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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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Power Moves: IoT expert joins Microsoft, Indy Hall hires ‘tummler’ business

May 25, 2018 12:51 pm

Power Moves: IoT expert joins Microsoft, Indy Hall hires ‘tummler’

Plus, a realLIST startup raking in the awards. Peep these Power Moves across Philly's tech community.
Meet the 5 projects from Code for Philly’s Civic Engagement Launchpad civic

May 25, 2018 9:46 am

Meet the 5 projects from Code for Philly’s Civic Engagement Launchpad

Connecting nonprofits with donors, easing access to open data and engaging voters are some of the goals the projects look to tackle through technology.
This new startup is turning Philly restaurants into daytime coworking spaces business

May 24, 2018 1:00 pm

This new startup is turning Philly restaurants into daytime coworking spaces

With four restaurants on board, WEach Seats looks to shake up Philly's coworking landscape. Will it work?
University City Science Center launches $3 million fundraising campaign business

May 24, 2018 10:25 am

University City Science Center launches $3 million fundraising campaign

There's already $1.1 million in the bag from the University of Pennsylvania and developer Wexford Science and Technology.
Biggest Philly-area raise in a while: Phenom People raises $22M for global expansion business

May 24, 2018 9:00 am

Biggest Philly-area raise in a while: Phenom People raises $22M for global expansion

With a new Series B and a team of 275 spread across a handful of countries, the HR-tech company eyes global expansion from its Ambler, Pa., headquarters.
IBX to relocate, expand innovation studio business

May 23, 2018 12:56 pm

IBX to relocate, expand innovation studio

CEO Dan Hilferty said the new space at 1901 Market will be where the insurer will “change the landscape of healthcare.”
Chester County’s first-ever Startup Weekend is happening next week business

May 23, 2018 12:06 pm

Chester County’s first-ever Startup Weekend is happening next week

West Chester University is playing host to 54 hours of startup ideation from June 1–3. We spy a couple Philly tech folks serving as mentors and judges.
Strados Labs wins $10,000 from Cisco for respiratory device business

May 23, 2018 9:44 am

Strados Labs wins $10,000 from Cisco for respiratory device

There's a Philadelphia company among the eight runners-up for the 2018 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge.
Adobe to buy Magento in $1.68B deal, no changes expected for Philly office business

May 22, 2018 12:17 pm

Adobe to buy Magento in $1.68B deal, no changes expected for Philly office

Magento gained a Philly office in the summer of 2016 after acquiring RJMetrics, which became Magento BI. “Congrats to the team on an awesome deal,” said RJMetrics founder Bob Moore on Twitter.
Vanessa Chan to Penn’s Class of 2018: ‘Failing is like farting’ business

May 22, 2018 8:30 am

Vanessa Chan to Penn’s Class of 2018: ‘Failing is like farting’

“Everyone does it,” the entrepreneur told Penn grads last week. “We just don’t like to admit it.”

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