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The Top 10 Tech Companies to Watch in 2013

Pop City launches the first of a two-part feature on home-grown companies poised to hit their stride in the coming year. Among our brightest tech stars, one helped both presidential campaigns while another just added Dallas Maverick owner and Mt. Lebanon native, Mark Cuban, to its board. Find out who they are and what's next for them in 2013.

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A guide to cool wedding venues in Pittsburgh

Want to get a little creative with your wedding plans? Try any of these suggested places for your wedding, from the colorful Children's Museum, where you can bring in guests by school bus, to bubbly Perlé or some other new venues. Lavender fields, perhaps?

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The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project: the photographer's perspective

The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project began two years ago with a desire to document the social and environmental effects of Shale drilling in this region. The results--a travelling photo exhibit currently at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, a book and a digital archive--have gained international attention. In a story that could only have happened in Pittsburgh, our photographer gives us the inside scoop on this bold and eye-opening project.

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Great gift ideas: stocking stuffers, all local

Here's the lowdown on the best places to go for cool stocking stuffers this year. We've got the list for shopping local.

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A European Perspective of Pittsburgh: Part 2

When this writer from Munich first wrote about Pittsburgh last spring, it turned into our best read story ever. Now she's back with her photographer friend for another tour of Pittsburgh, a city they have both fallen for hard. From the Carrie Furnace to a surprise deli in Dormont, there's much to learn from these fans of our city.  

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Chef Profiles: Trevett Hooper of Legume

In the first of a series on chefs, we visit chef and owner Trevett Hooper and his gem of a restaurant, Legume. His philosophy of whole-animal cooking, along with an intense commitment to serving local foods, makes Legume stand out on the Pittsburgh food scene.

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Love locks of Pittsburgh: street art with heart

Have you seen those collections of padlocks adorning bridges and fences? Love locks are are a trend from Europe where couples attach a lock, declare their love and then throw away the key. A Point Park journalism student checks out the scene at the Schenley Park Bridge and unlocks a romantic Pittsburgh love story.

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The Pop City guide to vegetarian restaurants in Pittsburgh

Here's everything you need to know about vegetarian dining in Pittsburgh, from restaurants devoted to nothing but, to places that include great vegetarian options.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Empowering Women opens at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

A new exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Natural History blends the beauty of handmade folk art with the entrepreneurialism of women artisans. From Rwanda to Bolivia, we can learn a lot from these skillful women, such as their grassroots business models, their creative passions and their courage to survive.

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What makes a teacher great? Ask the students.

These Pittsburgh kids provide some valuable lessons for teachers, from showing you really care to making learning more fun. Yo, Mrs. Jacquay, Mrs. Barsico and Ms. Saunders, we're talking to you!

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Food truck festival. Fitness Trail. And a runnel. Announcing the SiX winners!

Who says nothing comes of an event? As a result of the Social innovation eXchange (SiX) earlier this year, three groups have been awarded up to $10,000 to help make their ideas reality. From a festive food truck party in East Liberty to a fitness trail around steps in Fineview, read about the winners here.

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Rebuilding Pittsburgh's Entrepreneurial Economy: Part 4

How hard is it for startup companies to grow and stay in Pittsburgh? While there are advantages, from university research to low overhead to good quality of life, the lack of venture capital and a weak transportation system are challenges. In part four of a seven-part series, we look at companies that have left and some that have stayed and why.

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Rebuilding Pittsburgh's Entrepreneurial Economy Part 3: The early capital gap

Local start-ups have raised tens of millions of dollars in recent years. But a shift in the venture capital industry toward later-stage firms has created problems for entrepreneurs looking for early capital. Will that change with Pittsburgh producing more successful exits such as Knopp Neurosciences?

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Rebuilding Pittsburgh's Entrepreneurial Economy: The talent search

It's easier to recruit top talent to Pittsburgh than it used to be with Google, our great research universities and a growing roster of startups. Recent data shows that Pittsburgh employed computer and information research scientists at more than twice the national rate and nuclear engineers at more than ten times the national rate. So why look elsewhere? In the second of a series, we take a closer look at the strengths and weaknesses of our talent pool in bolstering our economy.

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Rebuilding an entrepreneurial economy: Pittsburgh's next comeback

In the first of a series of articles, read how Pittsburgh is rebuilding its reputation for innovation and entrepreneurial excellence. Despite barriers, investors and entrepreneurs agree Pittsburgh has made tremendous strides in business creation. Technology flows more freely from universities. Economic development agencies actively assist startups. And the city’s image has improved significantly in recent years.
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