Civic

Jun. 29, 2012 8:30 am

A mobile app to counteract the effect of SuperPACs? [LINKS]

  Could our smartphones talk back to big-money politics? [NewsWorks] “It would work this way: Through this application, available on your smartphone and laptop, you could opt to be a virtual donor in any federal race in which you’re eligible to vote. You’d get, let’s say, 10 thousand virtual bucks to spend on each election were […]

 

Could our smartphones talk back to big-money politics? [NewsWorks] “It would work this way: Through this application, available on your smartphone and laptop, you could opt to be a virtual donor in any federal race in which you’re eligible to vote. You’d get, let’s say, 10 thousand virtual bucks to spend on each election were you could vote, for Senate, House, president.”

Budget fight alive and well on Twitter [Philadelphia Daily News] “We at PhillyClout have covered more than a few budget debates in our time. But this is the first year that Twitter has really been in full force as part of the debate. And it makes for some interesting commentary online.”

Philly Developers Island Officials & SmugBee Games in Atari Pong Contest [Geekadelphia] Since the Geekadelphia post, Philly game developer Island Officials was named a finalist in the contest. Vote for ‘em HERE.

Insta-cloud: CloudMine makes big data super-simple for apps and enterprise [VentureBeat]

IndyHall Celebrates Expansion With Donated Art Gallery [Geekadelphia]

@cjwilburn: Great speech by @deirdre_woods for her retirement party. She’s been an amazing leader and an advocate for women in tech. She’ll be missed. [Twitter]

New Program to Help Philly Crowd-Source Its Comprehensive Plan [Next American City] “Dubbed Textizen, the free platform involves a charming mixture of new and old media. It works by having residents respond via text message to questions posted in various places around the city, from bus shelters to telephone posts, asking for their opinions on specific community topics like transportation and quality of life.”

CityEats Debuts iPhone App Making Restaurant Reservations Visual and Local [Marketwire]

Local Firm, Universities Partner to Create Central Pennsylvania Geospatial Technology Center [GISuser]

Entrepreneur of the Year awards include CEOs of Monetate, Synthes [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Bradford Media Group is doing interesting things in West Chester tightly integrating video and social media marketing [Philly Tech News]

Open Gov: What’s Gone Right, What’s Gone Wrong [Civic Innovations, Mark Headd's blog] [VIDEO]

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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