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The city is making big changes to StartUp PHL business

Jul. 20, 2016 12:59 pm

The city is making big changes to StartUp PHL

First Round Capital will bow out from managing the PIDC-backed venture fund but will continue to oversee the current portfolio. Here's the most comprehensive accounting of StartUp PHL investments to date.
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is coming to Philly to talk digital inclusion access

Jul. 20, 2016 10:55 am

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is coming to Philly to talk digital inclusion

Clyburn will talk about ways to bridge the digital divide alongside a panel of prominent Philadelphians. The event is organized by the Media Mobilizing Project.
Hear from Technical.ly’s Juliana Reyes on this Committee of Seventy podcast civic

Jul. 19, 2016 12:53 pm

Hear from Technical.ly’s Juliana Reyes on this Committee of Seventy podcast

What's the state of civic innovation inside City Hall? Listen to find out.
City Hall is looking for ways the Internet of Things can improve city life civic

Jul. 18, 2016 12:32 pm

City Hall is looking for ways the Internet of Things can improve city life

Philadelphia city government is launching a “Smart City Challenge” and issuing a call for ideas. Apply by Aug. 12.
This city official was chosen for a fellowship on data-driven policymaking civic

Jul. 5, 2016 9:55 am

This city official was chosen for a fellowship on data-driven policymaking

Anjali Chainani is participating in this year's Results for America Local Government Fellowship.
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.

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