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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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At the Franklin Institute, ancient relics meet augmented reality creative

3 hours ago

At the Franklin Institute, ancient relics meet augmented reality

“Terracotta Warriors” opens Saturday. Here's a look at some of the tech behind the exhibit.
Think you can’t afford therapy? Check with this calculator first dev

Sep. 25, 2017 12:37 pm

Think you can’t afford therapy? Check with this calculator first

“People have benefits that they may not know about,” says Lauren Hallden, product designer at Stitch. That's why she built this handy tool as a side project.
21 experts are talking entrepreneurship at Black & Brown Founders business

Sep. 25, 2017 11:36 am

21 experts are talking entrepreneurship at Black & Brown Founders

Mayor Jim Kenney is headlining the two-day conference happening Oct. 9–10 at Quorum.
Snapchat adds Philly’s Slyce to ‘Creative Partner’ program business

Sep. 22, 2017 12:36 pm

Snapchat adds Philly’s Slyce to ‘Creative Partner’ program

The move indicates renewed interest in social coupons from the LA-based “camera company.”
This Indy Hall exhibit wants to shine a light on the ‘less-visible’ aspects of design creative

Sep. 22, 2017 9:01 am

This Indy Hall exhibit wants to shine a light on the ‘less-visible’ aspects of design

The Oct. 6 “We Are All Designers” event is part of the Old City Design Crawl.
Benjamin’s Desk and 1776 are negotiating a merger: report business

Sep. 21, 2017 11:15 am

Benjamin’s Desk and 1776 are negotiating a merger: report

Citing several sources, the Washington Business Journal says the Philly coworking spot will acquire the D.C.-based incubator. A source told Technical.ly it's actually a merger. Here's what we know so far.
Philly’s program to get suburban companies to move to the city hasn’t worked yet civic

Sep. 21, 2017 9:23 am

Philly’s program to get suburban companies to move to the city hasn’t worked yet

About 20 suburban companies have inquired about City Hall's incentive program, though none have yet officially set up camp in town. Here's an update on Gateway Philly.
Turns out that Ticketleap deal created one more startup business

Sep. 20, 2017 12:17 pm

Turns out that Ticketleap deal created one more startup

The idea behind R.O.S.S. started out as an internal project at the company. Now, it's a standalone fintech startup led by cofounder Jordan Yaker.
Code for freedom at the upcoming Reentry Project hackathon dev

Sep. 20, 2017 10:02 am

Code for freedom at the upcoming Reentry Project hackathon

Sixty percent of people released from our state's prisons will be rearrested within three years. How can you help?
The Meet Group to scoop up German dating app for $70 million business

Sep. 20, 2017 8:30 am

The Meet Group to scoop up German dating app for $70 million

LOVOO is the top dating app in German-speaking countries. It's the latest app to join the portfolio from the Bucks County camp.

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