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StartUp PHL’s first investment has shut down and nobody wants to talk about it business

Jun. 28, 2016 10:15 am

StartUp PHL’s first investment has shut down and nobody wants to talk about it

Back in 2013, Real Food Works received $200,000 from an innovative, city-led program meant to help Philadelphia startups. The startup is now closed. What does it mean for StartUp PHL? No one will say.
City Council takes a stab at fixing procurement civic

Jun. 23, 2016 7:31 am

City Council takes a stab at fixing procurement

It's different than the Nutter administration's FastFWD approach, but a new Bobby Henon proposal is meant to smooth over some of the same issues.
The city is hiring a contract UX designer for its new website civic

Jun. 20, 2016 9:32 am

The city is hiring a contract UX designer for its new website

Philadelphia city government is seeking its first User Experience Design Fellow.
The city has gotten 500+ comments from Philadelphians who can’t get Verizon FiOS business

May 19, 2016 12:57 pm

The city has gotten 500+ comments from Philadelphians who can’t get Verizon FiOS

The city is soliciting comments from the public in order to see if Verizon completed a full buildout of FiOS in Philadelphia. But the situation is a lot more complicated since Verizon's workers are on strike.
Comcast’s negotiated Internet Essentials expansion now includes low-income seniors access

May 13, 2016 10:26 am

Comcast’s negotiated Internet Essentials expansion now includes low-income seniors

Discounted internet access for low-income populations was a key sticking point during the Comcast franchise negotiations last fall.
Comcast donates $105K for 3D printers at 3 Philly rec centers civic

May 12, 2016 10:34 am

Comcast donates $105K for 3D printers at 3 Philly rec centers

Local makerspace NextFab will also pitch in with training and tech support for the devices.
Is this the answer to City Hall’s civic tech woes? civic

May 10, 2016 11:59 am

Is this the answer to City Hall’s civic tech woes?

The city's civic tech and open data teams are moving out of the Office of Innovation and Technology.
Why we should be talking about the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk data civic

May 9, 2016 12:47 pm

Why we should be talking about the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk data

For the first time ever, the city published data in a narrative format, in an effort to provide greater context around a data release. But narratives are tricky.
Mayor Kenney wants startups in every neighborhood civic

May 6, 2016 9:13 am

Mayor Kenney wants startups in every neighborhood

At his third appearance during Philly Tech Week 2016, the mayor spoke about his hopes for the Philly startup scene.
Mayor Kenney’s ideal tech town access

May 3, 2016 1:00 pm

Mayor Kenney’s ideal tech town

At Philly Tech Week's Mayoral Town Hall, the city's top elected official sat with industry leaders and explained how Philadelphia plans to foster the tech sector's growth.

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