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Phila. Parking Authority OKs Pay-By-Smartphone App

The board of the Philadelphia Parking Authority has given a thumbs-up to a system called Pango, a free smartphone app that allows you to feed the meter (or kiosk) with your cell phone.

05/21/2015

(Paul Bencivengo, with a Google Trekker strapped to his back.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Bucks County Photographs Its Off-Road Tourism Sites For Google Maps

Bucks County tourism officials and the Internet information giant Google are going off the beaten path to provide more information to visitors about parks and other attractions in the county.

05/21/2015

(Mayor Nutter greets Saint-Gobain CEO John Crowe, left, on terrace of Musuem of Art during a press conference about an upcoming exhibit on Eakins Oval, behind them.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A Company Celebrates 350 Years of Manufacturing With Philadelphia Exhibition

Saint-Gobain has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, soon to relocate in Malvern.

05/21/2015

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Jay-Z’s Music Streaming Service Aims For More Ears Ahead Of Made In America

The first tickets are earmarked for subscribers to the rapper’s fledgling music streaming service — called Tidal.

05/21/2015

Chris Christie, in file photo. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

Gov. Chris Christie has sign an executive order aimed at better protecting the state from cybersecurity threats.

05/20/2015

(Some of the thousands of replies, both well-meaning and less so, that have hit the @POTUS Twitter account. Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Pres. Obama’s Twitter Account Draws Out The Usual Trolls

The White House says every tweet to or from the president’s account is archived permanently for possible future review.

05/20/2015

(A screen from the Crowdpac web site showed Tomy Wyatt and Paul Steinke with large leads among self-reporting voters leading into the final hours of Election Day.)

Web Site Gathers Philadelphia Pre-Votes, Giving Early Insight

Crowdpac.com provides nonpartisan info on candidates in all of the Philadelphia races, and has allowed voters to create electronic sample ballots.

05/19/2015

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Drexel University Researchers Advising FAA Drone Regulators

Drexel researchers and students are part of the team advising the feds on what to do about unmanned aircraft.

05/19/2015

(Pres. Obama's Twitter page.)

Better Late Than Never: Pres. Obama Joins Twitterverse

President Obama has finally gotten his own Twitter account.

05/18/2015

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Tumblr Focuses on Social Issues With New Sharing Campaign

The blogging platform “Tumblr” has launched a new campaign to promote positivity and support in online communities.

05/18/2015

(File photo.  A great white shark.  Photo by Terry Goss, copyright 2006.  Used by permission)

‘Mary Lee’ The Shark Is On The Move Again

Mary Lee’s last ping was at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, just south of Ocean City, Maryland but well off the coast.

05/18/2015

(Allie, right, contracted with Michael to drive seven people in his SUV to Trenton.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

One Day After Derailment, Others Forced to Improvise Travel Plans to NYC

Some travelers just outside 30th Street Station got creative, and some strangers became friends.

05/13/2015

(A TSA rep talks to a potential applicant at a PHL airport job fair held at Temple University.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

PHL Airport Holds a Job Fair at Temple University

Hundreds of job seekers descended on Temple University this morning for a one-day job fair conducted by Philadelphia International Airport.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Photo by David Madden)

Delaware County Stumbles as New Business Development Web Site is Unveiled

Today’s rollout ran into a problem when the planned web site, delcoedge.com, directed people to another site.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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Local Bank Dealing With Flurry of ATM Frauds

A spokesman for Beneficial Bank notes that customers will not be responsible funds missing from their accounts.

05/12/2015