city government

Hey, Revenue Department: what’s up with the twin tax sites? civic

Jan. 14, 2015 9:43 am

Hey, Revenue Department: what’s up with the twin tax sites?

A simple Google search for paying and filing Philadelphia taxes could take you to an identical, non-functioning version of the department's website.
Here’s how 7 Philly city departments are advancing civic tech in 2015 civic

Jan. 12, 2015 1:07 pm

Here’s how 7 Philly city departments are advancing civic tech in 2015

At OpenAccessPHL's January convening, city employees forecast a bevy of gains on the civic innovation and transparency fronts.
Step right up: StartUp PHL is holding office hours business

Jan. 8, 2015 10:34 am

Step right up: StartUp PHL is holding office hours

You could be the next startup backed by the city's early-stage investment fund. Feb. 2 is your time to shine.
How tech savvy are Philly’s 2015 mayoral hopefuls? We did some Googling civic

Dec. 9, 2014 10:34 am

How tech savvy are Philly’s 2015 mayoral hopefuls? We did some Googling

As more mayoral candidates enter the ring, we're conducting brief “background techs” (“checks,” get it?) on each contender.
City-backed StartUp PHL to announce new angel fund. Here’s why business

Nov. 11, 2014 6:01 pm

City-backed StartUp PHL to announce new angel fund. Here’s why

It's a new arm of StartUp PHL, which was initially launched as a seed fund that made investments of $200,000 to $400,000. The angel fund will write smaller checks and get more startups into the fold.
This councilman wants to ban the sale of parking spots via mobile app civic

Oct. 31, 2014 9:34 am

This councilman wants to ban the sale of parking spots via mobile app

In this case, councilman Bill Greenlee is being proactive, rather than reactive.
Philadelphia and the art of the public-private partnership civic

Oct. 16, 2014 12:47 pm

Philadelphia and the art of the public-private partnership

When it wants to support the tech scene, the Nutter administration has often turned to public-private partnerships. Ahead of our civic innovation conference, we take a look at three prominent ones.
After $30K in lobbying, City Council approves cellphone-buyback machines civic

Oct. 15, 2014 7:35 am

After $30K in lobbying, City Council approves cellphone-buyback machines

A city legislator had previously proposed a ban on the kiosks, fearing it would cause an increase in cellphone thefts.

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