NextFab announces plans for new location, Councilman Green wants electronic governance, Philly Flower Show has an app [LINKS]
NextFab Studio Expanding to New Location on Washington Avenue [Geekadelphia] “NextFab Studio is expanding with a new facility at 2025 Washington Avenue in the Southwest Center City area this summer.” NextFab plans larger studio, cafe at 2025 Washington [Philly.com] Joe DiStefano covers the expansion, too. Bill Green won’t give up on dream of all electronic […]
Bill Green won’t give up on dream of all electronic governance [Metro] “Councilman Bill Green laid out yet another broad vision for the way City Hall operates: this time with legislation introduced Thursday pertaining to the city’s information infrastructure “Basically, the bills require any transaction inside or outside the city to be able to be conducted in an electronic format and for every field and department to have an electronic database that is searchable,” he said Thursday.”
Connotate Acquires Fetch Technologies [citybizlist] “Connotate, Inc. (www.connotate.com), a provider of solutions that help organizations monitor and collect data and content from the Web, today announced that it has acquired Fetch Technologies, the leader in making Web data accessible and useful for the enterprise.”
School Laptop Scandal Teaches Valuable Lessons [Government Technology] “Lower Merion School District outside Philadelphia made headlines after a high school student’s family sued in February 2010. The lawsuit alleged that IT employees employed by the school district remotely controlled the built-in webcam on a loaner laptop and surreptitiously took screenshots of the student in his home.”
Yael Borofsky was the lead reporter for Technically Philly from from December 2011 to June 2012 before leaving to pursue an urban studies graduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously she was an editor with the Breakthrough Journal in San Francisco. She loves hockey and coffee.