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Flickr gets revamp -- with 1 TB of photo storage free -- and Yahoo gets new NYC office

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Yahoo’s already had a busy Monday, what with that little $1.1 billion Tumblr acquisition, but the company had a few more announcements to make at a press conference Monday afternoon in New York. It’s revamping its photo-sharing service Flickr , which has largely been left to languish since Yahoo acquired...
Flickr gets revamp -- with 1 TB of photo storage free -- and Yahoo gets new NYC office
Next up for Startup Weekend: Making government move at Internet speed

New York City Is So Startup It Now Has a Chief Analytics Officer

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Bon voyage and happy trails. (Photo: Screencap) Today Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered his final State of the City address. Amid wisecracks about the Knowles-Carter family (you might know Barclays Center part owner Shawn Carter “by what he’s been called since the Super Bowl: Beyoncé’s husband”), Hizzoner had plenty to say...
New York City Is So Startup It Now Has a Chief Analytics Officer

San Francisco Names New CIO, Who'll Be in Charge of New Open Data Policy

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee named Marc Touitou to be the new chief information officer of the city late last week. Under Lee, the city at the center of the tech industry has been very amenable to tech companies, attempting to get them to stay in San Francisco, moves...
San Francisco Names New CIO, Who'll Be in Charge of New Open Data Policy

After a rough few months, Airbnb receives Amsterdam's blessing. Will other cities follow?

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Four months after facing serious conflicts in The Netherlands, it appears Airbnb has received the Amsterdam city council’s blessing, Dutch news site NU.nl reports. As we surfaced back in February, Airbnb rentals were the subject of the Amsterdam government’s hunt for illegal hotels. At the time, we knew that at least 200 rentals were being researched, and in...
After a rough few months, Airbnb receives Amsterdam's blessing. Will other cities follow?
Google teams up with New York City to offer free Wi-Fi in Chelsea neighborhood
City of Provo actually has to pay for Google to take over its struggling fiber network
Sina Weibo users near March 16th deadline to verify identity

PandoDaily Hits The Road Again: Hello Seattle

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I’m not big into sewing, but seeing a giant needle must be pretty cool. So I’m going to Seattle. For those that don’t know, I’m the traveling face of PandoDaily. In an effort to cover the technology world that exists outside of the Valley, Sarah has sent me out on...
PandoDaily Hits The Road Again: Hello Seattle

Chicago School System On FOIA Requests: Stonewalling, Obfuscation, & Paper-Shredding

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If you're a government with something to hide, there are plenty of shady ways to handle Freedom of Information Act requests. You can make sure your organization is legally allowed to carry guns and simply refuse, like the NYPD. You can also make a big deal about how requests...
Chicago School System On FOIA Requests: Stonewalling, Obfuscation, & Paper-Shredding

San Francisco gives up on cell phone warning stickers

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The long-running saga of San Francisco's proposed cell phone warning labels appears to finally be coming to a close. The law would have required cell phone makers to place labels on their devices that detail the typical energy they transfer to the human body. An industry trade group sued to...
San Francisco gives up on cell phone warning stickers
MindMixer Helps Citizens Engage With Their Communities
San Francisco tech rallies around startup-friendly tax measure Prop E

Google Fiber Is Coming to Austin, Eventually

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So it’s increasingly looking like Austin, Texas, is going to be the second market for Google Fiber. Having yesterday sent out invitations to a bunch of reporters about a “very important announcement,” speculation quickly turned to Google Fiber, the one-gigabit service that is about 100 times faster than speeds available...
Google Fiber Is Coming to Austin, Eventually

Amsterdam to allow occasional Airbnb vacation rentals

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Amsterdam authorities have conceded that people may rent out their rooms and houses on Airbnb as long as they don't do it all the time and abide by certain rules, the city government said on Friday. Amsterdam's government is cracking down on illegal hotels and said in February that...
Amsterdam to allow occasional Airbnb vacation rentals

Ed Lee and Ron Conway as Evil Plotting Kingpins of San Francisco? Give Me a Break NYT.

