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AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge produces community focused mobile apps

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge produces community focused mobile apps

Western New Yorkers will be able to turn to their smartphones for information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics, thanks to creativity and innovation that emerged from the 2014 AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.

The winners of the two-month “virtual hackathon” were announced Dec. 4 by AT&T, along with community partners including the University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs Technology Incubator, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo and Hack Upstate.

The contest challenged local developers, entrepreneurs, designers and technologists to leverage open data to build smartphone apps that serve community needs. The competition aimed to connect and engage citizens with government and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment.  

Thanksgiving Celebrations Must Include a Safe Ride Home

Thanksgiving Celebrations Must Include a Safe Ride Home

 

In recent years, Thanksgiving Eve has become known as the biggest party night of the year. While everyone enjoys a good party with family and friends to usher in the holiday season, the planning isn’t complete until arrangements have been made to guarantee a safe ride home at the end of the evening for all of your guests.

Beta and Video Game Testing 101; Don't get Taken

Beta and Video Game Testing 101; Don't get Taken

Nationwide - With the explosion in sales of video gan\ming consols and the interest in authoring software, there is a trend of individuals attempting to sell information online on how to become a beta testor or softare evaluator. Some sites may be legitamate. Other sites charge a monthly admission fee of twenty dollars or more for the same information that can be found easliy online. In addition these sites may offer more then what the initial visit was bargoning for. In one case this blogger viewed software that can be used to view video stations without paying for subscription services. Webmasters have the right to communicate whatever they wish. This is a free country and the First Ammendment is still en force, but individuals whom are purchsing a monthly subscription with tyhe intent to find work, should not have their interntions tarnished by being bombarded with solicitations for or being supplied with such software.

Canadian Red Cross disaster responders to assist Torontonians in times of emergencies

Canadian Red Cross disaster responders to assist Torontonians in times of emergencies

Canadian Red Cross disaster response volunteers are ready to deploy around-the-clock to provide humanitarian assistance in Toronto, as part of a new partnership between the Canadian Red Cross and the City of Toronto.