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As innovators in the mobile and Gov 2.0 space, our founders Jason Kiesel is often asked to do interviews or speak at public events. If you're doing research for a news story (on CitySourced or one of our many customers) or you'd like to get in touch with us for a speaking engagement or media article, please contact us via email at: press@citysourced.com

The Buzz About CitySourced

Videos...


TechZulu - 09/15/2009

TC50 Backstage - 09/15/2009
(@ 5:20)

DiggNation - 09/23/2009
(@ 21:00)

Jason Calacanis - 09/23/2009
(@ 37:50)

ABC7 (Bay Area) - 10/01/2009

Read Write Web - 10/15/2009

Building 43 - 11/17/2009

NBC11 (Bay Area) - 12/12/2009

ABC7 (Bay Area) - 12/12/2009

NBC11 (Bay Area) - 01/14/2010

Best of the Bay - 02/22/2010
 

Quotes / Write-Ups...

"CitySourced was Awesome. I thought that was cool. Kinda like a throwback to the old neighborhood watch programs, but 2.0... I've moved to Angel Investing... I'm looking at that one too."
- Kevin Rose, Digg Founder & Chief Architect


"I did interviews with most of the TechCrunch50 experts backstage and there was a common gripe about the companies launching there: Not enough passion, not enough swinging for the fences, not enough trying to change the world... One big exception was CitySourced - a company that excited Kevin Rose precisely because it was trying to build something that doesn't really exist today and would make a huge difference in people's lives. It was the most excited I saw an expert about anything over the two-day event."
- Sarah Lacy, Tech Crunch


"A crowd pleaser on a number of levels. If you're the type of person who writes letters to congressmen, editors and counsillors, you're likely to help power this app. CitySourced can be utilized by a non-technical user. If cities have the courage to make these complaints public, the site could become as entertaining as Craigslist's Best Of page while still maintaining its usefulness."
- Dana Oshiro, ReadWriteWeb.


"CitySourced is an amazing story that's just getting started."
-Robert Scoble (via Scobleizer Blog)


"CitySourced will have the biggest impact. At least in my opinion."
- Robert Scoble (Via Twitter)


"Matching good samaritans with smart phones."
- Maya Baratz, The Huffington Post


"I'm on the hunt for interesting mobile & local companies. CitySourced falls into this bucket... Its novelty could cause it to rise above the noise in the mobile app world, and you can picture it being featured on Apple's "there's an app for that" TV ads."
- Mike Boland, SearchEngineWatch


"To me, the last mile of the Internet that very few people have successfully really done. And this is like micro local. Things that really impact your life. And noone's leveraging that yet."
- Sarah Lacy, Tech Crunch


"It's about time people got excited over here... judges, audience, and organizers seemed thoroughly impressed by an app that they could actually use. But none of the existing civic-engagement apps have caught on yet, and Citysourced's mix of no-brainer efficiency and easy-to-read maps seemed to impress both the judges and the audience... This new mobile start-up is one to watch."
- Caroline McCarthy, C|Net


"CitySourced lets people complain to city hall, and have it actually make a change. The idea was a crowd favorite."
-Ryan Singel, Wired.com


"Business offers a huge opportunity for cities to save money by preventing, predicting and identifying urban blight"
-Maggie Shiels, BBC News