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Brian James Kirk
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Attended Temple University '08
Lives in Philadelphia, PA
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I can beat that rate if you folks want to start liking my posts, just sayin'
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For those wondering what Spotify is, compare it with the other streaming music services that are out there, via http://visual.ly/
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Very cool! Surprised at the omission of Pandora, though.
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The Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia (RDA) is undergoing an overhaul by the administration of Mayor Michael Nutter, aimed at making its inventory and dispoal policies more transparent and accessible to the public. The state-chartered entity, which has the power of eminent domain and to dispose of property for less than market-value, has conveyed thousands of vacant properties over the past few decades to individuals, companies, and organizations. Most have been redeveloped - but not all.

The map below shows about half of all properties (data source errors currently make a complete list impossible) which were conveyed by the RDA since 1986, but remain vacant today. Please note: many approved redevelopment projects consisted of the acquisition of vacant lots as private side yards, which still show up as "vacant."
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So, Josh Topolsky and team will take on AOL/Engadget with a new consumer electronics publication: The Verge; announced last night on Fallon. It makes me wonder how Block/Rojas did with their CE startup GDGT. Don't hear a lot about it, it seems.
This is my next… Home; Editors. Joshua Topolsky; Nilay Patel; Paul Miller; Joanna Stern; Chris Ziegler; Ross Miller; Laura June; Thomas Ricker; Dieter Bohn; Thomas Houston; Sean Hollister; Joseph Flat...
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A great piece from contributor Christopher Reber on broadband competition in Philly and where it can lead the city
Technically Philly covers Philly tech, VC, startups and open data.
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TechPHL is working with a national tech education/instruction program to offer a contest for free admission to one of their upcoming CSS classes ... $149 ticket, great deal
Philly tech news | Technically Philly - Covering the Community of People Who Use Technology in Philadelphia.
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Finally, the missing link for Spotify: a smart playlist resource. One step closer to a "power users" list, which I think is where this gets good. Where are the brands at, yo?
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I'll do one today and post it up. Sweeeeet!
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In case you needed a nineteen page review of Lion
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is no shrinking violet. Unlike its predecessor, Snow Leopard, which concentrated on internal changes, Lion aims to remake the Mac desktop experience in the image of its mobile sibli...
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Can a 1964 Modem Still Connect to the Internet? h/t govtech.com
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I used a 300 baud modem to call BBSes around 1989... at the time I couldn't imagine wanting to use anything faster.
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Data visualized from Twitter Developer Conference. It's impressive, but still the big question is actual engagement of that 105m user base.
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Editorial strategist, content sustainabilitist
Employment
  • Technically Media
    Co-Founder, 2009 - present
  • PlanPhilly
    Web Editor, 2010 - 2011
  • MobileBurn
    Editor, 2009 - 2010
  • Freelance Writer
    2007 - 2010
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Philadelphia, PA
Previously
Harrisburg, PA
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Introduction
I'm a co-founder of Technically Philly, a technology news site that covers startups, venture capital, open municipal government and the digital divide in the region.
Education
  • Temple University '08
  • Harrisburg Area Community College '06
  • Central Dauphin Senior High School '02
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