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Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind

Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind Yung Wu Contributor Yung Wu is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub. More posts by this contributor To actually change the world, Big Tech needs to grow up From Toronto to Tokyo, the challenges faced by cities today […]

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Check out the breakout sessions at TC Sessions: Mobility

Check out the breakout sessions at TC Sessions: Mobility TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10 in San Jose is fast approaching. Get ready for a superb lineup of speakers like Dmitri Dolgov (Waymo), Eric Allison (Uber) and Summer Craze Fowler (Argo AI). See the full agenda here. In addition to the outstanding […]

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Pavegen, which harvests energy and data from footsteps, secures crowd and Hinduja Group funding

Pavegen, which harvests energy and data from footsteps, secures crowd and Hinduja Group funding Pavegen, a UK startup which harvests energy from people’s footsteps and also tracks that data, has raised ÂŁ2.6m on its crowdfunding push having doubled its initial ÂŁ950k target. The campaign secured funds from over 1,400 investors, including partnership […]

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The economics and tradeoffs of ad-funded smart city tech

The economics and tradeoffs of ad-funded smart city tech In order to have innovative smart city applications, cities first need to build out the connected infrastructure, which can be a costly, lengthy, and politicized process. Third-parties are helping build infrastructure at no cost to cities by paying for projects entirely through advertising […]

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Ford taps Qualcomm to ensure cars can talk to everything else

Ford taps Qualcomm to ensure cars can talk to everything else  Ford and chipmaker Qualcomm announced a partnership at CES 2018 on Tuesday to work together on cellular vehicle-to-everything (C2VX) tech, designed to validate and ensure a smooth rollout for the connective communication tech that’s going to help cars connect up to […]

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Intersection raises $150 million for the global expansion of its free wifi

Intersection raises 0 million for the global expansion of its free wifi  As it looks to expand the global footprint of its internet-enabled digital advertising and informational kiosks, New York-based Intersection has raised $150 million in a new round of financing.  Read More Source: techCrunch

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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to turn Toronto area into a model smart city

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to turn Toronto area into a model smart city  Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, the Google parent’s company focused on smart city technologies, will build a “mix-use, complete community in Toronto on its eastern waterfront, with the aim of building a livable space from the ground up using innovations in construction […]

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Smart cities are boring. Give us responsive cities.

Smart cities are boring. Give us responsive cities.  As an urban technologist, I’m often asked to give an example of a compelling smart city application that real people are using. But to be honest, there really isn’t too much to point to – yet. Cities may be getting smarter, but they haven’t […]

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