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The Atlantic picks up Philly’s crime visualization apps [LINKS]

Will the Chief Innovation Officer Transform Government? [GovTech] “[Philadelphia CIO Adel] Ebeid fields many phone calls from other municipalities curious about his job title. “I get as many as one or two a week,” he said. “I started calling it ‘innovation envy.’ One thing I tell them is that they should focus on solving a real […]

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Will the Chief Innovation Officer Transform Government? [GovTech] “[Philadelphia CIO Adel] Ebeid fields many phone calls from other municipalities curious about his job title. “I get as many as one or two a week,” he said. “I started calling it ‘innovation envy.’ One thing I tell them is that they should focus on solving a real problem as opposed to creating the position just to have an office with that title.””

5 Ways of Visualizing Crime in Philly [The Atlantic]

Diane Mastrull: Philadelphia-area venture offers marketing ideas for small businesses [Philadelphia Inquirer] “The Marketing Department is a unique franchise selling (with no appointment necessary) just what the name suggests. Its target clients are startups and companies with $500,000 to $6 million in annual sales. They are small businesses that often forgo marketing – or try to do it themselves – because resources are so tight.”

Geekadelphia Chats with Indy Hall’s Adam Teterus [Geekadelphia] A profile of coworking space Indy Hall‘s second-in-command.

KEMA-Powertest lab in Bucks, where no explosions means no business [Philadelphia Inquirer] “They get paid to blow things up at KEMA-Powertest, the largest independent high-power electrical-testing facility in America.”

Q&A with Lee Porter of Philly-Based Web Series My Ruined Life [Geekadelphia] Check out our coverage of My Ruined Life’s season two launch here.

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