska - Press Release, Lincoln Journal Star and Nebraska Entrepreneur
Credits: Photo from BetaBeat