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Landmark Investment Shows Public Sector IT Market Heating Up

Feb 27, 2015

A $143.5 million in financing for San Ramon-based Accela will help firm expand its cloud platform.

New LAPD Program Seeks to Dethrone City as King of Hit-and-Runs

Feb 13, 2015

A new alert system will pit the efforts of the police, the private sector, the city and the public against one of Los Angeles' bloody problems.

Self-Driving Vehicles May Not Be So Safe

Jan 29, 2015

A new research paper documents a number of limitations and barriers to the potential road safety of self-driving vehicles.

Oakland Releases Automated License Plate Reader Data

Jan 26, 2015

The Electronic Frontier Foundation discovered that lower-income neighborhoods saw a disproportionate amount of license plates being scanned by police, but poor neighborhoods also tend to have more crime, which explains greater police presence.

Obama Mentions Tech, Cybersecurity in 2015 State of the Union

Jan 21, 2015

The president primarily touted middle-class economics and called for parties to cooperate in this year's addressing, making mere mentions of technology plans and proposals.

Davis, Calif., Reviews 45-Acre Innovation District

Jan 20, 2015

Davis is looking to replace fields of wheat with homes and work spaces for a new generation of technologists.

San Francisco Supports Startup Economy With Simplified Business Portal

Jan 13, 2015

In San Francisco's new business portal, launched in November, the citizen is made central to the business formation process -- not the government.

Miguel Gamino Appointed San Francisco’s Permanent CIO

Dec 10, 2014

The city's acting CIO loses his "acting" title, and looks forward to developing more public Wi-Fi and changing the organization's service culture.

Are Voting Website Outages a Sign of Bigger Problems?

Nov 12, 2014

Last week, service was disrupted for 18 voting information websites serving citizens around the nation this midterm election. But the nation may have bigger problems when it comes to voting technology.

City of Los Angeles Announces $1 Million Innovation Fund

Nov 7, 2014

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced at a press conference on Nov. 6 the creation of a $1 million Innovation Fund to pay for the best ideas that city workers can come up with.

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