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1Test510/23/2013 12:00:00test
2Emily Hong06/27/2013 12:00:00Innovate SFSafer Streets, Restaurants, and Now Houses, Brought to You by Open Data http://innovatesf.com/safer-streets-restaurants-houses-brought-open-data/?utm_source=feedlySan FranciscoDeveloped in conjunction with Code for America and the Department of Public Health, the Standard will make the health and safety history for every residence in the City accessible to citizens in a “computer friendly” format immediately ready for interested developers. This transparency is aimed at keeping building owners accountable and increase compliance for health regulations, much like the LIVES Restaurant Hygiene Standard developed with Yelp earlier this year.
3Ivan Pentchoukov05/22/2013 12:00:00Epoch TimesNY Makes it Easy to Find Local Farmer’s Markets, Breweries, and Morehttp://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/68612-ny-makes-it-easy-to-find-local-farmers-markets-breweries-and-more/New York State"It’s officially easier to buy local. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on May 21 that New York State’s open data website will now feature information on local breweries, wineries, farmer’s markets, distilleries, and more."
4Anonymous05/22/2013 12:00:00WSJNY website features farmers markets, winerieshttp://online.wsj.com/article/AP38d9a68bcac14654a5a3600c47a3478c.htmlNew York StateGov. Andrew Cuomo says the state's new data transparency website now has information to help people find local farmers' markets, wineries, breweries, and distilleries.
5Bailey McCann05/20/2013 12:00:00CivSourceSTATE AND LOCAL TECHNOLOGY SHOWS FEDS HOW TO CUT WASTE, IMPROPER PAYMENTShttp://civsourceonline.com/2013/05/20/state-and-local-technology-shows-feds-how-to-cut-waste-improper-payments/Socrata"In the era of austerity, and seemingly endless conversations about budget deficits, finding solutions that both cut costs and make sure payments make it to the right place are critical. Last week, at the federal level, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform got a lesson from state and local governments on how to do this. "
6Grace Nasri05/16/2013 12:00:00Huffington PostPower to the People: How Data Democratization Is Enabling Consumers and Businesses to Make More Informed Decisionshttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/grace-nasri/data-democratization_b_3279778.htmlSocrata"Socrata, the platform for public data discovery, is democratizing governmental databases -- making them transparent and open. "
7Rahul Joshi 05/16/2013 12:00:00FutureGovCHAMPIONING OPENNESS: CITY OF EDMONTON CIO CHRIS MOORE IN INTERVIEW - PART Ihttp://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2013/may/16/championing-openness-city-edmonton-cio-chris-moore/City of Edmonton"Open Data is central to how government functions. It shows that governments are open and transparent, reinforcing a democratic approach to governance.'
8Kevin Merritt05/15/2013 12:00:00BigThinkThe Open Data Movement – Leveling the Playing Field For Consumershttp://bigthink.com/experts-corner/the-open-data-movement-nil-leveling-the-playing-field-for-consumersSocrata"Socrata, the company I lead, for example, offers customers like Medicare and CFPB – as well as a host of states and cities – a digital platform to publish complex data in a simple and easy way."
9Brian Tumulty 05/09/2013 12:00:00WGRZMedicare Data Shows Hospital Fees Vary Dramaticallyhttp://www.wgrz.com/news/article/213835/37/Medicare-Data-Shows-Hospital-Fees-Vary-Dramatically-Medicare"Hospitals in New York often charged vastly different fees for the same treatment in 2011, a Medicare database released Wednesday shows."
10David Morgan05/08/2013 12:00:00ReutersU.S. makes data available on wide disparity in hospital chargeshttp://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/08/us-usa-healthcare-hospitals-idUSBRE9470UC20130508Medicare"The Obama administration revealed what over 3,000 hospitals charge for common medical procedures in an early effort to challenge healthcare costs by showing consumers how prices for the same service can vary by tens of thousands of dollars."
