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Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Technical.ly Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to Technical.ly and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.

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European expansion: Comcast on track to acquire British broadcaster Sky business

Sep. 24, 2018 1:07 pm

European expansion: Comcast on track to acquire British broadcaster Sky

The Philly company put in the highest bid at $40 billion, in a move that sets up Comcast for international expansion, CEO Brian Roberts said.
Philly311’s new chief wants to get city agencies to use more data civic

Sep. 24, 2018 7:26 am

Philly311’s new chief wants to get city agencies to use more data

On the first floor of City Hall, 60 employees handle 800,000 cases a year. There’s “a lot of room for growth” on how the city can put that data to work, says Executive Director Graham Quinn.
How Philly Game Mechanics found new audiences with the Fringe Festival creative

Sep. 21, 2018 1:05 pm

How Philly Game Mechanics found new audiences with the Fringe Festival

The local group of videogame makers connected with the Philly art festival to curate the Digital Fringe, an art exhibit that lives online. Here's how it went.
MakeOffices is bringing a big coworking space to the newly spiffy Bourse business

Sep. 21, 2018 9:12 am

MakeOffices is bringing a big coworking space to the newly spiffy Bourse

By 2019, the D.C.-based coworking company will have taken over an entire floor in the Old City icon.
A few photos from inside the new Comcast Technology Center business

Sep. 20, 2018 1:21 pm

A few photos from inside the new Comcast Technology Center

On Monday, employee No. 1,000 will move to the new skyscraper. Here's a glimpse inside the $1.5-billion tower.
How to get people into high-paying jobs? This robotic arm could hold an answer access

Sep. 20, 2018 12:12 pm

How to get people into high-paying jobs? This robotic arm could hold an answer

A South Philly makerspace is getting state funding to help people land specialized manufacturing jobs in six weeks.
Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx in Tech: a 54-hour dash to launch in University City access

Sep. 20, 2018 9:57 am

Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx in Tech: a 54-hour dash to launch in University City

Latinx people are getting together across the U.S. and Puerto Rico to get businesses up and running in 54 hours and Philly is involved.
‘It’s like TED Talks for veteran entrepreneurs’: Bunker Labs PHL’s Muster Summit business

Sep. 19, 2018 1:10 pm

‘It’s like TED Talks for veteran entrepreneurs’: Bunker Labs PHL’s Muster Summit

Speakers from SEER Interactive, Comcast Business and the Sixers are sharing lessons at the nonprofit's third annual event.
Conshy truck-tech company DrayNow ships platform in two new markets business

Sep. 19, 2018 10:44 am

Conshy truck-tech company DrayNow ships platform in two new markets

The launch in Dallas and Southern California follows a $5-million Series A raised last month.
Philly CIO: Smart-city initiatives can ‘help build trust in government’ civic

Sep. 18, 2018 1:25 pm

Philly CIO: Smart-city initiatives can ‘help build trust in government’

Mark Wheeler's version of a “smart city” is one that better understands the needs of its citizens. Here are a few takeaways from a Tuesday discussion hosted by the Knight Foundation.

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