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Mayor Nutter on government transparency, city CTO and business retention civic

Jul. 30, 2010 9:06 am

Mayor Nutter on government transparency, city CTO and business retention

Since we launched a year-and-a-half ago, we’ve not only watched, but followed as closely as we could City of Philadelphia technology policy. Even in our short tenure covering all that is involved — like municipal information technology, government transparency, citywide broadband network infrastructure, economic policy and much, much more — we’ve been witness to a […]
Friday Tech Links: Glowing report on Ben Franklin Tech Partners called out plus more business

Jul. 3, 2009 8:30 am

Friday Tech Links: Glowing report on Ben Franklin Tech Partners called out plus more

In which we link out to the tech news from Philly and elsewhere (when it matters) that slips through the cracks and make it way fun. See others here. The state budget deadline came and, like every other year of Gov. Ed Rendell’s tenure, it went by without a completed plan. This year, though, the […]
Friday Tech Links: Philly tax criticism, Webby awards and more

Jun. 12, 2009 8:30 am

Friday Tech Links: Philly tax criticism, Webby awards and more

In which we link out to the tech news from Philly and elsewhere (when it matters) that slips through the cracks and make it way fun. See others here. Philadelphians are the highest taxed people in the United States. So says eminent Philadelphia Daily News legacy columnist John Baer. That’s enough to crack any red-blooded […]
Events highlights for the week of May 25 – May 31, 2009

May. 25, 2009 10:26 am

Events highlights for the week of May 25 – May 31, 2009

While you rested in your Memorial Day beverage- and feast-induced slumber, we couldn’t wait to wake up this morning and get cracking on this week’s event highlights. Why? Because we love you. Not to mention we’re hoping to check out of here by noon, planning to feed off of leftovers in days to come, and […]
City launches Web site to track stimulus spending uncategorized

May. 12, 2009 12:43 pm

City launches Web site to track stimulus spending

The City of Philadelphia has launched a Web site dedicated to keeping track of Philly’s stake in the federal economic stimulus package, according to an update posted to the city’s Twitter account. Much like the state’s stimulus accountability Web site announced in March, the city will identify projects and initiatives that it is potentially eligible […]
Editorial: City government calls for tech support uncategorized

May. 5, 2009 11:30 am

Editorial: City government calls for tech support

Here’s a test. Just how innovative and influential, forward-thinking yet practical is the technology community in Philadelphia? Because you’re being challenged. We’re still reeling from a presentation that Allan Frank, the city’s chief information officer, gave at a meeting of Refresh Philly Monday night. The Nutter administration is investing $100 million during the next four […]
City Council cell phone ban attacked elsewhere in state, could cost city $90M uncategorized

Apr. 28, 2009 8:30 am

City Council cell phone ban attacked elsewhere in state, could cost city $90M

All of that ended quickly. Last week, we reported City Council created quite a buzz by unanimously passing legislation that would have made illegal the use of mobile devices while driving — unless using hands-free technology. That has some fuming. PennDOT has called the bill  a violation of the state Motor Vehicle Code, saying cell-phone […]
Events highlights for the week of April 13 – April 19, 2009

Apr. 13, 2009 8:00 am

Events highlights for the week of April 13 – April 19, 2009

Our event calendar is a little thin this week, quite possibly because the community is gearing up for Entrepreneur Week and the Ignite/Mashable Party weekend that is sure to send the city into fits of nerdgasm. This week, however, has the Young Professionals getting “unplugged” with everybody’s favorite mayor, and one half of the duo […]
Will innovation finally come to the Delaware Waterfront? uncategorized

Mar. 3, 2009 8:30 am

Will innovation finally come to the Delaware Waterfront?

For decades it has been a sore eye in Philadelphia’s case for its return as a great city of the world: the cement slab that is known as the Center City hub of Penn’s Landing. Plans for casinos, condiminums and other massive corridor-wide development on Philadelphia’s main portion of the Delaware River have been designed, […]