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PULSE: January 25 2016 - 10 Gbps is the new community connection trend; Ottawa as the beacon for Smart Cities
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10 GBPS as the new community connection trend
Ottawa's leaders say the city could be Canada's beacon for Smart Communities
Five rural NL communities to receive broadband funding
Head of U.S. Housing Dept pushes broadband access for public housing
Canadian Broadband future pits open-network Calgary against large-telco Ottawa and Toronto
Disruptive changes in the auto industry: city types and autonomous vehicles
London's Smart City Challenge will change the face of infrastructure, social interaction
Thought Leadership
 Will a low loonie attract investors and boost Canada's innovation industries?
Barrie Mayor urges more focus on innovation; low dollar cited as a signal for change
Common vision on health care innovation is needed to overcome the "Canadian Condition" - perennial start-ups
Europe's innovation gap with America is about to benefit from a new level of funding
 "Destination Imagination" - the Olympics of Innovation - a big hit with PEI schools
Canada ranks 19th in Bloomberg Innovation Index; South Korea tops list
Top-ranked innovation nation Switzerland opens five new Tech Parks, all privately funded
Retailers turn to "innovation as a service' model to tap tech changes – IBM
Blended approaches to innovation of Ford, Cisco could lead to focussed work with user input
62 people own the same wealth as half the planet
Robots and AI will erode 5 million jobs in next 5 years; office workers, health, women, to be most affected
Governor General's new Innovation Award set to "move the needle on innovation": social, business and technological
TD Bank starts new innovation centres to link with start-ups, experiment with prototyping
Executives in big companies embrace 'safe' innovation; have "Fear of Becoming Obsolete" (FOBO)
GE's Innovation Barometer: Canada ranked middle of international innovation ratings; business model innovation seen to be key
Smart City projects grow 40% in past 18 months, with increasing variety and depth
Canada must promote open cyberspace to preserve commitment to democracy
Cisco's Toronto Innovation Centre will jumpstart Smart City initiatives
Hong Kong presses for more innovation to enhance secure future; stop reliance on finance, retail
Smart Cities Council India to release a readiness guide to aid understanding of smart cities
Suncor, Cenovus look to innovation for sustained development of oil sands
Innovation by choice a better option than innovation forced by bad circumstances
When everyone is responsible for innovation, there is a tenfold increase
European cities "Lighthouse" programme to trial smart technologies that can improve the lives of citizens.
 Innovation-oriented cities dominate the City Momentum Index
Smart Community Applications and Uses
Tech brings the world closer together again: Skype now translates into 7 languages in real time
Amazon shows off retail-revolutionary drone delivery service; Walmart and Google also in race
New Innovation Minister tours Ottawa's Shopify; asks Canadians to "think outside the box"

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