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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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Will Sacramento Become a Destination for Gov Tech Companies?

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Los Angeles County Voting System Redesign Enters Solicitation Phase

The county’s Voting Systems Assessment Project (VSAP), which began in 2009 at Caltech essentially as a research project, has been in design for the past three years. But in October, officials signed an agreement with technology researcher and adviser Gartner Inc. to do a sourcing strategy and readiness assessment over a five-month period.
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Merger Could Form Largest Health Information Exchange in California

A new nonprofit health information exchange will include an estimated 16.7 million information records and participation among 150 partners, making what its operators say will make the HIE the largest in California. A former White House senior technology adviser will lead the new tax-exempt public benefit corporation.
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Cannabis Software Companies Cash in on Changing Market

In the wake of California’s new laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, a significant amount of attention has been shifted to “track-and-trace” cannabis systems, as the state figures out how to manage the predicted influx of revenue.
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State Energy Authority Mulls Additional Tax Exemptions for Tesla

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Amazon Announces Hiring Binge: 4,000 Jobs Coming to California

Internet giant Amazon plans to hire 100,000 people in the U.S. in the next year and a half. That includes opportunities at new distribution centers planned in Tracy and Sacramento, announced last year.
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Venture Capitalist Says 2017 Looks Bright for Tech Startup Market

After a tough slog through 2016, tech startups (at least the good ones) have reason to be optimistic about the year ahead, says Scott Kupor, managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz.
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Satellite Constellations Could Be Poised to Challenge the Broadband Industry

Backed by billions of dollars from deep-pocketed investors, investors plan to blanket the earth in the next few years with perhaps thousands of miniature satellites beaming cheap, ubiquitous broadband service. If this latest wave of satellite networks gets off the ground, it could pose a challenge to a $224.6 billion industry currently dominated by telecom and cable companies with their miles of fiber-optic and copper wires.
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San Francisco Startup Plans Digital License Plates

Reviver wants to reinvent the plates with an interactive digital display called rPlate that can automatically update DMV registration, display messages and images, and handle vehicle and fleet tracking.
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Can Google and Amazon Build a Greener Internet?

A report issued Tuesday by the Greenpeace environmental group finds that many of the world’s largest Internet companies — including Apple, Facebook and Google — have made major progress powering their online operations with renewable energy.
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Foreign Nation Likely Was Behind Massive Insurance Data Breach, California Says

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