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Here’s the city’s latest effort at a virtual bulletin board: Nextdoor

Nextdoor is a private social network for each neighborhood in the city. The city says its staffers will now use it to communicate with Philadelphians.
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Highlights from Technical.ly’s #PTW15 Twitter chat access

Dec. 18, 2014 3:23 pm

Highlights from Technical.ly’s #PTW15 Twitter chat

Couldn't make it to our Twitter chat this past Monday? Here's a recap of what was said, plus important dates and useful tips for making your Tech Week event a hit.
Watch Chipocrite’s new music video creative

Dec. 18, 2014 9:32 am

Watch Chipocrite’s new music video

Featuring a superhero who loves video games.
Comcast poured concrete for its new tower last weekend [Comcast Roundup] business

Dec. 18, 2014 8:03 am

Comcast poured concrete for its new tower last weekend [Comcast Roundup]

Plus: Comcast in the courts. The company is paying $50 million in a class-action lawsuit and is being sued over its hotspot initiative.
In immigration cases, advocates say online petitions actually matter civic

Dec. 17, 2014 12:26 pm

In immigration cases, advocates say online petitions actually matter

Local organizers are turning to social media and online petitions to advocate for undocumented immigrants, and sometimes it works.
This venture-backed mobile app wants to kill the business card business

Dec. 17, 2014 10:31 am

This venture-backed mobile app wants to kill the business card

Contap lets users exchange contact information by pointing their phones at each other.
Neat Company to be featured on Celebrity Apprentice [Startup Roundup] business

Dec. 17, 2014 9:31 am

Neat Company to be featured on Celebrity Apprentice [Startup Roundup]

Plus: The City of Philadelphia hires staffers from Textizen and UArts to join its innovation team.
Download this top-rated productivity app, built by two Philly Thiel Fellows business

Dec. 17, 2014 8:33 am

Download this top-rated productivity app, built by two Philly Thiel Fellows

Workflow was at the top of the App Store's paid app list.
This Penn course teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to pivot access

Dec. 17, 2014 7:32 am

This Penn course teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to pivot

We recap Penn's EAS 590 course, checking out the four student teams that recently presented their business ideas.
Watch web designer Tracy Levesque explore abandoned buildings [video] creative

Dec. 16, 2014 1:09 pm

Watch web designer Tracy Levesque explore abandoned buildings [video]

By day, Levesque runs web dev firm YIKES, Inc. By night, she's an urban explorer.
These are the 10 most talked-about Philly Startup Leaders listserv threads business

Dec. 16, 2014 10:38 am

These are the 10 most talked-about Philly Startup Leaders listserv threads

Want to gauge what the region's tech scene cares about? Start with the year's most-discussed topics on the ever-lively PSL listserv.
Looking for talented young developers? PennApps Fellows has you covered dev

Dec. 16, 2014 9:43 am

Looking for talented young developers? PennApps Fellows has you covered

The PennApps Fellows internship program has already received 150 applications and expects hundreds more. That means local startups can get top-tier talent, without having to conduct their own search.
The US military wants this Philly startup to build a tiny, speedy drone dev

Dec. 16, 2014 7:30 am

The US military wants this Philly startup to build a tiny, speedy drone

KMel Robotics, best known for its music videos, is being tapped by DARPA to build a drone for its "Fast Lightweight Autonomy" program.
NextFab’s pop-up shop: 3D-printed jewelry, LED-illuminated art, more creative

Dec. 15, 2014 1:54 pm

NextFab’s pop-up shop: 3D-printed jewelry, LED-illuminated art, more

Go get your holiday shopping done.
Visit the Dept. of Making + Doing’s first exhibit (and sale) [Events Roundup] creative

Dec. 15, 2014 12:16 pm

Visit the Dept. of Making + Doing’s first exhibit (and sale) [Events Roundup]

Plus: NextFab is hosting a holiday party in its new space.
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