How to help Californians whose tap water is tainted

Karen Lewis knows about water problems. The 67-year-old lives in Compton, where the water coming out of her tap is tinged brown by manganese, a metal similar to iron, from old pipes. The water is s

A Flint, MI university turned vacant land into autonomous vehicle proving grounds

Kettering University unveiled this week an automotive proving grounds in a bid to lure companies and students to the Flint, MI area. The test track is on the school’s grounds, housed on land tha

Google.org announces $250,000 in grants for the Flint, Michigan water crisis

Google’s charitable arm is today announcing several grants and donations aimed at helping the residents of Flint, Michigan respond to their ongoing water crisis. With a total amount of $250,000,

To Prevent Another Flint, Make All Open Data Machine Readable

The lead poisoning of the entire city of Flint, Michigan was preventable and should never have happened. Numerous pundits and industry experts have said this. Most of them, however, explain that if go

Stop Throwing Tech At Flint. It Won’t Help.

I advise a lot of water tech entrepreneurs because I’m a masochist and because water tech is my first love. Recently, a lot of them are coming back to me with the Flint Water Crisis front and center

Toxic Water, Toxic City

The water in Flint is toxic. The state of Michigan inadvertently poisoned the city's well, and it will take years to flush the system. And that might not be the worst part. The state has yet to reveal

Mobile Payments Service Flint Adds $2M More In Series B Funding From Verizon, Rolls Out Passbook Support, Invoicing

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.flintmo.com/">Flint Mobile</a>, a mobile payments startup which unlike Square or PayPal Here uses the phone's camera instead of a dongle to "scan" credit and debit

Mobile Payments Startup Flint Raises $6M Series B Led By Digicel Group

Mobile payments startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.flint.com">Flint</a> has been keeping a low profile for <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/flint/">much of this year</a>, but it's loo

Flint Exits Beta To Take On Square With Its Camera-Based Mobile Payment App

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.flint.com">Flint</a>, a small business-focused mobile payment app that does away with dongles and NFC and instead uses the camera on a phone to "scan" a card's numb

Flint, MI's biogas facility gets city approval; construction to begin soon

Quick note for those four of you that are interested in the future of Flint, MI’s biogas facility: It has a green light. The city council voted 6-1 last night, paving the way for America’s

Flint, MI will hopefully soon get its own biogas facility

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/flint1.jpg">There isn't a spot in the country that has been harder hit by the financial meltdown than Flint, MI. Forbes recently <a href=