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