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“Kansas Reminders, and our First Missouri Deadlines” – After installing Google Fiber in some parts of Kansas City, Kan., Google announced it would begin installation of its gigabit internet in Kansas City, Mo. this spring.

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“If you’ve never worked together before hand, I would say think twice.” – Bulu Box co-founder Stephanie Jarrett reflected …

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“SXSW Accelerator 2013 Finalists” – Kansas City, Mo. startup Phone2Action learned it would be competing in the South by Southwest Accelerator in March.

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“I’m like, sh*t, we better go raise some money.” – Klink Mobile founder and CEO Jessie Bishop participates in an in-depth interview about her entrepreneurial career. – The Pitch. | 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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“Banno’s Arnold cites need for ‘middle skills’ in IT sector” – Banno founder and CEO Wade Arnold told the Cedar Valley Business Monthly that he could use as many as 20 new workers with middle-skill technology expertise.

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“Your product idea must be a painkiller, not a vitamin if you expect it to succeed.” – Augie Grasis shared his advice for startups in an interview with …

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“Case: Regional investment in places like Des Moines will mark ’13” – The Des Moines Register reported that in a media call Monday, investor and startup advocate Steve Case (above) said he expects his firm to invest 80 percent of its 2013 capital in companies located outside of Silicon Valley and Boston.

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“The whole startup thing in Kansas City is like this huge growing beast …

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“Google Fiber-Inspired SightDeck Brings Hollywood Effects To VC Pitches And Telepresence Meetings” – Fast Company reported that a video conferencing technology developed in Los Angeles is set to launch next week in Kansas City, Mo.

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“It was a big step for us, going from the comfy corporate job to work at our own startup.” – Instin co-founder Rodrigo Neri reflected on 2012, which …

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Happy New Year! In this first Prairie Moves of 2013 we’ve bundled up the year in review stories of 2012, and the “to watch” lists of 2013 (below).

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“So here are some of my harder lessons learned. More than one has come close to costing me everything once or twice over.” – Ben Milne recapped his “hard lessons learned” in 2012 …

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“Entrepreneurs banded together in 2012, but challenges remain” – Des Moines Register’s technology and entrepreneurship reporter Marco Santana takes a look back at four challenges the state’s tech community faced in 2012.

“Top Iowa technology stories in 2012” – Santana spotlights four stories from Iowa’s tech community in 2012.

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“Appropriately, it’s entrepreneurial in itself,” – Advent IP’s David Milligan describes his newest venture, Mastercraft Advisors. – Omaha World-Herald …

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“Want Superfast Google Internet? Book a $49 Night at the Hacker House” – Wired covered the emergence of the Homes for Hackers house on Airbnb (above).

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“o screw it. $1000 #dwolla @justinbieber” – Dwolla founder Ben Milne tests our his startup’s new feature, Pound Dwolla, with a tweet to Justin Bieber. …

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“Register Exclusive: Fund’s bailout costs Iowans $26 million” – The Des Moines Register looks at the unstable status of Iowa Fund of Funds, a state program created in 2002 with an aim to attract more venture capital investment in Iowa startups.

“A classic case of misdirection” – StartupCity Des Moines’ Christian Renaud reacts to The Register’s story, sharing his perspective on where the Iowa Fund of Funds …

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