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Roberto Torres was the Technical.ly Lead Philly Reporter from May 2016 to May 2019. 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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Penn startup making a super-efficient AC unit wins $30,000 prize business

May 8, 2019 1:56 pm

Penn startup making a super-efficient AC unit wins $30,000 prize

The Aerate air conditioning unit, which pledges 20 times the energy efficiency of current models, is expected to hit the shelves in 2021.
This precision medicine company just raised $5M to help save preemies business

May 7, 2019 1:07 pm

This precision medicine company just raised $5M to help save preemies

Astarte Medical, a Bucks County-based company, will use the funds to continue work on its NICUtrition platform, a set of digital tools and diagnostics for neonatal intensive care units.
The City’s new chief data officer is also its geographic information officer civic

May 6, 2019 2:06 pm

The City’s new chief data officer is also its geographic information officer

CDOGIO? Henry Garie, who in 1999 became the first GIO for the State of New Jersey, will serve both roles concurrently. Here's why Philly Chief Information Officer Mark Wheeler thinks the role combo makes sense.
Report: Philly will be home to the 2019 Overwatch League finals business

May 6, 2019 12:20 pm

Report: Philly will be home to the 2019 Overwatch League finals

Citing league sources, ESPN reports the likely venue for the September event will be Comcast Spectacor's Wells Fargo Center.
4 ways local tech orgs are trying to make their spaces more accessible access

May 3, 2019 1:12 pm

4 ways local tech orgs are trying to make their spaces more accessible

We asked a handful of reps from local companies and nonprofits what accessibility in the workplace meant to them, both digitally and physically.
Through data analytics, this site says it can find the cheapest flights out of Philly business

May 3, 2019 11:55 am

Through data analytics, this site says it can find the cheapest flights out of Philly

Wharton grad George Zeng cofounded Moonfish with an eye toward an “exploration-first experience.”
Watch these 7 Penn startups battle each other for $135,000 in prizes business

May 2, 2019 10:40 am

Watch these 7 Penn startups battle each other for $135,000 in prizes

From to high-tech dance shoes to motion sensors, these startups will sing their songs at the Penn Wharton Startup Showcase on Friday, May 3.
N3rd Street Gamers to open an esports hub in California business

May 1, 2019 1:25 pm

N3rd Street Gamers to open an esports hub in California

The NoLibs company's third such hub is being launched in partnership with Southern California-based esports company Ultimate Media Ventures.
Roundtrip just raised a $5.1M Series A to double in size business

May 1, 2019 9:00 am

Roundtrip just raised a $5.1M Series A to double in size

The round into the medical transportation company was led by Alexandria, Va.-based Motley Fool Ventures with participation from an unnamed, Boston-based healthcare software company and existing backers.

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