Lauren Hertzler, Author at Technical.ly Philly

Lauren Hertzler

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Lauren Hertzler is a business reporter. In 2014, she became a Philadelphia Business Journal tech writer. The Temple University Class of 2013 was a Technical.ly Philly intern in fall 2012.

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Real Food Works, Zokos and Applique present at November 2012 Philly Tech Meetup uncategorized

Nov. 19, 2012 9:30 am

Real Food Works, Zokos and Applique present at November 2012 Philly Tech Meetup

The networking inside Quorum at the Science Center in University City last week was par for the course for November’s Philly Tech Meetup, but this time there was food, samples from Real Food Works, one of the startup companies presenting. Once the loud chatter of networking among the crowd, which was typified by people like Landsdale resident and web […]
School of the Future: 10 years after concept, School District and Microsoft partnership prepares for new future uncategorized

Nov. 12, 2012 11:00 am

School of the Future: 10 years after concept, School District and Microsoft partnership prepares for new future

In 2006, West Philadelphia’s School of the Future opened boldly, expecting every student to have a laptop by her side every school day. Text books weren’t required. Three years earlier, Microsoft and the School District of Philadelphia first paired up to design, develop and launch what a school that prepared students for a changing world […]
Arts Tech Philly: emerging creativity demoed by ExCITe Center, Lokadot, Perfect Prototype uncategorized

Oct. 25, 2012 11:08 am

Arts Tech Philly: emerging creativity demoed by ExCITe Center, Lokadot, Perfect Prototype

Philly’s reputation as an arts hub is beginning to share the spotlight with its technology scene. Electromagnetic resonators, augmented reality and location-based audio technology for smart phones were just a few of the topics presented at ArtsTechPhilly‘s second official event since the meetup’s inception in July. (Join the Meetup group here.) Presenters, including postdoctoral research associate at Drexel’s […]
Hydros Bottle: reusable water filtration bottle company expands, goals for social, U.S. manufacturing impact  [VIDEO] uncategorized

Oct. 1, 2012 11:00 am

Hydros Bottle: reusable water filtration bottle company expands, goals for social, U.S. manufacturing impact [VIDEO]

The social impact focus of Hydros Bottle, the nearly four-year-old quick-fill, water-filtering reusable bottle company from a pair of University of Pennsylvania alumni, continues to spread. Partnered with Whole Foods for retailing, the model always included donating a portion of proceeds to potable water projects abroad, and now Hydros is boasting new, more durable packaging […]
Comcast Internet Essentials launches year two: low-cost web-access program aims to rebound locally [VIDEO] access

Sep. 26, 2012 10:00 am

Comcast Internet Essentials launches year two: low-cost web-access program aims to rebound locally [VIDEO]

The new superintendent of the Philadelphia School District, Bill Hite, spoke about how the digital divide affects a lot of low-income students in Philadelphia. A commitment from Hite's administration is seen as key to the success of round two of the program, which is offered to families by validating subsidized school lunches -- fewer than 500 Philadelphia families made use of Internet Essentials, a shortcoming that Comcast leadership pushed on controversial, outgoing superintendent Arlene Ackerman.
Philly one of 10 U.S. cities with most fastest growing businesses: why this and other city rankings matter uncategorized

Sep. 25, 2012 11:00 am

Philly one of 10 U.S. cities with most fastest growing businesses: why this and other city rankings matter

If city-ranking lists are among the least challenging of editorial outputs often built on suspect metrics, they do purport to do something really well: convey perception with about as much in-born virality as can be had. So, yeah, the buzzy world of technology and entrepreneurship has been overrun with them in recent years. Philadelphia slides […]
Temple Entrepreneurship Open House features PHmHEALTH growth

Sep. 20, 2012 10:17 am

Temple Entrepreneurship Open House features PHmHEALTH

In its ongoing effort to cast light on its years-long blossoming of startup preparation, Temple University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute in the Fox School of Business held its 2012 Entrepreneurship Open House Wednesday. More than 20 — half of 40 registered — student or alumni affiliated startups, technology and not, took to the business school’s […]
70% of Questlove’s Twitter followers are fake or inactive: tool from Status People growth

Sep. 11, 2012 10:30 am

70% of Questlove’s Twitter followers are fake or inactive: tool from Status People

One of the defining characteristics of the social web is the access to metrics. The services that define this age — blogging platforms and online networking tools with household names — all have them. First, you counted friends and followers, but in recent years, options like Facebook Insights have been attempts at judging quality alongside […]

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