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Kodak’s HQ secretly housed a nuclear reactor for over 30 years

City of San Francisco to stop buying Apple computers

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City officials tell the Wall Street Journal that city money can't be used to buy Apple desktops and laptops. The change comes after Apple withdrew its products from a green-certification registry. [Read more]...
City of San Francisco to stop buying Apple computers

Tech overhaul for Portland police, fire 3 years behind schedule, $10M over-budget

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A sweeping overhaul of systems used by Portland, Ore.'s fire and police departments is three years behind schedule and about $10 million over budget, in part because city officials failed to "effectively use lessons learned" from past technology projects, including a troubled SAP software implementation, according to a new audit...
Tech overhaul for Portland police, fire 3 years behind schedule, $10M over-budget
An operating system for cities: How IBM plans to make your city smarter

Google Glass Skydiving Stunt Gets an Encore at I/O on Thursday

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After a strong response to Wednesday’s skydiving-infused demonstration of Google Glass, the company decided to talk more on Thursday about its high-tech specs and reprise the stunt. Co-Founder Sergey Brin, who made a surprise appearance to talk about Google Glass during Wednesday’s keynote, told people on his Google+ page that...
Google Glass Skydiving Stunt Gets an Encore at I/O on Thursday

Facebook HQ expansion plan approved; new limit of 6,600 workers, will pay Menlo Park up to $15m

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At a meeting last night, Menlo Park officials approved a deal that will let Facebook employ thousands more people at its headquarters in the Silicon Valley city. Today, the social networking company employs roughly 2,200 people in Menlo Park, but city officials have now unanimously granted it permission to employ...
Facebook HQ expansion plan approved; new limit of 6,600 workers, will pay Menlo Park up to $15m
Time Warner Cable and AT&T want Google's Kansas City Fiber deal

Tech Insurgents 2012: Deborah Estrin

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Professor Estrin. The Entrepreneurial Egghead Of all Mike Bloomberg’s many initiatives to turn New York into the Silicon Valley of the 21st century, one stands out as the centerpiece of his master plan: the applied sciences campus. After a battle royale with other schools including Stanford, Cornell emerged the winner...
Tech Insurgents 2012: Deborah Estrin

The Man Who Built Twitter's Tech Team Is About To Start Building Up New York's Tech Scene

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Meet Greg Pass, former chief technology officer of Twitter — and the new ambassador of tech for New York City. Pass today announced he is joining Cornell's New York tech campus as its founding entrepreneurial officer — responsible for tracking down top prospective entrepreneurial talent and training them in New...
The Man Who Built Twitter's Tech Team Is About To Start Building Up New York's Tech Scene

RingCentral embraces text messages with new SMS tools

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Text messages. I send ‘em, you send ‘em, and most everyone who owns a cellphone sends ‘em. The text messaging protocol, Short Message Service (SMS), has been used for everything from monitoring a shepherd’s flock to helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy communicate with loved ones and New York...
RingCentral embraces text messages with new SMS tools

Gain a Job, Lose Two Jobs: Do Tech Companies Wield Too Much Power?

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I'm a big fan of maxims and technology. It should be no surprise, then, that Melvin Kranzbergs six laws of technology really speak to me. Perhaps my favorite is, "Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral." There have always been - and will always be - winners...
Gain a Job, Lose Two Jobs: Do Tech Companies Wield Too Much Power?

Twitter’s San Francisco office relocation drives local rent prices up 60%

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Microblogging giant Twitter isn’t just responsible for pioneering social media and Internet communication, the company is helping put San Francisco on the map as a business hotspot, causing rent prices to increase 60 percent in its soon-to-be new neighbourhood. With more than 140 million active users and over 340 million tweets...
Twitter’s San Francisco office relocation drives local rent prices up 60%
First look at huge Portland “glass box” Apple Store

The Deadline Is Tomorrow But Google Fiber Is Already Changing Towns

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Tomorrow is the last day municipalities can submit their applications to be the location for Google’s experimental fiber to the home network that will deliver 1 gigabit per second to homes. While not many are aware of how fast a Gigabit connection could be or what it could be used...
The Deadline Is Tomorrow But Google Fiber Is Already Changing Towns

New Jersey Town Revolts Against Parking Stations That Require Extra Minute of Walking [Protests]

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The residents of Bayonne, New Jersey are unusually fond of their old school parking meters — or so they discovered after city officials installed parking pay stations in lieu of the coin meters in hopes of being able to fit more cars on the street. The problem? The stations...
New Jersey Town Revolts Against Parking Stations That Require Extra Minute of Walking [Protests]

