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Pulse April 1, 2016: Governors Council now includes creator of first urbanization standards metrics; global connection speed up 23%
Created with John Hilborn, i-CANADA Director of Social Media
Creator of first standards on urbanization metrics joins i-CANADA Governors Council @WCCityData @GlobalCitiesGCI
http://icanada150.ca/news/creator-of-the-first-standards-on-urbanization-metrics-joins-i-canada-governors-council/
Akamai: Global average connection speeds increase 23% in last quarter
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-average-connection-speed-up-23-according-to-akamais-fourth-quarter-2015-state-of-the-internet-report-300239127.html
Infrastructure
Government tech support putting RCMP, public safety at risk, documents reveal
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-it-shared-services-canada-1.3492640
Dutch government may shut five more prisons due to a lack of criminals, the crime rate keeps dropping
http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160321/1036692097/dutch-authorities-prisons.html
European broadband to soar in coming five years, with eight of ten biggest global increases in Index
http://bbpmag.com/wordpress2/2016/03/european-broadband-connectivity-will-soar-over-the-next-five-years/
The three forces driving smart cities: infrastructure that doesn't age, mobility, and analytics
http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/3-Driving-Forces-Behind-Smart-Cities-Industry-Perspective.html
A billion rural dwellers in India could use TV 'white space' for accelerated broadband delivery
http://motherboard.vice.com/en_uk/read/how-unused-tv-bandwidth-could-put-billions-of-rural-indians-online
Google gets deal to expand wifi access in Cuba
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cuba-alphabet-idUSKCN0WN14O
Thought Leadership
Over-reliance on technology and big data reduces liberty and increases terrorist risk
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mass-surveillance-brussels_us_56f2f198e4b02c402f663142
 Engagement strategies don't have to cost a fortune
http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/4-Ways-Get-Citizens-Excited-Engage-Industry-Perspective.html
New money in Canadian budget for rural broadband will help farmers
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/agriculture-federal-budget-rural-broadband-1.3504121
Dubai tests blockchain tech as part of Smart Cities future
http://www.coindesk.com/dubais-museum-future-sees-blockchain-smart-cities/
Ottawa's promotion of innovation may require overhaul of intellectual property laws blocking progress
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/ottawas-commitment-to-innovation-will-require-a-change-in-our-ip-debate/article29366074/
News: Report available on smart city industry
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-smart-city-industry-300239822.html
Smart Streets are the arrow-head for smart cities: Dubrovnik leads the way
http://www.telecomtv.com/articles/smart-cities/forget-smart-cities-in-today-s-hyper-local-culture-smart-streets-are-all-the-rage-13434/
Canada's new budget will delay major spending on innovation for a year
http://www.macleans.ca/economy/canadas-wait-and-see-innovation-budget/
Target looks to innovation to determine the future of food
http://www.fastcompany.com/3057922/food-week/why-target-is-fast-tracking-food-innovation
Economy: American achieves first crowdfunded basic income, preparing for the day the machines take over
http://www.basicincome.org/news/2015/12/united-states-scott-santens-achieves-first-crowdfunded-monthly-basic-income/
Venture Capital Action Plan projects raise $1.3-billion
https://www.pehub.com/canada/2016/3/oversubscribed-teralys-fund-close-brings-vcap-fundraising-to-1-3-bln/
Creator of first standards on urbanization metrics joins i-CANADA Governors Council @WCCityData @GlobalCitiesGCI
http://icanada150.ca/news/creator-of-the-first-standards-on-urbanization-metrics-joins-i-canada-governors-council/
Five Security areas CIOs should watch for in Smart Cities, including device vulnerability and IoT gateways
http://business.inquirer.net/208811/smart-cities-5-security-areas-cios-should-watch
Lesson from Australian crowd-funding legislation: don't insist on Public Company recipients
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2016/3/21/technology/funding-laws-need-innovation
Women need to be involved in the technology design revolution
http://qz.com/640302/why-is-so-much-of-our-new-technology-designed-primarily-for-men/
The Government controls our wallets in a cashless society...be very afraid.
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2016-03-15/the-end-of-cash-and-the-rise-of-government-power
In the post-work economy, a Universal Basic Income is essential
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3056483/welcome-to-the-post-work-economy
ICTC draws attention to importance of digital transformation to Canada's role in world economy
http://www.techvibes.com/blog/emerging-digital-trends-2016-03-10
Canada is a hub of innovation, but capital for start-ups is short
http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/fp-startups/salesforce-ventures-boss-says-canadas-startups-are-too-underfunded-to-compete?__lsa=ae61-e408
U.S. companies still struggling with Innovation; 80% try to use a "one size fits all" approach
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160320005016/en/Years-U.S.-Companies-Continue-Struggle-Innovation-Accenture
Cisco invest $500-million to make Berlin a Smart CIty; will bring companies together in networking infrastructure
http://www.zdnet.com/article/cisco-invests-500m-in-making-berlin-a-smart-city/
Heavy social media users are more likely to be depressed: the more time on social media, the more depressed you get
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/social-media-depression-facebook-twitter-health-young-study-a6948401.html
Smart Community Applications and Uses
Tesla's latest e-car is aimed at middle-income consumers; will feature autonomous driving
http://qz.com/648506/after-the-tesla-model-3-launches-this-week-the-world-will-know-if-elon-musk-called-the-electric-car-future-correctly/
Security - HP moves into the "wearable" smart ID badge
http://readwrite.com/2016/03/30/hp-wearables-sart-id-badges-vw4/?utm_source=ReadWrite+Newsletters&utm_campaign=ce6936b54b-RWWDailyNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9fbeb5d667-ce6936b54b-201321477
U.S. "Opportunity Project" provides community open data tools that promote economic mobility
https://www.greenbiz.com/article/urban-resilience-theres-app?utm_medium=email&utm_source=e-news&utm_campaign=greenbuzz
Google becoming a telecom provider: cloud-based phone service in its "fiber cities"; use the number anywhere
http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/google-rolls-out-cloud-based-home-phone-service-to-fiber-cities
Does super-sized drone presage a new era for transportation?
https://www.facebook.com/futurism/videos/512361578943046/?fref=nf
News: self-drive i-bike could help blind, crippled people to move through city and country
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/03/18/there-may-soon-be-another-self-driving-vehicle-on-the-road-and-its-not-a-car/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_innov
Drone delivers first package to residential area - new era of shopping on horizon
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DRONE_DELIVERY_NEVADA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-03-25-19-42-53
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