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CyclePhilly nominated for international award [Links Roundup]

Plus: The director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority's Taxicab & Limousine Division on how taxis can follow Uber's lead.

Brittany Young (second from left) talks about B-360 at Boss Up Baltimore. (Photo by Stephen Babcock)


MAB Awards 2014: Full list of nominees [Media Architecture Biennale]CyclePhilly, the mobile app developed by civic hackers at Code for Philly, is nominated in the category of “Participatory Architecture and Urban Interaction.” Winners will be announced Nov. 21 at the Media Architecture Biennale in Denmark.

Interview: PPA’s James Ney on Uber X, the insurance bankruptcy, and Philly taxi politics [PlanPhilly]: “We didn’t think this was going to be an issue for us, because they haven’t been authorized by anyone,” Ney said. “We have a statute that we have to uphold and enforce, which states that anything that appears to be giving taxicab service that’s not one of the 1,600 medallions is basically illegal. What we would characterize as hacks.”

Want to take your brigade to the next level? Develop It! [Blue Ridge Foundation New York]: A recap of the Girl Develop It Summer of Open Source Fellowship.

WebDevStudios Acquires Maintainn to bring WordPress Support and Maintenance Services In-House [WebDevStudios](Full disclosure: WebDevStudios built our website in 2013.) “Maintainn is a professional WordPress support and services shop founded by [Texas-based] Shayne Sanderson in 2012.” Sanderson is now WebDevStudios’ director of support.

Using GIS to Make Philly a More Playable City [NextCity]: See more in our coverage of Azavea’s 2014 Summer of Maps fellowship.

Ridesharing — Where the Toms find common ground: Analysis [Billy Penn]: “The Toms” here are Gov. Tom Corbett and gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf.

Companies: WebDev Studios / Girl Develop It / Philadelphia Parking Authority

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