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This is pathetic. Earlier in PandoDaily’s life I wrote that if you say you’re creating jobs you can win any debate in politics. I should have added: Anywhere except the overly-progressive madhouse of San Francisco where even toys in Happy Meals are banned. The New York Times has a bizarre...
Ed Lee and Ron Conway as Evil Plotting Kingpins of San Francisco? Give Me a Break NYT.

Student's push to make Raleigh more walkable relies on homemade signs and QR codes

www.engadget.com
Walking is apparently underrated. So University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student Matt Tomasulo decided to engage in some "guerilla urbanism" in January with fellow fans of bipedal activity, posting 27 signs at three Raleigh, NC intersections as part of the "Walk Raleigh" project. The cardboard and vinyl...
Student's push to make Raleigh more walkable relies on homemade signs and QR codes

Five Reasons You Should Come To Startup

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Want to hear from top startups like Fab.com and Lot18? And NY's top investors? Join 800 innovation junkies at the Startup conference on May 3, 2012! Register now!On May 3, 700 startup founders, investors, and innovation junkies will meet up at Business Insider's Startup conference on entrepreneurship in New York....
Five Reasons You Should Come To Startup
What Art-School Kids In Savannah Teach Us About Urban Renewal
San Francisco Launches The 2012 Innovation Portfolio, From Open Taxi Data To Beta Tests In City Hall
Seattle's former chief geek: City needs a chief innovation officer
Ars Premier Chat 012: Chicago CTO John Tolva & CDO Brett Goldstein

China orders Internet users to disclose their real names

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China's government will require Internet users to identify themselves to service providers when they sign up for Internet access, according to the official Xinhua news agency. Lawmakers in the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislative body, approved the Internet identity rules on Friday, according to...
China orders Internet users to disclose their real names

Anonymous Launches White House Petition Saying DDoS Should Be Recognized As A Valid Form Of Protest

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A few years back, we had an interesting discussion over whether or not distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) could be seen as a valid form of protest -- the modern equivalent of a "sit-in." There are significant similarities between a DDoS and a sit-in. And, we've seen at least...
Anonymous Launches White House Petition Saying DDoS Should Be Recognized As A Valid Form Of Protest

Twitter And Yammer Are Cozying Up In The Same Building

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Yammer is moving to the third floor of the historic old building where Twitter is relocating in downtown San Francisco. Yammer is rapidly outgrowing its current space on Townsend Street -- the company has grown more than 4x since January 2011, and now has more than 350 employees in San...
Twitter And Yammer Are Cozying Up In The Same Building

Bloomberg's parting gift to NYC tech: an online hub to make building companies easier

pandodaily.com
Unlike in San Francisco, New York tech companies are the city’s underdogs. Even as NYC’s dominant industries – media, fashion, finance – will always probably rule, one thing the city’s young tech scene has going for it is a friend in a high place. That would be Mayor Michael Bloomberg,...
Bloomberg's parting gift to NYC tech: an online hub to make building companies easier
Mayor Bloomberg aims to ease range anxiety in NYC with 10K EV charging points by 2019

Gov 2.0 FAIL: El Bloombito Thinks New York City’s New 311 App Really Bites

www.betabeat.com
The Mayor's Instagram account is working just fine. While the outside world piles accolades on New York City  for tech-forward initiatives like the applied sciences campus, hackathons, and open data efforts, residents who've tried to digitally interact with city government know there's still a ways to go. That's partly why...
Gov 2.0 FAIL: El Bloombito Thinks New York City’s New 311 App Really Bites

Turkish government agency spoofed Google certificate "accidentally"

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Microsoft has released a security advisory concerning a fraudulent digital certificate for all Google domains apparently created by the Turkish government. The certificate, which was created by a subsidiary Certificate Authority issued to the transportation directorate of the city government of Ankara, could have been used to intercept SSL...
Turkish government agency spoofed Google certificate "accidentally"

So What’s Next For Heather Harde? (TCTV)

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You know who is a straight up, all around, class act? Former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde, who picked up the General Management award at this year’s TechFellows Awards because, well, she deserved the hell out of it. Harde could probably work wherever or do whatever she wants after weathering...
So What’s Next For Heather Harde? (TCTV)
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