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Kevin Merritt, CEO of Socrata, the Seattle tech company that helps governments open their data to the public.

Wouldn’t it be great if Yelp told you what the health inspectors thought of the neighborhood restaurant? Well, it’s coming soon.

On this week’s GeekWire radio show, we explore the intersection of big data and government — as new apps and online services make restaurant inspections, traffic trends, real estate patterns and much more available to the public in new ways.

Our guest, Socrata CEO Kevin Merritt, takes us inside this world. We also get an update on the Seattle startup, which recently landed a new $30 million investment.

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