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.

September 17, 2014

Amazon Plans to Boost Cloud Spending

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.

September 17, 2014

Permits for Self-Driving Cars a ‘Game-Changer,’ DMV Official Says

Three companies now have permits -- Volkswagen, Mercedes and Google -- which will put a total of 29 self-driving vehicles on the road. Twenty-five Lexus SUVs are in Google’s fleet, along with two vehicles apiece for Mercedes and Volkswagen.

September 17, 2014

Midland, Texas, ISD Developing “Petroleum Academy”

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.

September 17, 2014

San Antonio Announces First Nationwide Implementation of Flood Prediction Software

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.

September 17, 2014

UNLV Scores a World-Class Supercomputer

The computer is expected to be a catalyst for research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, enabling larger amounts of data to be processed in shorter periods of time.

September 17, 2014

Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette Sues State to Change Email Practice

Lawyers for the newspaper said the state’s practice violates the due process rights of the public seeking release of public records under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law.

September 17, 2014

How could a QR code save your life?

Answer: by showing first responders a diagram of your vehicle.

September 16, 2014

City Concerns Halt Airbnb Law in San Francisco

Issues over insurance, enforcement and taxation spur supervisors to revise short-term rental legislation for Airbnb hosts.

September 16, 2014

San Francisco Airport Launches #Converge@flySFO Innovation Space

#Converge@flySFO is a place for travelers to innovate and collaborate while waiting for their flights.

September 16, 2014

The Success of Open Data Depends on Open Standards

Making cities "smart" depends on the use of open standards that make open data discoverable and usable.

September 16, 2014

Offshore Wind to Power Economic Growth in Lake Erie Region

Cleveland-based nonprofit pushes forward on 'Icebreaker,' a project that supporters believe can play a role in region's economic and environmental future

September 16, 2014

Covered California Wants to Enroll 500,000 More People

Officials of the exchange created by the Affordable Care Act said they want total sign-ups to reach 1.7 million by the end of a three-month enrollment period that begins Nov. 15.