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$75M Defense Department project aims to turn Drexel into wearable-tech hub dev

Apr. 1, 2016 11:16 am

$75M Defense Department project aims to turn Drexel into wearable-tech hub

Another score for Drexel's innovation aspirations. The city and the state are also committing $2.5 million to the initiative.
The city’s analytics site gets a nod from the feds civic

Mar. 11, 2016 8:31 am

The city’s analytics site gets a nod from the feds

Phila.gov gets a mention in the Obama administration's new federal open source policy.
Next Tuesday, meet the man who’s protecting net neutrality civic

Jan. 29, 2016 8:41 am

Next Tuesday, meet the man who’s protecting net neutrality

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will be in Philadelphia next week.
This young founder spoke at the White House’s black entrepreneurship summit access

Jan. 20, 2016 9:50 am

This young founder spoke at the White House’s black entrepreneurship summit

Whose Your Landlord cofounder Ofo Ezeugwu donned a suit and spoke on a panel about the need to invest in companies led by women and people of color.
Azavea lands $1.5M federal grant to work on climate change tool civic

Dec. 22, 2015 12:30 pm

Azavea lands $1.5M federal grant to work on climate change tool

Though Azavea's historically been a professional services firm, it's developed four products, most of which have been backed by the federal government.
Self-driving cars could reduce city traffic … or create a lot more: Penn professor dev

Dec. 4, 2015 10:46 am

Self-driving cars could reduce city traffic … or create a lot more: Penn professor

A panel of professors and government officials unpacked the pros, cons and uncertainties of an autonomous future.
Sen. Bob Casey asks FCC Chairman to keep an eye on the CLEAR shutdown civic

Nov. 23, 2015 7:01 am

Sen. Bob Casey asks FCC Chairman to keep an eye on the CLEAR shutdown

“As both a matter of fairness and economic sense, it is critical that the internet continues to be an affordable tool for those working toward a better life,” the senator wrote in a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
This high school game developer just got honored at the White House dev

Oct. 23, 2015 7:59 am

This high school game developer just got honored at the White House

Nineteen-year-old Nicodemus Madehdou won a $1,000 grant from the Entertainment Software Association and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. It's part of a fellowship for youth game developers of color.
A Philly guy is now the FCC’s net neutrality consumer advocate civic

Oct. 20, 2015 10:29 am

A Philly guy is now the FCC’s net neutrality consumer advocate

Meet Michael Janson, the FCC's new “Open Internet ombudsperson.”
Philly tech apprenticeship program lands major federal grant access

Sep. 11, 2015 12:19 pm

Philly tech apprenticeship program lands major federal grant

The underfunded Urban Technology Project, which works with Philly high school graduates, now has a chance to expand beyond computer support.

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