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Hispanic community’s distance from the web will affect voting Nov. 2: Guest Post civic

Oct. 27, 2010 11:00 am

Hispanic community’s distance from the web will affect voting Nov. 2: Guest Post

This is a guest post by Liz Spikol, Editor of bilingual Tek Lado magazine, as part of our Guest Contributor Week. Want to have an op-ed or feature you’ve written to appear on TP, now or in the future? Drop us a line. One way you can tell it’s election time: Latinos are in the news. […]
Google releases fiber website, no winners yet uncategorized

Jul. 15, 2010 3:30 pm

Google releases fiber website, no winners yet

Google has yet to announce the winner of its Google Fiber contest, but the search giant is showing signs of life. The company has launched a new website to thank cities that applied to be a part of the company’s Google Fiber experiment which would deliver Internet speeds up to 100 times faster than most consumer Internet plans. The site highlights some […]
There are lessons for the city from Federal CTO visit

May. 13, 2010 1:00 pm

There are lessons for the city from Federal CTO visit

If you think Philadelphia is mired in debt and inefficiency, try wading through the federal government. The nation’s first Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, offered a peak this morning inside the Obama administration’s use of cloud computing and crowdsourcing to help streamline the inner-workings of the federal government and overcome a culture of bulky IT budgets […]
David L. Cohen, Comcast Executive Vice President, talks Comcast, taxes and startups business

May. 7, 2010 11:54 am

David L. Cohen, Comcast Executive Vice President, talks Comcast, taxes and startups

David L. Cohen doesn’t run Comcast. He didn’t run the Rendell mayoral administration either, and he doesn’t run the University of Pennsylvania or the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, nor does he have any of the titles that put him as the figurehead of any of the organizations that his fingerprints are on. But he’s […]
Gigabit City working with Communities United for Broadband to elevate the broadband conversation uncategorized

Apr. 27, 2010 2:31 pm

Gigabit City working with Communities United for Broadband to elevate the broadband conversation

Whether Google is behind it or not, Blake Jennelle wants you to know that ultra high-speed gigabit broadband is worth investing in. Though the Philly Startup Leaders founder would like to see those investments made here in Philadelphia, gigabit is bigger than this city alone. “The end goal for Philly is still to get gigabit, […]
Gigabit Philly relaunches as Gigabit City, bigger goal with or without Google uncategorized

Apr. 5, 2010 2:35 pm

Gigabit Philly relaunches as Gigabit City, bigger goal with or without Google

Update on 4/6/10 @ 2:56 p.m. on other collaboration As expected, the Philadelphia initiative to court Google and its ultra-high speed broadband Web access today relaunched its Web site. But Blake Jennelle says it’s so much more. Recast as Gigabit City, from its previous incarnation as Gigabit Philly, the Philly Startup Leaders co-founder who worked […]
Prize for best Google Gigabit Philly idea announced, $8,000 and growing uncategorized

Mar. 18, 2010 12:27 pm

Prize for best Google Gigabit Philly idea announced, $8,000 and growing

It’s not often that one is monetarily rewarded simply for an idea. But the prospect of Google building its ultra-high speed broadband Internet here is raising the stakes. This morning, Philly Startup Leaders announced that it will award a prize of $5,000 - donated from the organization’s own coffer – for the best idea submitted to […]
Community launches support portal for Google gigabit fiber uncategorized

Mar. 8, 2010 6:00 pm

Community launches support portal for Google gigabit fiber

Philadelphia’s tech community is looking for your support to bring Google to our backyard. After announcing last week its intent to apply to be a test bed for Google’s ultra-high speed fiber, city officials have collaborated with community developers to launch an external initiative to drum up buzz for its proposal. Working at Independents Hall […]
Philadelphia to apply for Google’s experimental ultra-high speed broadband civic

Mar. 3, 2010 8:00 am

Philadelphia to apply for Google’s experimental ultra-high speed broadband

It wasn’t at a press conference or inside the Inquirer editorial boardroom. The city’s announcement to join the rush for Google’s ultra-high speed fiber broadband came during a few minutes of a presentation, backed by dense slides at a technology community event inside a rock venue. “Let’s light this joint up,” city Chief Technology Officer […]