Silicon Prairie News

4530_9ebb817b99_small July 27, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Barcamp Omaha, an unconference now in its fifth year, is Sept. 8 at Slowdown in North Downtown Omaha, with an opening party kicking it off the night before, Sept. 7. Tickets ($10) went on sale today and, as in year's past, are expected to sell out. The new year features a fresh look, too. A re-designed barcampomaha.org by Grain & Mortar launched today. … read more

4528_77e9c52c5e_small July 27, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The high-tech haven where Google introduced the world to its latest pet project once housed hot yoga classes. The building across the parking lot, which will provide a place for curious Kansas Citians to check out Google's new line of tech tools, was previously a 24/7 fitness center. These unassuming spots in a converted shopping center are now the epicenter of … read more

4527_8b83e74d4e_small July 27, 2012 by Sarah Binder

Coralville With a $250,000 loan awarded from the Iowa Economic Development Authority last week, Coralville, Iowa-based Green Team Technologies is looking to expand the national footprint of its Fuse5 product. "We see explosive growth over the next 6 to 12 months," said John Bunting, COO of Green Team Technologies. Based on new … read more

4453_d79cd95557_small July 27, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha It's as if this summer couldn’t get any warmer. Now, we're turning up the heat with our birthday and office warming party. In May, we moved the Silicon Prairie News headquarters into a new space in North Downtown Omaha. Now that we're settled into our home sweet suite 208, the timing coincides perfectly to both celebrate our fourth birthday and to break in the place. We're throwing a party from 4-7 p.m. on August 10 at The Mastercraft building … read more

July 27, 2012 by Brittany Mascio & Kelsey Supenski

We're excited to bring you our 112th Opportunities on The Prairie today from all over the region. If you have an opportunity to add, please register your positions using our Job Board … read more

4519_87ff8412b6_small July 26, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Google today revealed more about the vision for the future of its Fiber project, and that vision is in high-definition. Google Fiber, the company's first large-scale foray into providing internet service, will also feature a prominent and potentially disruptive HD television offering. And all of that technology could be available to residential customers in parts of Kansas City … read more

4522_deb8548d0d_small July 26, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Google announced today it would begin offering its Google Fiber network in Kansas City, Kan. and central Kansas City, Mo. to residential neighborhoods that expressed the most interest. To show that interest, residents have the opportunity through Sept. 9 to pre-register for Google Fiber, paying a $10 deposit and providing basic information. … read more

4518_54b51928ea_small July 26, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Google today unveiled its plans to roll-out Google Fiber in Kansas City, Kan. and central Kansas City, Mo. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company will first offer its ultra high-speed network to residents and, according to Google Access' general manager, Kevin Lo (right), packages for business are coming soon. Just as Google decided … read more

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