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Prairie Moves: 20 questions about Google Fiber

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Published Tuesdays and Fridays, Prairie Moves is a roundup of career changes, media coverage, product development and other updates from the companies and individuals regularly covered by Silicon Prairie News.

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Lead Read

Questions to Ask at Google-Fiber Announcement” – Research analyst Scott Cleland blogs 20 questions to ask at Thursday’s Google Fiber announcement, including: How many employees will Google hire in Kansas City?


“They actually sort of jump-started the whole goal-based savings account thing.” – Stessa Cohen, a financial services analyst for Gartner in Philadelphia, speaking about SmartyPig in a USA Today article. – USA Today

Career Moves


  • SmartyPig – SmartyPig creates online savings plan to reach a goal – USA Today
  • SmartyPig – Selling SmartyPig to Other Banks – DepositAccounts.com
  • Appcore – Appcore flying high as cloud computing services take off – Des Moines Register
  • Appy Hour: Silicon Prairie Innovators – KCUR
  • Startup 101: You have an idea. How do you get funding for it? – KOMU

Gig Bits

Gig Bits is an occasional feature keeping our readers up to speed on Google Fiber. Read Gig Bits.


  • What should a Center for Mobile Media do? – Gary Kebbel
  • GO | The Future of Mobile Payments: Event Wrap-up – KCnext
  • Shipton: How to successfully leverage conflict – Dan Shipton
  • In-depth with the Think Big i-Team: Max Gall – Think Big Partners


  • Missouri has $4.75 million available for entrepreneurs – St. Louis Business Journal
  • Who Wants to Be the Next Silicon Valley? – Fox Business
  • Todd Barry chides KCI for its earnest Twitter account – Pitch
  • Buffett Awards Stock to Young Entrepreneurs – Inc



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