Essentials, the Influencers Review


Essentials extracts for you the best content selected & published by the influencers of the industry to highlight only the news you can't afford to miss about innovation & the digital disruption.

Future of Work

On Feb 5, 2019
@CIOWaterCooler shared
How AI will power the Future of Work https://t.co/5O2Hpj3h78 @MarianneHewlett @Atos https://t.co/EKZAgGsFCv
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How AI will power the Future of Work

Imagine having a digital assistant to schedule your next meeting or speaking to a chatbot to help you finalize a challenging task at work. Forward-thinking companies are implementing AI ...

On Feb 6, 2019
@evankirstel shared
RT @eisaiah_e: [email protected] report about the macroeconomic impact of Artificial Intelligence https://t.co/GMfhxNRR0G #AI #ML #macroeconomics #economics
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The macroeconomic impact of artificial intelligence

Figure 2.2 – Transmission mechanism of firm-side AI-driven productivity impacts through to consumption and GDP Rate of AI adoption Increased materials investment increases profits Factors ...

On Feb 7, 2019
@TrippBraden shared
RT @Don_Woodlock: New post on @InterSystems #Data Matters #Blog: #AI highlights from 2018 & predictions for this year. https://t.co/xAqLwsWaWA @EvanKirstel @IrmaRaste https://t.co/JmB9VRbcWM
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Artificial Intelligence: What to Expect in 2019

“Every aspect of our lives will be transformed [by AI]”, potentially “the biggest event in the history of our civilization” -Stephen...

Future of Mobility

On Feb 14, 2019
@macilree shared
RT @CIVITAS_EU: The city of Antwerp (Belgium) 🇧🇪 is a forerunner in establishing a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) offer. But how is it creating a marketplace for MaaS? Read about the steps #CIVITAS_PORTIS city is taking to do so 👀 https://t.co/3ay7R0bBr4 https://t.co/Jd4uoOe64U
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Smart Ways to Antwerp: Creating a marketplace for Mobility as a Service

Multimodality is set to play an important role in the future of many European cities, including Antwerp (Belgium). By encouraging users to combine different travel modes and reducing ...

On Feb 11, 2019
@Mi_Kuhn shared
Ready for the next chapter 👉#Mobility-as-a Service pioneer #moovel serving 6.5 million people, plus 69% 🚀 #MaaS https://t.co/SbuFxxjOhR
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On Jan 19, 2019
@PaulABarter shared
RT @CityLab: As cities experiment with battery-powered electric buses, some are finding they struggle in inclement weather or on hills, or that they don't have enough range. @alon_levy reports: https://t.co/L3oHno5KuT
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The Verdict's Still Out on Battery-Electric Buses

As cities experiment with battery-powered electric buses, some are finding they struggle in inclement weather or on hills, or that they don’t have enough range.

Future of Money

On Feb 11, 2019
@FintechBot shared
What Happened to Fintech Singapore’s Previous Pick of Hottest Fintech Startups? https://t.co/uWLhIUEmgx by @fintechsin
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What Happened to Fintech Singapore’s Previous Pick of Hottest Fintech Startups?

In 2016, we published a list of what we thought were Singapore's top 30 fintech startups at the time. Now, three years later, we look at what these startups have become and what they've ...

On Feb 12, 2019
@Finnovista shared
"if angels and #VCs are looking for businesses with potential to #disrupt their chosen markets, then #Fintech companies that challenge the big institutions fit the bill admirably" https://t.co/r244cUbwWh vía @Forbes by @TrevorClawson cc @WestFour
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Fintech Startups Suck in $31bn As The Big Finance Players Step Up R&D By Proxy

Fintech Investment topped $31bn in 2018 and according to U.K.-based mergers and acquisitions specialist, Hampleton Partners, much of the money is going not to consumer-facing plays but to ...

On Feb 11, 2019
@RAlexJimenez shared
What can four innovative #fintech startups and their investors tell us about the future? https://t.co/Hg7FJuAGms via @Finextra #finserv #banking #payments #in
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What can four innovative fintech startups and their investors tell us about the future?

Fintech is a sector that thrives only through innovation. It’s in constant flux; changing and evolvi...

Future of News & Journalism

On Feb 12, 2019
@mathewi shared
RT @risj_oxford: The UK govt's #Cairncross Review into the future of #journalism, published today, refers to Reuters Institute research throughout the text & footnotes. Review recommendations include an innovation fund, tax relief & funding for localjournalism Thread 1/5 https://t.co/wEbKuf0EbL
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THE CAIRNCROS REVIEW – A sustainable future for journalism

Tables available upon request at http:// www.digitalnewsreport.org/survey/2018/resources-2018/ [accessed 06/02/19] 23 Ofcom Broadcasting Code, January 2019 - ...

