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PULSE Feb 16 2016: City Domain Names the next big thing in branding; AT&T tests 5G to home broadband
Created with Soundous Al-Sammarai, i-CANADA Director of Social Media
City domain names are among the most popular new Internet extensions: bring branding, trust, profit
http://blog.europeandomaincentre.com/city-top-level-domain/
Webinar: City Domain names are the next big thing in branding, marketing
http://icanada150.ca/news/cira-domain-webinars-3/
 
AT&T tests 5G home broadband
http://www.cio.com/article/3031005/5g-might-be-your-next-home-broadband-service.html
Infrastructure
77 American cities respond with proposals to DOT Smart Cities Challenge to solve future transportation issues
http://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/the-feds-are-blown-away-by-smart-city-challenge-submissions/
Funds to pump $500-million into telcos for rural Wisconsin broadband
http://www.jsonline.com/business/connect-america-fund-to-pump-572-million-into-faster-broadband-connections-in-rural-wisconsin-b99664-367985271.html
 
Smart Cities will contribute to housing solutions - Kuwait Housing Minister
http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2486421&language=en
Starry Skies delivers affordable 1G Internet over wireless broadband
http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/27/starry-internet-is-aereo-founder-chet-kanojias-latest-salvo-in-the-war-on-isps/#.g1jk8rp:m425
Kitchener and Toronto mayors pitch two-city innovation corridor; focus on transportation
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/john-tory-berry-vrbanovic-toronto-kitchener-innovation-corridor-1.3444007
Thought Leadership
Five key factors define a smart city: digital technology; environmental sustainability; civic initiatives; mobility; and business.
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-smart-cities.html
Iron Ore Company in Labrador relying on innovation to continue success momentum
http://www.thetelegram.com/Business/2016-02-11/article-4433823/IOC-rep-talks-innovation,-future-of-Labrador-West-mine/1
Governor General calls for more innovation in Canada; says cultural diversity can help us sell around the world
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/6274189-johnston-calls-for-innovation-agenda/
Three of the ICF Top 7 are Canadian! i-CANADA congratulates Top 7 Intelligent Community Finalists
http://icanada150.ca/news/i-canada-congratulates-canadian-intelligent-community-finalists/
The computer as a dreamer and designer: the next wave?
http://lineshapespace.com/generative-design/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=Quartz
U.S. business delegation stresses interest in participating in India's Smart Cities program
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/us-keen-to-participate-in-all-100-smart-city-projects/
Obama calls for additional $5-billion to fight cyber crime
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-obama-budget-cyber-idUSKCN0VI0R1
Smart Cities need smarter urban governance
http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/why-smart-cities-need-smarter-urban-governance-model-116020800038_1.html
Toyota's #Innovation Fair stimulates cross-pollination with other vendors
http://www.cio.com/article/3030990/innovation/steal-this-idea-toyota-s-secret-to-innovation.html
Innovation is the need of the hour, for every society - Prime Minster Modi, India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Innovation-is-need-of-the-hour-PM-Modi/articleshow/50886162.cms
The Conference Board of Canada is projecting a Gross Domestic Product growth of three per cent in GDP for Halifax in 2016 following on the heels of a positive year for the municipality’s economy, according to the quarterly economic report released by the Greater Halifax Partnership.
http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1339953-halifax%E2%80%99s-economy-on-an-upturn-growth-for-2016-projected
 
Market-ready innovations in legal field should enter the Global Legal Innovation 
http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/3109/blakes-legalx-to-launch-digital-innovation-contest.html
PM Trudeau to re-start meetings with Canada's "neglected" big city mayors
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justin-trudeau-big-city-mayors-1.3435212
 
Social media as a career killer: "never be wrong when people are watching" - Mark Twain
http://qz.com/608697/the-internet-wants-you-to-lose-your-job
Governor-General's trip to Washington will focus on innovation
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/innovation-tops-agenda-for-govenor-general-david-johnstons-us-visit/article28548285/
 
Governor-General's trip to Washington will focus on innovation
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/innovation-tops-agenda-for-govenor-general-david-johnstons-us-visit/article28548285/
Feb 24th partnering forum by OCE to show new $5-million program where education meets innovation
http://www.techvibes.com/blog/new-program-will-advance-innovation-in-ontarios-public-education-system-2016-02-03
Portland, Vancouver and Stockholm show that going green can be profitable
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charlie-hales/these-major-cities-prove-going-green-is-not-only-possible-but-profitable_b_9051822.html?utm_hp_ref=impact&ir=Impact
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80% of the funding for India's Smart Cities program has to come from the private Sector
http://qz.com/606652/theres-only-one-way-india-can-pay-for-its-ambitious-smart-cities/
Guaranteed annual income for Canadians an idea worth testing, says Minister; passed pilot test in Manitoba
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/guaranteed-income-has-merit-as-a-national-policy-minister-says/article28588670/
Winter is coming in the VC market
http://fortune.com/2016/02/03/the-state-of-venture-capital/
GM Canada opens Innovation Lab at Communitech; focus on smartphones, ride sharing
http://www.570news.com/2016/02/04/gm-canada-launches-innovation-lab-at-communitech/
Trend-driven innovation favours start-ups
http://yourstory.com/2016/02/consumer-trend-canvas/
Amherst Nova Scotia opens new business innovation centre
http://www.cumberlandnewsnow.com/News/Local/2016-02-10/article-4432393/Amherst-gets-serious-about-business-innovation/1
Innovation technology for farming is at 'inflection point'; increased profits from data-gathering drones and automation
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/farming-technology-1.3442023
From UK: Governments need to treat broadband as essential infrastructure; smart cities are pointless without it
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500272853/Smart-cities-pointless-without-universal-superfast-broadband
Hong Kong urged to follow Vancouver's example for innovation in a post-industrial economy
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1911881/virtual-realities-hong-kong-innovation-bureau-must-support
Korea fights Chinese competition with intense innovation drive
http://www.dw.com/en/why-innovation-is-king-in-south-korea/a-19038625
Smart Community Applications and Uses
Signs of the digital times: Facebook and Gmail now have 1-billion users each
http://www.skynews.com.au/business/tech/2016/02/05/whatsapp--gmail-join-billion-user-club.html
Transportation: Edmonton becomes first Canadian city to pass regulations allowing Uber ride-sharing
http://globalnews.ca/news/2503500/edmonton-paves-the-way-in-canada-for-uber/
Computer-based vision of food production
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2016/02/meat-artificial-food-160205152233913.html
 Google is planning to deliver packages by self-driving trucks: will this impact traditional retail business?
http://qz.com/613277/google-wants-to-deliver-packages-from-self-driving-trucks/
 
Do Hackathons enhance innovation?
http://www.techvibes.com/blog/five-reasons-why-hackathons-dont-foster-innovation-2016-02-11
Medical applications: Lego arm helps disabled children
http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/lego-arm-for-disabled-children-wins-digital-innovation-prize-1.2774059
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