Ian Bush

Maroon 5's ‘This Summer’s Gonna Hurt’ is one possibility for song of summer. (Photo credit: David Becker/Getty Images)

Do Contenders for ‘Song of the Summer’ Strike a Chord with You?

Last year, you couldn’t escape ‘Fancy’. What will be the song of the summer this time around?

21 hours ago

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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

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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

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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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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Report: Comcast Canceling Its Time-Warner Cable Merger

Bloomberg News is citing “people with knowledge of the matter” in its report that Comcast is “planning to walk away” from the deal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

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Google Announces Cell Phone Service

Google is getting into the wireless game — announcing cell phone service it hopes will entice AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers to jump ship.

04/22/2015

(Alex Rivera and  Simon Indrele, holding 3D-printed figurines of themselves.  Photo by Ian Bush)

3D Printing, Serious and Not So, Gets Spotlight During Philly Tech Week

How about a 3D model of your face for $25, or a full-body statuette for $125? A center city company can do it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Shoppers examine a window display of the Apple Watch at an Apple retail store on Walnut Street, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Eagles Have Their Apple Watch App Ready To Go

Eagles fans will have one of the first apps designed for the brand-new device.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Manayunk Software Company Eyes The Future of Tech-Enhanced Voting

A Manayunk software developer thinks it should be less complicated to do your civic duty.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

Philly Tech Week kicks off Friday at Dilworth Park outside City Hall (File Photo Credit: Justin Udo)

Philly Tech Week Kickoff Postponed To Saturday, Due To Weather

The start of the fifth annual Philly Tech Week was postponed from Friday evening to Saturday evening because weather was threatening the outdoor event.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

(Homeland Security special agent William Walker addresses students at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, in Bryn Mawr.  Photo by Ian Bush)

Officials Bring Message of Online Safety to Students at a Delaware County School

It’s part of a new program by the US Department of Homeland Security, called “iGuardian.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

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Philadelphia V.A. Office Draws Withering Fire in Wake of Mismanagement Findings

The VA inspector-general found more than 31,000 claims and questions from veterans collecting dust for an average of nearly a year, and the personal information of veterans and VA staff left in a kitchen area for anyone to see.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Kaspersky Labs' "ransomware decryptor" web page.)

Computer Security Experts Fighting Back Against Latest Cyber Crime, ‘Ransomware’

New ways to fight off a cyberattack that holds your files for ransom — or to prevent it — are emerging.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

(The Saxbys Coffee store, at 34th and Lancaster Avenue, on the Drexel campus.  Photo by Ian Bush)

For Drexel Business Students, A Chance To Brew Some Credentials and Experience

A Philadelphia-based coffee chain is putting one of its stores in the hands of Drexel University students, allowing them to get experience and college credit while working.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

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