Posts tagged as: Government

DOT Changes Rules To Allow E-Bikes In National Parks

E-bikes, which were recently allowed in state parks, can now be used in national parks as well. The Department of the Interior announced its plan to implement an order allowing the use of low-speed electric bicycles at national wildlife refuges and other DOI-managed public lands where regular biking already occurs. “Millions of Americans want to […]

New Bill Aims to Protect Broadcasters In Spectrum Auctions

House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) unveiled a draft bill today that would go a long way toward protecting broadcasters during the repacking of the TV band that will follow the FCC’s incentive auction this spring. In the incentive auction, the FCC plans to buy the spectrum of several hundred TV […]

Google Receives 2 Million Takedown Requests a Day

The latest numbers in Google’s transparency report show that the search giant currently receives more than 65 million requests a month to remove links to pirated content – which works out at 2M per day, or 1,500 per minute. That’s a doubling in number in a little over a year, the company reporting that takedown […]

Alabama Launches State Gov’t iPhone App

The official Web site of the state of Alabama has announced the release of the free “” iPhone application, available immediately through the Apple App Store and iTunes. The application allows users to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of the iPhone and iPod Touch interface, making business with government even more convenient and accessible. […]

Talk to Your Government With New iPhone App

Potholes that need filling, barking dogs that need quieting, and graffiti that needs removing are now an iPhone tap away in dozens of cities and counties with today’s launch of the GORequest for the iPhone app by Government Outreach, Inc. iPhone users simply open the app, select an issue, take a picture, and tap submit […]

How Americans Feel About Gov’t Web Sites

The American Customer Satisfaction Index E-Government Satisfaction Index scores 73.6 for the second quarter, halting a drop in the first quarter that came after three consecutive quarterly gains. However, the Index didn’t manage a rebound, matching last quarter’s score, which is on a 100-point scale. “Our research shows that online satisfaction plays a critical role […]

Utah Releases New Apps For iPhone

Utah.Gov, the official Web site of the state of Utah, announced today the release of the free “Utah.Gov” and “Utah Professional License Lookup” iPhone applications, available immediately through the Apple iTunes Store. Utah is the first state government in the nation to develop and release an iPhone application. The Utah.Gov application can be found directly […]

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