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New App for Mowing Stretches Across Country
Mowz, a free mobile app that allows customers to schedule a lawn mow, pay for it through the app and receive a picture of the completed job, launched in Fredericksburg, Va. Wednesday

Jul 24, 2014
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Google's New Automated Mapping Technique Gives Chattanooga a 3D Bump
The detailed satellite imagery used in Google's free mapping software looked fine when viewed from above. But before recent imagery updates, Chattanooga appeared to be featureless flatland with two-dimensional buildings.

Jul 24, 2014
Plans Made to Connect 911 Centers Nationwide, Officials Say
The idea is to have regional hubs connected with one another through hardwire and through wireless. If a regional center has an equipment failure, 911 calls could be routed through servers in another hub and sent back to the affected center.

Jul 24, 2014
Cities Grapple with Regulatory Status of Ride-Sharing Companies
Uber, Lyft and Sidecar have given people more transportation options, but municipalities are struggling with whether smartphone-based ride-sharing should be regulated the same as taxicabs and limousines.

Jul 23, 2014
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S.F. Startup Brigade Will Use Tech to Boost Civic Involvement
Lead by San Francisco entrepreneur, Matt Mahan, the startup Brigade’s goal is to create a nonpartisan platform where people can discuss the issues of the day, share news and organize.

Jul 23, 2014
Oklahoma City Traffic Commission Approves Regulating App-Based Ride Services
The proposed update of the city’s “vehicle-for-hire” ordinances will now go to the city council, where it will be reviewed at least three times before official changes are made.

Jul 22, 2014
Pittsburgh's Bureau of Building Inspection Still Not Computerized
In 2009, the city passed a resolution with Accela Inc. to develop and install a Web-based permitting system called Citizens Access Module. Today, the bureau continues to operate largely on paper.

Jul 21, 2014
NYC to Release 135 Data Sets by 2014
The data sets are intended for use by citizens, businesses, non-profit groups and entrepreneurs, and complement the city’s current archive of more than 1,300 data sets.

Jul 18, 2014
Boulder County, Colorado: Integrated Service Delivery
The Department of Housing and Human Services system includes tools that allow employees to track clients’ case histories, refer clients to additional programs and collaborate with other Department caseworkers.

Jul 18, 2014
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