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3 innovation lessons from former US CTO Aneesh Chopra civic

Apr. 16, 2014 12:30 pm

3 innovation lessons from former US CTO Aneesh Chopra

Speaking on April 10 at Phorum Philly, Chopra shed light three ways government, borrowing from the private sector, is constantly improving: incentives, humility and collaboration
What East Coast tech looked like in 2013 and will be in 2014 [PODCAST] access

Jan. 6, 2014 8:00 am

What East Coast tech looked like in 2013 and will be in 2014 [PODCAST]

Listen to the first ever Technical.ly podcast, where we review 2013 and look forward to 2014.
1 in 3 adults uses the same password for every website [INFOGRAPHIC] civic

Dec. 30, 2013 9:30 am

1 in 3 adults uses the same password for every website [INFOGRAPHIC]

Use the same password for multiple site, like three-quarters of American adults? Question how frequently you should change them? Give this infographic a look and it might change your mind.
Technical.ly’s complete 2014 events and editorial calendar access

Dec. 2, 2013 9:30 am

Technical.ly’s complete 2014 events and editorial calendar

With a full year's calendar worth of structure, we're hoping we can bring more groups together to be more inclusive and collaborative.
Equity crowdfunding: understand proposed SEC rules for JOBS Act civic

Nov. 18, 2013 8:30 am

Equity crowdfunding: understand proposed SEC rules for JOBS Act

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has submitted its proposal to implement equity crowdfunding, a process to get average Americans involved in owning a portion of small businesses. Here are the dirty details, which involve plenty of preparation from the entrepreneur.
92% of U.S. law enforcement agencies use social media civic

Oct. 23, 2013 9:30 am

92% of U.S. law enforcement agencies use social media

In 2008, a Houston prosecutor used a defendant’s MySpace pages to help convict the man of murder. While the perpetrator appealed his conviction, the MySpace pages held up in appeals court as valid forms of evidence.
Difference between contructive and  ‘corrosive criticism’: Clay Shirky civic

Oct. 22, 2013 8:30 am

Difference between contructive and ‘corrosive criticism’: Clay Shirky

That was the heart of the keynote address from academic, public intellectual and new media thinker Clay Shirky at the first ever Code for America Summit held in San Francisco last week.
Smart Cities through big data and civic hackers [Books] civic

Oct. 15, 2013 12:32 pm

Smart Cities through big data and civic hackers [Books]

Check out a new book by Anthony Townsend, Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia, as reviewed by this author.
50 reasons why governments shouldn’t release data civic

Sep. 9, 2013 8:30 am

50 reasons why governments shouldn’t release data

The Sunlight Foundation, the Washington, D.C.-based good government group, reached out to government staffers to create a list of the 50 most common arguments they've heard against releasing data. They include staffing and manpower concerns ("We don't have the people to do that"), privacy concerns and more.