Smart Cities News

Dubai explores the role of decentralised data in smart cities

Dubai explores the role of decentralised data in smart cities

A new report by Smart Dubai underlines the opportunities of technologies such as AI and IoT to transform city services and emphasises the importance of open networks.

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

The Urban Computing Foundation enables developers to collaborate on software to make improvements in areas such as mobility, energy and road infrastructure in connected cities.

Canada announces its Smart Cities Challenge winners

Canada announces its Smart Cities Challenge winners

Four cities have been chosen from 20 finalists, which spent the last year working with residents and partners to turn their smart ideas into practical plans.

Former Kansas City CIO launches smart city consultancy

Former Kansas City CIO launches smart city consultancy

B2 Civic Solutions claims to have developed a replicable model for identifying, planning and resourcing smart solutions for communities of all sizes.

The ‘move fast and break things’ era is over, say UK tech workers

The ‘move fast and break things’ era is over, say UK tech workers

Almost one in five UK tech workers surveyed by Doteveryone said they have quit jobs over ethical or moral concerns.

Wayra and TheVentureCity to invest in deep tech start-ups

Wayra and TheVentureCity to invest in deep tech start-ups

Telefónica’s open innovation hub and the global accelerator will focus on start-ups in areas such as AI, cyber-security, machine learning, IoT and edge computing.

Smart city research initiative aims to develop results-driven playbook

Smart city research initiative aims to develop results-driven playbook

ESI ThoughtLab will define the cost benefits of smart city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide.

Two thirds of consumers think connected devices are "creepy"

Two thirds of consumers think connected devices are "creepy"

Consumers are distrustful of how devices collect data about people and their behaviours and more than half don’t trust them to protect privacy.

Smart city geo-location app secures funding

Smart city geo-location app secures funding

The Geme.io app collects and displays crowdsourced and voluntary data and aims to turn citizens into prosumers rather than passive, consumers of data and information.

AWS to make managed blockchain service generally available

AWS to make managed blockchain service generally available

The fully managed service claims to make it easy to create and manage scalable networks and allows customers to quickly set up a blockchain network spanning multiple AWS accounts.