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May. 8, 2009 11:30 am

Friday Tech Links: City election day results online, Skorpion Show redo and More

In which we link out to the tech news from Philly and elsewhere (when it matters) that slips through the cracks and make it way fun. See others here. OK, first the Daily News reports this morning that the city would not continue its freshly rolled out policy of allowing access to online election-day voting […]

Makael McLendon, left, and Kevin Simmons, right, record a show on a laptop in the living room of the home of Kevin's mother in North Philadelphia, Pa., on May 3, 2009. The Skorpion Show has garnered an incredible number of views. (David Maialetti / Staff Photographer) Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer

In which we link out to the tech news from Philly and elsewhere (when it matters) that slips through the cracks and make it way fun. See others here.

  • OK, first the Daily News reports this morning that the city would not continue its freshly rolled out policy of allowing access to online election-day voting results. By noon, KYW reported that Michael Nutter was sufficiently embarrassed by Philadelphia’s primitive take on Web access that the money was found to keep it going — something about $30,000 for hosting. Hell, we’ll do it for $300 and hot pretzels.

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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