Silicon Prairie News

2553_5137ea8397_small July 15, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Lodo Software, which last made headlines with the February release of its FI Dashboad, is in the process of raising its fourth round of funding to prepare for what they believe is next in online banking – personalization. … read more

2537_e74bba0ad2_small July 15, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City In following the regional tech scene over the past few years, one individual that's stood out as a community leader and dedicated entrepreneur has been Adam Coomes. In 2006, Coomes co-founded what has become one of Kansas City's most well-known startups, Infegy. In 2010, he and his business partner Justin Graves were named two of Business Week's "Best Young Entrepreneurs." And earlier this year, he created the Startup KC … read more

2554_bacae652a2_small July 15, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Earlier this year, we shared a preview of the June cover story of Wired magazine. Titled "Smart Jobs," the 15-page article and infographic spread, took an analytical look at the next phase of job growth in the U.S. At the time we published the story, we were unaware of its connection with a presentation given … read more

2552_182eb24cb6_small July 14, 2011 by Dan Beenken

Omaha The folks at Deal Garden are putting out a bumper crop this summer (sorry, couldn't resist the horticulture joke) with a recent expansion into travel via Midwest Getaways. They launched it earlier this week and, as of Thursday afternoon, already had more than 500 buyers on their first deal, a two-day getaway to Omaha. There are more deals in the works … read more

2551_3656b21d22_small July 14, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Marion Syncbak announced Monday that it has closed a $4 million Series B finance round, bringing total capital raised to $5.6 million. New and existing investors in the Marion, Iowa-based company include … read more

2550_fdd281c188_small July 14, 2011 by John T. Meyer

If you've ever tried to share a message or get the word out online, you know this isn't an easy task. Today,the internet is littered with noise, clutter and links that aren't relevant to us. Enter, a new kind of promotional URL shortener that is turning our links into "personalized billboards" and allowing us to "toast" a special slice of our life. is a new … read more

2507_791da3d188_small July 13, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

In response to a post from William Fisher last week on the importance of honest and direct feedback, we put a call out to the community to help us spur connections and generate more feedback. Basically, we asked you, our readers, "Who's looking for feedback and who's willing to give it?" As expected, our community generously responded. At the … read more

2549_6c2690e3bc_small July 13, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha Real auction marketplace Proxibid today unveiled its new online bidding application, Bidder App 5.0. With Bidder App 5.0's larger, streamlined interface, Omaha-based Proxibid aims to simplify the process of bidding online. Bidder App 5.0 features several noteworthy upgrades and new capabilities. Among them: The bid button is larger and includes the item price and multiplier if necessary. Bidders will know exactly how much they are bidding with every bid. … read more

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