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Inaugural report card on US smart city progress: “Disappointing”

Inaugural report card on US smart city progress: “Disappointing”

Of 24 cities, Seattle received the highest rating overall and St. Louis the lowest.

Who’s going to clear the air on 5G?

Who’s going to clear the air on 5G?

There’s no shortage of hope and hype about the benefits 5G is going to bring but something else is gaining traction too: dissent. Who is going to step up and provide a coherent response?


IoT-based system aims to prevent manhole explosions

IoT-based system aims to prevent manhole explosions

The system uses cloud-based analytics to identify and predict conditions that may result in an incident so that preventative actions can be taken to avoid a potential disaster.

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Comments from Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel include “frustratingly abstract” and “unwieldy and repetitive”.

Blockchain-based e-mobility pilot to be trialled in Bonn

Blockchain-based e-mobility pilot to be trialled in Bonn

Deutsche Telekom’s innovation unit is launching Xride at its headquarters in the German city, which will make use of a fleet of electric scooters for use by employees.

Finnish university sets out the drivers for 6G

Finnish university sets out the drivers for 6G

University of Oulu says that 5G research is maturing so we must start to engage in mapping what 6G can become "at its boldest" and has published a whitepaper on the subject.

Platform provider aims to lower smart city set-up costs

Platform provider aims to lower smart city set-up costs

Cimcon’s latest round of funding includes a revenue-sharing facility that it claims will enable its city customers to deploy smart initiatives with "minimal" upfront costs.

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

The Expo aims to redefine what it means to be a smart city and will convene mayors, CEOs, CIOs and innovators to discuss issues and share knowledge.

London ranked top city for Generation Z

London ranked top city for Generation Z

The UK capital stood out from other cities in areas such as social entrepreneurship, co-working spaces, education, artificial intelligence and concerts.