Granicus Makes Its Second Acquisition In A Month

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Granicus, the largest provider of cloud-based software solutions to government, today announced that it will purchase the assets and operations of Accela’s Legislative Management business, previously known as IQM2. These assets include public sector meeting software that enables government to manage public meetings and engage citizens in civic processes.”

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Minnesota’s Top Lawyer Joins 21 Others In Suing The FCC

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By Brian Heater, TechCrunch

“A lawsuit filed today by the attorneys general of 22 states seeks to block the Federal Communications Commission’s recent controversial vote to repeal Obama era Net Neutrality regulations.

The filing is led by New York State Attorney General Schneiderman, who called rollback a potential “disaster for New York consumers and businesses, and for everyone who cares about a free and open internet.”

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Searching For Minnesota’s Amazon Bid

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By Matt Ehling and Mike Kaszuba, Public Record Media

“Four months after Amazon announced plans to build a second corporate headquarters – setting off a nationwide competition – Minnesota has concealed its Amazon bid through the use of a nonprofit whose board includes representatives of many of the state’s top companies.

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Minnesota’s AG Joins In Lawsuit Over The Repeal Of Net Neutrality

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By Brian Bakst, Minnesota Public Radio

“Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson said she plans to join peers from other states in challenging federal rule changes to internet access.

Swanson told supporters in an email that she and other attorneys general would sue over the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to repeal the so-called net neutrality rule, which prevented service providers from blocking certain sites or setting rates based on content. The regulation was put in place in 2015.”

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Minnesota’s Tourism Agency Hacked

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By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune

“The Facebook account for the state of Minnesota’s primary tourism agency has been hacked since the start of the business day Monday, with a slew of “fake news” postings that range from a woman training squirrels to harass her ex-boyfriend and a death row inmate eating an entire Bible as his last meal.”

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Al Franken Just Gave the Speech Big Tech Has Been Dreading

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By Nitasha Tiku, Wired

“Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) delivered some of the sharpest criticism yet about the dangers of tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon during a speech on Wednesday, encouraging regulators, as well as lawmakers in both parties, to better police the market power of dominant online platforms.”

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