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T-Mobile unveils 11 remodeled retail stores in Philadelphia region [VIDEO] uncategorized

Dec. 2, 2011 10:30 am

T-Mobile unveils 11 remodeled retail stores in Philadelphia region [VIDEO]

[tech]NDZUJ_xwdts[/tech] Pitching it as a pre-holiday house cleaning, nearly a dozen T-Mobile retail stores were completely remodeled, aiming to streamline sales and reduce customer wait times. Altogether, 20 stores are sporting a new look in the region, and some 400 nationwide. Video above is of a Seattle-area store remodel.
SEPTA developer showcase puts realtime schedule apps on display for transit agency officials [VIDEO]

Nov. 21, 2011 10:00 am

SEPTA developer showcase puts realtime schedule apps on display for transit agency officials [VIDEO]

Those in the open gov movement call it ‘evangelizing.’ By not letting technology be the end but the beginning and taking projects to decision makers to improve alternatives, the civic-minded technologist can make development easier for the next guy (or gal). Philadelphia has seen much more of that in the last year. Friday marked another […]
Philadelphia Media Network Android tablet Arnova 10 G2 hands-on [VIDEO] dev

Sep. 13, 2011 11:30 am

Philadelphia Media Network Android tablet Arnova 10 G2 hands-on [VIDEO]

Philadelphia Media Network, which publishes the Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com, last night unveiled its Android-based tablet, the Arnova 10 G2, to a room full of partners at a cocktail party at 400 N. Broad, the Inquirer building. It’s a remarkably quick turnaround since the company announced the decision to launch an Android device bundled […]
Google’s Motorola Mobility acquisition includes Horsham manufacturing plant uncategorized

Aug. 15, 2011 12:55 pm

Google’s Motorola Mobility acquisition includes Horsham manufacturing plant

As the Inquirer’s Joe DiStefano reported this morning, Google’s newly announced acquisition of Motorola Mobility, an attempt to gain more control over Android device manufacturing (a move that a long-running rumor), includes a Horsham-based Moto plant that manufactures set-top boxes. That’s a play for Google TV, too, in addition to the acquisition of thousands of […]
APCO public safety conference: Motorola, others show off law enforcement technologies [VIDEO] uncategorized

Aug. 9, 2011 12:00 pm

APCO public safety conference: Motorola, others show off law enforcement technologies [VIDEO]

The 77th annual conference of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International will close at the Pennsylvania Convention Center tomorrow after four days sharing and selling the latest and greatest in law enforcement technologies. Technically Philly caught up with Motorola representatives, who have been pitching the Philadelphia Police on an array of upgrades to its […]
T-Mobile regionalizes to Philly with new Vice President GM, Martin Pisciotti

Aug. 5, 2011 4:01 pm

T-Mobile regionalizes to Philly with new Vice President GM, Martin Pisciotti

In March, one of the larger news stories in the wireless telecommunications industry was the announcement that AT&T would acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion. What maybe went unnoticed behind the headlines was T-Mobile’s decision in January to begin regionalizing its business, moving management staff from Bellevue, Washington, where the company is headquartered, to specific regional […]
Where do Philadelphians call and text the most? [INTERACTIVE MAP] uncategorized

Jul. 11, 2011 11:00 am

Where do Philadelphians call and text the most? [INTERACTIVE MAP]

With this nifty map from MIT researchers, using anonymous AT&T data, a user can trace where most outgoing calls from mobile phone in a given county go. In Philadelphia’s case, depicted above, or available by searching for it on the site, it’s very regional, with New England, Florida and Southern California showing up. Also check […]
Mobile Monday looks to Wednesday for all-day conference on mobile infrastructure uncategorized

Jun. 7, 2011 11:00 am

Mobile Monday looks to Wednesday for all-day conference on mobile infrastructure

Mobile Monday is looking at other days of the week for its popular mobile networking and seminar events. No, it’s not changing its name, or the philosophy — helping to connect the Mid-Atlantic region’s mobile community, here, in Philadelphia. Often, on Monday evenings. But the group is looking at broader partnerships to strengthen its foothold […]
PhillyTreeMap.org: crowdsourced census of Philadelphia’s tree canopy uncategorized

May. 17, 2011 11:00 am

PhillyTreeMap.org: crowdsourced census of Philadelphia’s tree canopy

Philadelphia is crowdsourcing a census of its trees, and, yes, would you mind helping? Unveiled on Arbor Day during Philly Tech Week, PhillyTreeMap.org is a wiki-inspired web application that allows users who register free to collaborate with the project partners — City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the Delaware Valley […]
Visit Philly, Visit Bucks County launch mobile sites, app dev

May. 11, 2011 12:55 pm

Visit Philly, Visit Bucks County launch mobile sites, app

Two major tourist agencies of the region are touting new mobile websites and applications integrating destination and direction-driven content. The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. has launched the mobile version of VisitPhilly.com, and Visit Bucks County has released iPhone, BlackBerry and Android apps, in addition to their own mobile website. GPTMC launches Foodspotting campaign with […]