Silicon Prairie News

3754_a46d781f69_small March 7, 2012 by Geoff Wood

One of the new series we kicked off for 2012 has proven to be among our most popular. Today, we are excited to announce that Prairie Portraits, which runs three times each week to showcase some of the less-recognizable … read more

3742_443c728a18_small March 7, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

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

3752_c2e6904f7d_small March 7, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines This week Iowa Economic Development Authority's Brian Waller and our own Danny Schreiber joined us to talk about Capricorn Investment Group's $5 million investment into Omaha's as well as to preview the Silicon Prairie region's involvement in South by Southwest Interactive. Also, check out the video that Startup Weekend … read more

3753_0dc8c19378_small March 6, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

San Francisco A rocky relationship that we wrote about July has reemerged today with news that TradeHill, a former online Bitcoin exchange based in San Francisco and Chile, on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against Dwolla, an online cash transfer startup based in Des Moines. The lawsuit lists nine complaints, including false advertising, breach of contract and defamation, and seeks, according to Betabeat's … read more

3718_c44feee8fc_small March 6, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Archrival last week laid claim to another Facebook first. Archrival, the Lincoln-based youth marketing agency that's part of the Austin, Texas-based Dachis Group, launched Red Bull's new Facebook Timeline as one of a select few Facebook partners that were given early access to Timeline for brands. As part of the new Red Bull Facebook page, Archrival introduced Red Bull Timeline Timewarp … read more

3750_ce0d337bf4_small March 6, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced in a press release Monday that RareWire is … read more

3749_e9f79cc4c4_small March 6, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in today at 2 p.m. for Episode 77 of PrairieCast streaming live from Des Moines. We'll be joined by Brian Waller of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and our own Danny Schreiber to talk about Bloom's big funding and to preview the Silicon Prairie's involvement in South By Southwest Interactive this weekend. Did you miss last week's show? Check … read more

3744_3f743b5b60_small March 6, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Kansas City's Technology Entrepreneur Speakers Program is back for 2012, and the first three of the program's six speakers for the year have been confirmed. Maria Flynn, the president and CEO of Orbis Biosciences, will present at the first … read more

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