On Feb 12, 2019
@mediatwit shared
Great to see NewsMatch bringing in $7.6 million last year, up 58% since last year's campaign. Great numbers all around, and shows just how much people are supporting local nonprofit newsrooms. https://t.co/YjcnQbUW49
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On Feb 12, 2019
@ryanchittum shared
RT @deanstarkman: All this feels familiar, for some reason, @ryanchittum https://t.co/K98JXHglRb https://t.co/mtRfJQTynz https://t.co/SOFaSAWTIE
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Future of Energy

On Feb 13, 2019
@greentechmedia shared
Enel’s Clean Energy Strategy Sees Earnings Rise https://t.co/wLqJlJPoQG
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Enel’s Clean Energy Strategy Sees Earnings Rise

The Italian energy giant Enel has seen a growing clean energy focus pay off with a 3.8 percent increase in core earnings in 2018.

On Feb 13, 2019
@greentechmedia shared
Do you know someone who's interested in learning more about global renewable energy investments? Here's a guide: https://t.co/bc0hzxvTbM
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Global Renewable Energy Investment on the Rise

Global investment in renewable energy varies from year to year, depending on the policies of major energy markets, but it is generally on an upward trend.

On Feb 14, 2019
@NobleIdeas shared
RT @MWenergynews: Ohio clean energy groups say the appointee for a vacancy on the state's Public Utilities Commission "has shown a clear bias against renewable energy" and energy efficiency programs. https://t.co/CgpdsFXjJM
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Ohio clean energy groups will seek recusals from PUCO nominee

Industry group lobbyist Sam Randazzo has represented several groups before the regulatory board.

Future of Food

On Feb 13, 2019
@foodprintorg shared
Big Food companies like Danone, Kashi & Land O'Lakes are investing in programs to help farmers transition to #organic. Is it green-washing or is real change a possibility? https://t.co/eXPvOR5CyP via @GreenBiz
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How Danone, Kashi and Land O'Lakes are backing sustainable farming

More companies are exploring new finance mechanisms and other efforts to benefit farmers in search of change.

On Feb 6, 2019
@ICRAF shared
Are you 18-40? Are you passionate about developing a sustainable farming future and do you have the energy, passion and creative ideas to do it? If the answer is yes, check out #iupacNextGen! https://t.co/gyg07T84IA @CropLifeIntl @IAAS_World @YPARD @iupac2019 @GFARforum https://t.co/al0XSrL96X
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Submit your idea for sustainable farming to WIN

Are you 18-40? Are you passionate about developing a sustainable farming future and do you have the energy, passion and creative ideas to do it? Would you like to attend the world’s largest ...

On Feb 5, 2019
@DaniNierenberg shared
If only people could get over the "ick" factor, they might see the potential of an ancient food source: bugs. https://t.co/SpaZGaBrvl
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Dinner's swarming in the oven? Insects as a food source

A locally-produced graphic novel aims to help us get over our bias against eating bugs.

Future of AI & Machine Learning

On Feb 12, 2019
@etzioni shared
ICYMI: this video-taped AAAI debate about ML was fun and funny: My 5 minutes were ridiculous: https://t.co/GjxYEu8W3e jump to 1:07 for the debate, and to 1:18 to uncover the secret connection between ML and Brexit!
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Oxford-Style Debate: The Future of AI

Coral Ballroom Moderator: Kevin Leyton-Brown (University of British Columbia, Canada) Debaters: Oren Etzioni (Allen Institute for AI) Michael Littman (Brown University) Jennifer Neville ...

On Feb 12, 2019
@hugo_larochelle shared
RT @anirudhg9119: Happy to share our call for papers for the Reproducibility workshop at ICLR @iclr2019. The deadline is March 5. https://t.co/Cd9oiOoOMd!
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Machine Learning

This workshop focuses on issues of reproducibility and replication of results in the Machine Learning community. There are many interesting open questions about how reproducibility issues ...

On Feb 11, 2019
@GaryMarcus shared
RT @MaxALittle: Michael Jordan: "But this is not the classical case of the public not understanding the scientists - here the scientists are often as befuddled as the public." Indeed. Realistic assessment of the state of AI/DL today: https://t.co/DzZ8Ql3ILU @GaryMarcus
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Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the mantra of the current era. The phrase is intoned by technologists, academicians, journalists and…

Future of Climate

On Feb 5, 2019
@LeoHickman shared
In the Boston, MA, area? I would be interested to hear views of what this new exhibition about climate change at @HarvardMuseum is like... https://t.co/iTcx4Kl4e7 https://t.co/BNKD8noQ0s
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Climate Change

This new exhibit on Climate Change draws on the latest scientific information about our warming climate, the global and local consequences, and how to both reduce the fossil fuel emissions ...

