Startup Crowdfunds App to Permit the Lemonade Stand

Plus, ShotSpotter Moves Into Predictive Policing with Acquisition, Startup Raises $865k to Turn Facebook Into a Constituent Feedback Tool and more...

by / October 16, 2018

TOP NEWS

Tired of Kids Getting Fined, Startup Crowdfunds an App to Permit the Lemonade Stand CityLife, formerly called AppCityLife, wants to make it easier for kids — or their parents — to apply for whatever permits they need via cellphone.


ShotSpotter Moves Into Predictive Policing with Acquisition The shift puts ShotSpotter into a competitive and controversial arena

Startup Raises $865k to Turn Facebook Into a Constituent Feedback Tool The startup, which came from two brothers attending Stanford University, is looking to make it easier for citizens to let their representatives — at the local, state and federal levels — know how they feel on specific issues.

Elections Management Company Raises $1.5M The company, EasyVote, got it all from a single investor.

Passport Acquires License Plate Reading Company NuPark The company offers technology to scan license plates, find their records, log traffic or parking violations and even send the drivers a fine. The acquisition follows a $43 million investment in Passport last year.

Tech Company Uses AI to Weed Out Irrelevant Government Bids The company, Periscope Holdings, is also looking to artificial intelligence as a way to help government buyers figure out if they can purchase something through cooperative procurement.

MARKET SPOTLIGHT

Here's How States Spend their IT Budgets It's pretty hard to get a simple answer about how government IT budgets break down. So the Center for Digital Government came up with an easier way to do it: Ask a bunch of governments to estimate, using standard categories.

WATCHLIST

GovTech companies on our radar this week:

Cithaeron: Maps noise across cities using camera and microphone arrays that feed into data analytics software.

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BIZ NOTES

>Callyo has launched a new product, i911, which allows first responders to find the location of 911 callers who are using a mobile phone.
 
>RedMane Technology has won a contract to implement its mCase software to help child welfare caseworkers at the Virginia Department of Social Services manage their work.
 
>Accela announced six new Software-as-a-Service customers: Anne Arundel, Md.; Jurupa Valley and Santa Barbara, Calif.; Pinellas County, Fla.; West Port, Conn. and New Haven, Ind.
 
>Granicus has named 14 local, state and federal agencies as winners in its 2018 Digital Strategy Awards.
 

WHAT WE'RE READING

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Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.