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    full article Mobile Data A Gold Mine for Telcos Thursday May 27 2010 Cell phone companies are finding that they re sitting on a gold mine in the form of the call records of their subscribers Researchers in academia and increasingly within the mobile industry are working with large databases showing where and when calls and texts are made and received to reveal commuting habits how far people travel for public events and even significant social trends With potential applications ranging from city planning to marketing such studies could also provide a new source of revenue for the cell phone companies Because cell phones have become so ubiquitous mining the data they generate can really revolutionize the study of human behavior says Ramón Cáceres a lead researcher at AT T s research labs in Florham Park NJ read full article Trikala Greece Introduces New Online Services for City Workers Citizens Tourists Friday May 21 2010 e Trikala the broadband service provider to Smart21 Trikala Greece has introduced new online and mobile services for city workers citizens and tourists Xenagos is a touristic platform that includes data such as tourist information about museums historical sites churches monasteries archaeological sites as well as restaurants hotels lodging etc located in the city as well as the Prefecture of Trikala Trikala tourism is a touristic portal developed to provide useful information suggestions clues weather forecast module as well as city maps to every traveller staying or passing through Trikala city read full article Avatars Go to School Letting Students Get a Feel for the Work World Thursday May 6 2010 Even as work crews and scientists mobilized over a huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico high school students in this city were hard at work cleaning up another spill in the virtual world Students like Christian Lopez jumped into an elaborate video game called Spill in which they assumed on screen identities known as avatars to run cleanup efforts for the mayor of New City The game devised to help students sharpen their business acumen and skills was rolled out in more than 750 schools across the country as part of a business contest in March and April read full article Pew Report Citizens Turning to Internet for Government Data Policy and Services Tuesday April 27 2010 Anyone who s been watching the Internet knows that a lot of interesting things are happening online with government Government entities have begun to open up their data to the public including state local and the federal government efforts with websites like data gov A new research report on online government from the Pew Research Center s Internet read full article Riders On The Storm Tuesday April 20 2010 In 2001 Cass R Sunstein wrote an essay in The Boston Review called The Daily We Is the Internet really a blessing for democracy Sunstein a professor at the University of Chicago who now serves in the Obama administration raised the possibility that the Internet may

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    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ICF is a partner with the Blandin Foundation in the MIRC project read full article Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era Wednesday May 30 2012 In the 1990s the term digital divide emerged to describe technology s haves and have nots It inspired many efforts to get the latest computing tools into the hands of all Americans particularly low income families Those efforts have indeed shrunk the divide But they have created an unintended side effect one that is surprising and troubling to read full article Digital Inclusion in the Broadband World Challenges for Australia Tuesday November 22 2011 Now that Australia s much discussed National Broadband Network NBN is underway many people assume that it is just a matter of time before we are all fully connected The concept of digital divide has slipped from the public radar in recent years under the onslaught of smart phones iPads other tablets and the bewildering and read full article In India Dynamism Wrestles With Dysfunction Thursday June 9 2011 With its shiny buildings and galloping economy Gurgaon is often portrayed as a symbol of a rising new India yet it also represents a riddle at the heart of India s rapid growth how can a new city become an international economic engine without basic public services How can a huge country flirt with double digit growth despite widespread corruption inefficiency and governmental dysfunction In Gurgaon and elsewhere in India the answer is that growth usually occurs despite the government rather than because of it India and China are often considered to be the world s rising economic powers yet if China s growth has been led by the state India s growth is often impeded by the state China s authoritarian leaders have built world class infrastructure India s infrastructure and bureaucracy are both considered woefully outdated read full article Broadband Stimulus Fuels Innovative Digital Divide Initiative in Washington DC Tuesday August 24 2010 Broadband adoption in Washington D C toes the line not party lines but rather the lines of the district s eight wards In well to do neighborhoods located in the northwest more than 90 percent of residents are connected to high speed Internet access according to a 2009 study by the district s technology office But to the southeast in poorer read full article Dialing for Answers Where Web Can t Reach Tuesday September 29 2009 The caller was frustrated A new pest was eating away at his just planted coffee crop and he wanted to know what to do Tyssa Muhima jotted down notes as the caller spoke and promised to call back in 10 minutes with an answer Each day Ms Muhima and two other young women at this small call center on the outskirts of Uganda s capital city answer about 40 such calls They are operators for Question Box a free nonprofit telephone hot line that is meant to get information to people in remote areas