On Feb 5, 2019
@ret_ward shared
Which one is it? ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’ https://t.co/T9eDnZcG72
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Which one is it? ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’

If word choice matters, why do pollsters ask about “global warming” to understand public opinion on “climate change”?

On Feb 14, 2019
@YaleClimateComm shared
A large majority of U.S. voters support renewable energy targets for utilities – even if it would raise their bills: https://t.co/q3S7I8X3zE https://t.co/UiVzeFCEYG
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Politics & Global Warming, December 2018

How do Republican, Democratic, and Independent voters view global warming, personal and collective action, and climate policies?

Future of Hacking & Cybersecurity

On Feb 11, 2019
@CiscoSecurity shared
RT @Cisco: Cisco and @CybersecuritySF launch the first ever cybersecurity almanac. 🔒 This is just one of many statistics. Check out the entire report here ➡️ https://t.co/EniofXTlv1 https://t.co/APEmMorwTR
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On Feb 1, 2019
@SCMagazine shared
True crime: SamSam ransomware I am l https://t.co/63JbKkCc8f
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True crime: SamSam ransomware I am

It was one for the books – a mysterious cyberattack laying waste to systems in the city of Atlanta before moving on to a wide swath of targets, including

On Feb 4, 2019
@CTIN_Global shared
Iasiello_E: New Challenges in Cybersecurity https://t.co/5LaQoHgFy4
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New Challenges in Cybersecurity

Our capability to defend ourselves from a cyberattack is not yet where it should be.

Cars of the Future

On Feb 7, 2019
@TechCrunch shared
Autonomous cars are driving the reinvention of IP protection https://t.co/IQBcVNAUjh
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Autonomous cars are driving the reinvention of IP protection

Our concepts of intellectual property protection will need to evolve, if not require invention of new concepts, to enable transition to autonomous vehicles. 

On Feb 15, 2019
@DriverlessNow shared
Apple’s Autonomous Car Apparently Only Works For Almost a Mile at a Time https://t.co/yyRyjowQTA @Jalopnik #SelfDrivingCars #Apple #autonommous
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Apple’s Autonomous Car Apparently Only Works For Almost a Mile at a Time

GM and Apple are struggling to realize their autonomous dreams, Nissan and Renault are still figuring out their relationship, Volkswagen is slowly but surely rolling out its ride-sharing ...

On Feb 4, 2019
@DigitalTrends shared
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a ride through the history of self-driving cars https://t.co/Sd16dyf6UC
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Sit back, relax, and enjoy a ride through the history of self-driving cars

From a 1920s stunt in downtown New York to Google's Waymo, here are the events you should know about from the history of self-driving cars.

Space Tech Essentials

On Feb 14, 2019
@NASAWatch shared
RT @b0yle: [email protected]'s deputy chief echoes JFK in a pitch for commercial space ventures: https://t.co/VSSiF8RlGQ H/T @csf_spaceflight #CST2019 https://t.co/iPhQ6s8AQQ
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NASA’s deputy chief echoes JFK in a pitch for commercial space ventures

NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard channeled President John F. Kennedy in a pitch designed to please space industry executives.

On Feb 2, 2019
@spacecom shared
Stratolaunch is a Burt Rutan/Scaled Composites project that he got Allen to fund. As with SpaceShipTwo they went full speed on the winged vehicle while dawdling on the rocket component. https://t.co/QkcTnUOhpt
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Cutbacks at Stratolaunch, Virgin Galactic show the space industry is entering a second stage

January has been unforgiving for commercial space firms. SpaceX and Virgin Galactic laid off employees earlier this month, while Stratolaunch recently announced it would stop development of ...

On Feb 5, 2019
@spacecom shared
Hypergiant Galactic Systems Launches to Advance the Space Industry with AI-driven Technologies https://t.co/uWH3tkp5Di via @spacecom
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Hypergiant Galactic Systems Launches to Advance the Space Industry with AI-driven Technologies

In its first step towards realizing this vision, Hypergiant Galactic Systems has acquired Satellite & Extraterrestrial Operations & Procedures (S.E.O.P.s), a Houston-based satellite ...

