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Stephen Babcock is the Assistant Editor for Technical.ly. Stephen Babcock began reporting for Technical.ly in Baltimore in 2014. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.

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A new DC office building’s augmented reality exhibit gives voice to Black history software development

Oct. 22, 2020 1:30 pm

A new DC office building’s augmented reality exhibit gives voice to Black history

Working with real estate developers Akridge and COPT, Balti Virtual created an exhibit for the building, which sits next to the historic Thaddeus Stevens School.
Reston-based threat intelligence brand Cyveillance acquired by Baltimore’s ZeroFOX growth

Oct. 7, 2020 11:49 am

Reston-based threat intelligence brand Cyveillance acquired by Baltimore’s ZeroFOX

ZeroFOX will add an office in Reston alongside its Baltimore HQ to form a "Cybersecurity Center of Excellence" in the D.C. area that includes a cybersecurity operations center and executive briefing facility.
These 10 startups are entering Techstars’ first Future of Longevity Accelerator growth

Sep. 3, 2020 4:58 pm

These 10 startups are entering Techstars’ first Future of Longevity Accelerator

The companies are pursuing elder care innovations including senior coliving and blindspot sensors for wheelchairs. D.C.-based MemoryWell is among the cohort.
DMV residents will soon be able to opt in to Google and Apple’s mobile contact tracing tool software development

Sep. 3, 2020 11:05 am

DMV residents will soon be able to opt in to Google and Apple’s mobile contact tracing tool

D.C., Maryland and Virginia will be among the first states to add the tech companies' mobile Exposure Notifications Express functionality. It's a new tool that follows an API release earlier this year.
It’s now possible to pay for a Metro ride with your iPhone civic

Sep. 2, 2020 4:31 pm

It’s now possible to pay for a Metro ride with your iPhone

WMATA rolled out a new mobile payment service this week that integrates SmarTrip cards with Apple devices. It adds a contactless option during the pandemic.
This free training course aims to help unemployed Marylanders gain IT skills software development

Aug. 3, 2020 7:10 am

This free training course aims to help unemployed Marylanders gain IT skills

CompTIA and EARN Maryland put together a new course that preps for three skills in demand: remote tech support, cloud computing and cybersecurity.
Software dev shop SmartLogic is donating funds to these 13 Black-led orgs in Baltimore and DC civic

Jun. 23, 2020 9:04 am

Software dev shop SmartLogic is donating funds to these 13 Black-led orgs in Baltimore and DC

Since it was initially announced, the funding pool for local social justice-minded organizations increased to $13,000.
There’s still PPP funding left for small businesses — and now funds can be used for 6 months growth

Jun. 18, 2020 9:04 am

There’s still PPP funding left for small businesses — and now funds can be used for 6 months

Here's a look at recent changes to the federal Paycheck Protection Program, and some updates on a couple other small business aid programs.
PwC’s contact-tracing app aims to help its employees safely return to work during the pandemic software development

Jun. 12, 2020 10:05 am

PwC’s contact-tracing app aims to help its employees safely return to work during the pandemic

Here's how the professional services company is putting products to work for reopening.
What Zentail’s data shows about pandemic price gouging on Amazon growth

Apr. 3, 2020 3:12 pm

What Zentail’s data shows about pandemic price gouging on Amazon

The Columbia company looked at price spikes for essential items over the last month.

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