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(Nutter chief of staff Everett Gillison testifies about the administration's plan to consolidate the city's 911 and 311 call centers.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmaker Nixes Vote on Consolidation of 311 and 911 Call Centers

The mayor’s chief of staff, Everett Gillison, was testifying at a hearing to consider the administration’s plan to consolidate the 911 and 311 centers at the old Quartermaster Depot, at 20th and Oregon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

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Comcast Lays Out Steps To Improve Customer Service

It was just last month when the Nutter administration released results from a study showing more than a quarter of all Comcast customers in Philadelphia are dissatisfied with the cable and Internet provider.

05/06/2015

(Crowdpac's web page centered on the upcoming Philadelphia elections.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Elections Get High-Tech Examination Ahead of May Primary

A Silicon Valley startup has launched a web site to educate voters on all the candidates for Philadelphia mayor, City Council, judgeships, and more.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

A SmartPlate (credit: Ian Bush)

Plate Can See When Eyes Are Bigger Than Stomach

Maybe you’re trying to lose weight, or control diabetes or high blood pressure. Or maybe you’re an athlete looking for ways to improve performance. A Philadelphia-based startup wants to help by adding technology to your table.

05/04/2015

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New App Helps Identify Sex Predators On Your Teens Facebook Friends List

Do you know all of your teens Facebook friends? Chances are, neither does your teen.

05/01/2015

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Facebook Adds Video Chat To List Of Features

Facebook is rolling out a new feature that will allow video chatting on its Messenger app.

04/29/2015

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Students At Phila. High School Get Special Lesson On Safe Internet Usage

Students at Imhotep Institute Charter High School got a lesson about their future Tuesday and about how they can be safer online.

04/28/2015

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First Public Hearing on Comcast Franchises in Philadelphia Draws Scathing Comments

At the Free Library branch on West Rittenhouse Square, during this first of six public forums this week, Comcast customers with pent-up frustrations sounded off.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

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Facebook Urging Users To Donate To Nepal Quake Relief Effort

The social networking site has added a message at the top of its news feed urging its members to donate funds to help the hundreds of thousands of people affected by Nepal’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

(The Google Person Finder web page.)

Internet Giants Jump Into Nepal Earthquake Relief and Social Support Efforts

Facebook is offering its “Safety Check” feature. Google, which lost a senior employee in an avalanche as a result of the earthquake, has activated its “Person Finder” tool.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

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New Web Site Helps US Military Vets in Philadelphia Find Services

The site is a one-stop clearinghouse where veterans and their families can find links to Philly-specific services including jobs, housing, and treatment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

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Study: Most Kids Are Using Smartphones And Tablets By The Time They’re 2 Years Old

Babies are now swiping and scrolling on tablets and smartphones before they can walk.

04/27/2015

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Tiny Particles Are Big Business For Univ. City Company

It’s tough to wrap your brain around something so miniscule it’s a thousand times smaller than a human hair. But when it comes to these nanoparticles, visualizing and measuring them can be a matter of life and death. That’s where a company based at the University City Science Center comes in.

04/25/2015

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Consumer Advocate: Comcast Faced Troublesome Disclosures If It Had Pressed Merger Deal

“If the Department of Justice actually filed suit against Comcast, a lot of analysis of Comcast’s business practices would become part of the public record,” a public interest group’s attorney says.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

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NHL Cracks Down on Live Streaming at Its Hockey Games

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly sent a memo to team presidents and credentialed media reiterating the league’s policy on streaming footage.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015