Yael Borofsky

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.

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Lessons from the first class of the Project Liberty Digital Incubator [VIDEO] civic

Jun. 25, 2012 11:00 am

Lessons from the first class of the Project Liberty Digital Incubator [VIDEO]

Can an incubator save a legacy news organization?
PARAT Solutions: docking technology company helps new Barnes Foundation modernize uncategorized

Jun. 22, 2012 9:00 am

PARAT Solutions: docking technology company helps new Barnes Foundation modernize

Moving from the suburbs to the city is not the only step toward modernization the new Barnes Foundation museum is taking this year. Less publicized, if interesting, the Barnes will be adding a self-guided iPod touch tour of its works, says Peter Jauss, Director of Sales at PARAT Solutions, the company responsible for providing a […]
Project Liberty: how first of $250k startup incubator grant was spent business

Jun. 20, 2012 11:30 am

Project Liberty: how first of $250k startup incubator grant was spent

Administered by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners and led by the Philadelphia Media Network, the publisher of the city's two largest newspapers and Philly.com which has since been again sold, the incubator was meant to bring new media ethos into old newsrooms.
Line Systems: West Chester communications solutions company acquires fourth company in 12 years, focused on cloud uncategorized

Jun. 20, 2012 9:00 am

Line Systems: West Chester communications solutions company acquires fourth company in 12 years, focused on cloud

Line Systems (LSI), a West Chester company that offers enterprise telecommunications tools, acquired the smaller southern New Jersey-based Magellan Hill Technologies in March — it’s the fourth such acquisition LSI has made in 12 years. The company gained at least five full-time employees to their total of 115, mostly from the Magellan Hill sales team, […]
Drupaldelphia: Drupal conference demystifies open source CMS for beginners to advanced users [EVENTS]

Jun. 18, 2012 8:30 am

Drupaldelphia: Drupal conference demystifies open source CMS for beginners to advanced users [EVENTS]

Happy Monday and happy soon-to-be Summer Solstice! If you need some help figuring out what to do with the extra daylight, check out some of the tech events. This week: angel investors learn about social entrepreneurship, Drupal lovers come together and, hey, there are some startup jobs. Enough to rival how happy summer can make […]
PSL Labs: Philly Startup Leaders launches beta testers program uncategorized

Jun. 15, 2012 9:00 am

PSL Labs: Philly Startup Leaders launches beta testers program

Entrepreneurs are always looking for people to test their products and service — market validation, as the lingo goes — so it makes sense that Philly Startup Leaders would launch PSL Labs to identify a reliable group of people to help startups through the process. “The concept of PSL Labs is straightforward: connect startups with […]
CityControllers releases WatchDog App for Android, claims National Award of Excellence [LINKS]

Jun. 15, 2012 8:30 am

CityControllers releases WatchDog App for Android, claims National Award of Excellence [LINKS]

Controller iPhone app wins prize [Daily News] From a press release announcing the release of the app for Android: “The National Association of Government Communicators recently honored the Controller’s Office with an Award of Excellence for its iPhone app. The Philly Watchdog app was recognized for being a special purpose product that according to one […]
Pyro-E: King of Prussia shop demos waste energy recovery technology “to do for human mobility what Steve Jobs did for human intelligence”

Jun. 14, 2012 11:00 am

Pyro-E: King of Prussia shop demos waste energy recovery technology “to do for human mobility what Steve Jobs did for human intelligence”

Pyro-E thinks it has found treasure in the equivalent of energy trash. Founder Kevin Lu says his company has developed a technology that improves the efficiency of electric generation by turning waste heat into electricity. The technology Lu and his team are working on at Pyro-E involves a complex feat of mechanical engineering so the […]
Solve Media launches brand sentiment feedback tool Brand Tags uncategorized

Jun. 13, 2012 9:30 am

Solve Media launches brand sentiment feedback tool Brand Tags

Solve Media, the advertising solutions company best known for its CAPTCHA technology, has released another tool to help brands understand their customers — except this time it’s personal. The Center City and New York-based company recently released its new Brand Tags tool, a technology that measures brand sentiment, according the press release, by presenting customers […]
Woofound: mobile app helps you find something to do, see or eat in Philly and over 60 cities uncategorized

Jun. 12, 2012 10:30 am

Woofound: mobile app helps you find something to do, see or eat in Philly and over 60 cities

Everyone’s had that moment. You’re sick of your usual haunts or you have friends coming to town and you need something chic and unusual to do, but you can’t think of a single fresh idea. For Josh Spears and Dan Sines, that moment inspired Woofound, a mobile app that helps you find activities, food and […]