11Gregory Ferenstein05/08/2013 12:00:00TechCrunchNew Database Reveals Adjacent Hospitals Charging $200,000 Difference For Same Procedurehttp://techcrunch.com/2013/05/08/new-database-reveals-adjacent-hospitals-charging-200000-difference-for-same-procedure/Medicare"A new federal database of hospital prices shows a massive disparity in medical costs. “Average inpatient charges for services a hospital may provide in connection with a joint replacement range from a low of $5,300 at a hospital in Ada, Oklahoma, to a high of $223,000 at a hospital in Monterey Park, California. "
12Maggie Fox05/08/2013 12:00:00NBC NewsNew hospital data shows giant swings in priceshttp://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/08/18124810-new-hospital-data-shows-giant-swings-in-prices?liteMedicare"Have a heart attack in Ogdensburg, N.Y., and it’ll cost $15,087 on average. But if you are treated in Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas, the bill will be nearly $66,000."
13Chad Terhune05/08/2013 12:00:00LA TimesMedicare charges vary widely at California hospitals, new data showhttp://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-medicare-hospital-costs-20130508,0,249621.storyMedicare"Federal officials are shedding new light on how much hospital bills vary across Southern California and the rest of the country."
14BARRY MEIER, JO CRAVEN McGINTY and JULIE CRESWELL05/08/2013 12:00:00NYTHospital Billing Varies Wildly, Government Data Showshttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/business/hospital-billing-varies-wildly-us-data-shows.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0Medicare"A hospital in Livingston, N.J., charged $70,712 on average to implant a pacemaker, while a hospital in nearby Rahway, N.J., charged $101,945."
15Scott Hensley05/08/2013 12:00:00NPRMedicare Pulls Back Curtain On Hospital Billshttp://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/05/08/182209789/medicare-pulls-back-curtain-on-hospital-billsMedicare"So, it's kind of a BIG deal when the government releases what individual hospitals charge Medicare — and what they actually get paid — for the most common diagnoses and treatments."
16Tribune Staff05/08/2013 12:00:00Chicago TribuneIllinois hospital prices vary widely, Medicare data showhttp://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-05-08/business/chi-medicare-hospital-charges-20130508_1_health-care-overhaul-law-major-joint-replacement-hospitalsMedicare"Hospitals in Illinois charged vastly different amounts of money for the same procedure -- with some charging seven or eight times more than another -- according to data released by the government Wednesday."
17LOUISE RADNOFSKY and ROB BARRY05/08/2013 12:00:00WSJData Shine Light on Hospital Billshttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324059704578471453118371838.htmlMedicare"The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published records that for the first time show prices at 3,337 hospitals for treating common ailments. The records also show the amount that Medicare, the federal insurance program for the elderly and disabled, agreed to actually pay for beneficiaries undergoing treatment for those diagnoses."
18Rachelle Chong04/30/2013 12:00:00TechWireSan Francisco Mayor Signs Landmark Open Data Policy and Procedures Legislationhttp://techwire.net/san-francisco-mayor-signs-landmark-open-data-policy-and-procedures-legislation/San Francisco"According to Section 22D(a), the new chief data officer will be responsible for “sharing City data with the public, facilitating the sharing of information between city departments and analyzing how data sets can be used to improve city decision making.”
1904/26/2013 12:00:00AG PublisherG-8 ag leaders set to meet and open data to the worldhttp://www.agprofessional.com/news/G-8-ag-leaders-set-to-meet-and-open-data-to-the-world-204860771.html?ref=771
20Steven Randazzo04/25/2013 12:00:00Healthdata.GovUS CTO Todd Park and Socrata CEO Kevin Merritt Discuss Open Data & Health Datapalooza IV!https://www.healthdata.gov/blog/us-cto-todd-park-and-socrata-ceo-kevin-merritt-discuss-open-data-health-datapalooza-iv?utm_source=feedlySocrata
21Lauren Dyson04/25/2013 12:00:00Code for AmericaFIRST STEPS WITH CIVIC ANALYTICShttp://codeforamerica.org/2013/04/25/first-steps-with-civic-analytics/New York City“Most of what we use is public data,” said O’Brien. “It’s a great place to start.”
