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PULSE January 14 2016: New York State to provide broadband to all residents; Key companies launch Smart City Alliance
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New York State to provide high bandwidth to all residents
http://www.govtech.com/network/New-York-to-Provide-High-Speed-Broadband-to-All-Citizens-by-End-of-2018.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_content=email&utm_campaign=New%20York%20to%20Provide%20High-Speed%20Broadband%20to%20All%20in%202018%2C%20Open-Source%20Toolkit%20Makes%20Stormwater%20Management%20Easy&utm_term=New%20York%20to%20Provide%20High-Speed%20Broadband%20to%20All%20Citizens%20by%20End%20of%202018
 
AT&T, Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, GE, IBM, Intel and Qualcomm launch Smart Cities Alliance
http://www.innovationamerica.us/index.php/innovation-daily/51076-atat-launches-smart-cities-alliances-with-cisco-deloitte-ericsson-ge-ibm-intel-a-qualcomm-teleanalysis--teleanalysis?utm_source=innovation-daily---your-daily-newsletter-highlighting-global-innovation-news-and-trends&utm_medium=gazetty&utm_campaign=01-11-2016
 
Nova Scotia town goes ahead with its own broadband service
http://www.annapoliscountyspectator.ca/news/local/2016/1/12/lawrencetown-goes-ahead-with-own-internet-project.html
 
Netflix covers globe; available in 130 countries
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/netflix-just-achieved-near-world-domination_568d6edbe4b0c8beacf560f0?utm_hp_ref=technology
 
New York to replace pay phones with wifi hot spots; digital advertising will double city's revenues
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-york-city-will-replace-pay-phones-with-wi-fi-hotspots_568a7fece4b0b958f65c1927?utm_hp_ref=technology&ir=Technology&section=technology
 
Data visualization helps cities prevent injuries, death
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-is-how-visualizing-open-data-can-help-save-lives_56781c17e4b014efe0d5fd59?utm_hp_ref=technology&ir=Technology&section=technology
 
Ford expanding its fleet of self-drive cars; homes and drones to be connected
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ford-is-expanding-its-fleet-of-driverless-cars_568bcf90e4b0b958f65cc900?utm_hp_ref=technology
 
Cisco's Hyper-Innovation Living Labs Aggregates Multiple Organizations For Successful Innovation
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/oliver-leung/inside-ciscos-secret-inno_b_8956558.html
 
Waterloo's Communitech gets new "Innovation Activator", Craig Haney
http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/innovation-activator-craig-haney-moves-from-canadian-tire-to-communitech/63778
 
Modest investment puts small Kansas community's fiber network on the map
http://www.govtech.com/network/How-a-Fiber-Master-Plan-Is-Guiding-Shawnee-Kans-Path-to-Connectivity.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_content=email&utm_campaign=New%20York%20to%20Provide%20High-Speed%20Broadband%20to%20All%20in%202018%2C%20Open-Source%20Toolkit%20Makes%20Stormwater%20Management%20Easy&utm_term=How%20a%20Fiber%20Master%20Plan%20Is%20Guiding%20Shawnee%2C%20Kan.%5Cu2019s%20Path%20to%20Connectivity
 
Google Canada unveils its new Kitchener headquarters with 350 workers and VR demo
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/google-canada-unveils-new-kitchener-headquarters-thursday-1.3399243
 
U.S. Internet Speeds Lag Behind FCC Requirements
http://www.engadget.com/2016/01/08/fcc-broadband-speed-report/
 
TD Partners with Cisco on new Toronto Innovation Centre
http://betakit.com/td-partnering-with-cisco-for-its-new-toronto-innovation-centre/
 
Atlanta and AT&T Announce Smart City Partnership to Improve Sustainability, Safety
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/atlanta-announces-smart-cities-partnership-with-at/np3DW/
 
Thought Leadership
Smart Cities Are Essential to Our Survival
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-01/11/smart-city-planning-permission
 
Think Creatively About the Risks From Innovation
http://phys.org/news/2016-01-tech.html
 
