1 Million Cups Omaha-Lincoln took an unconventional approach to its usual weekly presentation and networking event on Wednesday.

Instead of presenting a new, upcoming startup, organizers invited Jimmy Winter of VoterTide to share a “post-mortem” of what he learned through the social media analytics tool for political campaigns. VoterTide was acquired by MindMixer last February.

“Do as I say, not as I do,” he told the nearly 40-person audience Wednesday morning …

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One Omaha Gov 2.0 startup has purchased another.

MindMixer today announced it has acquired VoterTide, a social media analytics startup that gives politicians and special interest groups insight into their online audience.

As a result, VoterTide’s technology will be integrated into MindMixer’s online …

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VoterTide, a tool used by politicians to monitor social media activity, is now receiving recognition as a tool for journalists and media outlets as well.

The Omaha-based startup has been cited over the past few months as a source for several mainstream media outlets, including Adweek, PBS News Hour, Businessweek (above) and, more locally, the Lincoln Journal Star. Entrepreneur Magazine also recently covered political startups …

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VoterTide, an Omaha-based social media monitoring and intelligence company for politics, today announced the release of VoterTide Alerts (left), a free mobile alerts service designed to notify users of news as it’s breaking in social media.

VoterTide tracks some 1,800 political candidates and officer holders, and users can receive free updates on up to three of those political figures through the rest of the current election cycle. …

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This week we were joined by two guests, old friend Chris Burns of West Des Moines-based Shift and PrairieCast first-timer Jimmy Winter of Omaha’s VoterTide. We discussed recent news related to VoterTide as well as Fast Company’s “Most Innovative” list which included two startups with Silicon Prairie ties, Dwolla and Zaarly.

This week on the Fast Four …

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Tune in today at 2 p.m. for Episode 75 of PrairieCast streaming live from the Silicon Prairie News office in downtown Des Moines. We’ll be joined by guests Jimmy Winter of VoterTide and Chris Burns.

This week we’ll talk with Winter about VoterTide’s recent news as well as look into the Silicon Prairie companies that …

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(This is a guest post by Jimmy Winter.) Well internet, you’ve really done it this time. You didn’t just like a friend’s Facebook post and add a ribbon to your Twitter avatar, but you did some good old fashioned, hi-tech reaching out to your elected representatives.

The effort to stop the advancement of the Stop Online Piracy Act (“SOPA”) and the …

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