Mar. 10, 2014 12:30 pm
For the last five years, a group of fledgling video game developers have tried to lure big game studios to Philadelphia. Many have moved to build their own small teams, but new proposed state tax benefits have revived the conversation. Is this what Philadelphia gamers need?
Dec. 23, 2013 12:30 pm
The question is whether this inevitable and exciting step toward wider access will disrupt higher education in unforeseen ways.
Oct. 14, 2013 10:30 am
Philadelphia's stop-and-frisk policy was the subject of a 2010 class action lawsuit that accused the city of racial profiling. As part of the settlement, the city agreed to create an electronic database where it would store data about every pedestrian stop the police made.
Sep. 30, 2013 12:30 pm
DreamIt Ventures has spent the last five years developing one of the country's best-respected early-stage high tech startup acceleration programs. It set out with a goal of helping startups get off the ground. Now it's set its sights on another problem: how to keep its startups in the region.
Sep. 18, 2013 10:30 am
Since launching as the country's first community-driven local public data catalog during Philly Tech Week 2011, OpenDataPhilly has served as a bedrock for the city's civic hacking movement. Just two years later, its future is uncertain again.
Aug. 19, 2013 8:30 am
Sheriff Jewell Williams campaigned on a promise of "transparency and open records." So will the Sheriff's Office share the data that its new system will be able to collect?
Jul. 1, 2013 12:30 pm
Though there are surely more of those whose failure to get the degree kept doors from opening, it's clear that there are industries and moments in time when the right skills and independence change what a college degree means. These success stories, along with the rising cost of college tuition and high unemployment and a thirst for technical talent nationwide, raise the question: is college worth it for the enterprising technology set?
May. 14, 2013 12:00 pm
In response to a lackluster economy, more students are turning toward entrepreneurial endeavors, creating their own businesses and, in turn, careers they can continue after graduation.
May. 14, 2013 9:30 am
This October, community groups and nonprofits across the country will have a onetime opportunity to apply for a radio license to run their own radio station. More than a decade in the making, this national moment can be traced back to the work of a seven-person nonprofit right in Center City: The Prometheus Radio Project.
Feb. 18, 2013 10:30 am
As the City of Philadelphia is sending out mailed paperwork to property owners alerting them to the new, massive overhaul of city real estate value assessments, an API of the data and a web app has already launched. The process to get that done just might mark a watershed in workflow for city data to be released.