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Bob Moul to lead Old City’s AppRenaissance: “I want to build a major, permanent software company in Philadelphia” uncategorized

Feb. 6, 2012 12:00 pm

Bob Moul to lead Old City’s AppRenaissance: “I want to build a major, permanent software company in Philadelphia”

Bob Moul says his 50s are going to be his best decade yet. Today, Moul, who led Berwyn-based Boomi to a Dell exit, announces he has become chairman and CEO of AppRenaissance, a year-old Old City mobile development shop. The 48-year-old, who left Boomi after transitioning the acquisition and diving into the local entrepreneurship scene […]
MyHeartMap Challenge launches contest and mobile app to crowdsource map of Philly defibrillators uncategorized

Jan. 24, 2012 10:00 am

MyHeartMap Challenge launches contest and mobile app to crowdsource map of Philly defibrillators

Updated 2/9/12: The MyHeartMap Challenge will run for six weeks beginning Jan 31 through March 13, 2012. Applications to participate in the challenge are now open to the public. The application was developed by GIS firm Azavea. Automated external defibrillators are life-saving devices located in buildings and public spaces like fire extinguishers across the country. […]
Drakontas: Drexel University spinoff to launch collaborative, public safety DragonForce update uncategorized

Dec. 13, 2011 11:00 am

Drakontas: Drexel University spinoff to launch collaborative, public safety DragonForce update

If you were a software engineer with Drakontas, the tactical, collaborative communications shop with offices in Glenside and Camden, you would be a licensed firearm owner. It’s part of the job — and they’re looking to hire someone else now. When building tools for high-pressure units like SWAT teams, it’s of particular use for developers […]
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 […]