Silicon Prairie News

2301_541246f128_small May 25, 2011 by William Fisher

Omaha I remember when I was a kid and my two sisters and I would load up in the Buick to go to Grandma Fisher’s house or maybe one of my aunts/uncles. Why do I only remember that we loaded up to go to grandma’s or maybe one of our aunts or uncles? Because, for the most part, that is the only place we ever went…to visit family. That’s what you did "back in the day." We were four years apart and I was the middle child; yikes! It typically didn’t take very long for one of us (usually my little sister provoked by me or my older sister … read more

2297_16df71bd99_small May 25, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Discussed this week: "Zaarly app now live, offers being posted on the Silicon Prairie," "Using Zaarly, an impromptu Dwollapalooza is held," Silicon Prairie storylines at TechCrunch Disrupt, "Google to expand ultra high-speed network to Kansas City, Mo.," "With Design+Tech, Morrow looks to spur community to design for web," "With planned focus groups … read more

2290_2e05fc69e7_small May 24, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Des Moines As movie-goers sit on the cusp of summer blockbuster season, they must patiently wait for films to hit the big screen. Yet, as the anticipation builds for these new flicks, avid movie fans can find some comfort with a shortened wait time to view the newest DVD and Blu-ray releases. RedBlue Flix, an application for the iPhone that will soon be released for the Android, aims to be the fastest way to find and reserve movies from area kiosks, grabbing inspiration for its name from the kiosks it supports… read more

2265_79a58e2709_small May 24, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Published every Tuesday, 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 And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts or any of our … read more

2294_4a0a5f9fe2_small May 24, 2011 by Geoff Wood

New York City As mentioned on PrairieCast today, Kohort, a New York City startup with a tie to the Silicon Prairie, is launching as part of TechCrunch Disrupt's "startup battlefield" competition. Des Moines resident, Shane Reiser, also the COO of Startup Weekend, is part of Kohort's team. The company, which has disclosed their investors but not anything related to its actual product … read more

2291_665b0e2f98_small May 24, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Lincoln-based Firespring was recently named to Inc. magazine’s Top Small Company Workplaces, a list that celebrates 50 of the best small and mid-sized business work environments across the country. The list is compiled annually in conjunction with Winning Workplaces, a nonprofit organization dedicated to small business development. Firespring was chosen for the honor from a pool of more than 350 applicants. A national panel … read more

2289_f490137f1d_small May 24, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in today at 2 p.m. CDT for Episode 39 of PrairieCast. Andy and I will be doing the show this week without a guest. Topics of discussion today will include the Zaarly launch, TechCrunch Disrupt, and more. Also, remember to fill out our quick, three-question survey: PrairieCast is a live podcast, recorded weekly, that features round table-style discussion of the top issues in startup culture and technology from across the Silicon Prairie region. Co-hosts Andy Brudtkuhl of 48Web … read more

2287_81e3cdc614_small May 24, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Design+Tech, a new meetup group being put together by Amanda Morrow, will meet for the first time on June 1 at BitMethod (418 6th Ave, Suite 1210) in Des Moines. Morrow, an interface designer for the application development shop, sees the tech startup space as a large opportunity that local designers may not be aware of. "I'd been interested in designing … read more

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