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BizVizz: use this corporate transparency app to find out corporations’ tax rates and more business

Feb. 12, 2013 10:00 am

BizVizz: use this corporate transparency app to find out corporations’ tax rates and more

Forget digging through government filings. With BizVizz, a new mobile app from Fishtown marketing agency Faculty Creative, get corporate tax rates, campaign contribution data and government subsidy information with the snap of a photo. Download the iOS mobile app for free here.
License to Inspect: two years later, City of Philadelphia L&I API will drive PlanPhilly transparency app civic

Sep. 12, 2011 11:00 am

License to Inspect: two years later, City of Philadelphia L&I API will drive PlanPhilly transparency app

If the deadlines of today are worth more than the deadlines of the past, the City of Philadelphia is due to release before the end of the year the first, most comprehensive agency data API framework in its history. It will power an online tool billed as a giant leap forward in city transparency. Nearly […]
Phind It for Me: Voxeo developer Mark Headd launches city service location tool [VIDEO] dev

Jun. 1, 2011 11:02 am

Phind It for Me: Voxeo developer Mark Headd launches city service location tool [VIDEO]

The developer behind a new text messaging service aimed at reducing 311 call volume was a Division II All American gymnast in 1990. That gives him his balance. How to use Phind It For Me in Philadelphia Text an address, like “1515 Market Street, Philadelphia” to (267) 293-9385 Include one of these initial hashtags: #fire_stations […]
Azavea debuts free subscription plan for legislative district, elected official search API dev

Mar. 17, 2010 10:45 am

Azavea debuts free subscription plan for legislative district, elected official search API

Fresh off a name change, GIS software firm Azavea, formerly Avencia, has launched a free subscription plan for Cicero, its much-touted legislative district and elected official search API. The plan offers users 1,000 monthly credits toward “any coordinate-based legislative district matching, elected official data lookups and/or map web service requests,” according to a release [PDF]. […]
Avencia and Common Cause PA partner on Our Philadelphia, tracking city campaign contributions uncategorized

Feb. 4, 2010 11:00 am

Avencia and Common Cause PA partner on Our Philadelphia, tracking city campaign contributions

The Web was always supposed to be democratic. But for all the good government oversight resources online, local politics often fail to attract the spotlight of transparency. After Hallwatch went under, Philadelphians were left without a resource for hard data about their elected officials. It’s an issue that certainly interests nonprofit, non-partisan citizens’ lobby organization […]
Shop Talk: VOIP provider Alteva keeps it local, plans possible acquisitions dev

Sep. 16, 2009 1:00 pm

Shop Talk: VOIP provider Alteva keeps it local, plans possible acquisitions

Alteva CEO Will Bumbernick, 35, came to Philadelphia for the same reason many men move to new cities. “I followed a girl to Philadelphia. The girl didn’t work out, but the area did,” he says. And did it ever. After running, and then selling, his own technology consulting firm, Bumbernick, along with engineer Mark Marquez, […]