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Prairie Moves: Google Fiber to crossover to Missouri this spring

Lead Read: "Kansas Reminders, and our First Missouri Deadlines" - After installing Google Fiber in some parts of Kansas City, Kan., Google announced it would begin installation of its gigabit internet in Kansas City, Mo. this spring. | Quotable: "If you've never worked together before hand, I would say think twice." - Bulu Box co-founder

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. To submit an item for consideration, please email editor@siliconprairienews.com or use the form below.

Lead Read

Kansas Reminders, and our First Missouri Deadlines” – After installing Google Fiber in some parts of Kansas City, Kan., Google announced it would begin installation of its gigabit internet in Kansas City, Mo. this spring.

Quotable

“If you’ve never worked together before hand, I would say think twice.” – Bulu Box co-founder Stephanie Jarrett reflected on founding a startup with her husband. – Business on Main (above)

Mergers and acquisitions

Career moves

  • Caleb Ulffers joined Silicon Prairie News as speaker manager – SPN
  • Mike Naughton joined Hatchlings as an engineer
  • Joel Wiggins, CEO of the Enterprise Center of Johnson County since 2005, has accepted the position of president at his alma mater, Crown College in St Bonifacius, Minn. – Kansas City Business Journal

New tech

Product and business updates

Mentions

Gig bits

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

Recognition

  • Rodrigo Neri’s Syte project was named a “Black Duck Open Source Rookies of the Year” – Black Duck and Wired
  • Front Flip founder Matt Beckner named a Rising Star by Kansas City Business Magazine – Front Flip
  • Front Flip was named in the top 35 Restaurant Apps by FastCasual.com & QSRweb.com – Front Flip
  • Missouri ranked No. 6 on the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity – CNN Money
  • Grain & Mortar received two international HOW Interactive Design Awards for their development Omaha Bikes and BarCamp Omaha 2012.

Blogged

  • “Ignite the imagination: UMKC’s Digital Sandbox, the Next Big Thing and Kansas City media” – Alex Parker
  • “Who Says You Can’t Start a Company in Omaha?” – Ben Vu
  • “Not a ‘Fly-Over-State’ Anymore” – Brian Ardinger
  • “I Moved My Startup From the Valley to the Plains” – Stephanie Jarrett
  • “Why Omaha Startups are Successful” – Julie Mahloch
  • “036 Think Big Radio: Carrie Royce on KC’s Startup Crawl” – Think Big Partners
  • “Iowans not new to tech innovation” – Andy Stoll
  • “CIG 002: From College To Successful Startup With Leo Widrich” – College Info Geek
  • “2013 State of Entrepreneurship Address” (Photos) – Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • “Front Flip Insider of the Week: Kelli Griffith” – Front Flip
  • “Alex Gamble: Spring Junior Copywriter Intern at Think Big Partners” – Think Big Partners

Misc.



 

Credits: Screenshot from businessonmain.msn.com.


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