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DuckDuckGo CEO asks Senate to address the ‘digital-ad-market duopoly’ civic

Mar. 12, 2019 1:45 pm

DuckDuckGo CEO asks Senate to address the ‘digital-ad-market duopoly’

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Gabriel Weinberg showcased his company as an example of profitability without the need to leverage user data.
City Council mulls a ban on cashless stores civic

Feb. 6, 2019 8:36 am

City Council mulls a ban on cashless stores

Philly's legislators could vote as early as Feb. 14 on the resolution, the Inquirer reports.
Philly’s brand-new roadmap to becoming a smart city is a long-term one civic

Feb. 5, 2019 1:27 pm

Philly’s brand-new roadmap to becoming a smart city is a long-term one

The City of Philadelphia just unveiled its master plan for the deployment of smart city technologies. Here are two things it's getting right from the get go.
Yasmine Mustafa: ‘No one should be afraid while trying to earn a wage’ civic

Feb. 1, 2019 1:40 pm

Yasmine Mustafa: ‘No one should be afraid while trying to earn a wage’

The CEO of wearable safety company ROAR for Good delivered a TEDxPhiladelphiaWomen talk on the #HandsOffPantsOn movement, which calls for protections against sexual harassment for hospitality workers.
Federal indictment details murky dealings amid Comcast’s 2015 franchise agreement civic

Jan. 30, 2019 1:21 pm

Federal indictment details murky dealings amid Comcast’s 2015 franchise agreement

On Wednesday, Councilman Bobby Henon and union leader John Dougherty were charged with over 100 counts of fraud, embezzlement and bribery. One of the charges deals with Henon's involvement in the Comcast franchise agreement.
Tech investor Richard Vague mulls a White House bid civic

Jan. 15, 2019 10:05 am

Tech investor Richard Vague mulls a White House bid

The Gabriel Investments managing partner told Philly Mag he'd done a series of focus groups with voters across the country. Vague 2020?
Civic technologists: Apply to speak at the 2019 Code for America Summit civic

Jan. 4, 2019 11:00 am

Civic technologists: Apply to speak at the 2019 Code for America Summit

From civic innovation to digital service delivery, you can make your case at the organization's annual summit. The event is happening May 29 to 31 in Oakland.
Get access to 100 services on the new website for Philly’s health department civic

Dec. 27, 2018 11:00 am

Get access to 100 services on the new website for Philly’s health department

Find affordable medical, report a noise violation or learn about Narcan on the Department of Public Health's new site, which went live last week.
Philly tech: Get your checkbook out for #GivingTuesday civic

Nov. 27, 2018 1:06 pm

Philly tech: Get your checkbook out for #GivingTuesday

OK, fine, no one uses checks anymore, but you get the point. These are the Philly tech nonprofits and organizations on a fundraising push for the annual give-back holiday.
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.

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