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(US labor secretary Thomas Perez tours the Urban Technology Project at Philadelphia school headquarters.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Apprenticeship Program Serves as Backdrop For $100M US Labor Dept. Announcement

Apprentices in the Urban Technology Project provide the School District of Philadelphia with IT troubleshooting and maintenance. Labor secretary Thomas Perez wants to expand high-tech apprenticeship programs nationwide.

12/11/2014

(Bill Gates speaks with students at a North Philadelphia high school via video link.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Skypes With Students at a North Phila. High School

The Microsoft Corporation founder fielded questions from eight schools around the country, one question from each school.

12/10/2014

(credit: Handout/Getty Images) Ellen Degeneres arranges a group selfie from the stage of the Academy Award ceremonies.

Twitter Lists Its Most-Tweeted Topics of 2014

During the year, Twitter users sent an average of more than 500 million tweets per day, but only one is recognized as the “Golden Tweet.”

12/10/2014

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Roxborough’s Beer Blogging Priest Debuts Christmas Brew, ‘Gingerbread Jesus’

Described as a Belgian Dubbel brewed with molasses, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, the hilariously-named Gingerbread Jesus has a story behind it, just like its co-creator, Father Kirk, who says he never liked beer as a teen.

12/10/2014

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Facebook Releases Its Most-Posted Topics of 2014

Facebook analyzed the past year’s conversation on the social network to reveal the most talked-about topics.

12/09/2014

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Central Bucks West Counselor on Leave After Facebook Threat Posted Against Post-Eagles Game Protesters

The post said, “If my child cannot get to the Eagles game due to protesters, I will personally SHOOT every one of them. You’ve been warned idiots!!”

12/08/2014

(A Philadelphia Parking Authority payment kiosk shows a "network failed" message during a period when PPA kiosks were unable to process credit card payments.  Photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Parking Authority Fixes Its Kiosks’ Credit Card Glitch

Drivers needed cash today at Philadelphia parking kiosks, which refused to take credit or debit card payments.

12/08/2014

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Dot-LGBT The New Dot-Com For Gay Community

A Montgomery County company is behind one of the newest dot-com names.

12/05/2014

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Study: Your Obsession With Your Smartphone Is Hurting Your Relationship

Smartphones have officially become the third wheel in many relationships.

12/04/2014

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NY Grand Jury Decision on Chokehold Death Ignites Social Media Criticisms

Conversation about Eric Garner dominated social media Wednesday night following a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the man’s chokehold death.

12/04/2014

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Investors Open Wallets For Chester County ‘Smart Home’ Software Company

A Malvern company is making a name for itself in the booming ‘smart home’ market, and investors are taking note.

12/03/2014

(Septa transit police chief Thomas Nestel shows a walkie-talkie handset with an embedded video camera and screen.  File photo by CBS3)

Septa’s Top Cop Eager To Deploy More Body-Worn Cameras For Officers

Septa Transit Police chief Thomas Nestel says the six cameras that were deployed back in July have been netting good results.

12/02/2014

(At 48th Street Grille, Mayor Nutter greets chef-owner Carl Lewis as Sylvie Gallier-Howard of the city's Commerce Department looks on.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Crowdfunding Microloan Web Site Spotlights Philadelphia’s Small Businesses

The partnership between web site Kiva.org and the city’s Department of Commerce brings “crowdfunded microloans,” most of which are about $5,000 and are offered at zero-percent interest.

12/02/2014

The boardwalk in Wildwood. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Wildwood, NJ Tops ‘Destinations on the Rise’ Web List

Trip Advisor says that among US vacation spots, Wildwood, NJ has generated the greatest increase in positive reviews in the past year.

12/02/2014

(Packages are sorted at a UPS hub.  Photo provided by UPS)

Parcel Services Already in High Gear As ‘Cyber Monday’ Hits

Crunch time has already begun for parcel delivery services as they work to get all of those items being bought where they are going.

12/01/2014

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