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Sacramento Turns Attention to Partnering with Emerging Businesses, CIO Says

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Should Caltrans Get in the Business of Laying Broadband Conduit?

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L.A. Hackathon Showcases Student Talent and Could Get Them Jobs

LA Hacks offers college students everything they need to work very hard for a short period of time on a coding project. Founded in 2013 by UCLA students, the hackathon is meant to encourage students who are newly interested in coding and to connect students with vendors who eventually could hire them. And many sponsor companies do end up hiring participants.
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By the Numbers: California's Technology Industry (Infographic)

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L.A. Tech Experiment Mixes City Business with Pleasure

Will collocating government services with movie times and local restaurant ratings improve citizen-to-government engagement? Los Angeles aims to find out.
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New Tech Developments and Contracts at Covered California

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State Refreshes Managed Contracts for Internet, Network Services

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What's Blockchain and How Could It Impact Government?

Blockchain technology is the latest system governments are considering in the long-standing effort to increase efficiency.
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State Subsidy Gives Big Boost to North Coast's 'Digital 299' Broadband Project

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Report: Tech Tenants Coming to Sacramento's Renovated Train Station

In case you missed it, McClatchy announced it's joining with Google and YouTube to launch a video test lab in Sacramento’s newly renovated downtown train station. The incubator-style project is called Video Lab West.
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New Protocol Helps California Local Law Enforcement Implement Cloud Services

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OpenGov, Workiva Partner to Enhance Public-Sector Financial Reporting

Under the partnership, OpenGov Budget Builder and OpenGov Intelligence will be paired with Workiva’s Wdesk platform, a solution used by state and local governments to link data into a centralized repository.
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How State IT Systems Stack Up Against Ride-Share Background Checks

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Report: State and Local IT Spending to Outpace Federal in 2017 and 2018

Forrester is forecasting a $4 billion increase in state and local IT spending in 2017, bringing it to a total of $112 billion. Some of the biggest spending areas for state and local government will be cloud-based software.
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Regulating Recreational Cannabis: Can California Learn from Colorado?

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Silicon Valley Accelerator Takes on Gov Tech Companies

With its 20th group of companies, the Silicon Valley accelerator 500 Startups is diving into gov tech companies.
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California Companies Make List of Top Global Procurement Software Providers

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Folsom-Based PowerSchool Acquires Public-Sector Software Company for $850 Million

Folsom-based PowerSchool announced it has acquired SunGard K-12 business from FIS, a financial services technology provider.
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Investors Open Application Window for Local Tech Startup Accelerator

Impact Venture Capital, which maintains offices in downtown Sacramento and Burlingame, is now accepting applications for its Entrepreneurs Showcase. The program selects technology startups from Northern California and puts them through two months of education and mentoring sessions, culminating in presentations in front of potential investors during a "Demo Day."
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6 State Agencies Planning Cybersecurity Improvements

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How Will Changes to California's 'Tech Transfer' Statute Impact Businesses?

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Tech Firms May Face Tough Fight on Guest-Worker Programs

Tech companies may have a fight coming, with high stakes for thousands of workers: reform of guest-worker visa programs that the likes of Microsoft, Amazon.com, Google and a host of Indian outsourcing firms rely on.
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Microsoft Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Scott, senior vice president of Infrastructure at LinkedIn, has been named chief technology officer of Microsoft Corp.
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California Utilities Propose $1 Billion Electric Vehicle Push

The costs of the requests by Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric will be passed on to ratepayers and still need to be approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), but the utilities say the projects will go a long way toward reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
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5 Things to Know About Local Sacramento Startups

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