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Explore Islands Philippines showcasing the country’s tourism and investment destinations from Luzon, Visayas to Mindanao opens in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal

Rhonda Binda, Esq., who is the Co-Founder & VP Policy for Venture Smarter and Executive Director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative, presented “Smart Cities-Innovation Leading to the Future of the Philippines.” The event showcases the Philippines’ cultural rich heritage, top tourism destinations, as well as trade and investment opportunities.

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Why Resilience in Smart City Projects Directly Impacts Funding — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

On the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" panel, Chris Rezendes from Context Labs weighed in alongside TJ Costello, André Hentz, Bob Bennett and Tom Synan to discuss cyber-physical security and mitigating risk.

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A massive seawall for Southeast Texas could save money. But so far, there's none to spend

But Texas A&M researchers found that if the government builds a 17-foot barrier about 60 miles long from Galveston Island to Bolivar Peninsula, the potential residential destruction from a storm surge would drop to about $6 billion – a reduction of more than 80 percent.

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66% of US cities investing in smart city technology - TechRepublic

A report from the National League of Cities shows that US cities are incubators for new technology, and a sharing economy is a major part of the plan for many municipalities.

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A $2.5 Billion Boost for Rural Infrastructure from USDA - America's Electric Cooperatives

Electric cooperatives across 25 states will receive more than $2 billion in loans and loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to install smart grid technologies and upgrade their infrastructure. NRECA said it will help maintain and strengthen reliability of the electric grid.

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Exclusive: Virgin Hyperloop One to begin building first transport system by 2019, CEO says - The National

Virgin Hyperloop One, the futuristic transportation concept inspired by Elon Musk that promises to connect cities at speeds of 700 miles per hour, expects to see the first rollout of its technology by 2019, its chief executive said.

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73% of Executives Are Researching & Launching IoT Projects In 2017

The Verizon study found that the Internet of Things (IoT) gained significant momentum in 2016, with 2017 IoT investments accelerating. Manufacturing-based IoT connections grew 84% between 2016 and 2017, followed by energy & utilities (41%). Transportation and distribution (40%), smart cities and communities (19%) and healthcare and pharma (11%)

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Kansas City, MO startup to test smart roads | Smart Cities Dive

Using data collected from the roads, the company wants to help city officials track issues like congestion and the need for maintenance monitor vehicles and offer a place to lay fiber-optic cable to increase internet bandwidth. Future hardware could support connected or self-driving vehicles.

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Via raises $250M led by Daimler to bring its carpooling technology to Europe

As outsized ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft continue to build out their taxi-style marketplaces largely based around connecting individual passengers to individual drivers, a startup focused squarely on the carpooling opportunity has raised a large round of funding to expand outside of the U.S.

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