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Former House candidate launches BallotHero to easily inform voters

logo-medium-6b5cfcbef6dc390680a3aff9b056e591 October 14, 2014 by

A lot has changed since Jim Esch ran for Congress in 2008. The iPhone had just come out the year before. Facebook was still just a platform for friends, not marketing. Twitter had not gained its favor it has today. But while there has been technological strides elsewhere, money spent in political tech is largely spent perpetuating the system we have now, Esch said. BallotHero, Esch's new endeavor, a site that makes   read more

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How CarmaHop is using tech to destigmatize hitchhiking

CarmaHop app October 3, 2014 by

LAWRENCE, Kan.—When Jenny O'Brien and her husband moved about 12 miles north of Lawrence, Kan., seeking a more sustainable lifestyle, she didn't expect transportation to be such a major issue. "We moved to the country for a more sustainable lifestyle and pretty quickly we learned we'd have to get a new car and drive everywhere," O'Brien told SPN. "That doesn't sit well with us. So we decided to try to figure out way to get better transportation for the country."  read more

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Social Money teams up with TMG to offer prepaid card options

TMG + Social Money October 2, 2014 by

DES MOINES—It's been a busy week for Social Money. Earlier this week, the financial services technology company announced CoreSaver, an end-to-end digital banking solution for credit unions and community banks. Now the West Des Moines-based company has announced a partnership with The Members Group (TMG), a Des Moines-based financial services company that provides payments processing solutions.  read more

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