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6740_ab9908ae6f_small April 22, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Nebraska Public Service Commissioner Anne Boyle said she's never seen companies as arrogant and unwilling to follow the rules as Uber and Lyft, two ride sharing services attempting to enter the Omaha market. The transportation companies appear to have plans to launch in Omaha, but have not yet applied to the Public Service Commission (PSC) to operate as a "licensed carrier… read more

6738_b0ae9e4d35_small April 22, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Uber and Lyft, two ride sharing services, will face an uphill legal battle as they try to enter the Omaha market. The Public Service Commission, the state agency that regulates transportation services like taxis and limos, sent cease-and-desist orders to both San Francisco-based companies Monday... read more

6733_0f0ddf79b9_small April 21, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha “Tank is full. Thermometer ready. @BigOmaha tickets here I come! #hotorcold.” Justin Fennert’s preparation paid off. At 11:39 a.m. Saturday, his arrival at the Hot or Cold location was announced with the sound of snapping twigs as he burst through the woods near Zorinsky Lake. With a high five, he secured two tickets to Big Omaha 2014 ... read more

6730_3018df00a6_small April 21, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Six weeks, officially half way. It feels like we have been here three months already, but at the same time, like we just started. Long days are starting to catch up with me. I can hardly keep track of the days of the week anymore. My language has changed from English to a weird set of acronyms and terminology I had not heard until recently. I literally code all day, over meals. I even dream about code. But this is what I signed up for, and I'm having a blast… read more

6723_7ecbf8ea8c_small April 18, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha (Guest post by Ryan White) Just about a year ago, my dad and I found out we were accepted into the Straight Shot accelerator. Things got real for HuntForce, real fast. We debuted our trail camera photo software in front of hundreds last October. And then the real work began. While we still had the support and help of Straight Shot, Aviture, GoodTwin, Dundee Venture Capital and Treetop Ventures, we were calling the shots and ... read more

6713_15694e5c11_small April 17, 2014 by Sponsor Author

Omaha In 1916, Ford built a factory in North Omaha to manufacture Model T cars. Over the next century, it's had a history that includes a 50-year run as the Tip Top factory—the maker of hair curlers and bobby pins—then a tire warehouse until someone bought the building to repurpose it… read more

6663_0fe3abb8ba_small April 17, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha After five years of Big Omaha, we've learned that everyone loves a good party. It has a bit of a reputation for the energy and excitement around the parties and we're excited to gather everyone to do it all again this year. Below you'll find a comprehensive list of what, where, when and for whom this year's Big Omaha parties are ... read more

6709_f429eb07ca_small April 17, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Omaha Code School is ready for round two. Applications opened Thursday for its second class, which will run from July 28 through Oct. 17. The first class of developers is set to finish in a month, May 16. "We want to be a benefit to the community year round," Code School instructor Sumeet Jain said. "We're going to need a lot more than 13 graduates [to fill the need for developers in the community]." ... read more

6703_eab1235a42_small April 16, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha IT'S _______ _____! Phew, that feels better. We've been holding on to that for a little bit and just couldn't wait any longer to tell you. read more

6707_51a2036f1d_small April 15, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha “Be open to new ideas, people and challenges. It's amazing what you will find when you remove your barriers. Big Omaha provides an amazing platform for this.” — Adam Nielsen (GoodTwin) read more

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