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@WarrenBuffett joins Twitter, gives nod to Nebraska native Ev Williams

May 2, 2013 by

Social media news isn't a norm on SPN, but when Nebraska's best-known resident joins Twitter, it becomes news, at least for Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune and of course, Mashable, among others. Warren Buffett this morning signed up for Twitter, and during a live video chat with Fortune, he sent his first tweet: Warren is in the house. …  read more

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#FortuneBuffett: Oracle of Omaha to take questions via Twitter at 11 a.m.

May 2, 2013 by

Omaha's Warren Buffett is "leaning in." Motivated by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" movement and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's HR policies, at 11 a.m. today, Buffett will take questions via Twitter on the topic of women and work. He'll answer the questions in a live Fortune video event that aims to promote his latest essay, "Warren Buffett is Bullish on…Women," published this morning on the magazine's website. The billionaire investor …  read more

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For mid-week motivation: notable nuggets from Berkshire Weekend

May 4, 2011 by

Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting has come and gone, and with it so have the Nebraska Furniture Mart discounts that I, a proudly parsimonious purchaser, will kick myself until next year for missing. But fear not, fellow unfulfilled bargain hunters: there’s still value to be gleaned from last weekend’s Woodstock for Capitalists, and I don’t just mean the ongoing Borsheim's bargains, which will only be utilized by yours truly in the unlikely event …  read more

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Big Omaha: An attendee’s ‘personal diary’ of the event

May 27, 2010 by

Thanks to a media sponsorship from Andrew Warner of Mixergy, we had the pleasure of meeting Mixergy's producer, Giang Biscan. After her experience at Big Omaha, she wrote about it on her blog, AsAble.com: My personal diary of #BigOmaha. Since publishing it on May 18, she's given us permission to re-post it on Silicon Prairie News – she's made a few edits and added an afterward detailing an email she received from Omaha's Mayor Jim Suttle.   read more

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Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting: extra passes & Tweetup reminder

April 29, 2010 by

The Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting is upon us – a weekend of mingling with people from the around the world, browsing Berkshire-owned company exhibits, and absorbing the wisdom of business partners Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. And the best part, it's all in Omaha. There's no event like this one: accompanied by cans of Coca-Cola Classic and Cherry Coke, along with boxes of See's Candies, two of the most respected and well-known American investors, businessmen…  read more

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