Tumblr Deal Boosts Tech

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City officials hope Yahoo's Tumblr acquisition will help ignite sector....
Tumblr Deal Boosts Tech

DC Council Clears Path for Uber's Future

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Uber Faithful – Today is a *really* big day for Uber. REALLY BIG.  One which will keep Uber rolling in the nation’s capital for years to come, with the full support of city officials. Today the DC Council unanimously passed a legislative framework for “digital dispatch” that is pro-innovation, pro-consumer,...
DC Council Clears Path for Uber's Future

Apple continues $304M Austin, Texas campus expansion with land purchase

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Last time we checked in on Apple’s plans to bring 3,600 jobs to Austin, Texas with a $304 million investment and the construction of a new campus, the company had received approval on the last of  several major incentives from city officials. That officially initiated an Economic Development Agreement with...
Apple continues $304M Austin, Texas campus expansion with land purchase

Hailo Hail-By-App Cab Service Makes It Stateside, Opens For Business In Boston

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Hailo, the company that began life as an app for easily hailing and paying for black cab service in London less than a year ago, has now officially kicked off service in Boston, its first U.S. city. The app-based taxi service got its sea legs in Europe first in London,...
Hailo Hail-By-App Cab Service Makes It Stateside, Opens For Business In Boston

New Apple Store "prototype" in Palo Alto has massive bandwidth for live video

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Apple is building a new store in the heart of Silicon Valley with an extremely high-bandwidth connection to one of the Internet’s major hubs. With the store, Apple will be trying out a “new prototype” of its retail environment, according to documents filed with the architectural review board in...
New Apple Store "prototype" in Palo Alto has massive bandwidth for live video
Google - Yes, Google - Warns Of "Intense" U.S. Flu Activity

Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime

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Ahead of a meeting with government officials later this month to discuss how Apple could prevent increasing smartphone crimes, Apple today introduced a new feature for called ‘Activation Lock’ that it says will be a “a really powerful theft deterrent” when released later this fall in iOS 7. We...
Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime

East Harlem None Too Keen on the Idea of $300M. to Accomodate Cornell

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The future. The latest problem for the city’s grand applied-sciences plans: Some very angry East Harlemites, says the Daily News. As we’ve mentioned before, building that snazzy billion-dollar campus on Roosevelt Island requires demolishing the antiquated old Coler-Goldwater long-term care hospital. Hundreds of patients–many of them with complex needs and...
East Harlem None Too Keen on the Idea of $300M. to Accomodate Cornell
Google Fiber coming to Austin? City government & Google holding a meeting next week to announce... something.

Uber Gets More Super As It Expands Into Germany

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Uber has announced that it is expanding into Germany, where “Secret Ubers” are now operating in Berlin. The on-demand car service company’s first passenger in that German capital was another startup founder, Alexander Ljung of Soundcloud. The company said that its Berlin cars are still in testing phase, and that...
Uber Gets More Super As It Expands Into Germany

How Facebook's Stealthy New Headquarters Blends In (FB)

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Now we've got an even better idea of what Facebook's new 2,800-person campus will look like. On Monday, Facebook real-estate director John Tenanes emailed plans to city officials in Menlo Park, Calif. We downloaded a copy. The main impression: When it opens next year, you'll barely know that a company...
How Facebook's Stealthy New Headquarters Blends In (FB)

Silicon Valley's Favorite Hacker Hangouts Are At Risk Of Being Shut Down

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The very first "office space" where Pinterest was born is now at risk of being shut down. Hacker Dojo, one of Silicon Valley's most prized collaborative workspaces, is in the process of raising money to retrofit its office and avoid being shut down, The New York Times reports. Hacker spaces...
Silicon Valley's Favorite Hacker Hangouts Are At Risk Of Being Shut Down

New York City Cooks Up Annoying Plan That Will Pressure NYC Businesses To Buy .nyc Domains They Don't Want Or Need

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New York City officials are apparently all excited about a guaranteed $3.6 million "risk free to taxpayers" after signing a deal with a Virginia company to offer .nyc domains. This is one of those things that sounds good until you think it through, and then you realize it's effectively a...
New York City Cooks Up Annoying Plan That Will Pressure NYC Businesses To Buy .nyc Domains They Don't Want Or Need
The top 25 startup hubs in the world: Seattle ranks 13th
When a drone gets stuck in the arms of a rooftop statue, who's responsible for getting it down?
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