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Group Plans Robot Playground Outside Boston
November 24, 2014 - This robot playground -- called the Devens Interoperability Playground -- aims to keep local robotics companies in the area, thus adding jobs and encouraging economic development.

San Diego Hires its First Chief Data Officer
November 21, 2014 - The Southern California city is making an investment in the future of open data.

The Rise of Customer-Centered Human Services
November 20, 2014 - Technology-based practices adapted from the commercial world are taking social services beyond the one-size-fits-all approach.

San Jose State University Clams Up on No-Bid Cisco Contract
November 17, 2014 - How much over budget is the campus's unfinished wireless network expansion -- already $2 million over -- expected to go?

Law Enforcement Social Media Use Up, But Policies Lacking
November 13, 2014 - Study reports lack of formal training to take advantage of social media as a tool for crime investigation, prevention and anticipation.

CivicMakers: Access to Democracy Cuts Both Ways
November 13, 2014 - With over 250 schools and 25 colleges and universities within San Francisco’s 49 square miles, what’s the holdup on high speed internet in tech’s cultural epicenter?

Venture Capital World Changes as Hedge Funds Target Tech Startups
November 11, 2014 - The shift marks a reversal for many firms, which had until recently been focused on better-established companies with more revenue and loyal customers.

Moving Toward a 21st-Century Procurement Policy
November 11, 2014 - Citizens regularly encounter elegant, easy-to-use technologies in almost every aspect of their lives, but their digital interactions with government remain clunky, inelegant and slow at best.

Managing Waste in Innovating Ways
November 11, 2014 - Imagine a community where nothing goes to waste. Instead, every material and object is recycled and turned into something useful.

BlackEnergy Malware Threat has Some Uneasy
November 11, 2014 - The malware is designed to target critical energy infrastructure and is believed to have originated with Russian government-sponsored hackers.

Entrepreneur Seeks to Close the Gap in Tech Industry Through Advocacy
November 10, 2014 - With the nation’s majority poised to become a minority in less than 30 years, the notion of connecting all ethnicities to the tech economy has become not a social, but an economic agenda.

Answers Needed in Virginia Voting Tech Failures
November 7, 2014 - The crash prevented the public from seeing results through Tuesday night on a state website that exists solely to provide the public with access to election results.

New England Schools, Industry Plan Cybersecurity Consortium
November 6, 2014 - Consortium organizers have a $2 million commitment from an undisclosed industry source toward the estimated $8 million to $10 million needed for the first four years of operation.

Ebola Efforts Tax Strapped Public Health Agencies
November 5, 2014 - Dwindling resources may make it difficult for health departments across the country to carry out intensive airport screenings, patient monitoring and other preparations for a potential Ebola outbreak in the U.S.

Digital Advertising on the Rise in California’s 2014 Election Cycle
November 4, 2014 - Self-serve digital advertising platforms might give local party candidates and causes a last-minute advantage at the polls.

As Technology Goes Home, Schools Work Out Who Pays for Repairs
November 4, 2014 - As schools send home devices with students, districts are dealing with more than just loading apps and training teachers. They’re also grappling with an inevitable question: Who pays when they break?

What to Do with Gigabit Internet
November 3, 2014 - With new services emerging, the time is coming when homes will have a use for faster speeds – and companies will have the capacity to deliver it.

Controversial Genetic Engineering Boosted in S.F. Incubator
October 31, 2014 - The Bay Area already has a wide network of programs designed to speed up the growth of medical-technology startups. But Indie Bio, has an unusual focus: synthetic biology.

City Leaders Meet to Discuss Social Media Policy for Bremerton, Wash.
October 31, 2014 - The Bremerton City Council met on Oct. 29 to discuss social media best practices and how to best communicate with citizens on various online platforms.

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