CityCircles now in beta testing

logo[Source: Aleksandra Chojnacka, CityCircles] — Are you a resident who lives near the light rail?  A first-time rail rider?  A frequent rail rider?  A tourist just passing through town?  A carless techno-neophyte who needs a guide for downtown Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa?  If so, CityCircles is for you.

CityCircles is a collaborative platform where users and journalists work together to create and share information around each light-rail stop.  That includes news, events, promotions, classifieds, and social networking.  There’s even a community improvement tool that helps our users create, join, and accomplish projects that make the city a better place for everyone.  Think of us as the context that makes your urban experience more meaningful, your digital sidekick in the city.

CityCircles is a Phoenix-based startup.  It is supported in part by the Knight Foundation, a Miami-based institution that dubbed CityCircles (Daily Phoenix) one of its News Challenge winners in June 2009.  The international contest awards startup funds to the best new media ideas each year.

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