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Regulator-Innovator Tug-of-War: California Warns Uber, Lyft and Sidecar on Carpooling

Regulator-Innovator Tug-of-War: California Warns Uber, Lyft and Sidecar on Carpooling | Smart City | Scoop.it
The ride-hailing apps have been told that they are in violation of state law by offering carpooling services for money.
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Uber Is About To Launch An API | TechCrunch

Uber Is About To Launch An API | TechCrunch | Smart City | Scoop.it
Uber wins when you hit the "Request A Ride" button, so shouldn't it try to put that button everywhere? It seemed like a smart plan, so I did some digging and..
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Airbnb Goes Emo With Its Rebranding Love Story

Airbnb Goes Emo With Its Rebranding Love Story | Smart City | Scoop.it
Airbnb grew so quickly that formal branding was sidelined. Now the company is unveiling a new logo and a revamped website designed to make a more emotional appeal to users
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With Business Initiative, Obama Aims to Show He Can Act Without Congress

With Business Initiative, Obama Aims to Show He Can Act Without Congress | Smart City | Scoop.it
The White House unveiled a program that will provide entrepreneurs access to more than $5 billion in advanced manufacturing equipment.
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In the wake of Intel's deal with San José, what makes a smart city?

In the wake of Intel's deal with San José, what makes a smart city? | Smart City | Scoop.it
Cities around the world are investing in sensor networks and the software to manage them, but what actually makes a city smart as opposed to merely connected?
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The Open-Source Electronics Robot, The FirePick Delta, Could Bring Real Manufacturing To The Desktop | TechCrunch

The Open-Source Electronics Robot, The FirePick Delta, Could Bring Real Manufacturing To The Desktop | TechCrunch | Smart City | Scoop.it
Pick-and-place (PNP) machines are the robots that grab and drop tiny components onto circuit boards. Designed to make thousands of boards an hour, these..
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Smart Investors, Not VCs, Are Funding Growth-Stage Cleantech Startups | Cleantech Investing

Smart Investors, Not VCs, Are Funding Growth-Stage Cleantech Startups | Cleantech Investing | Smart City | Scoop.it
Leading source of news/research on green technology and the cleantech movement. Analysis and networking events on clean and renewable energy.
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Standard Digital News : : Health - France experiments with paying people to cycle to work

Standard Digital News : : Health - France experiments with paying people to cycle to work | Smart City | Scoop.it
France has started a six-month experiment with paying people to cycle to work, joining other European governments in trying to boost bicycle use to boost people's health, reduce air pollution and cut fossil fuel consumption.
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California drought: S.F. gets smart water meters

California drought: S.F. gets smart water meters | Smart City | Scoop.it
[...] unlike a dieter who regularly steps on a bathroom scale, water consumers can't track the gallons as they flow down the drain. San Francisco, though, is aiming to change that, becoming one of the first major cities to roll out technology that allows water customers to track their use, and how much they conserve, in real time. The online access, launched quietly Wednesday, is part of a $56 million program that has put new meters in nearly 180,000 homes and businesses, and it is expected to help residents achieve the city's voluntary conservation goal of 10 percent - a target the city has struggled to hit. The new meters in San Francisco track water consumption hourly and beam the data via wireless transmitter to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission headquarters downtown four times a day. The agency, which provides water not only to city residents but also to utility districts on the Peninsula, asked customers in January to scale back water use by 10 percent under projections that the commission made before the drought worsened. Many of these communities never had meters, so when state law recently required them to begin tracking customer water use, the new smart meters were an obvious way to go.
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Obama administration targets coal with controversial emissions regulation

Obama administration targets coal with controversial emissions regulation | Smart City | Scoop.it
The Obama administration is set Monday to announce a rule to limit carbon emissions in thousands of fossil-fuel burning plants across the country, a cornerstone of President Obama’s climate-change agenda and his first-term promise to reduce such emissions by 17 percent by 2012.
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Silver Spring Networks Closes Acquisition of Streetlight.Vision - SYS-CON Media (press release)

Silver Spring Networks Closes Acquisition of Streetlight.Vision - SYS-CON Media (press release) | Smart City | Scoop.it
SYS-CON Media (press release) Silver Spring Networks Closes Acquisition of Streetlight.Vision SYS-CON Media (press release) It's exciting to see Smart City innovation that was first developed right here in Paris now helping increase sustainability,...
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Silver Spring Networks acquires the Paris-based company Streetlight.vision, a pioneer of control and management software for smart street light networks, that will host a new European R&D and Software Engineering Center for Silver Spring Networks. 

