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These DC technologists built a website that tracks voter sentiment in real time

Nov. 3, 2020 2:14 pm

These DC technologists built a website that tracks voter sentiment in real time

On this Election Day, consider following Choice.org, which analyzes posts on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Instagram to track how voters are feeling about the presidential race.
Shorties Roundup: MPD is under pressure after releasing body cam footage of Karon Hylton’s death

Oct. 30, 2020 2:57 pm

Shorties Roundup: MPD is under pressure after releasing body cam footage of Karon Hylton’s death

This week's roundup also includes news about Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus, Bowie State University's push for more entrepreneurship, some women in tech data and more.
theCut and Shape Up The Vote are bringing voter registration kits to barbershops

Oct. 15, 2020 12:58 pm

theCut and Shape Up The Vote are bringing voter registration kits to barbershops

Through this partnership, barbers using the D.C.-based startup's platform are able to disperse voter registration and election materials to their clients ahead of Nov. 3.
How can we achieve ‘digital justice’ in the District?

Oct. 15, 2020 7:46 am

How can we achieve ‘digital justice’ in the District?

Byte Back Communications Director Yvette Scorse recaps big themes from the nonprofit's Digital Inclusion NOW summit — plus, ideas for #dctech companies to get involved.
After more than 70 years, the District has plans to implement a new area code: 771

Sep. 23, 2020 2:20 pm

After more than 70 years, the District has plans to implement a new area code: 771

This decision follows recent projections showing that the District will run out of new numbers under its 202 area code by the third quarter of 2022.
DC gov is connecting 25,000 student households to free internet access

Sep. 11, 2020 9:38 am

DC gov is connecting 25,000 student households to free internet access

Through the new $3.3 million Internet for All initiative, low-income families of DCPS and public charter school students will get free access for the 2020-2021 school year.
It’s now possible to pay for a Metro ride with your iPhone

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.
With a new coronavirus relief package underway, the government must implement proper screening

Aug. 5, 2020 10:27 am

With a new coronavirus relief package underway, the government must implement proper screening

Gary Shiffman, founder and CEO of Arlington, Virginia-based Giant Oak, discusses coronavirus-related funding fraud and how it can be prevented with tech.
Trustify founder Danny Boice has been charged with fraud and money laundering

Jul. 28, 2020 1:49 pm

Trustify founder Danny Boice has been charged with fraud and money laundering

The Department of Justice alleges that the private investigator app company's former CEO ran a "fraud scheme resulting in millions of dollars of losses to investors."
Despite PPP funding, some small businesses in the DMV are still struggling

Jul. 1, 2020 2:57 pm

Despite PPP funding, some small businesses in the DMV are still struggling

"Starting next month, my cofounder and I will stop taking a salary, and we're moving all our employees to part-time in order to extend our cash on hand through the end of the year," said one D.C.-based startup CEO.

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