I-CANADA Newsletter
PULSE June 30 2016: Lack of broadband not just a rural issue: 25% of New Yorkers have no broadband
Created with John Hilborn, i-CANADA Director of Social Media
57% of world's URBAN citizens have no broadband including 25% in NYC alone; divide is caused by poverty
Thought Leadership
The online world grows: Text messaging company Twilio beats IPO expectations by $123-million; now valued at $1.25-billion
Robots could achieve productivity gains of 50% by 2025 with an economic impact of $2-trillion
Australia to pump $100-m into Smart Cities
Columbus OH may have won the $40-m Smart City prize by tacking transportation, integrated data, connected visitors, connected citizens
Tech economy raises wages for everyone except the truly poor; they need extra help
Fibre Broadband boosts value of multiple dwelling units
Waterloo to launch world's largest Internet of Things #innovation centre.
Computer Science grads: go to the next Google, not Google; companies change faster than brands
Montreal named as "Most Intelligent Community of 2016" by ICF
Rolls Royce unveils driverless car concept...the future of luxury
Suggestion: Improve Canada's lowly innovation ranking with designated tax-free zones, mini-XPrizes
Establish Innovation Zones outside the cities, drive innovation in the country - Australian opposition MP
Will Europe beat America in Smart City innovation? & of top 10 quality-of-life cities are European
Consumers resist the Internet of Things; smart homes to be delayed
Video captures spread of urbanization worldwide.
Conference Board: Canadian city is lead actor in coming urban revolution.
Australian PM announces $50-million Smart City plan; focus on liveability, innovation, open data
News: 10 cities in Maharashtra to be developed as Smart Cities; region's key Minister was featured in recent i-CANADA Summit
News: 300,000 rural New Zealand residents get broadband coverage from 154 new cell towers
China overtakes U.S. for supercomputers
News: See map of expanding urbanization and a mayor's take on the WFCS at the i-CANADA web site
Canadians will spend more on tech than on clothing; Open Source innovation allows faster development
San Francisco to use bottom-up community challenge approach to win DOT prize
U.S. Patent Office impedes innovation: protection is weak while serious patent infringement suits flourish
City of Ottawa test-drives 8 start-up projects as part of municipal innovation pilot program
Canadian Government launches Innovation web site with resources for funding, tax credits and advice
Google Fiber's first acquisition is Gigabit service provider Webpass: Google becomes an ISP!
It is important to invest in our infrastructures and goverance - Heather Reed-Fenske, CIO, Calgary
Japan to consider making Bitcoin a medium of legal exchange
Alberta needs to move from resources to innovation, led by Innovation Champions
Data-driven health acre: How analytics have become central to positive outcomes (Xerox)
Smart Applications
Amazon to help teachers with free lesson plans, worksheets, instructional material
Smart Cities use data to improve the health of their citizens
Smart Bathroom market to grow 10% annually, driven by smart city developments
News: $76 2G NetSurfer device introduced by Canada's DataWind company; Suneet Tuli calls the laptop/tablet a game-changer
News: Chinese company beats Amazon with first drone parcel service; biggest impact will be RURAL, at 7-cents/delivery
Signs of the digital age: In India, KFC is now serving chicken in boxes equipped with cell phone chargers
Roboships to operate without a sailor onboard
News: 15-ton computer cleans water, provides wireless coverage and charges cell phones
Smart buildings use hidden security features
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