Prairie Moves: Dwolla rolls out Places, Want button

Lead Read: "A want button, for all the Places you want Dwolla." - Ben Milne introduced two new Dwolla features, Places and its Want button. These will help the startup expand their reach and allow users …

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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

A want button, for all the Places you want Dwolla.” – Ben Milne introduced two new Dwolla features, Places and its Want button. These will help the startup expand their reach and allow users to more easily find businesses that accept the payments network.

Quotable

“It’s an incredible thing for us to get someone like Deb on our team at this time.” – Goodsmiths CEO James Eliason said about the startup’s recent addition of Deb Ohrn, a former Meredith editor in chief and marketing director – Des Moines Register

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Dice Holding of Urbandale, Iowa bought Dow Jones’ finance, tech job board – Des Moines Register

Fundings

Career Moves

  • Deb Ohrn, formerly editor in chief and marketing director of Meredith’s Better Homes and Gardens Crafts Group, will join Goodsmiths on July 23 as a creative marketing adviser – Des Moines Register
  • Carl Schramm, formerly the president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, is now a university professor at Syracuse University – Syracuse University news

New Tech

  • John Deere launched JDLink for Android – Goolge Play

New Creative

Product & Business Updates

Mentions

  • eDossea – Sending dental X-rays: why email should not be your option – Dental Economics
  • Airport Life App – A Few Good Ideas for Product – New York Times
  • Plains Angels – Hicks: New group helps startups and entrepreneurs connect with early-stage investors – Des Moines Register
  • DailyMav – DailyMav.com – A Student Startup Focused on Training and Launching – Nebraska Entrepreneur
  • Instin – myHomework App – In 15 Months They Reached 2 Million Downloads And The Founders Were Still Working Their Day Jobs – Killer Startups

Gig Bits

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  • O’Brien: As Google gets ready to launch its gigabit network, Kansas City asks: Now what? – San Jose Mercury News
  • Who’s driving your broadband bus? – GigaOm

Recognition

  • Ben Milne of Dwolla – Taking On the Entire Banking System – Inc.

Blogged

Misc.

  • TEDxOmaha speaker submissions are now open – TEDxOmaha

 



 

Credits: Screenshot from dwolla.com

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