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Lockheed Martin Corp. Expanding Its I-295 ‘Cornfield Cruiser’ With Navy Contract Extension

Officials cut the ribbon on a 72,000-square-foot expansion to the Lockheed Martin facility in Moorestown whose goal is to keep the US Navy’s “Aegis” Combat System up to date.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

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Instagram Adding Collage Feature To Its Photo-Posting App

With “Layout,” Instagram users will be able to build collages using photos from their camera roll, which they can then share to Instagram, Facebook, or elsewhere.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

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Montgomery County, Pa. Implementing Texting Option for 911 Emergency Callers

County commissioners have awarded a $100,000+ contract to begin the upgrades needed to make the 911 system compatible with texting.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

(Following his online tweet, US senator Ted Cruz made a live announcement of his run for the presidency at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.    Photo by Paul J. Richards/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Leads Presidential Pack in Use of Social Media To Announce Candidacy

US senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) was the first to formally announce his presidential run. And instead of a ballroom and podium, he opted for another platform: Twitter.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

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NJ’s Monitoring of Social Media For PARCC Test Cheating Angers Parents

With the new assessment tests already somewhat controversial in the state, some North Jersey parents were upset to learn that a company is being paid to watch their children’s online chatter.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(Details of Katharina Grosse's "Psychylustro," as photographed by Steve Weinik, and shown on Google Cultural Institute.  Image provided)

Google Helps Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Preserve Trove of Its Works Online

It’s the latest addition to the online Google Cultural Institute, an effort by the digital info company to capture significant artworks for all the world to share.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

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New Domain Lets You Tell The Web You Think Something ‘Sucks’

There’s a new kind of Internet address that likely will appeal to those with grievances to air.

03/19/2015

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Local Blogger Keeps Philadelphians In Style For Spring (And Beyond)

From product tests to YouTube videos to timely tips on dressing for the weather, fashion blogger Brittiny Adams covers all things style in the City of Brotherly Love.

03/18/2015

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Could You Soon Choose Apple As Your TV Provider?

KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports it’s the latest planned offering for cable cord-cutters.

03/17/2015

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KYW at SXSW: Anonymous App ‘Yik Yak’ Addressing Cyberbullying Concerns

Today, at the SXSW Interactive Conference, in Austin, Tex., the cofounders of Yik Yak took the stage to defend the service against criticisms that it enabled cyberbullying.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(Teachers and school administrators take part in a team exercise, trying to build the tallest possible structure using only aluminum foil, during a presentation by Discovery Education.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Montco Educators Get Marketing Pitch and More From an Electronic Learning Firm

Some Montgomery County, Pa. educators got a taste of what their classrooms might look like in the future.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

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Soon-To-Be Or Recent College Grads Can Take Part In Online Job Fair Set For The End Of The Month

Deborah Diamond, President of Campus Philly, likens the week long event to an online matchmaking service of sorts.

03/15/2015

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Franklin Institute Highlights Women Of Color In Science

The Color of Science is a two-day, two-part event designed to highlight the strong need for diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

03/13/2015

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PennDOT Says Its Cameras Are For Traffic Monitoring, Not Retracing Past Events

After a Montgomery County woman went missing last week, her car found abandoned along Route 422 in King of Prussia, some asked why investigators didn’t turn to highway traffic cameras to help solve the mysterious disappearance.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

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Drexel University Partners With TechGirlz To Launch New Game Design Program For Women

While the class may look like your average computer class, the girls participating are actually testing a game design curriculum for schools and students nationwide.

03/11/2015