Smartphone apps

August 31, 2015, 7am PDT
Facing tough competition from Uber, New York City's neighborhood car service providers are using apps to retain clientele. The jury's still out on whether adaptation will help them stay in business.
The New York Times
April 14, 2015, 7am PDT
Over the next two years, Boston will replace its old parking meters with new ones connected to the internet. With this groundwork in place, pay-by-phone parking is the next step.
BetaBoston
September 6, 2013, 1pm PDT
Portland launches first U.S. mobile ticketing apps to enable mass transit riders to buy tickets with their iPhone and Android smartphones.
Engadget
August 30, 2013, 1pm PDT
Non-profit group works to improve efficiency of local governments with technology hacks.
Los Angeles Times
December 29, 2012, 1pm PST
Friday marked a milestone in the effort to bridge the gap between NYC's century-old subway system and emerging technologies; "a leap forward for a service that has lagged behind its peers both at home and abroad in adopting new technologies."
The Wall Street Journal
December 29, 2012, 9am PST
Of the thousands of historic homes across the country, many are seeing steep declines in visitors, reports J. Freedom du Lac. Consolidation and new technologies, such as smartphone apps, may be the best alternatives to closing doors.
The Washington Post