Tech News and Trends

Agtech startup announces seed funding from Invest Nebraska and others to speed up development of fertilization-irrigation tech

By SPN Newsroom / July 27, 2022

Sentinel Fertigation, a technology company that has developed a platform to quantify nitrogen status in crops to anticipate fertigation needs, recently announced the close to an initial, $1.2 million seed fund round. The fundraising round includes investors from Invest Nebraska, Burlington Capital Ag-Venture, Nebraska Angels, Proven Ventures and several angel investors across the nation. Fertigation…

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Kearney-based startup technology could help shore up weaknesses in U.S. electric grid

By SPN Team / July 20, 2022

The U.S. electrical grid is the largest interconnected machine on Earth. Over 200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and 5.5 million miles of local distribution lines link thousands of electricity-generating plants to homes, schools, companies and all manner of buildings, street lights, stoplights and other nodes of vital infrastructure. A typical utility company today can…

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TAI opens applications for Iowa Technology Leadership Institute

By SPN Newsroom / July 13, 2022

Applications for the 2023 cohort of the Iowa Technology Leadership Institute are now open, according to a press release issued by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), a statewide member-based organization that strives to unite Iowa’s technology community. TAI’s Iowa Technology Leadership Institute develops tomorrow’s technology leaders through programming designed to fill gaps that tech…

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Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken to become charitable app GiftAMeal’s largest restaurant partner, feeding families facing hunger in 12 states

By SPN Newsroom / June 29, 2022

With a growing number of Americans relying on local food banks for help finding their next meal, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken will join GiftAMeal as the app’s largest restaurant partner to help feed families facing hunger across 12 states, according to a press release issued today. Nearly one million meals have been provided by GiftAMeal…

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Omaha-based Medical Solutions uses tech to connect health personnel to jobs

By SPN Newsroom / June 29, 2022

A leading provider of total workforce solutions serving the healthcare industry, Medical Solutions  connects nurses, allied health, and non-clinical professionals to hospitals and health systems across the country. The company is headquartered in Omaha with seven locations nationwide and is one of the largest in its industry and rapidly growing.  Expanding their workforce is a…

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Technology Association of Iowa announces opening of annual Prometheus Awards nominations

By SPN Newsroom / June 22, 2022

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced recently the opening of its annual Prometheus Awards nomination period. Presented by UHY, the Prometheus Awards unite innovators and leaders from technology, business, education and government to celebrate this year’s most momentous achievements in Iowa’s technology industry. “Each year we are incredibly impressed by the talent and passion…

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Annual hackathon once again serves local Iowa nonprofits

By SPN Newsroom / June 10, 2022

The organizers of dsmHack held their annual charitable hackathon last weekend June 2-4, marking over 8 years of giving and $1.4 million of in-kind services raised.  The event, which provides technology solutions for area nonprofit organizations, was held at West48 in West Des Moines.  Since its inception, dsmHack has marshaled the talents of over 650…

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2022 proves Missouri is the next U.S. tech hub

By Subash Alias / June 6, 2022

This is an opinion piece by Subash Alias and does not necessarily reflect the views of Silicon Prairie News. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way humans move through the world. From social distancing to widespread masking to telecommuting, most people’s lives look a lot different now than in February 2020. The American tech industry hasn’t…

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Cox Business rolls out new IoT platform to help hospitals perform better

By SPN Newsroom / June 2, 2022

In 1993, when Cox first began offering commercial services, the primary focus was providing business class internet, voice, and video solutions to its customers. But as technology needs evolved over time, so have the companies that provide those business-critical services. Gone are the days of Cox being just a cable and internet company, says Denise…

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