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After Acquiring Paladin Data Systems, Dude Solutions Rolls Out Licensing & Permitting Software Dude's work has traditionally focused on the facilities/asset management space, but now it's branching into a space that more directly touches citizens with a cloud-based licensing and permitting solution.

Next-Gen 911 Startup Raises $15M Series B Israel-based Carbyne has wrapped up the funding round just as they sign their first few customers in the U.S.   Columbus, Ohio, Requests Proposals for Mobility-as-a-Service App The city, which is working on implementing the smart city vision that won it $40 million in 2016, wants an app that will let users view multiple, interconnected means of getting somewhere and paying for it all at once.   Two Midwestern Cities Want Smart Kiosks on the Streets St. Louis and Aurora, Ill., are both in the midst of a push to deploy smart touch-screen kiosks on their streets, following in the footsteps of Kansas City, Mo., and New York City before them.   Suburban Minneapolis Police Agency Deploys Gun-Mounted Cameras The 10-officer West Hennepin County Safety Department opted for the cheaper alternative to the increasingly popular body-worn cameras.   Exeter, N.H., Launches Mobile App for 311 and Citizen Services The city's new app allows citizens to send in pictures of potholes, report problems and pay for things like dog licensing. MARKET SPOTLIGHT

When Will We Trust Self-Driving Vehicles? Given the radical changes those vehicles might make possible, it's an important question to ask. The University of Memphis, in collaboration with the city of Memphis, Tenn., have come up with a structured way to start answering it, drawing from survey data about what makes people uncomfortable.

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GovTech company on our radar this week:

My90: Gives the community a way to text law enforcement agencies about their experiences with the police, creating an anonymized engagement dataset. Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.

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>GovSense is launching its cloud-based unified land management software with the city of Holly Springs, Ga. Civic Hacker Uses FOIA'd Data to Find & Fix Confusing Street Parking Signs in Chicago (Civic Hax blog)   Introducing Google's Machine Learning Blog (Google Developers blog)   Should Shrinking Small Towns Consider Disincorporation? (Governing)   GovTechBiz is our weekly newsletter covering the companies, deals and trends in the business of gov tech. Got a news tip? Other feedback? We're listening. Send it to GovTechBiz Writer Ben Miller at biz@govtech.com.