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Omaha’s Retail Aware partners with Chicago’s Home Chef to deploy network of sensors to better measure consumer behavior

By Jonathan Gerhardson / December 6, 2021

Omaha ad-tech company Retail Aware has announced a new venture in partnership with Home Chef—the Chicago-based meal kit and food delivery business—to deploy its network of sensor devices in up to 2,000 Kroger stores nationwide.  The move should allow Kroger – which owns the Home Chef brand – more granular control over its in-store shopper…

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MedTech startups Notable and CicloMed collaborate on new technology to predict patient responsiveness to anti-cancer drug

By SPN Newsroom / December 1, 2021

Notable Labs, Inc. (Notable), a clinical-stage predictive precision therapeutics company, and CicloMed LLC (CicloMed), a developmental-stage pharmaceutical company, today announced the beginning of a Phase 1B/2A clinical trial of potential cancer treatment fosciclopirox in patients with a deadly disease known as refractory acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). A Phase 1B/2A clinical trial is a crucial step…

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Omaha startup Bot Image set to revolutionize prostate cancer detection using cutting-edge machine learning software

By Jonathan Gerhardson / November 30, 2021

The Omaha-based MRI medical device company, Bot Image Inc., announced this month an addition to its line of software products aimed at assisting the detection of prostate cancer. Dubbed QT Prostate MRI, the new software-as-a-service utilizes machine learning to aid in the identification of prostate cancer by producing a colorized map of both normal and…

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Like Tinder, but for events: Event Vesta

By SPN Newsroom / November 29, 2021

Even before COVID, it hasn’t always been easy to find something to do—especially if you’re new to a city. Granted, Facebook has its events feature, but what you see depends on a number of variables, such as your friends list and what the algorithm thinks you’d be into, sometimes with curious results (Facebook always seems…

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Iowa Technology Summit call for speakers now open  

By SPN Newsroom / November 24, 2021

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced yesterday that speaker applications for the 2022 Iowa Technology Summit are now open. The summit will be held on April 11-12, 2022, at the Iowa Community Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Applications to speak are now being accepted for the Iowa Technology Summit at technologyiowa.org/apply-to-speak-2022-its/.…

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“Fail fast” or, the principles of Agile – The “A” Word – 07

By Emily Truax / November 22, 2021

This is the seventh and final installment of the “A” Word, Emily Truax’s series of articles on Agile. The rest can be found here, here, here, here, here and here. Since we started our Agile rebranding adventure, our main focus has been on updating the terminology within the Agile Manifesto. We’ve updated the values with a fresh new…

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Hip, hip, hippocampus: how driving games can build your brain

By Tom McCauley / November 19, 2021

I lead a reasonably stressful life. Sometimes by choice, sometimes not. In addition to a challenging full time job and occasional freelance work, I try to quadrangulate my hobbies—writing, music, comedy, art—to the best of my ability. It’s not easy. It’s not supposed to be.  Stress can be good. When it kicks in hard, it can help…

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Technology Association of Iowa announces 2022 legislative and policy priorities, upcoming Iowa Tech Policy podcast

By SPN Newsroom / November 18, 2021

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), the statewide, member-based organization uniting Iowa’s technology community, has released its 2022 public policy priorities, its legislative launch date, and Iowa Tech Policy Podcast Season 2 date. “The Iowa technology industry is eager to prioritize smart cybersecurity and privacy in the 2022 Iowa legislative session, along with our continued…

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LightEdge acquires Cavern Technologies, Inc., expanding company footprint to Kansas City

By SPN Newsroom / November 17, 2021

LightEdge—a leading provider of colocation, cloud and managed-service solutions—recently announced the acquisition of Cavern Technologies, an enterprise-grade data center provider in Kansas City.  Cavern Technologies was founded in 2007 as the KC area’s first colocation data center, located underground in a natural limestone environment.  Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge, said of the deal, “This is…

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Lunavi teams with Genesis Consulting and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to develop new iServe health benefits portal

By SPN Newsroom / November 15, 2021

In 2019, Omaha’s Deliveron was acquired by Cheyenne, Wyo.-based Green House Data, a data center and managed services provider. Together, the two companies rebranded as Lunavi, a name that suggests illuminating the path forward.  Now the cloud-solutions provider and Agile software development company is developing technology it hopes will illuminate the path to more efficient,…

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