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Comcast brings neighborhood discussion site EveryBlock back to Philly business

Aug. 26, 2014 9:07 am

Comcast brings neighborhood discussion site EveryBlock back to Philly

The site will not be a revenue generator, said Comcast local media director Paul Wright. Instead, the company considers it a "community investment."
Before leaving for NYC, discussion app ‘Point’ summers in Philly business

Aug. 8, 2014 11:45 am

Before leaving for NYC, discussion app ‘Point’ summers in Philly

The Point web app makes it possible to chat about online articles with friends, on the articles themselves. Its founders, originally from MontCo, are moving to Williamsburg soon.
Jim Brady’s new Philly news venture changes name, makes first hire business

Aug. 7, 2014 1:22 pm

Jim Brady’s new Philly news venture changes name, makes first hire

Philadelphians didn't like the name "Brother.ly," said Brady.
See AL DÍA’s new responsive website business

Jul. 22, 2014 8:30 am

See AL DÍA’s new responsive website

The new website is an effort to "recast our editorial image," said Gabriela Guaracao, AL DÍA's Director of Strategy and Operations.
Why the Internet Archive is recording every minute of Philly TV news civic

Jul. 3, 2014 9:27 am

Why the Internet Archive is recording every minute of Philly TV news

The nonprofit is creating a searchable database of political ads relevant to the region's upcoming congressional elections.
More details on Jim Brady’s new Philly news venture, Brother.ly business

Jul. 1, 2014 12:19 pm

More details on Jim Brady’s new Philly news venture, Brother.ly

Brother.ly intends to be an online hub for local news. "We want to become where you go first thing in the morning," Brady told USA Today.
Why Vox Media is in Philadelphia for its internal hackathon dev

Jun. 26, 2014 1:58 pm

Why Vox Media is in Philadelphia for its internal hackathon

Gather 'round. We'll explain.
Northern Liberties Neighbors Association buys northernliberties.org civic

Jun. 13, 2014 12:54 pm

Northern Liberties Neighbors Association buys northernliberties.org

Likely the first hyperlocal Philadelphia website, northernliberties.org is now changing hands. Radio producer John Myers has run the web forum since 2001.
AxisPhilly shuts down; Digital First Media’s Jim Brady to launch news venture civic

Jun. 6, 2014 12:54 pm

AxisPhilly shuts down; Digital First Media’s Jim Brady to launch news venture

"While the quality of the work on the site was lauded nationally, it did not achieve consistent local impact," Temple University's Center for Public Interest Journalism said.
See Pa. election returns, visualized [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] civic

May. 21, 2014 7:30 am

See Pa. election returns, visualized [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

The tool was built by Andrew McGill, who built civic data tools like Philly Rap Sheet and Philly Crime Map.