Swiss Innovation

On Feb 11, 2019
@startuptickerCH shared
Swiss startup @veritystudios leaves 1 billion #CCTV viewers worldwide in utter astonishment during the live broadcast of the CCTV New Year's Gala show in China. https://t.co/jTTCK1ck7I | The Swiss Startup News channel https://t.co/xm2PLEtMOX https://t.co/RublyHALC5
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Swiss startup leaves 1 billion CCTV viewers worldwide in utter astonishment

This year, the event featured 88 Verity Studio drones, flying above 70 dancers and famous singers. Broadcasted live on CCTV channels, the show left some 1 billion viewers across the globe ...

On Feb 12, 2019
@swissnexBoston shared
Join @EPFL_en and other leading Swiss higher education institutions at our 9th annual Swiss Sciences Night #SwissSciences Sign up at: https://t.co/pfcVLzIz71 https://t.co/0LFdM4MMkz
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Swiss Sciences Night 2019

Swiss Sciences Night 2019 @ MIT Media Lab Have you ever considered studying or working in Switzerland? For a small country with roughly the population of New York City and the size of ...

On Feb 7, 2019
@startuptickerCH shared
Launch of the Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation: Swiss politics joins the private sector to reinforce fast growing startups. The foundation has been under the patronage of the Federal Councillor and WBF Chairman Guy Parmelin since the beginning of 2019. https://t.co/zSrpOX1Wse https://t.co/pbSVHpY3Mn
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Swiss politics joins the private sector to reinforce fast growing startups

The Foundation promotes innovative companies in the growth phase, links the innovation ecosystem with political decision makers and has also initiated a fund which has now been approved by ...

Legal Cannabis News & Trends

On Feb 3, 2019
@CannabisTU shared
While it’s wonderfully liberating for #cannabis cultivation enthusiasts to come out of the closet and legally grow their own #marijuana, the home-growing laws are not consistent in each state. https://t.co/ah17CiQ8ZI
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Recreational Cannabis Cultivation Laws for Home Growers

Home-growers in legal recreational cannabis states would be wise to enjoy the cannabis cultivation opportunities their states provide.

On Feb 11, 2019
@The420RadioShow shared
Legal cannabis shortages could last years: expert https://t.co/ZuW5li20EY
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Legal cannabis shortages could last years: expert

Four months after recreational cannabis sales became legal in Canada, stores are running out of the product. One expert says it could take five years to get back on track.

On Feb 5, 2019
@MJHeadlineNews shared
RT @MJBAnet: @Highergtv interviews @DavidRheins: Profiles in #LegalCannabis https://t.co/G0FGRS0sK4 via @YouTube @mjchananelone
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David Rheins: Profiles in Legal Cannabis

Higher Ground TV editor Michael Stusser interviews MJBA's David Rheins, as part of the Profiles in Legal Cannabis series. #MJChannelOne: Turn On. Tune In. Ca...

Digital Transformation in Banking

On Feb 14, 2019
@stratorob shared
The Future of Banking Requires Balancing Old and New https://t.co/hLBDXnltJm by @manishmadhvani #banking
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The Future of Banking Requires Balancing Old and New

Over recent years, fewer customers are popping into bank branches, and more are logging onto mobile banking apps. Innovative start-ups, offering alternative banking models are on the rise, ...

On Feb 14, 2019
@stratorob shared
RT @stratorob: Why blockchain is essential to the future of banking and #finance https://t.co/VIHv4Nx5Nx
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Why blockchain is essential to the future of banking and finance

Blockchain will begin to transform financial transactions in 2018. Lighthouse Partners' Pete Harris explains how this technology works, and what businesses can do to get started using it.

On Feb 14, 2019
@jayshnaidoo shared
RT @BAI_Info: Disruptor banks and fintechs will start to sell simple banking products and journeys. https://t.co/XR3Sl2RimP
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How digital disruption will uproot retail banking

The day will soon arrive when one app ties together all the services banking customers need and want—with or without banks out front.

Bitcoin Futures

On Feb 12, 2019
@TheLTBNetwork shared
What Bitcoin Did Ep 73 is available now! @PeterMcCormack sits down with @billbarhydt to discuss ABRA's new stock and ETF #trading product, #bitcoin and the relevance of a free market. #blockchain #crypto #podcast https://t.co/qhlyLqkdNS
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What Bitcoin Did #73 How ABRA Is Building a Global Bank with Bill Barhydt

“Abra uses Bitcoin tech to basically build the foundations for what really will be a global bank.” — Bill Barhydt Interview location: Skype Interview date: Friday 8th Feb, 2019 Company: ...

