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PULSE June 20 2016: Move bits, not cars – Ethernet inventor; Starbucks now basically an online bank
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Heartbeat of the RISING COMMUNITY

Ethernet inventor: cities should move bits, not atoms: roads do not solve the transportation problem
Starbucks is now basically an online bank; it has $1.2 billion stored in its app and on customer loyalty cards.
Infrastructure
News: Canadian ISPs get access to Bell's fibre service in CRTC ruling
"Smart City Challenge" aims for modest changes to make cities ready for autonomous vehicles
Thought Leadership
Facebook has more media influence than any other company in history
U.S. Senators question whether 4Mbps rural service is really "broadband"
Lack of interoperable standards for Internet of Things could cost cities billions
IBM involves universities like UNB, Ottawa, Waterloo, in real-world cyber-security project
Start-ups with large amounts of funding are often outcompeted - a problem not cited by bootstrapped startups
Silicon Valley group plans to create stock exchange for long-term stocks
Xerox e-book on population health management; Social, environmental, and behavioral factors determine 60% of health status
Facebook predicts that text will probably be overtaken by video on its platform in a few years.
Webinar on bringing broadband to rural communities - Broadband Magazine
Online economy rises: Airbnb adds $1-billion in financing to $4-billion cash to help expansion; valued at $25-billion
Google thanks grandmother: Your search made us smile
Agricultural innovation gets boost in Peterborough as Ag Society links with hub; stress on foods, equipment
Ottawa promotes 6 innovation areas: entrepreneurial society, global excellence, world-leading clusters, clean growth, digital world, ease of business
Net neutrality decision confirms that broadband is an essential utility, not a luxury
Smart Applications
Quantum software could be used to perfect design & operation of self-driving cars & new aircraft from Dalhousie U
Facebook predicts that text will probably be overtaken by video on its platform in a few years.
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