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Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out

Now that the hysteria is over and cities have stopped asking “how can we get Amazon,” we’d like to ask this: How can cities build stronger startup ecosystems for the Amazon yet to be built?

Amazon did exactly what it should have with its HQ2 process

I love my colleague Jon Shieber, he’s a great guy. But his arguments against Amazon’s HQ2 process are just wrong, and are part of an increasingly poisonous atmosphere around employment growth and

Open sourcing analysis, plus US, China and HQ2

The big news today is that — finally — we have Amazon’s selection of cities for its dual second headquarters (Northern Virginia and NYC). Then some notes on China. But first, semiconductors and

New plans aim to deploy the first US quantum network from Boston to Washington, DC

About 800 kilometers of unused fiber optic cable running down the U.S. eastern seaboard is set to become the first stateside quantum network. The aim is to get the quantum network up and running and a

The Wing, a co-working space for women, opens its doors in San Francisco

The Wing's newest co-working space is equipped with a lactation room, a library, a cafe and a conference room named for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy

At a Senate hearing this week in which US lawmakers quizzed tech giants on how they should go about drawing up comprehensive Federal consumer privacy protection legislation, Apple’s VP of soft

Facebook policy head makes a surprising cameo at the Kavanaugh hearing

Facebook might be doing its best to stay out of political scandals in the latter half of 2018, but the company had a presence, front and center, at one of the most contentious Senate hearings in moder

Women-only co-working space The Wing is launching an app to help its members stay connected

The Wing is bringing the physical world it's created for professional women through its co-working spaces to the digital world, with the launch of a social networking app, slated to become available

Activists push back on Facebook’s decision to remove a DC protest event

A number of activists and organizers in the Washington, DC area are disputing Facebook’s decision to remove a counter-protest event for a rally organized by Jason Kessler, the white nationalist

Update: Bird buys more scooters

Note: This story has been updated to indicate that the deal is worth tens of millions not hundreds of millions and includes comment from other manufacturers. It seems like all is fair in love and scoo

Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?

Jamie Metzl Contributor Share on Twitter Jamie Metzl is a futurist and the author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Enhancement and the Future of Humanity. More posts by this contributor Ten steps to prepare

Bird expands to San Francisco, San Jose and Washington

The smash dockless scooter rental startup, Bird, is expanding beyond its Southern California nest with a new rollout in San Francisco, San Jose, Calif. and Washington, DC, the company said today. And

Musicians, actors and influencers plan social media takeover to support #MarchForOurLives

Some of the biggest names in music, movies and social media are plotting an Instagram takeover in support of Saturday’s #MarchForOurLives. At noon Pacific today, celebrities including Snoop Dogg

How the president’s American Tech Council should tackle reforming government tech

Like Silicon Valley startups, the Federal Government grapples with technical debt - but on a massive scale. 

This is your last chance to buy tickets to the D.C. Meetup + Pitch-off!

Tonight is the night! The Washington, D.C. Meetup + Pitch-off is tonight and we have quite the show in store for you. But time is running out to buy a ticket and get in on the fun. So buy a ticket! Ge

Announcing the judges for the D.C. and Miami Pitch-offs

The TC Meetup + Pitch-off is headed to D.C. and Miami next week, and it's finally time to introduce you to our esteemed judges. The pitch-off will consist of 60-second presentations from 10 startups i

Energy giant AES partners with Measure to improve worker safety with drones

Major power producer AES Corp. is ramping up the use of drones with an eye toward shielding workers from industry hazards. Rather than buy all their own unmanned aerial systems, they’ve engaged D.C

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 f

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

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

Hot, new Washington D.C. tech accelerator known as <a href="http://thefort.vc/">The Fort</a> is debuting its inaugural class of startups today. The organization grew out the efforts from early stage V
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