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San Jose Becoming a Smarter City with Help of an Internet of Things Company

By   /  June 9, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The wireless sensor device manufactured by tech company anyCOMM that will be placed atop 166 streetlights across San Jose in a pilot project to create a "smart" or connected city. Sensors on the device will help the city improve traffic flow and reduce energy use, officals hope. Instillation began last week. (Heather Somerville/Bay Area News Group)

by Angela Guess Heather Somerville recently wrote for the Mercury News, “This city at the center of the modern computer industry isn’t as smart as it would like to be — or, according to some technologists, as smart as it ought to be. But San Jose officials are working to change that starting this month, […]

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Building the Smart City With the Internet of Things

By   /  May 21, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “‘Smart city’ is a term we are going to be hearing a lot more of in the coming years. It’s thought that by 2020 we will be spending $400 billion a year building them – but what are they? The idea is to embed the advances […]

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How Chicago’s Former CDO Made the City Smarter

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Nicole Laskowski of SearchCIO recently wrote, “When Brett Goldstein was appointed as Chicago’s first chief data officer (CDO) in May 2011, he found himself in the middle of a classic IT struggle.”

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How Big Data is Turning Hudson Yards Into the First ‘Quantified Community’

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Brian Libby of CityLab recently wrote, “By the time Constantine Kontokosta got involved with New York City’s Hudson Yards development, it was already on track to be historically big and ambitious. Over the course of the next decade, developers from New York’s Related Companies and Canada-based Oxford Properties Group are building the […]

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Big Data at Work In Chicago

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Russel Cooke of Diginomica reports, “Business Insider might think it has found the 18 most innovative cities in the world but Chicago is by far the largest American city to announce plans aimed at exploiting the benefits of big data. Although in pilot phase today on Michigan Avenue, the city plans to […]

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Big Data Presents Big Opportunities for Improving Cities

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

The HDR-files: Chicago Evening Skyline (Navy Pier)

by Angela Guess Amina Elahi of the Chicago Tribune recently wrote, “For cities of all sizes, big data presents an opportunity to optimize and improve daily life. A panel of experts at a Chicago Council on Global Affairs event addressed four areas in which data collection and analysis could have the biggest effect: energy, transportation, education and public […]

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Driverless Cars Coming to the Streets of UK Town, Milton Keynes

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

A new article out of Information Daily reports, “Milton Keynes may see driverless cars on its roads in 12-18 months, says Geoff Snelson, Strategy Director of MK Smart, the innovation programme being run in the city.”

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Glasgow Wins Grant to Become One of UK's First Smart Cities

By   /  January 29, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Jane Wakefield of the BBC reports that Glasgow has been awarded a £24 million grant by the British government to make it one of the UK’s first smart cities.

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London Plans to Test Smart City Operating System

By   /  May 8, 2012  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Jane Wakefield of the BBC reports that London plans to test a new “smart city” operating system.

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