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  • The tech industry’s regulatory crisis and how Silicon Valley lost touch with Washington Crunch Network

    The tech industry’s regulatory crisis and how Silicon Valley lost touch with Washington

    More than 80 million viewers around the world tuned in to watch the first of three presidential debates. With all the buzz being generated in and around the upcoming elections, no industry is exempt from their impact — Silicon Valley and the tech industry included. The Valley is not sheltered, nor is it immune to national politics — a fact that the Valley used to know. Read More

  • Is civic technology the killer app for democracy? Crunch Network

    Is civic technology the killer app for democracy?

    Smartphone apps have improved convenience for public transportation in many urban centers. In Washington, DC, riders can download apps to help them figure out where to go, when to show up and how long to wait for a bus or train. However, the problem with public transport in DC is not the lack of modern, helpful and timely information. The problem is that the Metro subway system is on fire. Read More

  • D.C.’s Newest Tech Accelerator “The Fort” Debuts Inaugural Batch

    D.C.’s Newest Tech Accelerator “The Fort” Debuts Inaugural Batch

    Hot, new Washington D.C. tech accelerator known as The Fort is debuting its inaugural class of startups today. The organization grew out the efforts from early stage VC firm Fortify Ventures LLC, also known as Fortify.vc (that’s its URL, too), which had previously invested in nearly dozen D.C.-area tech companies. Over the past 9 months, The Fort’s co-founders, Jonathon Perrelli… Read More

  • In Washington DC today? Go get a free cup of coffee, battery recharge on Sprint's dime

    Here’s a quickie. Should you find yourself in Washington, D.C. today for that inauguration thing, be sure to head over to Sprint’s retail store (609 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.). While there, you can grab a free cup of coffee and a free battery charge. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose. Read More

  • Apple’s Washington D.C. store facing opposition or part of a mass conspiracy?

    So Apple is facing opposition to putting up one of its gigantic glass-everywhere stores in one of Washington D.C.’s historic neighborhoods, the complaint being that it’d be too big and too modern to fit in with all the other quaint, cute buildings in the area (see our artist’s rendition above). I propose, however, that the complaint is a cover-up for a much more massive… Read More

  • Video: Ads appear only when you do

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/mmedia/player/wpniplayer_viral.swf?thisObj=fo237277&vid=040408-19v_title Who’s ready for even more high-tech ads? Short on cash, the metro in DC will install a type of interactive ad, apparently already present in other public transportation hubs around the U.S. The ads only appear once you walk by. Once someone has walked past an ad, an… Read More

  • An Apple grows in Brooklyn

    I never though about it before, but Apple doesn’t have a store in Brooklyn. Considering how popular Brooklyn is and the amount of Apple users you can find anywhere you look, it would be a perfect match for the company. Now, in a move that is sure to please Brooklynites, the NY Post is reporting that the Madison Retail Group is trying to get a space in a brand new condo building for an… Read More