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Technology Newsroom - 2013 Archive

MetroTV’s Livestreaming of Metro Council Meetings Now Available on Mobile Devices
Louisville citizens can now watch Metro Council meetings live – or save them for later viewing – on mobile devices such as phones and tablets, thanks to innovations at Metro Government and MetroTV, the city’s award-winning government broadcast channel. This means that people can watch a Metro Council hearing while riding the bus home from work, at home after they put the kids to sleep, or during a lunch break the next day.

Louisville City Government Again Named a Top Digital City
When it comes to using technology to connect with citizens, Louisville Metro Government is one of the top local governments in America. For the third year in a row, Louisville has been named a top digital city by the Center for Digital Government in its annual Digital Cities Survey. Louisville placed 2nd in the survey for U.S. cities with a population over 250,000.

City To Livestream News Conferences to Smart Phones
In an ongoing effort to bring city services directly to citizens in the most convenient method, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that all mayoral news conference are now being livestreamed directly to smart phones-- through the Louisville Mobile App. People can watch news conference live on their iPhones and Androids and can also access past news conferences and other events and shows featured on MetroTV. Previously, the city had only been livestreaming to the city website.

Improved Crime Mapping Available Online
Louisville residents can now more easily keep tabs on crime that is occurring in their neighborhood with improved maps available on the city government’s website – The mapping tool uses the popular Google map technology to pinpoint crimes ranging from homicides and assaults to burglary and auto theft.