Blogger’s cop-killer support page removed from Facebook [Philadelphia Daily News] The blogger in question is Joshua Scott Albert, who used to run a Philly food gossip blog called StaphMeal.
D.A.: Anti-police blogger to face charges [Philadelphia Daily News]
This is huge, says Mixmaster Mike [Philadelphia Inquirer] In a story about this weekend’s Made in America concert series, comes just a bit of trivia for you: check the photos to see what kind of “mobile music player” Mayor Nutter uses. Yeah, it’s a Zune, which makes it impossible for us to not remember when the CityPaper mistakenly reported that Barack Obama used a Zune too.
How TechGirlz Got Started: Showing Girls What Tech Can Offer [Women 2.0] TechGirlz founder Tracey Welson-Rossman on how her young women-in-tech organization was born.
An update on law enforcement-focused team collaboration company Drakontas [Business Journal]
An entrepreneurial spirit grows in Phila. [Philadelphia Inquirer] “…there are signs that Philadelphia is reaching something of an entrepreneurial critical mass, with enough new companies, and enough of a support network for those start-ups, for it to make good business sense for a firm as accomplished as First Round to set up shop here.”
IBM to acquire Kenexa, an HR software company in Wayne [Philadelphia Inquirer] “Following an industry trend, tech giant IBM announced that it would acquire Kenexa Corp., the Wayne-based human-resources software company, for $1.3 billion or $46 a share.”
Mid-Atlantic Osmosis [Mark Headd’s blog Civic Innovations] The city’s first Chief Data Officer Mark Headd talks about the flowing of civic hacking ideas between Baltimore and Philadelphia and notes that Baltimore’s Chief Information Officer Chris Tonjes is interested in Philly civic hacker Mjumbe Poe’s Councilmatic app.
A big grant to revamp online publishing [The Philadelphia Public School Notebook] “The Notebook will be revamping its publishing and implementing new digital strategies for reaching parents and other core audiences, thanks to a two-year, $202,000 grant just awarded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The grant, through Knight’s Community Information Challenge, will help the Notebook build its audience by producing more multimedia content, expanding its use of social media, and making its content more accessible via mobile devices.”
9 Philadelphians to Follow on Instagram [Philadelphia Weekly] — Yo, check out that our cofounder Brian James Kirk gets a nod.
In a North Philadelphia hacker space, cool ideas take shape [Philadelphia Inquirer] It took them a few years, but the Inquirer finally found hackerspace Hive 76.