22Lee Drutman04/22/2013 12:00:00Sunlight FoundationA win for open data: CFPB's consumer complaint databasehttp://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2013/04/22/consumer_complaint/CFPB"This is exactly what open data is supposed to do. It equalizes the balance of power. In this case, it has empowered consumers, and brought accountability to big banks."
2304/10/2013 12:00:00Halifax News NetHRM launches open data cataloguehttp://www.halifaxnewsnet.ca/News/2013-04-10/article-3217146/HRM-launches-open-data-catalogue/1Halifax"Accessing popular city information became easier today as HRM launched its open data catalogue, as part of a pilot project to release readily available, high quality data sets for public viewing, and use in the development of web and mobile based applications."
24Joshua Sabatini04/10/2013 12:00:00The ExaminerSan Francisco passes open data law to release more city informationhttp://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/04/san-francisco-passes-open-data-law-release-more-city-informationSan Francisco"San Francisco committed this week to boost its open-data movement, but the impact of the decision will depend on the information released and how tech companies and advocates put the information to use."
25Elizabeth Dwoskin and Frank Bass04/04/2013 12:00:00Bloomberg Business WeekBanks Roused by the CFPB's Database of Complaintshttp://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-04/banks-roused-by-the-cfpbs-database-of-complaintsCFPB"Response times have sped up by 3 percent since the database came online, data compiled by Bloomberg show. And banks are giving more customers a break: The number of credit-card cases Capital One Financial (COF), Citigroup (C), American Express (AXP), and GE Capital Retail Bank (GE) have resolved in clients’ favor rose 12.9 percent in the past six months, according to Bloomberg"
26Elliott Ramos04/03/2013 12:00:00WBEZ91.5The ‘hoodies’, the ‘suits’ and others behind Chicago Government 2.0http://www.wbez.org/news/%E2%80%98hoodies%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98suits%E2%80%99-and-others-behind-chicago-government-20-106458City of Chicago"Under a new mayor, Chicago’s data walls have been breached. Emanuel’s data team begins deploying futuristic tools and engages civic-minded residents —and hackers."
27Yo Yoshida03/28/2013 12:00:00GovFreshSan Francisco makes open data city policyhttp://govfresh.com/2013/03/san-francisco-makes-open-data-city-policy/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitterCity of San Francisco"Today, open data and its power to transform a city and a nation by engaging tech savvy citizens will be on display at San Francisco City Hall. "
28Jason Hibbets03/26/2013 12:00:00CivSourceTHE GALLERY: HOW RALEIGH IS BUILDING THEIR OPEN DATA SOLUTIONhttp://civsourceonline.com/2013/03/26/the-gallery-how-raleigh-is-building-their-open-data-solution/RaleighSocrata is being used to house other data sets and transform information assets such as geospatial data and unstructured content into consumable data.
29Harrison Weber03/19/2013 12:00:00The Next WebNYC announces fourth BigApps 2013 competition, featuring $150K in prizes and 350 new data setshttp://thenextweb.com/us/2013/03/19/nyc-to-launch-fourth-bigapps-2013-competition-tonight-featuring-150k-in-prizes-and-350-new-data-sets/New York City"New York mayor Bloomberg has announced the city’s fourth annual BigApps 2013, a contest which calls upon developers to build Web and mobile apps using open city data. The competition will launch tonight at the massive 31,164-member New York Tech Meetup."
3003/18/2013 12:00:00Unshackle UpstateGovernor Launches Open Data Website, Issues Executive Orderhttp://blog.unshackleupstate.com/2013/03/governor-launches-open-data-website-issues-executive-order/New York StateLast week, Gov. Cuomo announced the launch of open.ny.gov, a state data transparency web site that is intended to provide one-stop access to data from New York State agencies and local governments.
31Jack Vaughan03/18/2013 12:00:00SearchDataManagementOpen data goes to the cityhttp://searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com/news/2240179732/Open-data-goes-to-the-cityCity of Boston""We want to make the data as available as we can, and to put it out in [a form] that can be consumable," said Oates. There is more to do, he admits."
