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There’s No Place Like Philadelphia for iPhone Users

Since launching three years ago, the iPhone has undeniably altered the mobile market. The iconic device changed the way manufacturers design and price mobile phones. […]

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Where History Goes High Tech

Since she was a young woman studying at Rutgers University, 67-year-old Donna Meidt has traced her family ancestry by collecting stories from relatives, studying history […]

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If We Could Design Philadelphia’s 311 iPhone App

Yesterday it was revealed that the City of Philadelphia is developing an iPhone application for its 311 non-emergency call system that will allow users to […]

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Why Is the City of Philadelphia Still Using Paper Time Sheets?

Last Tuesday, city chief technology officer Allan Frank laid out the Division of Technology’s unprecedented six-year, $120 million budget in a hearing before City Council. […]

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In Fast Company

Silicon Valley is so last decade. In January, business innovation magazine Fast Company ran a five-part series exploring emerging entrepreneurial technology hubs around the country. […]

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Can Google Save Philadelphia?

In February, when Google announced it was accepting proposals from municipalities where it could build experimental ultra-high speed broadband Internet, I fired off an email […]