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    profile of Eindhoven featuring an interview with the CEO of Phillips who says that cities can be better places with a healthy balance between productivity and quality of life Read the full story at tribune com pk read full article Singapore Building Smart City in India 10 Times Bigger than Itself Thursday January 8 2015 The state of Andhra Pradesh in India is set to smarten up with Singapore enlisted to help create its new IT focused capital city Having split in two recently Andhra Predesh lost its capital to the newly established Telangana Under the agreement Andhra Predesh was given a decade and 13 5bn to build a new one Read the full story at read full article Need for Speed An Alberta Town Becomes an Unlikely Internet Innovator Saturday December 20 2014 IN THE HEART of agricultural Alberta about ninety kilometres north of Calgary there is a place where people have access to Internet speeds of one gigabit per second making downloads about forty times faster and uploads 170 times faster than those of the average Canadian Here with the Rocky Mountains looming to the west and hills of Canada Prairie read full article More Than Just Windmills and Tulips The Netherlands is the Digital Gateway to Europe Thursday December 11 2014 What are the first things that come to mind when you think of The Netherlands Windmills Tulips Quaint houses surrounded by canals Yes certainly all of those stereotypical icons are true but the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency NFIA would like for another impression to pop into your head The Netherlands as the Digital Gateway to Europe Read read full article Global Cities of the Future 2014 15 The Winners Monday December 8 2014 Singapore has claimed the title as fDi s Global City of the Future

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    America s cities and revive urban wastelands Now the evidence is in and the experiment appears to have failed writes Joel Kotkin Among the most pervasive and arguably pernicious notions of the past decade has been that the creative class of the read full article Once BlackBerry Focused a Campus Widens Its View Wednesday February 6 2013 WATERLOO Ontario The University of Waterloo in a city that people outside Canada would struggle to find on a map is one of the world s best technology schools BlackBerry the company formerly called Research in Motion grew out of a student project there and for years the school served as a reliable pipeline of stellar engineering talent read full article Revolution Hits the Universities Sunday January 27 2013 LORD knows there s a lot of bad news in the world today to get you down but there is one big thing happening that leaves me incredibly hopeful about the future and that is the budding revolution in global online higher education Nothing has more potential to lift more people out of poverty by providing them an affordable education to get a read full article To Stay Relevant in a Career Workers Train Nonstop Monday September 24 2012 Over the last decade Ty Hallock has steered his business from Web site creation to social media to mobile apps In three more years he expects to be back at the drawing board again To prepare Mr Hallock 29 spends an hour or two a day at his business TopFloorStudio in Asheville N C tracking venture capitalists and start up news trying to divine read full article The Third Industrial Revolution Saturday April 28 2012 OUTSIDE THE SPRAWLING Frankfurt Messe home of innumerable German trade fairs stands the Hammering Man a 21 metre kinetic statue

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    India Wednesday May 13 2009 Across India poor migrants keep streaming into cities like Lucknow many of which are woefully mismanaged and ill equipped to handle the influx India has at least 41 cities with more than one million people up from 23 two decades ago A half dozen others will soon join the megacity list Urban experts say the risk is now rising that some of these cities could face the same fate as Mumbai and Calcutta which became synonymous with poverty and decay in the 1970s and 1980s Although city planners have tried to learn from Calcutta and Mumbai s untamed sprawl they haven t been able to manage the growth in Lucknow which suffers from over crowding and weak infrastructure read full article Don t Waste Time Cutting Emissions Saturday April 25 2009 We are often told that tackling global warming should be the defining task of our age that we must cut emissions immediately and drastically But people are not buying the idea that unless we act the planet is doomed Fortunately there is a better option to make low carbon alternatives like solar and wind energy competitive with old carbon sources This requires much more spending on research and development of low carbon energy technology read full article Europe s Way of Encouraging Solar Power Arrives in the U S Friday March 13 2009 Solar cells adorn the roofs of many homes and warehouses across Germany while the bright white blades of wind turbines are a frequent sight against the sky in Spain If one day these machines become as common on the plains and rooftops of the United States as they are abroad it may be because the financing technique that gave Europe an early lead in renewable energy is starting to cross the

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    April 24 2015 The fourth annual Dutch Technology Week will take place in Brainport Eindhoven The Netherlands from May 31st through June 6th Read more at dutchtechnologyweek com Dutch or

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    capita than any other city in the nation It has been ranked Canada s third best place to live and smartest city thanks to deployment of an open access community broadband network supplemented with investment in the Eastern Ontario Regional Network bringing 10 Mbps service to rural neighborhoods More than 90 of Kingstonians now subscribe to broadband But the economy s heavy dependence on public sector spending makes Kingston vulnerable to decisions made far away and local government has developed a multi faceted strategy to diversify its economy while maintaining the culture and quality of life that residents treasure It is aided in this undertaking by the presence of Queen s University a top 10 research institution and St Lawrence College a 2 year institution with schools of business computer and engineering technology health sciences and skilled trades Queen s University founded an office in 1987 called PARTEQ Innovations to identify intellectual property and support its commercialization PARTEQ went on to build Innovation Park where academic business and government researchers work to pioneer new technologies and bring them to market Innovation has a particular focus in Kingston The public business education and government have rallied around a goal to make environmental sustainability its focus Local government launched a community planning process that resulted in Sustainable Kingston a plan that gave rise to a nonprofit of the same name As a result most research and commercialization focuses on greentech and cleantech from the Federal GreenCentre Canada research lab to a Fuel Cell Research Centre and High Performance Virtual Computing Lab Successful businesses are also pioneering in automation life sciences and health technologies In addition to sustainability the city launched a Kingston Culture Plan in 2010 to increase the impact of the city s already sizeable arts and culture economy both for

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