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Stephen Babcock is the Deputy Managing 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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Quantum computing company IonQ plans to go public. Here’s what it could mean for College Park

Mar. 8, 2021 7:01 pm

Quantum computing company IonQ plans to go public. Here’s what it could mean for College Park

Following a merger with publicly traded dMY Technology Group, Inc. III, the company is expected to be valued at $2 billion. It shows how the University of Maryland College Park's investment in quantum can bolster the tech economy.
ChurnZero raises $25M to grow customer success, and the software that powers it

Mar. 4, 2021 5:04 pm

ChurnZero raises $25M to grow customer success, and the software that powers it

JMI Equity led the Series B funding round. The downtown D.C. company is hiring.
PPP’s 2021 return offers second loan opportunity for small businesses, and more time to prepare

Jan. 21, 2021 12:42 pm

PPP’s 2021 return offers second loan opportunity for small businesses, and more time to prepare

M&T Bank's Chris Nichols talks about opening day, round 2, and what the lender has learned.
DC-area companies raised just shy of $2B in VC funding in 2020

Jan. 13, 2021 4:43 pm

DC-area companies raised just shy of $2B in VC funding in 2020

Across a number of measures, the region posted more venture dollars than in recent years, according to the MoneyTree Report from PwC/CB Insights.
M&A Moves: FiscalNote acquires Trump speech tracker

Jan. 8, 2021 11:20 am

M&A Moves: FiscalNote acquires Trump speech tracker

FiscalNote acquired the D.C-based maker of Factba.se, which became a source for media outlets seeking transcripts of what Trump said. Plus, see which Northern Virginia companies got acquired to start the new year.
Could DC statehood finally happen?

Jan. 6, 2021 9:20 pm

Could DC statehood finally happen?

The response to a violent mob brought another reminder of the District's unequal representation. Could the measure have a chance with a new president?
Ximena Hartsock is leaving Phone2Action to start a new venture

Jan. 6, 2021 11:20 am

Ximena Hartsock is leaving Phone2Action to start a new venture

Hartsock talks about how the eight-year-old civic tech company she cofounded is entering a new phase, and building a new tech product.
In DC, remote learning is leaving poor and Black students further behind

Jan. 6, 2021 10:34 am

In DC, remote learning is leaving poor and Black students further behind

Early data shows that feared learning losses are happening with online schooling. It's worst for students who were already facing a gap.
Microsoft plans Arlington sales hub

Jan. 5, 2021 2:20 pm

Microsoft plans Arlington sales hub

The tech giant is making space for sales employees and customers at the Commonwealth Tower in Arlington. It announced a lease for the space Tuesday.
What’d I miss? Pandemic, economic and cyberattack updates to start 2021

Jan. 4, 2021 1:38 pm

What’d I miss? Pandemic, economic and cyberattack updates to start 2021

It's a new year, and there's hope this one will be better than the last. But we're still in the midst of interlocking crises. Here's a quick primer on COVID-19 vaccine rollout plans, economic relief and the SolarWinds cyberattack.

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