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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.
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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.
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.
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.
These 12 media startup ideas from Penn students are actually cool access

Dec. 15, 2014 11:55 am

These 12 media startup ideas from Penn students are actually cool

An SMS messaging tool focused on Kenya and other developing countries won $7,500 in seed money from a Penn entrepreneurial journalism competition. Here are the other projects that also presented.
Check out this map of Philly’s tech scene in 1999 (you can win it, too) business

Dec. 15, 2014 10:29 am

Check out this map of Philly’s tech scene in 1999 (you can win it, too)

The poster, made by now-defunct web training nonprofit LibertyNet, features tech companies and groups like SAP, Fiberlink and the old Eastern Technology Council. And others we've never heard of. We're giving it away.
Not just Obama: South Philly 5-year-olds complete Hour of Code class access

Dec. 15, 2014 7:33 am

Not just Obama: South Philly 5-year-olds complete Hour of Code class

President Obama may have become the first U.S. president to write code, but these 5-7-year-olds were also catching the coding bug last week. Dozens of Philadelphia schools hosted Hour of Code events.
Philly’s city wage tax just turned 75. Here’s its dubious legacy civic

Dec. 12, 2014 11:38 am

Philly’s city wage tax just turned 75. Here’s its dubious legacy

Three-quarters of a century ago (tomorrow, to be precise), Philadelphia became the first city to implement a local income tax. Since then, the wage tax has been seen as both a major job killer and, in startup circles, a minor consideration. Here's why it's still around — and how some hope to kill it before it turns 100.
Meet the design company behind some of the country’s coolest hardware startups business

Dec. 12, 2014 10:29 am

Meet the design company behind some of the country’s coolest hardware startups

Likuma Labs is a two-man shop based out of NextFab that's designed hardware for Biomeme, Nucleus and New York City's Smart Vision Labs.
Showcased by US Labor Dept., this Philly apprenticeship program could get $5M in grants access

Dec. 11, 2014 4:08 pm

Showcased by US Labor Dept., this Philly apprenticeship program could get $5M in grants

The Urban Technology Project, which trains students as computer technicians, has seen its budget cut in recent years. But a $100 million grant competition run by the U.S. Department of Labor could change that.
Self-aware smartphones? Check out the Hacktory’s art-tech projects tonight creative

Dec. 11, 2014 1:38 pm

Self-aware smartphones? Check out the Hacktory’s art-tech projects tonight

The Hacktory's six-month fellowship coached artists on how to integrate technology into their work.
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