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Haystack CEO warns Boston against banning his app [Links Roundup]

Haystack's CEO testified in front of Boston city councilors this week, as the city considers banning the parking app. Also: check out what's going on with NV3 Technologies, the makers of smartphone-charging kiosks.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake with two "parking angels" and Haystack founder Eric Meyer at the Haystack launch party earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of Haystack)

Haystack CEO Eric Meyer warns Boston that banning his app will send ‘ominous message’ [Boston Business Journal]: “Haystack has been controversial in Baltimore as well as Boston. While Meyer referred to neighbors happily using his app to find parking spaces, another city councilor, Timothy McCarthy, said there was only one motive involved. ‘When you talk about God’s work … this is about cash,’ McCarthy told Meyer.”
Maryland-based NV3 seeks to charge the world [MDBIZ News]: “The company sells an array of charging ports, from a portable desktop display to solar-powered models. Most of its kiosks include a light-emitting diode (LED) screen that can be used for advertising and marketing messages, making them popular at tradeshows, festivals and conventions. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the University of Maryland Medical Center, college libraries and corporate lobbies are among locations already using NV3 systems.
Chesapeake Regional Tech Council looks to expand health IT services for members [Baltimore Business Journal]: “The tech council is organizing a health IT forum that will focus on connecting tech companies with health organizations looking for help, with a strong emphasis on education, said Executive Director Kris Shock.

Companies: Haystack / Chesapeake Regional Tech Council

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