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San Leandro City Council Approves Fiber Optics Smart City Master Plan 

SAN LEANDRO, CA: At the September 17th City Council meeting, Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council unanimously approved a Fiber Optics Master Plan to guide expansion and increased utilization of the City’s fiber network.

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Free public WiFi coming to Covington KY [Smart Cincy]

The City of Covington KY will continue its urban revival with plans to create the foundation of what will become a smart city success story. The city has partnered with Cincinnati Bell to provide free public WiFi to residents as they move about the downtown core. This will likely lead to other smart city projects ranging from parking solutions to smart lighting.

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20 takeaways from Meeker’s 294-slide Internet Trends report

This is a must-read for understanding the tech industry. We’ve distilled famous investor Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report down from its massive 294 slides of stats and charts to just the most important insights. Click or scroll through to learn what’s up with internet growth, screen addiction, e-commerce, Amazon versus Alibaba, tech investment and artificial intelligence.

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The DigiTruck Project: Bridging the Digital Divide in Africa

Arrow Electronics and the nonprofit organization Close the Gap are collaborating to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa. The first "DigiTruck" classroom was deployed to the Tuleeni Orphanage in Tanzania where it's currently providing some 80 orphans with access to a classroom full of refurbished laptops, tablets and other IT equipment.

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Houston to launch autonomous shuttle pilot program

Metro hasn't actually purchased the vehicles yet, but it offered information about the design and features it's investigating, such as the slow-speed, small bus-sized shuttles. That would make the vehicles similar to those used in autonomous shuttle pilots in DenverLas Vegas and at the University of Michigan.

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Miami-Dade County seeks private partner for transit expansion

Numerous rounds of inconclusive heated discussions about how to expand Miami-Dade County's troubled Metrorail system has led leaders to instead seek proposals from private partners, according to the Miami Herald

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Cisco Survey Reveals Close to Three-Fourths of IoT Projects Are Failing

Cisco released the findings at IoT World Forum (IoTWF), an event where Cisco convenes the industry’s best, brightest and most passionate leaders with the goal of accelerating IoT.

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The United States Of Startups: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startup In Every US State

The tech boom has diffused beyond the traditional hotbeds of California, New York, and Massachusetts, across the entire United States.

In the latest map of the most well-funded American tech startup in each state, some companies with the deepest pockets were found in Florida (Magic Leap, $1.89B), Virginia (OneWeb, $2.2B), Utah (Domo, $698M), and Illinois (Avant, $655M).

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AAA Finds Safety and Reliability of Autonomous Vehicle Technology Remain Top Concerns of Ohio Drivers

As the development and testing of autonomous vehicle technology continues to progress rapidly, drivers report that their greatest concerns about the introduction of autonomous vehicle technology are safety and reliability, a new consumer survey from AAA reveals.

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Cellular and Wi-Fi use—by operator and data plan type—for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, January 2018

Thanks to a partnership between FierceWireless and Strategy Analytics, we hope to shed some light on the situation. The below data, from Strategy Analytics’ AppOptix service, show how often Android wireless users stray from cellular networks and onto Wi-Fi networks—and how that differs among customers of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

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Waymo CEO On Uber Crash: Our Self-Driving Car Would Have Avoided Pedestrian

Just what went wrong with a self-driving Uber car that failed to avoid fatally hitting a pedestrian crossing a dark Tempe, Arizona, street isn’t yet known. But the head of Waymo is confident of this: His autonomous vehicles would have stopped in time.

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Report: Smart surfaces save cities billions through increased resilience

Applying smart surface techniques throughout a city could even the playing field and create greater equity while greatly improving health and quality of life for low-income residents.Smart surfaces can have an effect on surrounding areas and not just the city that integrates them, the report says. Reducing urban heat and smog does not just happen within a city's borders, so entire regions could benefit from a city investing in smart surfaces.

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Report: Smart city tech can save every resident 125 hours a year

Anticipating that 2018 will be a breakthrough year for smart cities, Intel produced a report showing how these investments impact citizens' lives.

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Baltimore mayor presents 5-year 'inclusive digital transformation' plan

Today, Baltimore City launched a draft of the first-ever Inclusive Digital Transformation Strategic Plan. The plan will be available for comment for the next two weeks. We look forward to receiving everyone's feedback. For more information, please visit http://technology.baltimorecity.gov

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Ohio shines at the Smart Regions Congress

Recently, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus have all been ramping up efforts around smart technology and policy planning and development. At the state level, leaders have recently formed Drive Ohio, and have been actively investing in growing tech-based and tech-enabled economies.

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CityLift Parking and Signature Development Group Held a Grand Opening Ceremony for the Hive Parking Structure

CityLift Parking and Signature Development Group, both Oakland based companies, today held a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hive Parking Structure, the first and only fully-automated parking structure in Northern California. The two companies were joined by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for the ceremony.

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Hiranandani Townships Redefine Urban Environments, Create Smarter, Safer and More Resilient 'Smart Cities' Since its Inception in 1980's

The concept of creating urban conglomerations to decongest highly dense Indian metro cities has grown in a haphazard fashion, and has not followed futuristic planning into consideration. There is a need to ‘leapfrog’ in terms of Smart Cities development in India and to acutely focus on various critical issues like uninterrupted power supply, provision for clean water, robust civic infrastructure, sewage and waste treatment plant, rainwater harvesting and solar energy. Hence, there needs to be a paradigm shift from existing conservative methods to a modern, tech-driven approach of urban planning.

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Bike share system in Chicago releases new fare options

Divvy is operated by the bike share company Motivate International, Inc. under contract with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT).  The popular bike share system is rolling out a series of new fare options and benefits on Thursday, February 1st.

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