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Recession may already be here. Where will you be on the other side?

21 mins ago

Recession may already be here. Where will you be on the other side?

Central bankers need an economic slowdown. How turbulent the landing will be is still an open question, but your planning begins now.
After a year, here’s where the Mayor’s Office of Broadband and Digital Equity stands

Jun. 30, 2022 6:16 pm

After a year, here’s where the Mayor’s Office of Broadband and Digital Equity stands

The city office’s director Jason Hardebeck and community stakeholders reflect on what progress the city has made in closing the digital divide — and where it has yet to go.
A $150K grant will fund a virtual marketplace and digital resources for 45 small businesses in Philly

Jun. 29, 2022 5:45 pm

A $150K grant will fund a virtual marketplace and digital resources for 45 small businesses in Philly

The initiative is meant to help close the digital divide that has left many small businesses behind in the move to ecommerce, said Maura Shenker of Temple's Small Business Development Center.
What’s it like to be a tech worker in Ukraine right now? Here’s what two local technologists have to say

Jun. 29, 2022 9:00 am

What’s it like to be a tech worker in Ukraine right now? Here’s what two local technologists have to say

Alexey Turchanikov and Sergiy Mosiychuk, two of Ukraine-based team members from Virginia's Infrascale, spoke to us about their experience and the responsibility of being a technologist in a warzone.
Electrify America landed a $450M investment, reaching a $2.45B valuation

Jun. 28, 2022 2:57 pm

Electrify America landed a $450M investment, reaching a $2.45B valuation

The Reston company is building a network of high-powered charging stations for electric vehicles.
What does Roe v. Wade’s overturn mean for your tech? Here’s what you need to know

Jun. 27, 2022 9:10 am

What does Roe v. Wade’s overturn mean for your tech? Here’s what you need to know

Should you be deleting period tracking apps? How can you support your own employees? Where does privacy come into play? Healthtech lawyer Bethany Corbin helped us answer your most pressing questions.
Philadelphia just reduced BIRT and wage taxes to the lowest they’ve been in decades. Who should care?

Jun. 24, 2022 2:35 pm

Philadelphia just reduced BIRT and wage taxes to the lowest they’ve been in decades. Who should care?

The average worker won't see a big change in their paychecks each month. Here's what biz leaders think of new changes to Philly's business tax policy, which have been heralded by some as a boon for local companies.
How innovation in Baltimore led to Catalyte’s new $15M state contract

Jun. 23, 2022 5:33 pm

How innovation in Baltimore led to Catalyte’s new $15M state contract

With the new contract, CEO Jacob Hsu plans to show that what Catalyte did for Baltimore can scale for the state — and even the country.
Why Amplify Philly is taking over IBX’s innovation-focused B.PHL festival in 2022

Jun. 22, 2022 5:28 pm

Why Amplify Philly is taking over IBX’s innovation-focused B.PHL festival in 2022

The corporation gave kudos to its nonprofit successor for "success bringing diverse business, culture, and tech communities into the international spotlight." Here's what to expect from the newly helmed event.
What does it take to thrive in Milwaukee — and for Milwaukee to thrive as an innovation hub?

Jun. 22, 2022 1:25 pm

What does it take to thrive in Milwaukee — and for Milwaukee to thrive as an innovation hub?

For growth after stagnation, the Midwest city must both invest in its most established founders and professionals, and develop in-roads for those who want to get there. Individual and organizational collaboration can help.