innovation

City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Justin Udo
October 14, 2019 - 3:48 pm
There's a major push to build Philadelphia's reputation as the most innovative city on the East Coast, and it's being done through a three-day festival that kicks off Tuesday.
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B.PHL, Philadelphia's version of South by Southwest will launch this fall
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Kim Glovas
June 17, 2019 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's version of South by Southwest (SXSW) will launch this fall and the city's first innovation celebration was announced Monday. The B.PHL festival kick off featured some innovations that will be highlighted at 11 locations across the city beginning Oct. 15...
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In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, people attend CES International in Las Vegas.
John Locher/AP Photo, File
May 09, 2019 - 11:17 am
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A trade group has reinstated an award to the makers of a robotic sex toy for women that it had taken away four months ago for not keeping with its image. The Consumer Technology Association on Wednesday restored the Consumer Electronics Show's 2019 Innovation Award in the...
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Mike DeNardo
April 23, 2019 - 1:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Center City's economy is growing, but not quickly enough, says a new report. Center City has averaged a 2.1% job growth rate over the last three years. But it should be even higher, says Paul Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District. "The recent rebound is...
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January 7, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Shanie \"Smash\" Rusth demonstrates the Fight Camp at Digital Experience, a media preview event at the Mirage Events Center.
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Ian Bush
January 09, 2019 - 5:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (KYW Newsradio) — If you want to get, or stay, in shape, some innovations from the CES tech show in Las Vegas might deserve a place in your home gym. FightCamp includes a freestanding punching bag along with hand wraps and a workout mat, but the brains are inside the boxing gloves...
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PennDot is looking for help from high schoolers as they work to increase work zone safety.
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Justin Udo
December 22, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PennDOT is looking for help from high schoolers as they work to increase work zone safety. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is holding a contest asking for ninth to 12th-graders to send them ideas of innovative ways they can better help keep the roads...
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Students work during the "hour of coding" event Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at Wells Community Academy High School in Chicago.
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David Madden
December 01, 2018 - 4:00 am
PATERSON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is selecting three high schools, including one in Burlington County, to take part in a new teaching approach for kids who are interested in tech jobs of the future. The public-private partnership, known as P-TECH — Pathways in Technology Early College...
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Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital, speaks at the Project NorthStar tech conference.
Antionette Lee | KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
October 04, 2018 - 7:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A three-day tech conference for black and Latino entrepreneurs and professionals is underway in South Philly this week. The Project NorthStar conference invited tech and start-up moguls from across the country to educate and connect. The City of Philadelphia and Black...
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Black & Brown Founders
Black & Brown Founders
Antionette Lee
September 13, 2018 - 8:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A tech conference designed to help minorities find economic success in the growing innovation industry is coming to Philadelphia next month. Aniyia Williams, executive director of Black & Brown Founders — the nonprofit that's helping to bring Project NorthStar to...
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Digital Literacy Alliance grant winners 2018
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Hadas Kuznits
August 09, 2018 - 6:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A dozen local organizations received grants Thursday for their work in helping diverse populations understand how to use technology. Mayor Jim Kenney presented the second annual Digital Literacy Alliance grants at a ceremony held at the Free Library of Philadelphia,...
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