Silicon Prairie News

2807_d401660481_small September 7, 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

2806_2d455aec4e_small September 6, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City A story in today's Kansas City Star offers an interesting look at the state of tech startups in Kansas City through the lens of life working for three area firms — Five and Fifty, Front Flip and AudioAnywhere. (Left, article sreenshot from Five and Fifty, which we most recently reported on last month after it announced a new partnership … read more

2808_4729136afa_small September 6, 2011 by Tom Chapman

Lincoln On August 29, I began working for Nebraska Global. Nebraska Global is an odd place because it partners a software investment fund with the creation of software enterprises. Currently, our portfolio includes a number of startup companies – including two that I am working with more intimately. Moreover, our company itself is relatively young – around one year old. Thus, Nebraska Global … read more

2804_4f1766394f_small September 6, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Kick off your short Labor Day work week the right way with episode 54 of PrairieCast coming to you live at 2 p.m. CDT. Our guest will be Ben Milne, (left, photo by Anna Jones) CEO and co-founder of Dwolla, who is making his way six entire floors down in the Midland Building to join us on the show for the third time. We'll be talking about Mike Naugton's guest post about startups versus internships, a big milestone for Battle Bears and the winner …  read more

2802_7898fe310f_small September 4, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Earlier this year, Instagram became all the rage. It seemed that every time I was checking my Twitter stream, I was seeing more and more links, and behind those links were square photos with artsy filters. Now at more than 5 million users, including celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Snoop Dogg, Instagram is working its way to … read more

2803_4e68941401_small September 3, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Following up on a Zave Networks announcement late Friday afternoon that the Kansas City-based digital coupon and incentives platform had been acquired by Google, we've received email confirmation from a Google spokesperson that said they're "thrilled to welcome the Zave Networks team to Google." Also in the email correspondence, it was confirmed that for now, the Zave Networks team … read more

2801_9a5711b162_small September 3, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Late Friday afternoon, Zave Networks, a company founded in 2006 and devoted to digitizing coupons and loyalty reward programs, announced on its homepage that it had been acquired by Google. "When we had the opportunity to join Google," Team Zave Networks stated on, "we felt it was the perfect fit for our company and the perfect opportunity to rapidly drive the deployment and use of our platform to the next level." … read more

2799_a7f1c0748c_small September 2, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha With Michael out of the office today, I'm pinch-hitting as the author of today's Weekly Wrap-Up, which means the witty commentary is also absent, but a simple list of topics discussed is still present. Mentioned this week: Jeff out in San Francisco at Salesforce’s Dreamforce Conference, Following the news on Michael Arrington and his recently announced CrunchFund - … read more

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