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Prairie Moves: Jim Duval, Matthew Kirk, HelloQR and more

February 3, 2012 by

What is Prairie Moves?

Published Tuesday and Thursday (one day late this week), 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.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Career Moves

  • Jim Duval, formerly with TitanTV, joined Syncbak (Marion, Iowa) as VP of Product Development – twitter.com
  • Matthew Kirk joined SocialVolt (Kansas City) as Chief Scientist – Press Release
  • John Hobbs, currently a developer at What Cheer, named a partner with the company – twitter.com/whatcheer

New Tech

  • Legal Sonar (Kansas City), a site that bills itself as the best place to find Kansas City attorneys through your mutual connections, launched – legalsonar.com and Legal Sonar blog
  • Phenomblue (Omaha) released beta of HelloQR, a free QR code generator that allows users to create, share and track QR codes – helloqr.com and Nebraska Creative
  • QA Graphics (Ankeny, Iowa) Mobile Energy Efficiency Display Android app released – Android Market 
  • Hatchlings 2 (Des Moines), a virtual egg hunt, beta went live – hatchlings2.com and Brad Dwyer on Twitter
  • To My Face (Des Moines), a site that helps users collect and analyze targeted, optionally-anonymous feedback, launched – tomyface.com
  • The Big Plate (Lincoln), an exclusive, membership community for entrepreneurs, artists and innovators to connect, collaborate and create, launched – thebigplate.com

New Creative

Product/Business Development

Mentions

Startup America Partnership

StartupIowa, Startup Missouri, Startup Kansas and Startup Nebraska : States ‘starting up’ with Startup Fair and launch events (Video)

Startup Iowa

Kansas

Fiber Watch

Recognition

  • Ben Milne of Dwolla (Des Moines) and Geoff Wood of Silicon Prairie News named to the Des Moines Business Record’s “Forty Under 40
  • Drew Davies of Oxide Design (Omaha) named one of Graphic Design USA magazine’s “People to Watch in 2012
  • Sioux Falls, S.D., Ames and Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha named by Bank Technology News as one of the “10 Best Cities for Data Centers

Blogged

Misc.

 

Image credits: Photo by Marcel Oosterwijk via Flickr.

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