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AT&T and JBG Smith have plans for a 5G-powered smart city in National Landing

Jul. 20, 2021 4:10 pm

AT&T and JBG Smith have plans for a 5G-powered smart city in National Landing

A new 5G network is in the works for the neighborhood that includes Amazon HQ2. It's the latest way that tech is shaping the Northern Virginia neighborhood.
A Code for DC project just automated a source for unreported car crash data. Here’s how technologists did it

Jul. 9, 2021 3:32 pm

A Code for DC project just automated a source for unreported car crash data. Here’s how technologists did it

Project lead Charlotte Jackson and OpenMHz creator Luke Berndt break down how open data fueled the Crash Bot project. The new database pulls information from multiple open data sources to create accurate, real-time updates on car crashes in the District involving bikers and pedestrians.
Transurban wants to know how much DMV drivers are on the road

Jul. 6, 2021 1:37 pm

Transurban wants to know how much DMV drivers are on the road

The infrastructure company has a device to measure the impact of electric vehicles, fuel efficiency and the decrease in commuting from the pandemic. A new pilot lets D.C.-area drivers try it out.
This AI-based startup wants to connect teachers and investors for education innovation

Jun. 28, 2021 2:44 pm

This AI-based startup wants to connect teachers and investors for education innovation

edmaven, a startup launched by the Center for Education Reform and Global Silicon Valley, is looking to raise $60K via crowdfunding to launch its edtech networking tool.
Here’s what’s next for Tech Together DC, the District’s digital access initiative

Jun. 28, 2021 9:52 am

Here’s what’s next for Tech Together DC, the District’s digital access initiative

In the midst of outcries to expand internet access during the pandemic, D.C. created the Tech Together initiative to bolster digital access efforts. One year later, it is looking to bridge city government and the tech ecosystem, as well.
USA Today is auctioning off an NFT of the first newspaper in space

Jun. 25, 2021 9:29 am

USA Today is auctioning off an NFT of the first newspaper in space

The McLean, Virginia-headquartered newspaper conglomerate will be hosting an auction Monday for a nonfungible token that consists of over 300 digital images and graphics of the famous paper.
Is it possible that COVID helped digital equity in DC?

Jun. 24, 2021 12:14 pm

Is it possible that COVID helped digital equity in DC?

Federal funding may bring relief to the digital divide in the District, writes Byte Back Communications Director Yvette Scorse. "It can make a real difference, but only with a holistic approach and clear outcomes," she writes.
The transition to 5G offers an opportunity to build resilient networks

Jun. 22, 2021 2:30 pm

The transition to 5G offers an opportunity to build resilient networks

Public Knowledge Senior VP Harold Feld calls on Congress to shore up “increasingly fragile” wireless networks: "It is unrealistic to expect the market to solve this on its own."
Employees of DC location software company Mapbox are starting a union

Jun. 17, 2021 12:15 pm

Employees of DC location software company Mapbox are starting a union

U.S. workers at the company filed this week to form a union. “We see ourselves as part of a larger movement," an IT developer told Bloomberg.
Here’s how Cubic is helping DC digitalize Metro payments

Jun. 16, 2021 9:19 am

Here’s how Cubic is helping DC digitalize Metro payments

WMATA added mobile payment capabilities for Android-using Metro riders this month. To learn more about how it works, we talked to Cubic senior product director Paul Monk.

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