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Oracle Sues Oregon Over Botched Obamacare Exchange

Aug 11, 2014

In a 21-page complaint filed Friday in federal court for the District of Oregon, Portland Division, Oracle charges that during the early months of this year, state officials privately continued to request Oracle’s help to fix their system while engaging in a campaign of “constant public slander” against the tech company.

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San Jose, Calif., Grabs $1 Million for Tech Projects

Aug 8, 2014

Funding from the Knight Foundation will support a new series of volunteer tech projects for California's city of San Jose and Santa Clara County. The post San Jose, Calif., Grabs $1 Million for Tech Projects appeared first on TechWire.net.

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California Secretary of State CIO Discusses Procurement, Legacy Systems

Aug 8, 2014

The 2016 election is more than two years away, but there’s no time to waste for the California Secretary of State’s Office, which is working to modernize applications that are vital to the elections process.

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Bill Takes Aim at Wealthy Electric Car Buyers

Aug 8, 2014

SB 1275 charges California’s Air Resources Board to place an income eligibility cap on the state’s $2,500 rebate on electric cars.

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Fort Heads to Oracle to Lead SLG Western Sales

Aug 8, 2014

Fort joins Oracle with 18 years of experience in enterprise software, consulting and technology sales to state and local government. The post Fort Heads to Oracle to Lead SLG Western Sales appeared first on TechWire.net.

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California Assembly OKs Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill

Senate Bill 962, authored by Senator Mark Leno and sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, moved forward on a 53-20 vote and now returns to the Senate -- which has already passed it -- for a vote on Assembly amendments.

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L.A. County Wants Tech Input on ‘Integrated Mobility Hubs’

Aug 8, 2014

The services at a mobility hub might include car sharing, real-time ridesharing and bike sharing, bike parking and small bus service.

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Uber, Lyft, Sidecar Launch Carpool Service in S.F.

While carpools have never become widespread, rideshare companies may have the critical mass, along with the technology and social engineering, to overcome common obstacles. The post Uber, Lyft, Sidecar Launch Carpool Service in S.F. appeared first on T...

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Electric Utilities Update Senate Subcommittee on Safety Efforts

Aug 7, 2014

Representatives from the California’s largest utility companies detailed how they are addressing public safety hazards associated with downed power lines, underground infrastructure and other risk factors.

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Siemens Plans eHighway Truck ‘Trolley’ in Southern California

Aug 7, 2014

The up to four trucks at a time will be able to use the overhead lines or disconnect and drive with hybrid diesel, compressed natural gas, battery or other on-board energy source.

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