Silicon Prairie News

3032_146c16e1fd_small October 19, 2011 by Michael Stacy

San Francisco Singly co-founder and Cascade, Iowa resident Jeremie Miller will present the fruits of his company's latest labors today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, and indications from both inside and outside the Singly camp are that Miller's talk could mark an important step in the direction of how people manage personal data online. Miller's presentation, which will air at 4:40 p.m. CDT, is entitled "A Radical Vision for Life." According to an email yesterday from Singly's Lindsay Crittendon, the talk will outline the company's "vision for the future of personal data." As part of the … read more

3023_7ca440be3c_small October 19, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines Headed to Thinc Iowa but haven't had time yet to study up on all the presenters? Not to worry; we can help you cram before Friday. We did our homework on all the Thinc Iowa speakers so that you can brush up on them before you sit down at the Temple for Performing Arts on Friday morning. Here's a little of what … read more

3028_b5f002b0e1_small October 18, 2011 by Michael Quinlan

Omaha Tom Miller thinks small. 40k small. That’s the size restriction called for by most ad agencies in online banner advertising today. “That’s what I take a lot of pride in, the ability to squeeze large amounts of visual information into teeny, tiny ad restrictions," Miller said. "That’s where I get a lot of my repeat business.” Miller is a freelance designer and Flash developer working out of What Cheer’s office space in the ever-evolving Mastercraft building … read more

3029_d69a2aaba0_small October 18, 2011 by Michael Stacy

New York City We wrote a story late last month when T8 Webware unveiled Grip at Finovate Fall 2011, and CEO Wade Arnold joined us on PrairieCast earlier this month to discuss the new product and the Finovate experience. Now, we have video to share of Arnold and T8 product manager Ben Metz at Finovate introducing Grip to the masses. You can view that video … read more

3022_f60f394b91_small October 18, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha That's all she wrote. We appear to have milked every last drop from the content cow that is Big Omaha. With the publication of the final post from our Big Omaha Backstage Pass series on Monday, we have provided an exhaustive look at the energy and emotions, the ideas and insights, the sights and sounds of our flagship premiere event. That timing works nicely because, as luck would have it, as of later this week we'll have another premiere event … read more

3018_8896c5c59a_small October 17, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Episode 60 of PrairieCast will be delayed until next week. With all the logistics involved in getting the inaugural Thinc Iowa off the ground, we decided it's best to hold off on producing a show this week. I do personally want to congratulate my co-host Andy and his wife Lindsay on the birth of their daughter Eva Marie last Friday. If you haven't wished Andy well yet, drop him a note on twitter at @abrudtkuhl. If you missed last week's episode … read more

3015_5cfec91dbd_small October 17, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha "One, I think mentorship is a gift in and of itself," Pishevar says. "By mentoring you’re already giving something to the mentor, right, as the mentee. So the value of it is just being in that relationship as a mentor and a mentee. And so if you go about it with that attitude it, as a mentor, is very different. And the other thing I would say is, you know, you’d be surprised … read more

3016_dddef1da00_small October 17, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it's happening on the Prairie, you'll find it here. read more

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