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Navy Yard’s Aker Shipyard is booming with 1,110 employees [LINKS]

"Without [$42 million in] state money - and private construction financing Aker secured - the yard might have ended operations."

After lean years, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard is hopping [Philadelphia Inquirer] “After several lean years, the nation’s second-largest commercial shipyard has enough work to keep busy for several years. The 1,110 employees are back, and morale is high. […]Without [$42 million in] state money – and private construction financing Aker secured – the yard might have ended operations.” Read our story on the PIDC-portion of the Navy Yard as a technology and innovation hub.

Brooklyn Flea Philly Shuts Down for Good, Says, “Sorry It Didn’t Work Out” [PhillyMag] — Brooklyn Flea is from Jonathan Butler, the proprietor of Brownstoner, which also didn’t succeed in a Philadelphia expansion.

Phila. Works site links unemployed, available jobs [Philadelphia Inquirer] “At a City Hall ceremony Tuesday, 19 Philadelphia employers, including some of the largest, signed an oversize contract, the Philadelphia Jobs Compact, pledging to use Philadelphia Works, the city’s link to the state system, to help them find candidates for job openings.”

My employees reviewed me, and I kind of suck. [Medium] A post by Greg Hoy, CEO of Center City design studio Happy Cog.

To prevent theft, a push for cell phone “kill switches” [Philadelphia Daily News] “In an effort to combat cell-phone theft, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his Pennsylvania counterpart, Kathleen Kane, came to City Hall today to call on smartphone makers to install ‘kill switches’ in their products. Schneiderman last spring helped launch the Secure Our Smartphones Initiative, which he called ‘an effort to force a group of corporate citizens to do the right thing.'”

University of Maryland wins fall 2013 Major League Hacking season [ Baltimore] Penn participated in the 2013 Major League Hacking season.

Cipher Prime’s Intake is an intense, bass-dropping arcade experience, headlining new Humble Bundle [Penny Arcade] Find our story here on Cipher Prime’s latest game.

Companies: Cipher Prime / Happy Cog / Philadelphia Works

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