Silicon Prairie News

3822_f7ec8310be_small June 18, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln "Drone journalism" – the idea that small, unmanned aircraft can be used to gather photos, video, and data for use by journalists – is hot. So hot that journalism professor Matt Waite has been interviewed by news outlets around the world, including Japan, Australia, Hungary, Germany, and France, since launching a "drone journalism lab" at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln late last year. And hot enough that the Knight Foundation announced today … read more

4312_f29c771272_small June 15, 2012 by Sarah Binder

Sioux Falls Montessorium – which Silicon Prairie News profiled earlier today – is known for spreading the Montessori education approach through its suite of iPhone and iPad apps, but Hugh Weber, a parent of a student at the Baan Dek Montessori School, said that was just one way to do so. After dropping his daughter off at the Baan Dek, he and the school's co-founder, Bobby George, would sit down to brainstorm ideas. "One of the things we kept going back … read more

4304_80a5c4dd95_small June 14, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Among the nearly 2,000 applications for top-level domain names revealed Wednesday at an Internet Corporation for Assigned Named and Numbers (ICANN) press conference are 10 that … read more

4307_1b2b5899d8_small June 14, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Overland Park Dan Butler has been killing viruses for 13 years. As a computer consultant working with data recovery and security, Butler said … read more

4310_947261667d_small June 14, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Think Big Partners will begin accepting applications Friday for the first class of its Think Big Accelerator, a 14-week program that aims, per a press release, to help tech-focused, early-stage startups and entrepreneurs launch their businesses "faster, stronger … read more

4291_bce1d15d88_small June 13, 2012 by Kate Ellingson

Lincoln FileBound co-founder Rex Lamb describes his company as “a little Nebraska company no one knows about.” But the numbers paint a different picture. The company's Lincoln headquarters house 55 employees, and FileBound also has offices in Denver and Tampa, data centers in Chicago and San Francisco and a team of 13 developers in India. Some 250 resellers in the U.S. sell FileBound's products … read more

4298_84c7767b86_small June 12, 2012 by Michael Stacy

San Francisco We reported on Dwolla's latest release of FiSync on the same day that Ben Milne unveiled the upgraded financial services product at Finovate Spring 2012 in San Francisco. But our introduction of FiSync just didn't pack quite the same punch as a presentation from Milne, the fast-talking co-founder and CEO of the Des Moines-based payments startup. Fortunately, Finovate recently released … read more

4289_950a2012ea_small June 11, 2012 by Michael Stacy

San Francisco We've covered Social Money and its GoalSaver product fairly frequently in recent months, but when Social Money co-founder Michael Ferrari and president Scott McCormack stepped on stage last month at Finovate Spring 2012 in San Francisco, they provided another spin on GoalSaver, a white-label social savings product offered by the West Des Moines-based company. GoalSaver, McCormack … read more

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