32Ariella Monti03/15/2013 12:00:00WRALRaleigh to launch open data hubhttp://www.wral.com/raleigh-to-launch-open-data-hub/12227722/City of Raliegh" Data geeks can rejoice as the City of Raleigh makes more public information available through its new website."
33Jaime Sumersille 03/14/2013 12:00:00Long Beach PatchLong Beach Signs Up for State Data Transparency Websitehttp://longbeach.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/long-beach-signs-up-for-state-data-transparency-websiteNew York State"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that 64 more local governments across the state - including the City of Long Beach - have signed up to share their data on open.ny.gov, a new and comprehensive data transparency website. "
3403/14/2013 12:00:00PostStar newsGOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES 64 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE SIGNED UP TO SHARE DATA ON OPEN.NY.GOV DAYS AFTER WEBSITE LAUNCHhttp://www.poststarnews.com/news/x1551265818/GOVERNOR-CUOMO-ANNOUNCES-64-LOCAL-GOVERNMENTS-HAVE-SIGNED-UP-TO-SHARE-DATA-ON-OPEN-NY-GOV-DAYS-AFTER-WEBSITE-LAUNCHNew York State"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 64 more local governments across the state have signed up to share their data on open.ny.gov, a new and comprehensive data transparency website – just three days after its launch at the start of Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of open government."
35Jessica Bakeman03/14/2013 12:00:00PressConnectsLocal governments sign on to transparency sitehttp://www.pressconnects.com/article/20130314/NEWS10/303140036/Local-governments-sign-transparency-site?nclick_check=1New York State"Sixty-nine local governments plan to upload public data onto Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Open NY” transparency site, officially launched earlier this week."
36Alex Howard03/14/2013 12:00:00LaserficheGuest Post: Alex Howard on Government Transparency ROIhttp://simplicity.laserfiche.com/content/guest-post-alex-howard-government-transparency-roiNew York State, City of Chicago"According to the McKinsey Global Institute, on average, government workers spend 19% of their days simply looking for information."
37Clarice Africa03/13/2013 12:00:00FutureGovNEW YORK LAUNCHES OPEN DATA PORTALhttp://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2013/mar/13/new-york-launches-open-data-portal/New York State"The portal serves as a comprehensive state data transparency website that provides access to data from over 30 New York State agencies and authorities, localities, and the federal government."
38ARIELLA MONTI03/13/2013 12:00:00Raleigh Public RecordPublic Data Website to Launch This Weekhttp://www.raleighpublicrecord.org/news/2013/03/13/public-data-website-to-launch-this-week/Raleigh"This week the City will launch Open Raleigh, a new platform for storing, accessing and visualizing public data. It’s appropriate timing, considering March 10-16 is Sunshine Week, a celebration of open government."
39Kelly McCarthy03/13/2013 12:00:00WBNGNew York to launch site to improve transparencyhttp://www.wbng.com/news/local/New-York-Government-transparency-website-197869491.htmlNew York State"The website "open.ny.gov" is part of the governor's initiative to use technology to better engage citizens. It's goal Cuomo outlined in his 2013 State of the State address."
40SAM ROUDMAN03/12/2013 12:00:00TechPresidentNew York State Unveils New Open Data Portalhttp://techpresident.com/news/23597/new-york-state-unveils-new-open-data-portalNew York State“States aren’t just big cities, they include local government - towns, counties - as components,” says John Kaehny, Executive Director of the government accountability organization Reinvent Albany.
41Bryan Sivak03/12/2013 12:00:00HealthData.GovNew York State Launches Health Data Platform! Read more at http://www.healthdata.gov/blog/new-york-state-launches-health-data-platform#6bDq8aMHkdEv8Gmg.99 http://www.healthdata.gov/blog/new-york-state-launches-health-data-platformNew York State, Department of Health"I would like to congratulate New York Governor Andrew Cumo, New York State Commissioner of Health Nirav R. Shah and his team on the launch of health.data.ny.gov; a catalog of New York State health data. "
42 MIRANDA NEUBAUER03/11/2013 12:00:00TechPresidentUnder Open Data Law, New York City Begins Herding Its Datahttp://techpresident.com/news/23595/nyc-marks-one-year-open-data-law-and-looks-aheadNew York City"Andrew Nicklin, director of research and development at DoITT, said that one challenge in working with agencies is simply navigating the government structure, locating the data and contacting the people who manage that data. But he noted that one aspect that hasn't been challenging is "getting people [within the city] excited about it." Nicklin attributed that enthusiasm to the fact that "the Mayor has made this a priority [and that] people are starting to see value in it."
