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Prairie Moves: Sam Wilken, Local Hero Design, Locusic and more

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What is Prairie Moves?

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News.

If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email editor@siliconprairienews.com. And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts or any of our coverage, please contact danny@siliconprairienews.com

Career Moves

  • Sam Wilken, previously a summer intern at Phenomblue (Omaha), joined the company full-time as a Junior Experience Designer

New Tech

  • Innovating Solutions (Kansas City) released the AutoCorrect Switch app, an app that gives users access to enable and disable the autocorrection option provided for the iPhone/iPod Touch – itunes.apple.com

New Creative

  • Reliant Studios (Lincoln) redesigned its website – reliantstudios.com
  • Local Hero Design (Lincoln) created an iPad app for Neebo – vimeo.com
  • SecretPenguin (Omaha) launched a site for Skate for Change, a group of skater committed to giving back to the low-income and homeless – skateforchange.org
  • CAMP Coworking (Omaha) redesigned its website – campcoworking.com
  • Three Pillars Media (Lincoln) released a video it produced for Nebraska’s Centennial Mall redevelopment – threepillarsmedia.com

Product/Business Development

  • MiAlio (Omaha) rolled out a series of update, such as new navigation and more stats – MiAlio newsletter
  • Locusic (Des Moines) launched in Minneapolis, its second market after Des Moines
  • Hudl (Lincoln) had the No. 4-ranked free sports app in Apple’s app store for a couple of days after its debut earlier this month – journalstar.com
  • Zaarly (San Francisco-based, Kansas City office) hit $10 million posted – zaarly.com/leaderboard and The Next Web




  • Social Media Club of Kansas City launched its “Give Us a Gig!” campaign, a series of meetings to educate people about Google Fiber – Kansas City Star and Wichita Business Journal
  • DomiKnow (Des Moines) became the latest tech company to join “Silicon Sixth,” moving into the Bank of America building – domiknow.com
  • Broadband Leadership Summit (Kansas City) postponed until December 2012 – thinkbigkansascity.blogspot.com
  • Ben Milne of Dwolla (Des Moines) was announced as a Techweek 2012 Conference & Expo (Chicago) speaker – techweek.com
  • Startup Iowa launched a website, startupia.org, and Twitter account, @startupiowa
  • Jack Perry of Syncbak (Marion, Iowa) will be speaking at the Media Innovations Summit – mediainnovationssummit.com
  • Nomad Lounge (Omaha) announced its new owner and management team in a press release: Troy Shaw and Kyle Gish, respectively, and it said patrons can expect the club’s atmosphere, an upscale nightclub and creative event venue, to remain the same

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