Silicon Prairie News

3292_babde0f876_small December 11, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

On Thursday, Dwolla co-founder and CEO Ben Milne will take the mic at the company's meetup and deliver the major product announcement it's been hyping since early November. It's still uncertain what Milne will announce, but one thing is certain, he's becoming a visionary in the mobile payments space and people will be tuning in to hear what's … read more

3288_cc3ef70c52_small December 9, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Rodrigo "Rigo" Neri, a Brazilian native who made his way to the Kansas City nearly seven years ago, has a knack for working at home, or more appropriately, homework. "I have fun creating new things," Neri, the maker of myHomework mobile app by night and a senior software engineer at Cerner Corporation by day, said in an email interview yesterday, "so while some people are at home playing … read more

3286_155e64d901_small December 9, 2011 by Christopher New

Des Moines Assistant prof. Jeff Inman's senior magazine capstone at Drake University feels equal parts college-newspaper-the-night-before-press and professional blog newsroom. Perhaps that's because the veteran of alternative weeklies, including Des Moines' Cityview, runs this class of over a dozen senior journalism students like a commercial publication. … read more

3281_b9b3e4ab13_small December 9, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays (one day late this week), 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 … read more

December 9, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 81st Opportunities on the Prairie today, with positions at Silicon Prairie News (that's us!), MindMixer, TD Ameritrade and Contemporary Analysis … read more

3287_4767c7e6e2_small December 8, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Steve Kiene and his team at Nebraska Global have a hefty responsibility to carry out: invest the $37.3 million investors have turned over to them to start software businesses in Nebraska. Some of those dollars have been invested, but there's still money to hand out. On top of investing, they've also taken on – and not so much by choice – another responsibility: be a leader in the state's startup community. … read more

3283_124bc985f3_small December 8, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Nine days ago, Leap2 jumped into the spotlight with the soft launch of its first product, Leap2 Navigator, a mobile app with a new take on mobile search. Tonight, the company will be holding a "Kansas City Launch Party" at OfficePort, which Leap2 co-founder and CEO Michael Farmer said is as much about thanking the people that have supported … read more

3259_9a89c52b6a_small December 8, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Des Moines We are sending out a special Thinc Iowa thank you to the amazing team at Microsoft BizSpark for their support of this year's event, as well as their continued support of our work at Big Omaha and Silicon Prairie News. Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, as well as providing them … read more

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