Silicon Prairie News

3282_d253841a50_small December 7, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Well, the program is just getting off the ground – and its drones aren't quite there yet – but this will be something to keep an eye on in 2012. On Friday, prof. Matt Waite of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln published a blog post announcing the Drone … read more

3280_767b44d461_small December 7, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln As a follow up to one of our most-read stories this week, we're posting the full video of the Archrival co-founders taking the stage at the Capital Insights event put on by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Group on November 30. For our recap of Clint! Runge and Charlie Hull's "Charlie Rose style" discussion with Christopher Kingsley … read more

3276_3fbdb3d5ac_small December 7, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines This week we introduce three things on the show: a new sponsor (Delta Dental of Iowa), a branded pre-roll "stinger" (introduction to the show) and new lower thirds (that image at the bottom of the video with our names). PrairieCast is growing up! We discussed Dwolla's decision to cut fees on transactions less than $10, the Silicon Prairie News mention … read more

3277_828e104906_small December 7, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha All is lost. Or is it? There's only one little creature left that can save the Silicon Prairie as we know it and he's standing at 14 inches tall with a feisty left paw … duh duh duh … Analog the Prairie Dog, it's up to you! Green aliens. Spider-like aliens. Cows. Silos. UFOs. Laser guns. You must navigate Analog through the … read more

3253_1083ebd78c_small December 6, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines Marco Santana, the Des Moines Register's new technology and startup reporter, is comfortable to admit he was "the journalism nerd" in college. Or as he put it: "The guy who wore his 'journalist' T-shirt to the bar and did not think twice about it." "Now, after a few years in the field," Santana said in an email interview on Monday, "that dedication has paid off and I intend on covering this community as closely as I can, highlighting its successes for Register readers." Whether or not Santana used that line in his interview wasn't confirmed, but it matches up with the answer we received when we asked Lynn Hicks, the Register's … read more

3275_78535d5dd3_small December 6, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Palo Alto Pinterest's connection to Iowa was not lost on our state's leadership today as Gov. Terry Branstad made a stop by their offices in Palo Alto, Calif. Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann (left of the Pinterest "P" above) is a Des Moines native who said in an email today that the visit was exciting for the team as three of them have family ties to the state. This is the second Pinterest-Iowa connection already this week as the Pinterest blog published an interview with Chrissy Jensen, owner of Domestica … read more

3274_51217dc854_small December 6, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha As we close out what has been an amazing year in the Silicon Prairie community, at Silicon Prairie News we're busy planning for what promises to be another year of exciting activities and continued growth. It's inspiring to look back just a little more than three years ago to the start of what continues to develop amongst our great startup and entrepreneurial community. It's because of you that we exist. The actions that you take each and every day to grow, develop, scale and launch your ideas into reality. … read more

3246_b3e4c51d6d_small December 6, 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 … read more

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