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Government and Tech To Change the World (Or New York)

By Chris Coffey  |  August 26, 2015
In 2011 and then again in 2012, I co-authored New York’s City first-ever Digital Roadmap, with then Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot. During that time, we had the pleasure of meeting with dozens of City agencies to hear their technology needs. We also met with leading tech companies all over the City to hear their...
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Trust me… there’s an app for that

By Scott Schwaitzberg  |  August 20, 2015
Every day, we rely on big institutions to facilitate trust. Through Visa, I can exchange a promise and a piece of plastic for a bag of groceries, a pair of shoes or new laptop. I could try to do that without a big payment provider behind me, but the clerk would treat my promise with...
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Lessons from Chicago’s cloud tax proposal

By Bob Greenlee  |  August 19, 2015
The revenue-starved City of Chicago this year floated the idea of extending existing taxes to streaming services and cloud storage services. When the tech community pointed out that cloud storage is the single largest service purchased by the City’s fastest growing sector, the City wavered. And for a while last week, it even seemed like...
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