As managing editor, I’ve spent recent weeks sifting through our content to prepare for 2012, but in doing so I’ve also given thought to the question: what were the big stories of the Silicon Prairie in 2011?
My top ten list below attempts to answer that question. It wasn’t an easy list to finish – there were stories told and many untold that likely deserve to be below – but it’s ten stories from the year that I felt …Read More
Stumped? Below you’ll find the answers to our 25-question SPN 2011 News Quiz featuring questions about individuals and companies either based in or connected to the Silicon Prairie. First, you’ll find the quiz in its entirety (no answers, orginally posted December 22) in case you haven’t tested your Silicon Prairie skills, and below the quiz, you’ll find the answers.
Congrats to our two top scorers, Derek Homann of Omaha and Bob Devany of Lincoln, who each …Read More
We’ve had a great year at Silicon Prairie News, having the opportunity to cover the Silicon Prairie community and report on our own events, such as Big Omaha, Thinc Iowa and Startup Job Crawl.
As we look to 2012, we’re aiming to not only increase our content volume – more posts to cover the continually increasing activity in the Silicon Prairie …Read More
As part of our tireless effort to provide Silicon Prairie News readers fresh and engaging content, we’re launching a new series to kick off 2012. Starting next week, we’ll bring you Prairie Portraits, a regular feature in which we introduce some of the less-recognizable but no-less-important faces of the Silicon Prairie.
While another recently introduced SPN interview series, Newsmakers, takes in-depth looks at the region’s CEOs, founders and other figures who tend to dominate the headlines, Prairie Portraits …Read More
In 2011 we picked up the pace, publishing more than 1,400 blog posts. That’s nearly double our post output from 2010, when we published about 850 posts. A majority of our content is focused on the core of our mission: the Silicon Prairie community. It’s because of the individuals and companies that make up the community that our content volume has increased – please keep …Read More
We’ve rounded up more than a half-dozen creative, clever and sometimes confusing holiday greetings from startups, web development shops, marketing firms and, in its usual festive mode, Google. Check out the short descriptions and screenshots below for a link to each item of seasonal cheer …Read More
Published Tuesdays and Thursdays (one day early this week with last Thursday’s edition missed) Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News.
If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email …Read More
What a year it’s been in news for the Silicon Prairie. We’re in the process of rounding up our top 10 most read and biggest stories of the year, but as we prepare to publish those we set aside some of them for a little fun, the inaugural SPN 2011 News Quiz.
We’ve done our best to make it tough, but here’s a hint: all the answers can be found in our archived content from the past 12 months. We challenge you to take it without looking anything up.
The quiz will close to entries at midnight …Read More
Like Startup Weekend? Then you might want to jump on board StartupBus. It’s a similar competition but much, much faster — like, 60 mph faster.
For the third year, StartupBus is holding its extreme startup competition …Read More
The Gigabit Challenge, a business plan competition being hosted by Think Big Partners to celebrate the arrival of Google’s one-gigabit fiber network in Kansas City, revealed its 19 finalists today, whittled down from the 39 semi-finalists announced two weeks ago.
To reach this final stage …Read More