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- Forbes reports that Pittsburgh is the “perfect” city to host a G-20 summit — and that isn’t a joke about the backwaters of the Monagaheal. They’re calling it a “global coming-out party.” We’re way happy for our fellow First Class City in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania but there are lessons that need to be had here.As White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told Forbes, “It’s an area that has seen its share of economic woes in the past but because of foresight and investment is now renewed–giving birth to … industries that are creating the jobs of the future. And I think [Obama] believes it would be a good place to highlight some of that.”
After the jump, our city’s industrial buildings get rebirth, John Gruber gets Apple community grief and other tech links you should eye, including our best read story of the week.
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- The Inquirer reports that the city’s old industrial footprint is being reshaped — albeit slowly — and sometimes it’s even other industry that’s moving in.
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- Daring Fireball’s John Gruber predicted that when Steve Jobs came back onto the scene this week, he’d announce that the iPod Touch would be getting a video component. He was wrong — though the iPod nano did will be — so then Silicon Alley Insider calls him on it, saying “Gruber goofs.”
- The Business Journal reports that BaseCamp Business is looking to roll out its Web-based events calendar across the nation.
- Our Most Trafficked Story of the Week: Technically Not Tech: Game Time Philly puts Philly on the top of the Madden World
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