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10 Tech Startups, Ideas Coming from UCLA, USC Students

Sep 24, 2014

The aspirations come from a UCLA program that gives start-ups led at least in part by students or recent alumni a summer stipend to polish their products, and a USC event designed to motivate students to dream ideas for a randomly selected industry in ...

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Brown Calls for ‘More Ambitious’ Climate Change Action at U.N.

Sep 24, 2014

In remarks at a United Nations summit in New York, Brown held out California as a “hopeful example” of bipartisanship in the effort to reduce carbon emissions, even as Republicans and some moderate Democrats criticize Brown in California for regulations they say will increase the price of fuel.

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Lyft Acquires Hitch to Expand Carpool Service

Sep 24, 2014

Lyft, along with rivals Uber and Sidecar, are testing on-demand carpool options that will let passengers share rides — and costs — with other people going the same way.

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TechAmerica Axes Top Government Representative

Sep 23, 2014

TechAmerica has jettisoned Mike Hettinger, senior vice president for public sector, and is handing its government lobbying work to consultants, according to Federal News Radio. The media outlet obtained an internal email to TechAmerica members from

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FCC Commissioners Expected at Sept. 24 Net Neutrality Forum in Sacramento

Sep 23, 2014

FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel, CPUC Commissioner Catherine Sandoval, former Facebook executive Chris Kelly and other experts from the private sector are scheduled to participate at the 10 a.m. session at the State Capitol.

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Find Unclaimed Life Insurance Policies in New State Database

Sep 23, 2014

The searchable website will reflect settlements Controller John Chiang reached with 19 life insurance companies totaling an estimated $266.7 million in unpaid benefits to policyholders in California

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3 Steps Governments Can Take to Engage Citizens

Sep 23, 2014

Citizens, with their rapidly changing expectations, can play a role in making government what they want and need it to be. Expectations of citizens are changing rapidly. They want what they want — be it

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Big Data Perspectives at the California Leadership Forum (Video)

Sep 22, 2014

A one-hour panel discussion explored the many issues surrounding big data on Sept. 17 in Sacramento at the California Leadership Forum, a two-day conference hosted by Governing magazine and TechWire’s parent company e.Republic Inc.

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California Wants Developer for Prison Electronic Health Record System

Sep 22, 2014

California Correctional Health Care Services recently released an RFP seeking bidders interested in providing “on demand technical services” for the state’s Electronic Health Record System (EHRS).

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Brown Signs Six Bills on Electric Vehicles

Sep 22, 2014

The California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative reported earlier this month that more than 100,000 plug-in cars have been sold in California since the market started in 2010.

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