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Zack Seward

  • "For-profit, for good" is the mantra of a handful of startups trying to make Philadelphia a social enterprise hub. One of those companies is a bike-delivery laundry service that's now expanding.
  • Joysticks in hand, participants played what was perhaps the world's biggest video game on the side of the 29-story Cira Centre in Philadelphia. The interactive light display kicked off a week of events for the annual celebration of the local tech scene.
  • Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are tracking changes in the Philadelphia accent. Reporter Zack Seward dips into archives that include more than a century's worth of Philly natives. The researchers say most regional accents are alive and well, even in the digital age, but they're always changing.
  • The world's top-ranked female pole vaulter lives and trains near Rochester, N.Y. After taking home the silver medal in the Beijing Olympics, 30-year-old Jenn Suhr, with support from her husband and coach Rick Ruhr, is gunning for gold in London. But first, she must qualify at the U.S. trials in June.
  • There's no better way to build a team than to start a band, say the executives of one telecom firm who met while playing music. Soon, their employees will play against each other in a companywide battle of the bands. The only rule is they have to pick an instrument they don't already know how to play.

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