CIOs Need to Move Beyond Ops to Think About Innovation
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3020075/it-management/note-to-cios-focus-on-innovation-not-just-operations.html
 
Innovation Fails Without Basic Science
http://www.livescience.com/53331-without-basic-knowledge-innovation-fails.html
 
VC-Funded companies change the world
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/how-much-does-venture-capital-drive-us-economy?utm_source=Stanford+Business&utm_campaign=601614dc39-Stanford-Business-Impact-Issue-79-1-10-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b5214e34b-601614dc39-73810845&ct=t%28Stanford-Business-Impact-Issue-79-1-10-2016%29
 
Indian Prime Minister points to Smart Cities as the answer to rapid urbanization; country 
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2016-01-03/news/69486449_1_pm-narendra-modi-smart-cities-indian-science-congress
 
India's cities need to reply less on state governments for local smart city decision-making
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/the-avenue/posts/2016/01/12-governance-indias-smart-cities-tomer-bhatia-shankaran
 
McKenna: Atlantic Canada badly needs immigrant stream | The Chronicle Herald
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1332453-mckenna-atlantic-canada-badly-needs-immigrant-stream#.VpRorLamqSM.facebook
 
Top trending searches in U.S. cities: celebrities in distress
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-cities-searched-for-2015_5672eea5e4b0688701dc87e2?utm_hp_ref=technology
 
Google to use India as test market; expects 500-million people to be online by 2018
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/google-will-use-india-as-a-testing-ground-for-new-products_567171bbe4b0dfd4bcbffc32?utm_hp_ref=technology
 
Digital gap is tied to income and education
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mckinsey-digital-inequality_5672c850e4b0648fe302591e?utm_hp_ref=technology
 
China's larger retailed launches 'social credit' score system
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34592186
 
 Renewables will becomes the largest source of electric energy by 2030
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/renewable-power-plants_5641fd3fe4b0b24aee4bbd49?cps=gravity_4806_-5040549721536608
 
Home broadband use plateaus as people turn from telcos to cellphones; cost cited
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fewer-americans-are-using-home-broadband-to-go-online_56785145e4b0b958f6576da4?cps=gravity_2442_-163888036900442530
 
Ontario needs a proper innovation cluster
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/southern-ontario-should-be-an-innovation-cluster-not-a-farm-team/article27941198/http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/southern-ontario-should-be-an-innovation-cluster-not-a-farm-team/article27941198/
 
Ontario is the world's largest sub-national debtor - future growth at risk?
http://business.financialpost.com/fp-comment/joe-oliver-ontarios-fiscal-train-wreck
 
 The Decline of American Research and Development
http://fortune.com/2015/12/21/death-american-research-and-development/
 
Stratford Ontario woos driverless car developers
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/driverless-cars-stratford-1.3390279
 
 Tech Trends for 2016: Crowd leverage; Intelligent Machines; VR; Private space expoloration; 3D printing; Mobile payment; Connected life; Online schooling
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-ayling/8-tech-trends-to-watch-in_b_8926052.html?utm_hp_ref=technology&ir=Technology
 
Smart Community Applications and Uses
Solar balloons may provide uninterrupted access to energy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/solar-balloons-future_5672e1cbe4b0648fe3027432?utm_hp_ref=science&ir=Science&section=science
 
Google teams up with Ford to produce self-driving cars by 2020
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/google-will-team-with-ford-to-build-self-driving-cars-report_56795b37e4b06fa6887e93b4
 
 Self-driving taxis by 2020 - will revolutionize public transportation
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/were-getting-closer-to-self-driving-taxis_568bd235e4b014efe0db93d2?utm_hp_ref=technology

 
World's largest accommodation provider, Airbnb, holding talks with large landlords
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-lux/the-new-airbnb-landlord-c_b_8932316.html
 
News: The future market for home automation
http://www.xonapartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/The-State-and-Future-of-The-Home-Automation-Market.pdf

 
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