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As Facebook data center details emerge, Google grabs headlines, too

April 24, 2013 by

Data centers in Iowa are dominating headlines this week as Facebook on Monday announced its intention to build a facility in Altoona and the next day the State of Iowa revealed Google is expanding its existing project in Council Bluffs. The immediate costs of these two projects is expected to reach nearly $700 million, creating hundreds of construction jobs but likely just ...  read more

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Brad Dwyer breaks down Hatchlings 2 (Video)

July 12, 2012 by

With the recent retirement of Version 1 of Hatchlings, we turn our attention to Version 2 of the online social egg-gathering game. Brad Dwyer, the Panora, Iowa-based founder and CEO of Hatchlings, sat down with us at Big Omaha in May during beta testing for Version 2 to demo Hatchlings' new user interface, which is HTML5-based, is more graphically …  read more

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Elkhorn-based Fat Brain Toys wins $20K, trip to Facebook HQ

July 27, 2011 by

Fat Brain Toys, you've just been chosen from among 11,000 companies as one of five winners of the Big Break for Small Business contest. What are you going to do next? Why, they're going to Facebook land, of course. Fat Brain, based in Elkhorn, Neb., was announced Monday as one of five winners of a trip to Facebook headquarters for a two-day social media makeover and $20,000 for a social media marketing budget as part of the Big Break contest sponsored by Facebook and American Express Open. Some 11,000 companies …  read more

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