Socrata

  • Cities Take Lead On App Development Crunch Network

    Cities Take Lead On App Development

    What kinds of apps do cities need? This is a key question that cities have been asking themselves and answering in a range of ways in recent years. Before we even can truly answer that question though, it’s key to understand the important role of cities in everyday life. We wake up in our home in a city, walk in a city, bike in a city, commute to work or school in a city, frequent… Read More

  • A Steady Erosion Of Confidence In Government Crunch Network

    A Steady Erosion Of Confidence In Government

    Governments around the world are facing significant political turmoil and enormous economic stress as they struggle with an alarming and unprecedented array of public policy crises today. And – whether it’s the desperate water scarcity in Brazil, the darkness-inducing rural electricity shortfall in India, the precipitous financial meltdown in Russia, or the festering income… Read More

  • Socrata Raises $18M For Platform To Open Government Data

    Socrata Raises $18M For Platform To Open Government Data

    Socrata has raised $18 million to further the extension of its open-data platform now used at all levels of government to present information for the general public. The Series B round of financing was led by OpenView Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Morgenthaler Ventures and Frazier Technology Partners. Read More

  • Clouds & APIs: Mayor Lee Unveils The San Francisco Open Data Cloud

    Clouds & APIs: Mayor Lee Unveils The San Francisco Open Data Cloud

    With 30,000 tech jobs already in town and more (hopefully) on the way, San Francisco has been making a big push to make its city as friendly as possible to entrepreneurs. In January, we saw Mayor Ed Lee, Ron Conway, and former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde launched sfCITI, a committee which focuses on hiring — both placing and training competent programmers and just generally bringing… Read More