August 21, 2014

Q&A: The Basics of Big Data

Stephen Goldsmith, professor of practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and director of the Innovations in American Government Program, discusses performance measurement, job creation and cloud computing.

August 21, 2014

UPS Stores Hit by Breach of Credit Card, Customer Data

The company said more than 100,000 transactions could have been exposed by a "limited malware intrusion," but it didn't know exactly how many or which customers were affected.

August 21, 2014

States Clear Way for Crowdfunding

Wisconsin and 11 other states plus the District of Columbia have passed laws or regulations allowing startups to use crowdfunding to raise money from investors, without having to jump through regulatory hoops.

August 21, 2014

Solar Arrays Now at a Dozen California Prison Sites

The solar panels at the dozen California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sites are projected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 61,000 metric tons in 2014 and will save approximately $78 million in energy costs over the next two decades, officials said.

August 21, 2014

Siluria Technologies Turns Natural Gas Into Gasoline in Hayward, Calif.

Siluria Technologies says it can produce large quantities of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and chemicals at roughly $1 per gallon.

August 21, 2014

Drones Banned Over Appalachian Trail, Other National Park Service Lands

The policy took affect Wednesday, and a full ban will remain in place until the National Park Service decides where drones might be allowed, according to a Park Service spokesman.

August 21, 2014

Korean researchers used which anger-fueled activity as a means to charge cell phones?

Answer: yelling

August 21, 2014

Los Angeles Undertakes Massive Website Relaunch with Drupal

The City of Angels has cemented a deal with Acquia to use its open source CMS to manage 20-plus websites.

August 20, 2014

Tennessee Statehouse Goes Digital to Save Time and Money

All 132 members of the Tennessee Legislature can review papers for committee meetings, hearings and research for the various departments on iPads.

August 20, 2014

MonkeyParking App to Debut in Southern California

After operations were halted in San Francisco, the auction parking app heads to Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

August 20, 2014

Uber Hires Former Obama Strategist to Lead Political Affairs

David Plouffe will manage Uber’s global policy and political activities as the company continues to expand its ride-sharing service worldwide.

August 20, 2014

Two Years Later, the Wait Seems Longer for Mobile Wallets

In 2012, hype and money surrounded the digital wallet concept. But now, the promise of mobile payments feels just as far off, if not further.

August 20, 2014

Los Angeles Names First Chief Data Officer

Selecting a former Code For America co-director could indicate a desire from Los Angeles to become more innovative.

August 20, 2014

California Broadband Council Holds August Meeting

The council was updated on a range of initiatives during its regular meeting on Monday morning, Aug. 18, at the Legislative Office Building across from the State Capitol.

August 20, 2014

3 Questions to Guide the Future of Civic Technology

Gov 2.0 is a long-term vision, and we’re just getting started. As technology develops and expands, we must constantly be asking ourselves, “What’s next?”

August 20, 2014

Water Utilities Are Starting to Take Their Own Conservation Advice

Wastewater treatment plants are often the biggest consumers of electricity in their areas. Gresham, Ore., and Washington, D.C., are making moves to change that.

August 20, 2014

Editorial: The Do Nothing Approach To Transportation Investment

Why do we keep investing the minimum amount while other countries pass us by in quality and breadth of transportation networks?

August 20, 2014

AT&T Picks Jacksonville as Second Florida City to Receive Its GigaPower Network

Although AT&T did not say how widespread the Jacksonville coverage area would be, the service would be geared toward residential customers and small businesses.

August 20, 2014

Gigabit Broadband Speed Spreads Throughout Wisconsin

Internet providers in Siren, Wis. and a handful of other rural towns now offer what's called gigabit broadband speed, adopting the saying 'big city technology and small town service.'

August 20, 2014

Maine Comes Out of the Dark and Into the Digital Age

As Rockport, Maine lights its municipal gigabit fiber-optic network, many other towns across the state contemplate the economic and quality of life benefits fiber promises.