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65 Years Ago Today, Philadelphia Helped Birth the Commercial Computing Revolution

Today is the anniversary of a major development in computing history — and it happened right here in Philadelphia. On this date in 1951, the […]

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Warning: Don’t Use This Website to Renew a Pennsylvania Driver’s License

Last week, a very bright and tech-savvy colleague of mine had to renew his Pennsylvania driver’s license. So what did he do? Like most of […]

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Signs of the Apocalypse: The Peeple App Launches

I’m approaching that age where it’s time to decide if I want to bring children into this world. Most days, the answer is yes. I […]


Comcast Creates VP for Privacy

Just as the tech world is embroiled in a debate over the privacy customers can expect from its products, Comcast has created a new position […]

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10 of the Best Chris Christie “Silent Scream” Memes

Have you seen this picture of Chris Christie at a Super Tuesday news conference with Donald Trump? Take a good look at Christie’s face. It’s […]

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Doctor Says Viral Facebook Post About Hit-and-Run Accident Ruined His Life

Where would we be without Facebook? You’d have to remember your dad’s birthday on your own. You’d have to actually watch the Grammys if you […]

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10 Very Philly Missed Connections We Want to See Happen

Finding love is hard. Finding love in Philly is harder. Finding love in Philly on the Internet? There has to be a better way. With […]

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Voorhees Police “Arrest” PuppyMonkeyBaby

Depending on your point of view, PuppyMonkeyBaby — the Mountain Dew mascot introduced during Super Bowl 50 commercials on Sunday — is either fall-down hilarious […]

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WATCH: Northeast High Girl Turns Video of Her Beating Into Anti-Bullying Crusade

Mia DeJesus says she was beaten unconscious in a Northeast High School bathroom last week — and to make things worse, her attackers posted video […]

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Kenyatta Johnson’s Email Was Hacked — and Used for Phishing Scam

No, Kenyatta Johnson does not need your money. No, he is not stranded in the Philippines. And yes, an old email account of his was […]

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More of Our Favorite Social Media From the Snow-Filled Streets of Philadelphia

The blizzard may be over, but there’s plenty of snow left behind. Philadelphians have, of course, been documenting the transition from the end of the […]

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Will Inky, WHYY Compete for Grant Money?

Is this town big enough for two large-scale, grant-funded reporting enterprises? We’re about to find out. Tuesday’s announcement that the Philadelphia Media Network — owner […]

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What They’re Saying About the Inky’s New Non-Profit Ownership

As expected, the news industry is taking notice of Gerry Lenfest’s decision to transfer ownership of Philly’s major newspapers — the Inquirer and Daily News, […]

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10 Burning Questions About the Inquirer‘s New Nonprofit Ownership

Three themes emerged from Tuesday morning’s formal announcement that Philadelphia Media Network — owner of the Inquirer, Daily News, and — is being placed […]

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New Editor Named at

Eric Ulken is the new editor of, the website’s parent company announced today. The announcement came one day after Mike Topel announced he is […]