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May 26, 2016

Investors Give $7 Million to Digital Document Startup

The New York-based gov tech startup SeamlessDocs continues its rapid expansion into government offering its city tools to the state and federal sector.

May 26, 2016

Airline Apps Not Subject to California’s Online Privacy Protection Act

A new federal ruling should help airlines avoid “a patchwork of different regulations around the country.”

May 26, 2016

In Online Sales Tax Battle, States Pin Hopes on Courts

Unable to collect sales tax from many online businesses, states are passing legislation that may get the court system to settle the issue.

May 26, 2016

Boston Transit Polls Residents About Future Transportation Services

The city is trying to come up with a way to encourage new technologies, such as self-driving cars, while also making sure autonomous vehicles fit in well with the city’s other transportation options.

May 26, 2016

Ohio City Buses Get a Tech Remodel

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is hiring a contractor to replace its current radio system and install wireless communication technology in its fixed-route buses by the end of the year, and install Wi-Fi capabilities.

May 26, 2016

Battleground Miami: Hotels, Airbnb Duke it Out Over Regulations

After a report was released by the American Hotel & Lodging Association criticizing home-sharing businesses for skirting hotel regulations, but Airbnb fought back saying the data is flawed and misleading.

May 26, 2016

Lima, Ohio, Seeks to Normalize City Data Systems

City departments are not able to share information effectively, given that between 11 departments, more than 50 separate applications were in use across multiple platforms.

May 26, 2016

Norfolk, Va., to Launch Free Public Wi-Fi

Up to 7,800 people at a time will be able to use the high-speed internet.

May 26, 2016

Lakeland, Fla., Pilots Fiber Optics Internet Service at Regional Airport

The airport was identified as a lower-risk alternative to an earlier discussed pilot program in downtown and surrounding residential areas that was considered too risky by the city's finance director.

May 26, 2016

How Philly Infused Government with a Data-Driven Culture

Philadelphia's former mayor explains the steps his city took to make effective use of data and bring it to bear on performance.

May 26, 2016

What form of energy is the U.S. Department of Energy investing in heavily?

Answer: solar

May 25, 2016

Google to Open Self-Driving Car Development Center Outside Detroit

Google plans to use the facility in the auto industry's backyard to work on self-driving minivans.

May 25, 2016

Hybrid Cloud Is Here to Stay, Report Says

Though entrance to the cloud is becoming easier, certain IT functions may remain on premise permanently.

May 25, 2016

Boston Appoints First Chief Data Officer

The city's first CDO will bring his machine learning experience to bear on the city's most capricious and recalcitrant struggles.

May 25, 2016

Maine County Receives Microsoft Grant to Provide Internet to Rural Homes

Microsoft has released a round of grants to several companies and municipalities who are bringing Internet connections to the underserved.

May 25, 2016

Google is Much More than a Search Engine: Can it Cash in On Its Transition?

The Mountain View, Calif., company’s apparent transition from go-to search engine to omnipresent virtual assistant will likely require rethinking its advertising business.

May 25, 2016

Faraday Future Eyes Partnership with Vallejo, Calif., to Open Factory

The manufacturing plant would establish Mare Island and Vallejo as a hub of clean-tech, consumer-oriented, climate-protective ingenuity in the Bay Area, city officials said.

May 25, 2016

California Experiment Will Test Different Ways of Charging Drivers by the Mile

As the gas tax brings in less and less revenue, states are watching Oregon and California as they experiment with alternatives to the gas tax.

May 25, 2016

Medical Transportation Is a Struggle for States to Manage

Millions of disabled, sick and elderly people rely on medical transportation that can leave them stranded for hours in times of need.

May 25, 2016

Houston Neighborhood Recruits Help to Slow Gentrification

As the area continues to attract interest, Houston's Third Ward community organizations work to promote “development without displacement.”