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White House Innovation Day Highlights Disaster Response, Recovery
July 30, 2014 - Emergency managers converged with the tech community to discuss tools that can create more resilient communities.

Missouri Tax Hike Splits Transportation Advocates
July 30, 2014 - Missourians will decide next week whether to raise the state's sales tax to boost transportation funding.

EPA Opens Public Hearings on Power Plant Rules
July 30, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding public hearings on its new rules regulating power plants, and both sides of the debate are coming out in full force.

AT&T Chooses San Antonio to Receive GigaPower Network
July 30, 2014 - With its announcement, AT&T took big strides in its race with rival Google to wire U.S. cities with gigabit bandwidth Internet service, the highest speed available to consumers.

Los Angeles: The Beginning of Nationwide Wi-Fi?
July 30, 2014 - In a response to a Los Angeles RFI for citywide broadband, Dutch start up Angie Communications said it would also build and operate a nationwide 4G network and a Wi-Fi network that reaches 90 percent of the population. But some are skeptical of the ambitious plan.

State and Local Govs Not Ready For Mobile, Survey Says
July 29, 2014 - One of the hottest trends in government has most state and local agencies caught off-guard, according to a new survey.

Emails Show Allegheny County, Pa., Council Investigated Potential Snooping
July 29, 2014 - The council is considering bids from two companies to protect internal communications; the chosen company would develop a computer server separate from the executive and other offices.

UC Irvine Researchers Receive Grant to Study ‘Crowdprogramming’
July 29, 2014 - As part of the grant work, the UC Irvine team plans to create a publicly available platform for crowdfunding called CrowdCode, a tool set designed to address the intricacies of crowd programming.

California Officials Want to Build a 'Total Disaster City' for Training
July 29, 2014 - The $56 million training facility would pit emergency crews against a variety of realistic, pressure-packed simulated disasters.

The Infrastructure the Next Generation of Cities Will Need
July 29, 2014 - It will be technology that will enable "Cities 3.0" -- the transformation of metropolitan centers into hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Wave Energy Comes Ashore in Oahu, Hawaii
July 29, 2014 - This September, private firm Northwest Energy Innovations is slated to start testing its prototype Azura device, connected to Oahu's islandwide power grid used by energy customers.

Interactive Website Guides Michigan's Outdoor Enthusiasts
July 28, 2014 - The in-depth website is expected to increase northern Michigan's tourism by giving users access to trails, regardless of size, terrain, or who manages or owns the trail.

Indianapolis Modernizes Parking, Adds Millions
July 25, 2014 - In partnership with Xerox, Indianapolis created ParkIndy, a pay-by-phone meter system and app that's using predictive analytics to make parking more convenient and boost infrastructure revenue.

Does the World Wide Web Really Need Websites?
July 25, 2014 - Government transparency and engagement efforts often fall short, and the growing wave of mobility has some IT leaders rethinking how they deliver content online.

Socrata's Open Data Network: A Hub to Connect the Public and Private Sectors
July 25, 2014 - San Francisco is collaborating with Socrata on a new open data network that intends to be a hub for data sets across industries.

Pennsylvania PUC Approves Emergency Applications for Rideshares in Allegheny County
July 25, 2014 - The agency's Bureau of Technical Utility Services recommended approving the applications, allowing Uber and Lyft to begin experimental use in the state and invalidating the cease-and-desist order.

Sonora, Calif. Innovation Lab to Open Aug. 5
July 24, 2014 - Organizers say it’s the first “hacker lab” and maker space of its kind in a rural California community.

New App for Mowing Stretches Across Country
July 24, 2014 - 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

Google's New Automated Mapping Technique Gives Chattanooga a 3D Bump
July 24, 2014 - 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.

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