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How cities are using tech to encourage COVID-19 vaccination

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The mayors of New Orleans and Newark, New Jersey, said they're using livestreams and sentiment analysis to bolster their vaccination marketing efforts.

Facebook, US Ignite want communities to crowdsource AR, VR tools

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Three communities will be selected to hold challenges next year that find applications of AR and VR that support the public good.

These app makers are trying to shatter Facebook's echo chamber

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By giving users a direct link to their representatives, Aidan and Liam McCarty say their tool could transform online political discourse.

Facebook and Google take different stances toward states' new rules on political ad disclosures

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Google is suspending political ads in Washington state, while Facebook simply says state authorities have raised "important questions."

Boston data chief Andrew Therriault heads to Facebook

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The city's first chief data officer says he will soon return to the Boston region to build a new data team as he takes on "new challenges."

Seattle flags machine learning as integral piece of data program in 2018

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Following an open data hackathon that included engineers from Facebook and Amazon, Seattle city government is exploring for ways to expand its experimental foray into machine learning.

Arkansas extends Facebook VR program to all public high schools

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More than 360 public high schools in the state will gain free access to the emerging technology.

VR comes to Arkansas public schools under new partnership with Facebook

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The new partnership between the social networking giant's Techstart program and the state of Arkansas will bring virtual reality, more computers and cameras to classrooms.

New Facebook-powered tool delivers city services, expands civic inclusion

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ProudCity's new Service Center meets people where they are by delivering city services through government profile pages.

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