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Google’s Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Steering Wheel or Brake Pedals

Google’s Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Steering Wheel or Brake Pedals | Smart City | Scoop.it
Google has begun building a fleet of 100 experimental electric-powered vehicles that will dispense with all the standard controls found in modern automobiles and take the driver out of driving.
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FERC Pay-to-Save Energy Plan Thrown Out by U.S. Court

FERC Pay-to-Save Energy Plan Thrown Out by U.S. Court | Smart City | Scoop.it
A federal regulator’s plan to pay smart-grid companies including Comverge Inc. and consumers such as Alcoa Inc. for using less electricity was struck down today by a U.S. appeals court, handing a victory to utilities that argued the system would discourage power-plant investment.
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When energy conservation conflicts with energy generators' interests

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San Francisco-based Startup WHILL Closes Series A Funding Round; Reaches $11 Million from 500 Startups, Sun Systems Co-Founder Scott McNealy and Top Japanese Investors

San Francisco-based Startup WHILL Closes Series A Funding Round; Reaches $11 Million from 500 Startups, Sun Systems Co-Founder Scott McNealy and Top Japanese Investors | Smart City | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHILL, Inc. a San Francisco based start-up that makes the world's...
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RelayRides Adds $10 Million From Trinity And Looks To Expand Peer-To-Peer Airport Rentals | TechCrunch

RelayRides Adds $10 Million From Trinity And Looks To Expand Peer-To-Peer Airport Rentals | TechCrunch | Smart City | Scoop.it
When we last checked in with peer-to-peer car rental startup RelayRides about six weeks ago, it had raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Canaan..
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Smartphone sensor generates crowdsourced pollution maps

Smartphone sensor generates crowdsourced pollution maps | Smart City | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology are developing a fine dust sensor that attaches to your smartphone, which could be used to generate rea...
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Science Graphic of the Week: A Fascinating Collection of Molecules and Other 3-D Printable Images | Science | WIRED

Science Graphic of the Week: A Fascinating Collection of Molecules and Other 3-D Printable Images | Science | WIRED | Smart City | Scoop.it
Ever wanted to 3-D print your own model of a human brain or femur? How about a virus or bacterium? Now you can, thanks to a 3-D image library launched yesterday by the National Institutes of Health.
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This Startup Wants to Turn Your Old Electronics Into Solid Gold | Business | WIRED

This Startup Wants to Turn Your Old Electronics Into Solid Gold | Business | WIRED | Smart City | Scoop.it
About 50 million tons of electronic waste were generated worldwide in 2012. BlueOak Resources could make a fortune on it.
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Uber Lands $1.2 Billion So You Can Get Rid of Your Car | Business | WIRED

Uber Lands $1.2 Billion So You Can Get Rid of Your Car | Business | WIRED | Smart City | Scoop.it
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Most Water Utilities Are In the Red, Study Finds : Greentech Media

Most Water Utilities Are In the Red, Study Finds : Greentech Media | Smart City | Scoop.it
Many U.S. water utilities don’t have the revenue to support sustainable operations.
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LAPD adds drones to arsenal, says they'll be used sparingly

LAPD adds drones to arsenal,  says they'll be used sparingly | Smart City | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles Police Department has acquired some eyes in the sky.
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How São Paulo uses “value capture” to raise billions for infrastructure | Citiscope

How São Paulo uses “value capture” to raise billions for infrastructure | Citiscope | Smart City | Scoop.it
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — José Uilton has seen a lot of things change along Luís Carlos Berrini Avenue since he took over a bar here 17 years ago. Most of the squatter settlements, known in Brazil as favelas, have been cleared out. Meanwhile, luxury high rises have gone up, making this one of the most expensive areas in São Paulo.
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Bringing Million-Dollar Vacation Homes Into the Sharing Economy

Bringing Million-Dollar Vacation Homes Into the Sharing Economy | Smart City | Scoop.it
A host of U.S. ventures are gearing up to entice the wealthy to list condos and vacation properties as short-term rentals
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DatAct en quelques mots - - Datact, partage des données vers la fabrique des services urbains

DatAct en quelques mots -  - Datact, partage des données vers la fabrique des services urbains | Smart City | Scoop.it
Coproduire des services autour du partage de données, avec tous les acteurs et parties prenantes : publics, privés et usagers.

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Entrepreneurs will develop smart city technology for KC in ‘living lab’

Entrepreneurs will develop smart city technology for KC in ‘living lab’ | Smart City | Scoop.it
Local and nationally recruited entrepreneurs will be brought in to develop technology to make smart city developments work in downtown Kansas City. The Cisco program’s framework involves the addition of various tech-based improvements to the city, like interactive, computerized kiosks, high definition security cameras and energy-efficient street lights.
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