Silicon Prairie News

2785_fda5cc5c71_small August 31, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines We're looking for feedback on PrairieCast! What do you like about the show? What would you like to see changed? Send an email to or leave a comment on the post. Just hours after the announcement that Brittany Mascio was joining the Silicon Prairie News team full time, she joined me, Andy and Justin Schoen … read more

2786_d8ad85810a_small August 31, 2011 by William Fisher

Omaha There is hope … even for an old dog like me. My kids (and even my grandkids) are loaded with iPods, iPhones, iPads and everything else technologically advanced that starts with a vowel. My oldest grandson, Jackson, (7 years old) laughs at me when he tries to figure out why I can't manage to help him get Super Mario to a higher level. It's not that I am technology challenged; it is just that I am a little slow to change. Eventual … but slow. … read more

2784_8600233098_small August 31, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

San Francisco Today I'm off to the sunny state of California, specifically the great city of San Francisco. Marcus Nelson of Salesforce asked me to assist in a few events related to their annual Dreamforce conference taking place this week. I'll be moderating and emceeing a panel as well as hosting a live show on the internal Salesforce Dreamforce channel on Thursday. The two events are "Social Content Creation: Stories of Unbridled Success and …  read more

2778_8cf4bee4c2_small August 30, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

What is Prairie Moves? - 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

2782_8882fa7400_small August 30, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha We'd like to officially welcome our former intern, Brittany Mascio, to the Silicon Prairie News full-time staff. Brittany will be coming on board as an event coordinator and content contributor, a position she has shown she's more than ready for through her stellar work with Big Omaha and past content contributions. In fact, just yesterday she hit the milestone of 100 posts published. With the addition of Brittany …  read more

2780_296377c34b_small August 30, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in today at 2 p.m. CDT for Episode 53 of PrairieCast, streaming live from the Silicon Prairie News offices in Des Moines. We'll be joined by guests Justin Schoen of eComegy and SPN intern Brittany Mascio. Topics will include last week's Dwolla meetup, coworking across the region and the Hudl presentation at Cornstalks. PrairieCast is a live podcast, recorded weekly, that features round table-style discussion of the top issues in startup culture … read more

2781_be36059684_small August 30, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Ames For attorneys at the heart of mergers and acquisitions or other financing transactions, paper is plentiful and tends to pile up in a hurry — hundreds of documents over the course of a deal, hundreds more emails per day in the run-up to closing. Finalize It is a cloud-based software service that aims to turn that potential mountain of documents into a more manageable molehill. Finalize It is one of seven entries in the Dream Big Des Moines contest, which seeks the top tech-based business ideas … read more

2773_04dfd44e4e_small August 29, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Des Moines 'Location, location, location' is a common mantra in the real estate industry. Now with the idea for Real Estate Fan Pages, realtors can live up to the phrase, find potential home-buyers and end the hunt in house-hunting with one online location: Facebook. Real Estate Fan Pages is one of seven entries in the Dream Big Des Moines contest, which seeks the top tech-based business ideas in central Iowa. The top vote-getter in an … read more

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