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How Carnegie Museum of Natural History rose to online fame on a tide of snail jokes

Jul. 29, 2021 3:52 pm

How Carnegie Museum of Natural History rose to online fame on a tide of snail jokes

Through TikTok and Instagram Reels, resident mollusk expert Tim Pearce has helped the museum expand its digital following during the pandemic with his punny jokes and research explainers alike.
Mobility as a Service: Move PGH puts Pittsburgh at the forefront of transportation innovation

Jul. 22, 2021 5:07 pm

Mobility as a Service: Move PGH puts Pittsburgh at the forefront of transportation innovation

With public and private partners, Pittsburgh's city government is the first in the country to launch a digital system coordinating local transit options. It represents the local entrance to an international sustainability-minded movement.
Mayoral candidate Ed Gainey is running on a platform of equitable livability for Pittsburgh. Here’s how he plans to do that with the tech industry

Jul. 15, 2021 7:05 am

Mayoral candidate Ed Gainey is running on a platform of equitable livability for Pittsburgh. Here’s how he plans to do that with the tech industry

The Democratic nominee shared his stances on the future of entrepreneurship and tech in Pittsburgh.
Gov. Wolf signed a bill to accelerate 5G infrastructure construction in PA

Jul. 2, 2021 4:03 pm

Gov. Wolf signed a bill to accelerate 5G infrastructure construction in PA

The law regulates small cell deployment, creating more consistent rules for the wireless signal boosters. Pittsburgh proponents say it will make Pennsylvania more competitive in the 5G race as the economy recovers from the pandemic.
With 100 members and new funding, Pittsburgh Robotics Network seeks global stature

Jun. 29, 2021 4:52 pm

With 100 members and new funding, Pittsburgh Robotics Network seeks global stature

On Tuesday morning, Pittsburgh robotics industry leaders met to launch a newly empowered network of academic institutions and commercial businesses alike. A grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will help it spur hiring from within the city.
With a new mayor on the way, Pittsburgh faces up to inequity in tech 

Jun. 21, 2021 3:02 pm

With a new mayor on the way, Pittsburgh faces up to inequity in tech 

In the City of Bridges, presumptive mayor-elect Ed Gainey says a gap remains between the old and the new Pittsburgh, which leads to tension between communities. 
Pennsylvania legislators have a new Emerging Technologies Caucus to boost tech innovation

Jun. 11, 2021 7:50 am

Pennsylvania legislators have a new Emerging Technologies Caucus to boost tech innovation

State Rep. Napoleon Nelson said he aims for the caucus to keep legislators updated on the latest policy and regulatory developments in the tech sector, and to support entrepreneurs in the state.
Entrepreneurship was already in decline. Now what’s going to happen?

May 5, 2020 7:26 am

Entrepreneurship was already in decline. Now what’s going to happen?

Contrary to common perception, rates of new firm creation and small firm employment were both already trending down in the United States.
A worldwide nursing ‘mutual aid’ conference is happening on Twitter this week

Apr. 29, 2020 1:33 pm

A worldwide nursing ‘mutual aid’ conference is happening on Twitter this week

And Penn School of Nursing Director of Innovation Marion Leary is one of the local organizers of the conference.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners companies affected by COVID-19 are getting $4M from the state

Apr. 23, 2020 8:19 am

Ben Franklin Technology Partners companies affected by COVID-19 are getting $4M from the state

Each of Pennsylvania's four BFTP entities will match their $1 million in funding and redistribute to local tech-based companies.

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