September 19, 2014

How can you make people obey 'don’t walk' signs?

Answer: through the art of dance

September 18, 2014

Oracle CEO Shifts Gears at 70

Oracle Co-Founder and CEO Larry Ellison is taking a more peripheral role as he rolls out his successors.

September 18, 2014

3 Steps Governments Can Take to Engage Citizens

Citizens, with their rapidly changing expectations, can play a role in making government what they want and need it to be.

September 18, 2014

California Innovation Officers Reveal Success Secrets

Experts discuss how public-sector agencies can move the needle on innovation in the state.

September 18, 2014

FirstNet Releases RFI, Budget

Announcements by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) show progress at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

September 18, 2014

7 Startups Unveil Plans to Answer Urban Challenges

The San Francisco-based Tumml civic tech accelerator debuts its third cohort of community-minded entrepreneurs.

September 18, 2014

Internet Access Still Out of Reach for Some in Western Pennsylvania

Twenty-five percent of households lack a computer with access to the Internet -- a statistic that's accurate for the nation as a whole.

September 18, 2014

New Report on L.A. Unified's iPads Reflects Problems with Curriculum

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.

September 18, 2014

Where’s the App for an Earthquake Warning?

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.

September 18, 2014

The Core Features of the Data-Powered City

Today's most innovative civic leaders are using technology to fulfill the promise of efficient and responsive local government.

September 18, 2014

Portland, Ore., to Hire a Chief Resilience Officer

The City Council is scheduled to greenlight a $1 million grant application to the Rockefeller Foundation to help pay for the proposed position.

September 18, 2014

Drones May Provide Big Lift to Agriculture When FAA Allows Their Use

A big boom in unmanned aircraft may come from what’s known as precision agriculture — using high-tech systems to help farmers increase yields and cut costs.

September 18, 2014

How much does a new Firefox OS smartphone by Intex cost?

Answer: $35

September 17, 2014

Could The Weather Company Change Emergency Alerting?

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.

September 17, 2014

Oakland County, Mich., Launches G2G Marketplace

The marketplace gives government agencies an easy way to research, purchase and implement technology solutions and professional services.

September 17, 2014

Bloomberg Awards $11.6 Million to European Cities

The second installment of Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayor's Challenge moves to Europe to accelerate civic solutions for five cities.

September 17, 2014

Seattle's New CTO Focuses on People, Infrastructure, Broadband Access for All

Michael Mattmiller says Seattle is keeping its options open when it comes to high-speed Internet.

September 17, 2014

Ride Services Decimate San Francisco Taxi Industry's Business

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.

September 17, 2014

Chattanooga Launches Website to Track City Goals

The open portal named Chattadata will track the city's violent crimes, job growth, economic investment, neighborhood investment and improved literacy.

September 17, 2014

Oracle America Accuses Oregon of Violating Federal Copyright Law in Health Exchange Fight

Federal law recognizes that software developers hold copyright protection until they transfer rights to their customer in a contract. Oracle contends its contract did not transfer those rights to Oregon.