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10 Steps: Taking an Innovation for a City from Idea to Deployment Public Architecture, Business Funding, Smart City, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Design Thinking, Innovation, Awesome Designs, Community Building

Agile Cities

Citymart - inspiring solutions to transform cities. Citymart helps cities deliver impact by strengthening their innovation capacity and sharing inspiring solutions and methods to transform their communities.

Put Buyers First? What a Concept Customer Service Strategy, Technology And Society, Amazon New, Learning Techniques, Thing 1, Smart City, Economic Development, Interesting Reads

Amazon’s New Push for Same-Day Delivery Will Destroy Local Retail

Amazon has long enjoyed an unbeatable price advantage over its physical rivals. When I buy a $1,000 laptop from Wal-Mart, the company is required to...

The number of people accessing the Web through mobile devices has doubled since 2010 and now accounts for of worldwide Internet usage. According to numbers compiled by Pingdom, Asia's mobile usage amounted for of the country's total Internet usage, a Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Web, Social Networks, Internet Usage, Sem Internet, Global Mobile, Mobile Web

Mobile share of web traffic in Asia has tripled since 2010

In Asia, the share of web traffic that comes from mobile devices has almost tripled since 2010.

Douglas Coupland-created V-Pole may take high tech to the streets in Vancouver Douglas Coupland, Led Street Lights, Smart City, Urban Planning, Vancouver, Tech, Messages, Urban Design, Towers

Douglas Coupland-created 'V-Pole' may take high tech to the streets in Vancouver

To clear its streets of cellphone towers, parking meters, Wi-Fi terminals, streetlights and even community message boards, the city of Vancouver is pushing…

FLOAT Beijing is an interactive, community driven art project that uses kite making and kite flying to activate dialogue, map and record air quality in Beijing, China. Floating Lanterns, Sky Lanterns, Kite Making, Earth Design, Eco Architecture, Green Earth, Land Art, Cartography, Sustainable Design

Glowing Pollution Sensor Equipped Kites Replace Beijing's Stars

A scrappy citizen-science experiment to spark conversation (and action) around air quality.

Windows Phone app Greenway knows where the traffic will be before it strikes and gets you to your destination twice as fast. Latest Technology Updates, New Technology, Windows Phone 7, Next Trends, Smart City, Surveillance System, Best Apps, Inevitable, Along The Way

An App that Could Stop Traffic

Algorithms that automatically reroute your car look like the next trend in mobile mapping.

Diabetes encompasses a group of metabolic diseases. It is caused by an increased amount of sugar in the blood, which can be examined by a simple blood test. Type I diabetes occurs when the . Warning Signs Of Diabetes, Blood Glucose Levels, Insulin Pump, Baked Banana, Diabetic Recipes, Stay Fit, At Least, Medical, Healthy

Warning over medical implant attacks

Many medical implants are vulnerable to attacks that threaten the lives of people kept alive by them, say researchers.

In London, group running network offers a Tube alternative for the commute home. Allows people to get exercise while also staying off crowded public transportation routes! 2012 Summer Olympics, Social Enterprise, Smart City, Ageing, Public Transport, Transportation, Cities, Tube, Alternative

In London, group running network offers a Tube alternative for the commute home | Springwise

With an eye toward improving fitness and alleviating overcrowding on the city's public transportation system, Home Run organizes guided group runs at the end of the work day along popular bus and Tube routes.

 Browser extension signs users into websites only when they approach a computer by Ford key free technology. Your phone is your access to all your accounts. Web Account, App Log, Browser Extensions, Online Campaign, Smart City, Best Apps, Accounting, Technology, Signs

Browser extension signs users into websites only when they approach a computer | Springwise

Ford has collaborated with ad agency Ogilvy Paris to produce Keyfree Login, a browser extension that uses the proximity of a selected cell phone as a key to login to websites.

An Italian website compiles crowd wisdom and ideas to utilize vacant properties. Abandoned Property, Abandoned Places, City Branding, Smart City, Urban Planning, Fixer Upper, Conservation, Reuse, The Neighbourhood

CityLab - Bloomberg

Bloomberg CityLab reports on the world’s cities, communities, and neighborhoods: How they work, the challenges they face, and the solutions they need.

The city plans to unveil “smart screens” with Internet connections next month inside 250 old phone booths throughout the five boroughs. Old Phone, Smart City, New Phones, Screens, Cities, Internet, How To Plan, Home Decor, Canvases

City ‘i’s new phone booths

GOOD CALL: Hundreds of old phone booths will become Internet-wired with iPad-like “smart screens”. (NY Post: Chad Rachman)The public pay phone of the future looks like a gigantic iPad. The city pla…

Ten years later, telecenters are still not sustainable - ICTworks Market Failure, Used Computers, Smart City, Self Confidence, Be Still, Cities, Ideas, Thoughts, City

Ten years later, telecenters are still not sustainable - ICTworks

In case you are wondering, telecenters are still not sustainable. A new research report, Public Access Computing in South Africa: Old Lessons and New Challenges, has this un-surprising conclusion: In 2001 Benjamin found that just over a third of the USAASA telecenters in South Africa reported basic profitability - with USAASA providing computers, furniture and other hardware - and that financial concern was a major cause to telecenter collapse (Benjamin, 2001). Ten years later, Attwood and…

Free Wi-fi in Paris Metro Paris Metro, Smart City, Wi Fi, Cities, Free Wifi, Suitcase, Fle, Beginning Sounds, City

Un premier service limité de Wifi gratuit dans le métro parisien

Quarante-six points d'accès seront initialement disponibles, dont trois en souterrain, et le service ne fonctionnera pas dans les rames en mouvement.

The 2012 Chevrolet Caprice PPV is a futuristic cop car with communications and a Knight Rider-like voice interface. It also automatically scans every license plate in its line of vision for warrants and unpaid tickets. Caprice Ppv, Chevrolet Caprice, Police Cars, Police Vehicles, Smart City, Emergency Vehicles, Future Car, Cops, Business Innovation

Motorola’s Police Car Of The Future Is An Unpaid-Ticket-Sniffing Scofflaw Slayer

The 2012 Chevrolet Caprice PPV is a futuristic cop car with 4G communications and a Knight Rider-like voice interface. It also automatically scans every license plate in its line of vision for warrants and unpaid tickets.