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6904_aa0dfa769b_small May 27, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Lawrence Instead of looking for internships with companies around the region, a group of University of Kansas students decided to create their own digital agency.  read more

November 22, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Lawrence This morning, Silicon Prairie News CEO Regan Carrizales will moderate a panel on social entrepreneurship at the University of Kansas School of Business beginning at 10:30 a.m, which will be live streamed on the School's site. ... read more

April 17, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Lawrence It's open season for gigabit internet in the Kansas City region. Lawrence, Kan.-based Wicked Broadband on Tuesday announced plans to install fiber service in a test neighborhood with the highest percentage of pre-registrations, similar to Google Fiber's model in Kansas City. … read more

5219_0160818c43_small January 24, 2013 by Danny Schreiber & Megan Bannister

Lawrence One year after being named Pipeline's Innovator of the Year, Kyle Johnson has launched a product he thinks can not only save the online music industry, but other forms of online media, as well. Since last January, Johnson's startup has switched its focus from competing with the likes of Pandora and Spotify – it has its own music streaming service … read more

4996_33aaa6830c_small November 26, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lawrence The athletic department at the University of Kansas currently boasts a pair of nationally ranked basketball teams, but high-end hoops is par for the course in Lawrence. New this year, KU can also tout top-tier weight-lifting technology, which it's using to improve the strength and conditioning work of its basketball teams and other Jayhawk squads. … read more

4985_61fb8f7be8_small November 9, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lawrence The University of Kansas School of Business, in partnership with the university's engineering and … read more

3229_d3aa6a74f6_small November 29, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lawrence If you think sounds similar to other ecommerce sites you've seen, Tony Schmidt suggests you to think again. Schmidt, the CEO of Lawrence, Kan.-based CoolProducts, is very clear about what he believes distinguishes his website from the competition. "We do not analyze your click stream to provide 'people like you bought … read more

813_f4d1150fbb_small April 7, 2010 by Sponsor Author

Lawrence Thanks to Free State Social for sponsoring Silicon Prairie News this week. You can learn more about the conference at or find them on Twitter at @FreeStateSocial. At last week’s Social Media Club of Kansas City breakfast, the organizers of the Free State Social raffled off a ticket to one of the club members. The winner, Jenn Bailey, wanted to share her thoughts on why the Free… read more

783_934999a975_small March 31, 2010 by Sponsor Author

Lawrence How many times a day do you hear the phrases “Google it,” social media movement sweeping the world? At Free State Social you’ll connect with comrades in arms and will extend your social network beyond 140 characters. Free State Social, the forum for social media will make its debut in Lawrence, Kansas April 29-30, 2010. Yes, Lawrence, Kanas is the locale for this conference that will feature national speakers including Jeremiah Owyang of Altimeter Group, Ellyn Angelotti of Poynter Online… read more

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