Silicon Prairie News

3304_32ef7e592d_small December 13, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Have you made it to the last stage yet? The one where you guide our mascot, Analog the Prairie Dog, to beat the evil alien spiders crawling out of the Jun Kaneko-inspired heads. (Did you know? Kaneko is the artist behind the venue we hold our Big Omaha event at each year, KANEKO.) The creators of The Silicon Prairie News Game, SlouchCouch, an Omaha indie game development studio, didn't … read more

3305_201ea18b21_small December 13, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha We are excited to announce the arrival of Power Protection Products (P3) as a Silicon Prairie sponsor through on-site advertising and our email and RSS subscriptions! CEO Brian Branigan and his team at P3 specialize in the sales … read more

3298_b5a1068231_small December 13, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Washington, D.C. U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) late last week introduced The Startup Act, a piece of bipartisan legislation aimed at jump-starting the economy through the creation and growth of new businesses.The act outlines a five-prong approach to job creation based on the proven track record of entrepreneurs. Those five pro-growth principles are: Reducing regulatory … read more

3302_89c992f92c_small December 13, 2011 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Hello again. It's been some time since I've contributed to our blog – nearly five months, actually – but I'm looking forward to getting back into the rotation and to kick it off today I have exciting news about my involvement with Silicon Prairie News and another Omaha startup. During this time of year, when I get together with friends and family, they often ask me what it is that I actually do. It's a good question … read more

3303_7985b6c151_small December 13, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines There's been a late addition to today's show! Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership and one of our Thinc Iowa speakers, will join us live at 2 p.m as a bonus guest! Case is in town as part of the StartupIowa launch today. Previously announced … read more

3291_3646ebf695_small December 13, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

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. 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 … read more

3301_517ce6bfbd_small December 13, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines StartupIowa, the eighth statewide "region" to join the Startup America Partnership, launches today in a closed event at Startup City Des Moines. Startup America … read more

3299_c538490c50_small December 12, 2011 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines (This is a guest post by Drew Larson and Adam Gregg, attorneys at the BrownWinick Law Firm.) It is an undeniable fact that technology has revolutionized the way we live and do business. In fact, a good number of you reading this right now operate a website, have online business operations, or even own a tech company. Many of these online activities could face new legal risks due to … read more

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