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Report: Internet of Things Could Drive Trillions in Industrial Growth

Sep 17, 2014

Global investment in the Industrial Internet of Things — generally defined as the combination of sensor-driven computing, industrial analytics and intelligent machine-machine devices and applications — is expected to reach $500 billion by 2020.

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Ride Services Decimate S.F. Taxi Industry’s Business

Sep 17, 2014

It's been evident that the booming popularity of app-dispatched ride services like Lyft and Uber have dramatically eaten into the taxi industry's business. But a report on the status of the taxi industry reveals the depth of the impact.

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City Concerns Halt Airbnb Law in San Francisco

Sep 17, 2014

Issues over insurance, enforcement and taxation spur supervisors to revise short-term rental legislation for Airbnb hosts.

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Video: Sept. 10 Industry Briefing: Davood Ghods, Chief, Office of Technology Services

Sep 17, 2014

During a TechWire Industry Briefing on Sept. 10, 2014, Office of Technology Services Chief Davood Ghods gave an informative presentation summarizing the office’s roles, responsibilities, and future initiatives and goals.

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Permits for Self-Driving Cars a ‘Game-Changer,’ DMV Official Says

Sep 16, 2014

The Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday approved permits for the Volkswagen Group of America, Mercedes and Google to test autonomous vehicles in California, as regulations governing automated driving in California went into effect for the first t...

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OTech Service Management Platform Goes Cloud-Based

Sep 16, 2014

With a renewed emphasis on customer service, the Office of Technology Services (OTech) is now using a cloud-based solution to improve operations and respond to help desk customers, Chief Davood Ghods said on Sept. 10

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New Due Dates for Centralized Revenue Opportunity System Bids

Sep 16, 2014

The state is seeking an integrator for the The Centralized Revenue Opportunity System (CROS), which will replace the Board of Equalization’s (BOE) patchwork of legacy systems built in the 1990s to collect and monitor sales-and-use taxes, some property taxes, special taxes and more.

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$23 Million Govtech Fund Opens for Business

Sep 16, 2014

A first-of-its-kind venture capital fund launches to aid a rising tide of government technology startups.

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Microsoft Sacramento Headquarters Grand Opening on Sept. 18

Sep 16, 2014

Microsoft has moved its Sacramento headquarters to a new location across the street from the State Capitol and is celebrating with an open house this Thursday, September 18. The public is invited for a light

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Covered California Wants to Enroll 500,000 More People

Sep 16, 2014

Officials of the exchange created by the Affordable Care Act said they want total sign-ups to reach 1.7 million by the end of a three-month enrollment period that begins Nov. 15.

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