On Feb 10, 2019
@twobitidiot shared
I think I can count one of last year's top predictions as spot on now (belatedly) given @ProfFaustus has confirmed he is Satoshi. https://t.co/CGJMl8Ld6s
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The story of Bitcoin, continued

My first marriage ended in October 2010. It had been rocky for a time before that. I mentioned in my last post how I worked doing forensic…

On Feb 2, 2019
@RedditBTC shared
r/Bitcoin recap - January 2019 https://t.co/M8qjxNkp4e
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r/Bitcoin recap - January 2019

16 votes and 1 comment so far on Reddit

5G Mobile News

On Feb 11, 2019
@gsacom shared
GSA fast fact: 180 commercial VoLTE networks in 87 countries and a total of 248 operators investing in #VoLTE in 112 countries https://t.co/z4F9eyd7G3 https://t.co/EAu9tYd1WC
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Evolution from LTE to 5G: Global Market Status – January 2019

Evolution-LTE-5G GSA is reporting there are now 871 operators investing in LTE with 201 operators in 83 countries investing in 5G

On Feb 8, 2019
@mobileworldlive shared
[email protected] sues @ATT over #5G branding https://t.co/VgEhGT9gXz https://t.co/VEXEedD0aC
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Sprint sues AT&T over 5G branding

Sprint raised the stakes in a row over AT&T’s controversial 5G Evolution advertising, filing a ...

On Feb 12, 2019
@ericsson shared
Ericsson opens 5G training center in Texas: https://t.co/o3dtSvLCBM via @rcrwirelessnews
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Ericsson opens 5G training center in Texas

Ericsson's new facility will offer courses for radio base station installation, tower and rooftop installation, microwave alignment and network integration

Smart Cities

On Feb 13, 2019
@IEEESmartCities shared
FREE Membership - Smart Cities Technical Community. Engage in discussion, raise awareness and bring together technology, government and society to assist and guide municipalities to help offer citizens a high quality of life: https://t.co/Wr48esBD3T https://t.co/gGHpNz867H
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Smart Cities Community, IEEE

A community for practitioners and researchers in the area of Smart Cities. Join the community at no charge, and get involved.

On Feb 15, 2019
@smartcitiesdive shared
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Network is launching a smart cities incubator in Dallas’ West End https://t.co/i6HVL1mJ8r
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Dallas to launch smart cities incubator

The Innov8te Smart Cities Incubator in the city's West End neighborhood will support early-stage companies and highlight the work already underway.

On Feb 13, 2019
@IEEESmartCities shared
Are Privacy Concerns Halting #SmartCities Indefinitely? via @forbes and Daniel Newman: https://t.co/Pbd1UFr60h https://t.co/WHhZ1z7b1n
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Are Privacy Concerns Halting Smart Cities Indefinitely?

Privacy concerns could be a roadblock smart cities can’t overcome. If Google can’t get a smart city to work can anyone?

IT & CIO Trends

On Feb 4, 2019
@Cranstonsoftwar shared
What is 5G? All you need to know about the next generation of wireless technology https://t.co/UjXgV8BQ3L via @ZDNet & @SMFulton3
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What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the new wireless revolution

It is a capital improvement project the size of the entire planet, replacing one wireless architecture created this century with another one that aims to lower energy consumption and ...

On Feb 14, 2019
@evankirstel shared
ONF's fifth reference design, COMAC, targets 5G deployments https://t.co/iufCu4uXF5 https://t.co/8GX4eVmJV1
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ONF's fifth reference design, COMAC, targets 5G deployments

Pulling together its work over the last eight years with CORD, SDN and cloud, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) today announced its fifth reference design: Converged Multi-Access and ...

On Feb 7, 2019
@sdxcentral shared
5G and SDN – Laying the Software-Defined Foundations for 5G Networks https://t.co/9vinUqAi7R
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5G and SDN – Laying the Software-Defined Foundations for 5G Networks

Watch the SDxCentral and InterDigital analyst webinar, "5G and SDN - Laying the Software-Defined Foundations for 5G Networks".

Europe Startup News

On Feb 13, 2019
@AdBresser shared
How to Raise Venture Capital Money – The #Startup – Medium https://t.co/0fYmiT49DU
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How to Raise Venture Capital Money

If your startup is based in a major tech hub like New York City, Boston or the Bay Area, the good news is that there are plenty of…

On Feb 11, 2019
@techstars shared
RT @twentyminutevc: Proud to release ep w/ @davidcohen @techstars on why seed investing is a different asset class to venture, what makes the best and the worst board members and why every company has to have a pessimist in the room. Thanks to @bfeld @nglaros @seats for Qs! https://t.co/5NZwokDHXI https://t.co/9oa4GtYID9
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On Feb 14, 2019
@AdBresser shared
Gender Bias in Venture Capital – #Startup Muse – Medium https://t.co/Xs4nufsm9a
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Gender Bias in Venture Capital

Diversity is key to providing outsized returns to investors.