43Glenn Coin03/11/2013 12:00:00SyracuseGov. Andrew Cuomo announces New York government transparency websitehttp://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/03/gov_andrew_cuomo_announces_new.htmlNew York State"The site, www.open.ny.gov, allows users to search government data by agency, municipality, ZIP code or subject area. It includes the state budget and data on crime, health, recreation, public services and economic development."
44Governor's Press Office03/11/2013 12:00:00Governor's Press OfficeGovernor Cuomo Launches Open.NY.Gov Providing Public Unprecedented User-Friendly Access to Federal, State and Local Datahttp://www.governor.ny.gov/press/03112013open-dataNew York State"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched "open.ny.gov," a new and comprehensive state data transparency website that provides - for the first time - user-friendly, one-stop access to data from New York State agencies, localities, and the federal government."
45Jessica Bakeman03/11/2013 12:00:00Albany WatchCuomo directs agencies to make data public on websitehttp://statepolitics.lohudblogs.com/2013/03/11/cuomo-directs-agencies-to-make-data-public-on-website/New York State"“This portal represents a tremendous step forward for transparency and will unlock countless doors for making more information available to New York’s taxpayers,” Tim Hoefer, director of the Empire Center for New York State Policy."
46Bailey McCann03/11/2013 12:00:00CivSourceOnlineNEW YORK, CONNECTICUT LAUNCH NEW WEB PORTALS FOR PUBLIC INFORMATIONhttp://civsourceonline.com/2013/03/11/new-york-connecticut-launch-new-web-portals-for-public-information/New York State"Open.ny.gov is offered as a shared resource to localities across the state, which will give citizens unified access to government data and help local governments cut costs and improve efficiency in addition to increasing transparency. "
47David Howard King03/10/2013 12:00:00Gotham GazetteTransparency in Albany? No Joke: Technology Helping To Pry Open Govthttp://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/open-government/4186-transparency-in-albany-no-joke-technology-helping-pry-open-govtNew York State"Now digital technologies are pushing Albany to transform the way it does business."
48SARAH GOODYEAR03/08/2013 12:00:00Atlantic CitiesWhy New York City's Open Data Law Is Worth Caring Abouthttp://www.theatlanticcities.com/technology/2013/03/why-new-york-citys-open-data-law-worth-caring-about/4904/New York City"That’s why Brewer and her allies in city government pushed for the passage last year of landmark open-data legislation that is designed to take all the information in the hands of city government and making it available to the public."
49Beth Morrissey03/07/2013 12:00:00The New York WorldNew York’s data deluge beginshttp://www.thenewyorkworld.com/2013/03/07/data-deluge/New York State"Numbers nerds rejoiced Thursday as the city reached an important milestone: All the city’s online data, from rat reports to hurricane evacuation maps, must be downloadable from the city’s open data portal."
50CTVNews.ca Staff 03/01/2013 12:00:00CTV NewsClement touts open data in government's first-ever 'Google Hangout' Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/clement-touts-open-data-in-government-s-first-ever-google-hangout-1.1177149#ixzz2MPPwB5aXhttp://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/clement-touts-open-data-in-government-s-first-ever-google-hangout-1.1177149Socrata"One of the bigger challenges panellists discussed was how to leverage the data once it’s available, and help those with moderate technical skills access the info so they can understand what the government is doing, said Kevin Merritt, founder and CEO of Socrata, a Seattle-based cloud software company focused on government data access. Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/clement-touts-open-data-in-government-s-first-ever-google-hangout-1.1177149#ixzz2MPQH5tNc"


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