November 21, 2014

3 Lessons Hawaii Learned from Gamifying Government

Government work is serious business – but it doesn't have to be a no-fun, no-thrill zone for consumers.

November 21, 2014

Southern California Elementary Schools Adopt BYOD Program

The Laguna Beach Unified School District is expanding its bring-your-own-device program, asking students to bring a laptop or tablet to class beginning in January.

November 21, 2014

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken Seeks Answers About Uber's Privacy Policies

The senator wrote a sharply phrased letter that asks Uber probing questions and voices alarm about reports suggesting "a troubling disregard for customers' privacy."

November 21, 2014

Obama's Immigration Plan Doesn't Grant Tech World's Wishes

Industry leaders say there is a shortage of U.S. tech talent, and wish to attract the top-tier workers they desperately need. Critics, however, say employers prefer foreign workers because they can hire and retain them at a lower cost.

November 21, 2014

Tech Industry Must Lead Privacy Fight (Opinion)

Silicon Valley needs to take a more active role in protecting Americans’ privacy — and restoring public trust in its products.

November 21, 2014

California Vehicle Fleet Among Greenest in North America

Beginning in 2015 at least 10 percent of all eligible non-emergency, light-duty vehicle acquisitions for the state’s fleet are electric vehicles.

November 21, 2014

Is Ride Sharing's Next Stop a Bus?

Gabe Klein, the former head of transportation in Chicago and D.C., talks about Bridj, his new bus ride-sharing venture and what's next for transit.

November 21, 2014

How Technology Can Help with Long-Distance Caregiving

In-home telemonitoring devices, mobile apps and wearable devices can tell a long-distance caregiver whether a relative has opened the refrigerator, as well as send out medication reminders and monitor someone’s health.

November 21, 2014

The Seven Mega Shifts: Government 2020

Seven major trends have the potential to reshape government - in many cases from the outside - and transform the public sector.

November 21, 2014

New App Helps Users Discover Local History

Once the app is downloaded, users can type in a city, zip code or search within a certain mile radius to search for a historical site, museum or landmark.

November 21, 2014

How are taxis fighting back against Uber?

Answer: Flywheel

November 20, 2014

3 Ways to Strengthen Security Without Stifling Innovation

You want the masses behind your security efforts and helping the team identify the bad apples, but not stifling innovators who make a positive difference.

November 20, 2014

David Chiu Bringing Tech-Savviness to California Legislature

The newly elected assemblyman wants to tackle issues such as sharable economies, data privacy and innovation during his time as a legislator.

November 20, 2014

Palo Alto Maps Planning Permits and Construction Activity

City officials have launched a GIS app for citizens who want to track permit project status and discover details about construction activity in their neighborhoods.

November 20, 2014

States Turn to Data to Hit Back at Fraudsters

States increasingly are using data to attack widespread fraud, but few have taken a true "big data" approach to that and other problems they face.

November 20, 2014

How Portland Is Tackling the Innovation Dilemma

The Oregon city is using a special fund to spark new thinking in its agencies while minimizing financial risk.

November 20, 2014

How Smartphones Revolutionized Society in Less than a Decade

With more than 1 billion users worldwide and 2.5 million apps — and counting — available across Google and Apple’s digital marketplaces, smartphones are impacting day-to-day life in some surprising ways.

November 20, 2014

Renewable Energy's Rise Hurting Utilities

Solar energy is one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries. But it and other renewables are eating into utilities' profits, which have begun asking cities and states for help.

November 20, 2014

California Officials Tout Clean Machines to Help Air During Rail Construction

In a show-and-tell event Wednesday, state representatives showcased how the latest-generation diesel machinery will help ease the effects of earth-moving and heavy construction on the Valley’s troubled air.

November 20, 2014

Who's Responsible for Connectivity in Cars?

Despite the auto industry's rapid adoption of Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay, some tech start-ups say a uniform experience simply isn't possible.