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PULSE September 30, 2016: Ontario Chamber calls rural Internet “A necessity”; Smart Annapolis Valley plans; Stratford Mayor wows Valley Mayors, Wardens
Created with John Hilborn, i-CANADA Director of Social Media
Ontario Chamber of Commerce calls rural internet service "a necessity"
i-Valley's plans to open up Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley
Stratford Mayor wows Nova Scotia colleagues on opportunities from high-speed networks!
Infrastructure
CRTC gives small network providers access to big-broadband fibre; telcos fight back with higher access rates and lower consumer prices
Will adding residential electric storage (batteries) help fulfill the promise of Smart Meters - and how many Smart Meters are in your area?
Quebec MP calls for fast Internet service for all Canadians; only 20% of his Riding has 10 Mbps
Maryland County expands fibre service, uses P3s to close 'homework gap' for children
U.S. takes another step to self-drive cars with new federal regulations
China's new $30-billion smart city being driven by Blockchain and the Internet of Things
Thought Leadership
Is the Federal Government going to launch a sequel VC Funding Program?
Human factors are most important in a Smart City: which populations benefit most?
New C-level executives for Smart City ecosytems
American policy has stimulated the dominance of Big Business; innovation is dying
Car ownership will end by 2025, says president of ride-hailing company Lyfte
New Chinese Super-City the size of Kansas will contain 130-million
York University creates start-up atmosphere for its new engineering school
Ford pushes urban mobility solutions with purchases of car shuttle and bike-sharing companies
Is your city as smart as its residents?
Technology is redefining jobs for men, and bringing back the pre-industrial artisanal world
New Journal of "bio-urbanism" (bio-urbanism) stresses how urban centres try to become like rural settings (warning: 100+ pages)
Drone-surfing - a great new sport for Canada (as we have the longest shoreline of any country in the world)
How Kickstarter became a major force in publishing including a comic novel of small-town Canada
Kids build apps as Tech Culture becomes the mainstream culture; Augmented Reality market to hit $2.4-billion
Smart Applications
Google's drones will start delivering burritos - Mexican food that flies
World's first public test of an autonomous self-driving taxi
Software is eating the world - but there are still jobs for people
Self-driving tractors promise to get themselves to work, plow without complaint
Concept vehicle dispatches drones from its roof for last-mile delivery
Surgeons use robot for eye surgery: "The future of surgery"
Open source software helps small Japanese cucumber farms
Tree-planting drones to speed up reforestation by shooting seeds into the ground
Self-sailing boats a reality: gathering information on fish, temperature; fleets of thousands seen for climate research
Canadian company ready to deliver small and affordable e-car (for those who think Tesla is a bit steep)
Drone boat will eat garbage in harbours
Google Street View blurred cow's face: overzealous cow privacy
Car makers take lead from Apple, Google, in self-drive car market, reversing the "disruption" model
Amazon's Intelligent Speaker brings the connected home within reach
Tech trends: The first song written by AI is surprisingly good
Tech trends: Robotic mining truck has no driver, is in operation now
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