Silicon Prairie News

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

4517_f66a7248b5_small July 26, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Google Fiber arrives today, or so Google announced last week of its ultra high-speed network, which will provide internet connections to homes in Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo. at speeds 100 times faster than high-speed broadband. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company first revealed in March of 2011 that Kansas City, Kan. … read more

4516_ceff507806_small July 26, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The only way Kansas City could be any higher on fiber today is if every barbecue joint in town spiked its sauce with Metamucil. Anticipation on both sides of State Line Road is high as residents of Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas City, Kan. await word about the Google Fiber project. The heightened anticipation comes in the wake of last week's announcement … read more

4508_fb5d589522_small July 25, 2012 by Jeff Slobotski

San Francisco Next Wednesday, Dusty Reynolds, the director of innovation and entrepreneurship for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and I will touch down in San Francisco for three days of meetings with entrepreneurs and investors in the area. Though we're based in the Midwest, it's important to continue conversations and develop new relationships with other key regions where startups take root … read more

4510_14169afa7a_small July 25, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Omaha VoterTide, a tool used by politicians to monitor social media activity, is now receiving recognition as a tool for journalists and media outlets as well. The Omaha-based startup has been cited over the past few months as a source for several mainstream media outlets, including Adweek, PBS News Hour, Businessweek (above) and, more locally, the Lincoln Journal Star. Entrepreneur Magazine also recently covered political startups … read more

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Through August 22, help us decide the winners of our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards, which will recognize 12 companies and individuals. You can vote once per day per category.
Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.