New York hackathon looks to use open data to assist with city governance

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Decline of Media Freedoms Generating Protests in Hong Kong

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Thousands rallied outside Hong Kong’s government headquarters on Sunday demanding the city’s leader uphold media freedoms amid growing anger towards perceived behind-the-scenes intrusions on local media outlets…”

Full Story: http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-march-hong-kong-against-erosion-media-freedoms-133217188–sector.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory

SOURCE:  Yahoo News

Mysterious Illness Affecting California Children

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A small number of children in California have come down with polio-like illnesses since 2012 — suffering paralysis in one or more limbs and other symptoms — and physicians and public health officials do not yet know why…”

Full Story:  http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-polio-like-paralysis-california-20140223,0,4064386.story#ixzz2uGNytBqn

SOURCE:  LA Times

 

21 Year Old Get’s a $250 an Hour Gig with General Mills

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An out-of-work, 21-year-old tinkerer’s persistence and innovative thinking helped him land an $250-an-hour gig designing a granola-texture analyzer for General Mills Inc. as part of the company’s open-call initiative for inventors…”

Full Story:  http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/morning_roundup/2014/02/young-inventor-general-mills-granola.html?ana=twt

SOURCE:  Bizjournals