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PULSE March 16 2016: Innovation and Societal Change; Start-Ups not as competitive as Established Companies
Created with John Hilborn, i-CANADA Director of Social Media
London's Mayor pushes business innovation as solution to societal challenges
http://www.cityam.com/236557/how-city-firms-are-using-innovation-to-combat-societal-challenges
Start-ups have less chance of competing with innovation than established companies
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joemckendrick/2016/03/10/taking-digital-to-the-next-level-from-incrementalism-to-disruptive-innovation/#58095ae36316
Infrastructure
Google to spend $1-billion on Internet satellites
https://recombu.com/digital/article/google-satellites-project-internet-emerging-markets-o3bnetworks_M13231.html
280 remote communities have access to broadband through CRTC plan
http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/broadband-rollout-to-more-than-280-rural-and-remote-communities-complete-570118841.html
UK businesses call for faster broadband speeds (10 Gbps); accuse government of "poverty of ambition"
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35681475
Demand outstrips supply for rural internet service in eastern Ontario
http://www.intelligencer.ca/2016/03/02/rural-internet-demand-surpassing-capacity
One mid-sized U.S. city will get $40-million to pilot smart vehicle infrastructure
http://fortune.com/2016/03/12/smart-cities-transportation/
Google's Project Fi brings cell service simplification to American consumers
http://thenextweb.com/google/2016/03/07/can-now-sign-googles-cellular-network-without-invite/
Thought Leadership
Singapore presents itself as a regional model for Smart City development
http://sea-globe.com/singapore-jurong-smart-cities-smart-nation-eth/
Shrinking budgets could trigger growth in Smart Cities, as IoT expands by 40%
http://www.itproportal.com/2016/03/11/will-budget-cuts-drive-iot-and-create-the-smart-cities-of-tomorrow/
Growth in U.S. R&D points to coming growth in economy
http://www.businessinsider.com/us-productivity-growth-and-innovation-2016-3
US DoT launches Smart City fund to accelerate conversion to autonomous vehicles
http://www.citylab.com/tech/2016/03/dot-smart-city-challenge-transportation-anthony-foxx/472512/
Smart cities ebook defines framework beyond the technology
http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/what-is-a-smart-city/80647
Ottawa's goal of becoming Canada's "Smart Cities" beacon is within reach
http://iotottawa.org/smart-community-ottawa-needs-smart-city-ottawa/
India's Smart Cities will have 10 essential ingredients
http://www.thehindu.com/features/homes-and-gardens/10-things-to-expect-from-indias-20-smart-cities/article8314032.ece
Silicon Valley still top innovation hub - but overhaul is needed to infrastructure and IPOs are slipping
http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_29588233/silicon-valley-innovation-economy-still-top-but-hazards
Apple CEO takes up the defence of privacy; follows in Snowden's footsteps
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-29/apple-s-cook-picks-up-where-snowden-left-off-in-privacy-debate
Consumer choice hits telecom providers; have to offer "skinny TV" option
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/television-changes-channels-skinny-1.3465542
News: Wealth from international data flows exceeds material goods; Buffet warns about negative economic advice
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2016/0228/Advice-for-a-world-in-search-of-innovation
India's Smart Cities program faces challenges; needs "patient investors"
http://www.fairobserver.com/region/central_south_asia/will-india-overcome-challenges-to-build-smart-cities-43550/
The Internet will spread to Mars - and the solar system beyond
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a19469/there-will-be-netflix-on-mars/
Managing Innovation is key to success - business leaders
http://www.cmo.com.au/article/595370/how-harness-digital-innovation/
Portrait of an innovator: middle-aged, highly educated...and not female
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/03/average-innovator-not-steve-jobs
Smart cities DO boost economy, quality of life
https://sourceable.net/smart-cities-boost-quality-life-city-operations-economy/#
China to rely on innovation to dissolve mountains of bad debt; creativity over smokestacks
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/rebirth-through-innovation-on-the-horizon-top-chinese-economists-say/article29044498/
South Africa urged to adopt business innovation model, ask "what-if" questions like the one that founded Ikea
http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/2016/03/07/country-in-turmoil-demands-business-innovation
FCC to subsidize Internet broadband for people earning less than $30k/yr -- Revolution: half of those households currently have no service
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/8/11177768/fcc-broadband-subsidy-poor-lifeline-program
Fostering innovation in Africa, especially among women, will help achieve sustainable development goals
http://www.scidev.net/sub-saharan-africa/gender/scidev-net-at-large/women-central-gender-innovation-africa.html
Germany will help three Indian communities become Smart Cities
http://www.firstpost.com/business/germany-to-help-develop-kochi-coimbatore-bhubaneswar-as-smart-cities-2662078.html?utm_source=FP_CAT_LATEST_NEWS
Canadian fund invests in India's renewable energy sector
http://www.vccircle.com/news/alternative-investment/2016/03/10/canadian-fund-cdpq-opens-india-office-commits-150m-renewable
"Surveillance Capitalism" the trend as Google surpasses Apple's value: the Search becomes all-important
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/the-digital-debate/shoshana-zuboff-secrets-of-surveillance-capitalism-14103616-p2.html?printPagedArticle=true
Innovation springs from unexpected cross-overs of ideas
https://hbr.org/2016/03/innovation-springs-from-the-unexpected-meeting-of-minds
Smart Community Applications and Uses
Dalhousie students create training video game for peacekeepers
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1348197-dalhousie-students-create-training-video-game-for-peacekeepers
In travel market, a city's open platform and the IoT provide new services and smart travel apps
https://skift.com/2016/03/07/skift-travel-megatrend-for-2016-smart-cities-are-now-platforms/
Peeple app from Calgary company allows rating of individuals; stirs storm among digerati
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/peeple-the-yelp-for-people-app-launches/
BMW Innovation: the future lies in self-driving cars
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-07/bmw-sees-its-future-shift-to-the-ultimate-self-driving-machine
Teachers are becoming tech-savvy pioneers, even willing to use virtual reality in classrooms
http://qz.com/633009/more-teachers-want-tech-in-the-classroom-including-vr-headsets/
New online version of Smart City Guide helps communities plan their future
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-online-version-of-global-smart-cities-readiness-guide-helps-cities-map-their-future-more-easily-300232884.html
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