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"A hipster batcave where inventors work on secret gadgets"? It must be DeepLocal

Communications Arts, a site known for its creative hotlist of careers in the creative arts, flagged Pittsburgh's DeepLocal for mention in its fresh section this month. 

See what Communication Arts had to say about the outside-in creative digital design company.

Allegheny General's liver and heart transplant programs among the best in the state

Two Pittsburgh hospitals were recognized as among the best in patient care quality when it comes to liver and heart transplants in a report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) issued this month.

For a second consecutive year, Allegheny General Hospital's one-year survival rate among adult patients undergoing heart transplants was the best of any medical center in the state. In addition, AGH's adult liver transplant performance posted a one-year survival rate that was the state's best and among the top 25 adult transplant programs in the country out of 139 medical centers.  

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh UPMC also received outstanding marks for both heart and liver transplants by SRTR.
 
Read the report here.


Pittsburgh among top 25 best places to retire

Thanks partly to tech, says Forbes, Pittsburgh is getting a second wind. Cost of living is low, the average house price is $121,000 and there's a bunch of universities providing jobs and contributing to vitality. Read more about why Pittsburgh was chosen among the top cities for active retirement.

Read about Pittsburgh and the rest of the cities here.

Will Pittsburgh be the location for two petrochemical plants? One bringing 10,000 jobs here?

Two large petrochemical plants may be in the future for our region.

Sen Bob Casey, D-Scranton, is working on bringing Shell Oil Co. to the state--and possibly Pittsburgh--to construct a $2 billion petrochemical "cracker" plant that would tap the vast Marcellus Shale reserves in the state. The plant would create upward of 10,000 jobs and manufacture ethylene, which goes into the making of antifreeze, tires and plastics.    

Read it in the Times Leader.

In related news, PRWeb is reporting that Renewable Manufacturing Gateway (RMG) has signed a letter of intent with Aither Chemical to build a plant using Aither's ethane catalytic cracker technology. RMG spokesman Jack Stein reports this plant will utilize a completely different technology than the Shell plant, although it will harness natural gas.

The plant will be located in Western Pa., West Virginia or eastern Ohio and would create 2000 construction jobs and 200 permanent jobs.

 


Nothing lost or gained but a few precious pounds--a weight tool review

That New Year's weight losing resolution losing traction? Check out this comprehensive review of all the latest in wearable devices and trackers to help shed the pounds, including Pittsburgh-based BodyMediaFit.

Read it in the New York Times.

CMU architecture students assist with the design of a future performing arts center at Ground Zero

While fiscal challenges and space constraints may prevent anything from being built, CMU architecture students are working on plans for a future performing arts center at Ground Zero. Twenty-seven students at CMU and University of Utah were given the assignment as part of their fall semester courses.

Read it in the New York Times.

Google's Bakery Square offices named one of top cool tech spaces in the country

While Google has cool offices everywhere, the Pittsburgh office in Bakery Square was cited as one of the top 15 cool tech spaces in the country. Here's a tour in a photo slide show.

What Pittsburgh can teach Buffalo

Why has Pittsburgh been far more successful than other similar cities such as Buffalo? Two reasons, cites the author. "First, there is a serious, multi-entity commitment in Pittsburgh to stimulating, mentoring, and promoting new enterprises, and it has been going on for more than a dozen years. Second, there is total focus of new public inputs into the historic crossroads of the region, i.e., into downtown Pittsburgh."

If you're feeling safe, you must be living in Pittsburgh

Worried about crime? Wanna leave home with your doors unlocked? (Is anyplace that safe?) You're in the right place, Pittsburgh is the #1 safest places to live in the country.  The list was compiled by the Farmer's Insurance Group of Companies which ranks nearly 400 large, mid-sized and small communities on the security and safety they offer to residents.

Read it in Realty Biz News.

And in case you missed this one during the holidays, our airport is the fourth safest in the country according to Travel & Leisure.

Pittsburgh Public Market ranked among nation's best

In a list that includes Pike Place and Reading Terminal Market, the new Pittsburgh Public Market was named one of the country's best. Not bad for a place that just opened last August. The array of shops and arts venues highlight the city's ethnicity and thriving art scene, says Frommer's.

"You'll find plenty of organic, grass-fed, and gluten-free foods, along with homemade empanadas, gourmet marshmallows, pierogies, and locally foraged mushrooms. Here, you can also shop for one-of-a-kind items, such as handmade knits and hand-drawn collages."


Who's Pittsburgher of the Year?

PNC's Jim Rohr is named by Pittsburgh magazine as Pittsburgher of the Year for his exceptional role in changing the landscape of downtown and more. Read the excellent article by Ted Anthony (friend of Pop City) and while you're at it, take a look at Pittsburgh magazine's new design.

Read the full story here.

Hello Pittsburgh. Goodbye Portland. It's 2012

Move over Portland, it's official, Pittsburgh is the new cool town to visit in 2012, sparking a discussion on many fronts, including Pittsburgh blogger Mike Madison who asks if Pittsburgh really wants to be Portand?

Read the 2012 In/Out list in the Washington Post. Check out more commentary on CBS.



Songwhale's Ty Morse's first flight to Asia and back on no sleep

Frequent flier and Pittsburgh entrepreneur Ty Morse of SongWhale relates the story of his first overnight trip to Asia on business and the best and worst of airport travel. 

Read it in The New York Times.

CMU picked one of the 10 most "hipster" campuses in the country. Really?

What are hipsters?

Based on one college website, a "hipster" is a flannel-wearing, vegan-eating youth who goes to a school where the campus radio stations reign and there are plenty of thrift and vintage boutiques nearby. Go CMU, which placed among the top 10--just behind Berkley, Yale and NYU and above Georgetown.

Read it in CollegeMagazine.com

Bossa Nova's bots makes CNN Money's 7 hot toys for 2011

Toys have come a long way, and this year's 2011 list of the hottest and coolest gifts for kids is a case in point. Small toymakers are revolutionizing the industry, CNN says, and taking plastic to new heights. Strip District-based Bossa Nova gets the nod for its new i love robots line, Mechatars and Skylee, robotic games that are breaking new ground on how and where children can play.  

Read it in CNN Money, in this week's Pop City Innovation News and Business News Daily
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