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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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Stoop wants to put all your newsletters in one place business

Nov. 20, 2018 12:35 pm

Stoop wants to put all your newsletters in one place

For readers, it helps declutter the inbox. For publishers, it means potential access to more readers. Here's a look at the startup, led by former Ticketleap CEO Tim Raybould.
Emojibator just launched two new, emoji-shaped vibrators business

Nov. 20, 2018 10:45 am

Emojibator just launched two new, emoji-shaped vibrators

The startup, which boasts a Fishtown-based cofounder, just launched two new products: Shark and Chickie Emojibators. Plus, a look at what the company's been up to.
Breaking: Philadelphia is restructuring its Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation civic

Nov. 19, 2018 4:56 pm

Breaking: Philadelphia is restructuring its Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation

Amid the shuffle, Chief Data Officer Tim Wisniewski is leaving his post, and the open data team of ODDT is folding back into the Office of Innovation and Technology — a change in reporting structure only, said OIT head Mark Wheeler.
5 on-ramps to the world of open data civic

Nov. 19, 2018 12:07 pm

5 on-ramps to the world of open data

During a Slack AMA alongside our sister site Generocity, we asked organizers and civic technologists how to connect non-technologists with open data. Here's what they told us.
Shut down in 2016, IntroNet just got sold to a New York-based SaaS company business

Nov. 19, 2018 7:05 am

Shut down in 2016, IntroNet just got sold to a New York-based SaaS company

Mike Krupit's startup's assets were just acquired by a software firm that's raising a seed round.
Lancaster County martech company to open a hub in Wayne business

Nov. 16, 2018 12:31 pm

Lancaster County martech company to open a hub in Wayne

Listrak CEO Ross Kramer called the hub a “logical step in our growth and recruitment strategy.”
That snow storm sent SEPTA trains to new ‘Turbo F*cked’ status dev

Nov. 16, 2018 10:21 am

That snow storm sent SEPTA trains to new ‘Turbo F*cked’ status

On Thursday, Regional Rail trains were delayed by more than 35 minutes on average according to “Is Septa Fucked?” an online tracker of SEPTA's status.
Cypher Philly, a project born from a meetup, wants to unlock the power of open data dev

Nov. 15, 2018 1:22 pm

Cypher Philly, a project born from a meetup, wants to unlock the power of open data

Cofounder Jess Mason is trying to make a passion project his full-time job.
Dev shop Happy Cog acquired by NYC firm Vector Media Group creative

Nov. 14, 2018 4:59 pm

Dev shop Happy Cog acquired by NYC firm Vector Media Group

The move will give the company the “depth and scale” it had been searching for, founder Greg Hoy said.
The US should sign this global cybersecurity pledge, says Temple prof civic

Nov. 14, 2018 12:12 pm

The US should sign this global cybersecurity pledge, says Temple prof

Temple University professor Duncan Hollis affixed the university's name to the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. Why didn't the United States?

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