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6399_9ae955f845_small January 30, 2014 by Sponsor Author

Omaha Not all that long ago, 810 S. 169th Street was home to an upscale restaurant, bar and nightclub called Prestige World Class—not to be confused with Prestige Worldwide—where West Omahans would have nice dinners, buy a top-shelf drink or host a wedding rehearsal ... read more

6376_128642f035_small January 14, 2014 by Sponsor Author

"On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog." This comic is from 20-odd years ago, when the best way to access data on a remote system was to copy the files from host to host using IP addresses and SLIP protocols. Back then, it was pretty much true: no one knew your identity, and all of your private information was locked in a file folder in an office somewhere. We interacted by meeting face to face, calling on the phone or writing letters. Our signature was our validation and forgery was a felony ... read more

6354_2eea8fb42d_small January 6, 2014 by Sponsor Author

(Sponsor post by Kevin Dohrmann, CTO at Cosentry) You can’t throw a rendered CGI rock on the internet without hitting some sort of video streaming service. According to a recent report from Sandvine, Netflix (35 percent) and YouTube (18 percent) account for more than half of all the traffic on the Internet in North America. One thing that Netflix, YouTube and the rest of the old guard have in common is they use a “one to many” downstream model. Let’s say a video created by Hollywood, then distributed through a well-known streaming platform ... read more

6322_7010eef9d8_small December 26, 2013 by Sponsor Author

Omaha Since day one, Omaha-based startup MindMixer has call the Mastercraft Building, located just north of Omaha's Old Market district, home. In March 2011, the startup's team consisted of just its co-founders—Nick Bowden and Nathan Preheim—and the pair was sub-leasing desks from a landscape architecture firm ... read more

6259_10c14f8ffb_small November 28, 2013 by Sponsor Author

Kansas City 3D modeling startup Handprint has an untraditional story of how its team came to be located in Kansas City. After co-founder Mike Demarais spent time in Ben Barreth's Homes for Hackers house, he decided to relocate to the Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV). Then when Handprint won Brad Feld's KC FiberHouse competition, the rest of the team—originally based in Boston—also relocated to KCSV and moved into the FiberHouse in April ... read more

6128_ccdfcbaf07_small October 24, 2013 by Sponsor Author

Des Moines For Des Moines-based Dwolla, a renovated downtown office means more space for collaboration and a renewed focus on branding. "Almost everything that can be orange in our office is orange: couches, walls, rugs, shirts, you name it," Dwolla communications builder intern Lindsay Dressen told Silicon Prairie News ... read more

6090_729df6b798_small October 3, 2013 by Sponsor Author

Lincoln For many entrepreneurs and startup teams, non-traditional workspaces have become the norm. And for Lincoln-based startup Bulu Box, a refurbished condo proved the perfect fit for the active, health-focused company. "As a health startup company, an apartment is the perfect space for our culture," Kate Stous, Bulu Box's director of brand relations, told Silicon Prairie News ... read more

6049_147a313325_small September 11, 2013 by Sponsor Author

Kansas City Small Talks by turnstone are far from small. In fact, they are turning heads and making waves across the nation as a grassroots way for entrepreneurs to connect around the issues most pressing to small-business owners and startups. Small Talks not only provide a safe venue for open dialogue and discussion... read more

6016_82ea36ba6b_small August 28, 2013 by Sponsor Author

Omaha In a small office in Omaha Jim Simon founded PeggyBank, a media conversion company that bills itself as saving "JPegs, MPegs and Aunt Pegs." In 2010 Simon was digging through old photo albums, home movies and audio recordings trying to convert them to digital files. Saving those memories was an uphill battle; each decade brought a new change in media technology which required different methods of digitization.... read more

5990_d3d0d8b4ab_small August 16, 2013 by Sponsor Author

Chicago Sponsor: Thanks to Microsoft BizSpark, a Microsoft program for startups, for supporting Silicon Prairie News. The program will be providing posts each month throughout 2013. About the author: This post is authored by Sonal Mane, ... read more

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