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Internet Access Still Out of Reach for Some in Western Pennsylvania
September 18, 2014 - Twenty-five percent of households lack a computer with access to the Internet -- a statistic that's accurate for the nation as a whole.

New Report on L.A. Unified's iPads Reflects Problems with Curriculum
September 18, 2014 - The analysis found that district staff was so focused on distributing devices that little attention could be paid to using iPads effectively in the classroom.

Where’s the App for an Earthquake Warning?
September 18, 2014 - Since last month's Napa temblor, a handful of California startups are developing apps that would quickly broadcast warnings of upcoming quakes to users on their smartphones, tablets or other gadgets.

The Core Features of the Data-Powered City
September 18, 2014 - Today's most innovative civic leaders are using technology to fulfill the promise of efficient and responsive local government.

Could The Weather Company Change Emergency Alerting?
September 17, 2014 - In 2013 alone, The Weather Company delivered more 150,000 weather alerts to two-thirds of U.S. adults -- and it now is targeting its reach to informing people of emergencies.

Bloomberg Awards $11.6 Million to European Cities
September 17, 2014 - The second installment of Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayor's Challenge moves to Europe to accelerate civic solutions for five cities.

Ride Services Decimate San Francisco Taxi Industry's Business
September 17, 2014 - It's been evident that the booming popularity of app-dispatched ride services has dramatically eaten into the taxi industry's business. But a recent report on the status of the industry reveals the depth of the impact.

Chattanooga Launches Website to Track City Goals
September 17, 2014 - The open portal named Chattadata will track the city's violent crimes, job growth, economic investment, neighborhood investment and improved literacy.

Amazon Plans to Boost Cloud Spending
September 17, 2014 - The company is in the final stages of winning tax breaks and local government approval to build a $1.1 billion data center in Dublin, Ohio.

Midland, Texas, ISD Developing “Petroleum Academy”
September 17, 2014 - Midland school officials and area businesses are excited about a planned high school program that will focus on preparing high schoolers to work in the region's booming oil industry.

San Antonio Announces First Nationwide Implementation of Flood Prediction Software
September 17, 2014 - The system uses historical flood data and weather forecasts to plan a day before a potential flood, with real-time radar updates helping responders track developments during a storm.

City Concerns Halt Airbnb Law in San Francisco
September 16, 2014 - Issues over insurance, enforcement and taxation spur supervisors to revise short-term rental legislation for Airbnb hosts.

San Francisco Airport Launches #Converge@flySFO Innovation Space
September 16, 2014 - #Converge@flySFO is a place for travelers to innovate and collaborate while waiting for their flights.

Columbus, Ohio, Buying Software to Improve Crime DNA Analysis
September 16, 2014 - The Columbus City Council yesterday approved using $69,000 in federal grant money to purchase software that will better separate multiple sources of DNA found at crime scenes.

L.A. Fire Department Introduces New Website for Finding Local Stations
September 16, 2014 - LAFD noted that new features will be added in the coming months, such as an intranet which will help the department communicate better internally, linking communication across stations and fire units throughout the city.

Pay Your Parking Ticket by Smartphone?
September 16, 2014 - Columbia, S.C., plans to use new Motorola hand-held units and T2 Systems Inc. software to send meter violation tickets to a cloud-based system in real time.

Atlanta IT Requires New Foundation Before Innovation Can Occur
September 15, 2014 - Atlanta CIO Samir Saini says that right now, the IT priority in the city is to make sure its infrastructure can support what it has today, and also can scale to support future solutions like citizen-facing applications.

Is a California Community the Most Prepared in the U.S.?
September 15, 2014 - Bel Air Crest, Calif., is preparing to be self-sustaining after a disaster.

Chief Resilience Officers: Coming to Your City?
September 15, 2014 - Chief resilience officers begin to guide cities toward a future that’s better prepared for physical, social and economic challenges.

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