Marilena Rivera

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In-Depth: How digital health is changing marathons

Forty mph winds pelted cold rain against the runners as they approached the Boston Marathon’s infamous Heartbreak Hill. It was just before this mark …

Digital Health

Manchester City’s plan for global domination

Football has already been transformed by big money – but the businessmen behind Man City are trying to build a global corporation that will change the game for ever. By Giles Tremlett<p>On 19 December 2009, Pep Guardiola stood and wept in the middle of Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The …

The future of transportation may be about sharing batteries, not vehicles

In the future, some transportation experts say, vehicles will no longer be individually owned. They envision a world of “fractional” ownership, in which autonomously driven taxis, operated by government or private entities, shuffle commuters around based on algorithmically optimized routes that …

Electric Vehicles

How Microsoft is helping top Spanish soccer league LaLiga track fan behavior and expand globally

LaLiga wants to learn more about its fans and expand its footprint around the globe — and it’s getting help from Microsoft to make that …

Three Sports Performance Companies Combining Technology & Science To Build Superior Athletes

In today’s sports, the difference between winning and losing, success and failure, is small.<p>Football is said to be “a game of inches.” In baseball a player has “less than the blink of an eye” to hit the ball.<p>The bar is constantly being raised as athletes build upon the foundation that the prior …

Visualizing Entrepreneurial Networks Via Twitter

To identify business connections across cities, researchers gathered tweets and retweets using the hashtags #smallbiz and #entrepreneur.<p>Entrepreneurship may be key to a city’s economic success, but it’s very hard to get useful data about it. If you look only at rates of business formation, you’ll …

Cities Can't Fix the New Urban Crisis

Not on their own, at least. To address the ever-more-complex problems afflicting cities, we’ll need a regional approach.<p>Richard Florida’s book <i>The New Urban Crisis</i> contains a number of important truths about the challenges facing America’s metropolitan areas. Chief among them is the recognition that …

Asia tipped to be the global smart cities leader

As the smart city movement grows around the world, a new study sees Asia emerging as the global smart city leader of the future.<p>A recent Government Technology white paper “Evolution of Smart Cities and Connected Communities.” The study was co-sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association and the …

Google's new sun map will tell you whether your roof needs a solar panel

Google has long stated its ambitions to run its global operations solely on renewable energy, and now it wants to lead by example. The company has updated its interactive Sunroof map that helps people estimate whether it makes sense to install a solar panel on their roof.<p>In a new blog post, the Big …

This New Stationless Bike Share System Lets You Lock The Bike Anywhere

Spin, just launched in Austin, does away with the traditional model where you can only leave your bike at a station that might not be anywhere near your destination.<p>When a new bike share startup called Spin studied a year of use of Bay Area Bike Share, the numbers were surprisingly low: On an …

Little Cities See Big Benefits in Smart City Investment

By Juliet Van WagenenSmart lighting, connected cameras and other ICT-enabled technologies are sprucing up tiny downtowns and showing full-sized …

Smart Cities

AT&T signs deals to develop smart city capabilities across the globe

<i>US telco conglomerate AT&T has signed a deal with inward investment promotion agency</i> <i>IDA Ireland and Dublin City Council to collaborate on smart city</i> …

Smart Cities

5G Networks: Making Smart Cities a Reality

By Juliet Van WagenenThe next generation of connectivity will play a huge role in enabling the Internet of Things, connected transit and other …

Government Technology

Telcos: Transforming Communication & Fuelling Smart City Ecosystem

“Smart City” has become vernacular, and everyone is talking about it. Governments across the world are vying to develop “Smart Cities” in their …

Gunshot detection technology as part of smart city design

ShotSpotter provides surveillance technology for sound detection of gunshots and is working with Current by GE to include the sensors in smart …

Wi-Fi Data Holds Big Surprises for College Football Marketers

In every industry, there is a belief system – conventional wisdom that underlies the way people behave and processes are structured. Partially based …

The 4 IoT products a smart city needs in 2017

Connected IoT devices are part of the key elements of a smart city. Here are some of the most interesting and useful products for smart cities in …

Internet of Things

Smart cities need more industry partnerships, less gadget worship

While a dizzying array of connected gadgetry is vying for room on city leaders’ wish lists, industry experts advise less focus on the technology itself and more on industry partnerships that can build out smart cities.<p>At the recent U.S. Conference of Mayors held in Washington, D.C., Joanne Hovis, …

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is eyeing a contest to build its own internet city

‘A living laboratory for urban technology’<p>For months, it was rumored that Sidewalk Labs, the Google spinoff focused on smart city solutions, wanted to build its own city-within-a-city to trial self-driving cars, public Wi-Fi, new health care solutions, and other city planning advances that modern …

12 major cities that are starting to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid's Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center.<p>On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid's main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, buses, and taxis before she leaves office in May 2019. It's part …

Bike Lanes

NEC co-founds new industry group to improve interoperability for smart city solutions

NEC Corporation announced today that NEC Laboratories Europe is one of the five members of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) …

Emerging technologies are sparking U.K. government innovation

Public sector agencies in the U.K. and globally may not be early adopters, but they are looking to next-gen technologies to overcome their most …

Emerging Technology

How an old loop of railroads is changing the face of a city

Urban planner Ryan Gravel shares the story of how his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, rallied to build a massive urban park that will transform an …

The Internet of Things in public services: citizen first

<b>Governments and government agencies across the globe are digitally transforming and in many cases still digitizing. On top of trying to tackle a</b> …

Internet of Things

Smart cities: acceleration, technology, cases and evolutions in the smart city

<b>Smart cities and smart city projects have been among the most actively discussed realizations which are made possible by a purposeful and integrated</b> …

Smart Cities

Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures attempt to patent a high-tech football helmet

Bill Gates wants to help improve the safety of football players.<p>The Microsoft co-founder is listed on a recently-filed patent application along with …

The jump science behind Under Armour's smart running shoes

Under Armour's first pair of smart running shoes kept things simple in terms of what you could track from your feet. It recorded time, distance, …

Here's How #SportsTech Can Affect the Healthcare Industry

Many industries are realizing that sportstech breakthroughs and innovations can often be transferable. Augmented reality, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data and IoT are suddenly on the front burner for most industries, large and small; global and local.<p>Digital medicine is poised to …

Health Care Industry

The state of smart city technologies in 2016 and beyond

How has the smart city space changed in the past 12 months? ZDNet takes a look.<p>Smart cities revolve around the idea of using new, connective …