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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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Saturday: Take your kids to a DIY emoji class hosted by Verizon creative

3 hours ago

Saturday: Take your kids to a DIY emoji class hosted by Verizon

The telecom giant partnered with Indianapolis-based nonprofit Project Lead The Way to host STEM classes for kids around the country. Which emoji would you make?
South Jersey software could help reunite migrant kids with their parents civic

4 hours ago

South Jersey software could help reunite migrant kids with their parents

ReUnite is a software tool built by Westmont, N.J.-based Centerpoint Communications. CTO Elliott Castillo says the company wants to put it in front of decision makers in the government.
NextFab is plotting a big growth spurt in North Philly business

4 hours ago

NextFab is plotting a big growth spurt in North Philly

The makerspace plans to relocate its current 4,000-square-foot, artisan-focused hub near 4th and Girard to a 21,000-square-foot location in the North American Corridor by 2019.
Kapsul Air’s ‘smart’ air conditioner actually cools business

Jul. 18, 2018 1:04 pm

Kapsul Air’s ‘smart’ air conditioner actually cools

We got a quick demo from CEO Kurt Swanson on the long-awaited W5 connected unit. Here's what's next for the Center City company.
Johnson & Johnson to open its first US ‘networking hub’ at Pennovation business

Jul. 18, 2018 10:44 am

Johnson & Johnson to open its first US ‘networking hub’ at Pennovation

The 400-square-foot space, slated to open this fall, is the first such space in the country. Could it boost local biotech startups?
For World Emoji Day, Emojibator launched a video campaign business

Jul. 17, 2018 1:04 pm

For World Emoji Day, Emojibator launched a video campaign

The vibrator startup's founders took to the streets of Brooklyn to ask strangers really personal questions about their sex lives. “How public is this video?”
1776’s new accelerator for ‘regulated industry’ startups could come to Philly business

Jul. 17, 2018 12:15 pm

1776’s new accelerator for ‘regulated industry’ startups could come to Philly

The three-month program, which builds off the company's 2017 Startup Cohort program, will begin this fall in D.C., but there are plans for a Philly cohort.
On the Market: Why Guru needs more engineers business

Jul. 17, 2018 7:56 am

On the Market: Why Guru needs more engineers

Plus, meet two growing startups and the successful mobile game that's making this Philly studio thrive.
SAP held a ‘Shark Tank’-style panel for social impact startups. Meet the winning idea business

Jul. 16, 2018 1:02 pm

SAP held a ‘Shark Tank’-style panel for social impact startups. Meet the winning idea

The regional winner of SAP's One Billion Lives program wants to help first responders have access to information.
Here are the 10 startups that made it to the Comcast LIFT Labs Accelerator business

Jul. 16, 2018 9:26 am

Here are the 10 startups that made it to the Comcast LIFT Labs Accelerator

Plus: find out which Philly company that was tapped for the Techstars-powered program, which kicks off today.

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