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Dec. 14, 2012 8:30 am

Google’s top searches of 2012 // Betamore bets big on Baltimore // Google Maps native app for iOS [Links]

Google 2012: The Top Searches of the Year [ReadWrite]: “Gangnam Style, the presidential election of 2012, Hurricane Sandy and Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic freefall; these are just a few of Google’s top searches featured in their Zeitgeist 2012: Year in Review video.” Betamore makes a splashy bet that Baltimore is more than what you see on HBO [PandoDaily]: “[T]he […]

Google 2012: The Top Searches of the Year [ReadWrite]: “Gangnam Style, the presidential election of 2012, Hurricane Sandy and Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic freefall; these are just a few of Google’s top searches featured in their Zeitgeist 2012: Year in Review video.”

Betamore makes a splashy bet that Baltimore is more than what you see on HBO [PandoDaily]: “[T]he folks behind Betamore are betting that the city’s startup community is vibrant enough that the company can become profitable before its financial runway expires in 10 months.”

Google releases native Maps app for iOS [TechCrunch]: “The company has spent the past seven years refining its offering, making its internal systems run quickly to keep up with as many detours, traffic conditions and new apartment complexes that it can. All of that hard work paid off with this app.”

Why journalists need to get behind the #opendata movement [Knight Foundation]: “Journalists see so many efforts to hide public information that we start to think everyone in government is a scoundrel. That’s just not so. Governments are becoming big digital age publishers.”

Sheela Murthy named 2012 Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year [CityBizList]: “Maryland Entrepreneur Quarterly named Murthy Law Firm founder and president Sheela Murthy the 2012 Maryland Business Entrepreneur of the Year.”

Howard County Economic Development Authority launches new website [MDBizNews]: “The goal of the new site is to better promote Howard County, Maryland, as the premier location to live, work and do business. The new site is meant to be clean, dynamic and easy to navigate with interactive features.”

 

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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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