Silicon Prairie News

3242_5dcf79245d_small December 1, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha For hungry Battle Bears fans whose appetites we whet with the preview we provided of SkyVu Entertainment's latest project back in August, the feast has finally arrived. Omaha-based SkyVu today released Battle Bears Royale, its first multiplayer game, for free download in the App Store. "This is truly the best Battle … read more

3241_dd6fad2a32_small December 1, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City OneLouder, a Kansas City-based developer of social mobile apps, today announced the debut of BaconReader, an Android app for social news website Reddit. BaconReader is now available for free download in the Android Market. An ad-free version of the app costs $1.99. BaconReader offers features like one-tap access to favorite subreddits (category-specific sub-forums within the site), keyword and domain … read more

3240_3ebaf1dc0e_small December 1, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines On the one-year anniversary of Dwolla's national launch, the Des Moines-based payment platform is celebrating with a gift for businesses that accept Dwolla for small transactions. Dwolla CEO Ben Milne announced today in a blog post that all transactions of less than $10 on Dwolla are now free. Previously, Dwolla charged a flat fee … read more

3228_ecf598430d_small December 1, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Over the past week or two I've asked several folks in Des Moines the same question, "Who is the No. 1 startup in Des Moines?" The answer, almost always, is Dwolla. Some say it quickly while others try to determine a measurement criteria before answering, but either way Dwolla is where they end up. The question of "No. 1" might as well be rhetorical since what I really want everyone's thoughts … read more

3236_34b62b7f1d_small November 30, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha Last December, I looked at a post on Silicon Prairie News, rewrote a 350 word paragraph seven times over, crossed my fingers and landed an intern experience that straight-up changed the course for my professional career. This upcoming spring, Silicon Prairie News is doing it again, and will be looking for a Public Relations & Event Intern to join our team January through May. In this internship, you'll dive right into the Silicon Prairie News … read more

3238_4bb6c50a1b_small November 30, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha As we head into our fourth year covering entrepreneurs and creatives in the Silicon Prairie, we've set high goals to increase our content volume and value everyday. With that in mind, we're in search of a driven college student to join our Omaha team from January to May to work alongside our managing editor (that's me!) as a Spring Content & Projects Intern. Responsibilities will include assisting in content production, strategy and marketing … read more

3235_c42d4609b6_small November 30, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The team at Leap2 sees big opportunity on the small screens of mobile devices. More precisely, Leap2, a Kansas City, Kan.-based mobile application development startup, believes it's problematic that search interfaces originally designed for large computer screens are being used on the considerably smaller screens of smartphones. And that's a problem Leap2 intends to solve. The company yesterday launched Leap2 Navigator, an application designed to improve the experience of searching … read more

3237_e9d3b0aadd_small November 30, 2011 by Amy Oline

Des Moines A recent KPMG International survey of 900 companies found that four out of five companies have adopted or plan to adopt cloud computing. Companies cited economic factors, improved … read more

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