Luis Moitinho De Almeida

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Ottawa’s complete e-government failure: Geist | The Star

Ten years ago, Canada held the distinction of being the top ranked country in the world for the breadth and sophistication of its electronic …

Norway Is Digitizing All Its Books

Norway is going digital.<p>In a plan to scan all of its publications to the cloud, the National Library of Norway is digitalizing its books, and it and plans to make them all freely available to users with a Norwegian IP address. The library plans to have the project completed in about 15 to 20 …

Let's rethink the idea of the state: it must be a catalyst for big, bold ideas | Mariana Mazzucato

Economic policy,Economic recovery,US economic growth and recession,Politics,Privatisation,Royal Mail,G4S,NHS,Tony Judt,iPlayer,Elon Musk,UK news<p>As George Osborne envisages a smaller state, economist Mariana Mazzucato argues instead that a programme of forward-thinking public spending is crucial for …

DKAN Open Data Platform

DKAN is a community-driven, free and open source open data platform that gives organizations and individuals ultimate freedom to publish and consume …

Open Data

Council digital strategies for 2014

Research by Capita released last week found that 80% of councils have some sort of digital plan in place for the new year – whether it be focusing on social media or improving their website.<p>This news came in the same week that Zurich predicted that 2014 will be the year of the "virtual authority", …

New York Tests Laser Detection System For Subway Tracks

Lasers that scan for people on tracks might just save a few commuters' lives.<p>In December of 2012, Ki Suk Han was fatally pushed onto the train tracks at Manhattan's 49th Street subway station. The <i>New York Post</i> rain a picture of Han on its front page, showing him moments before death, clinging to …

MTA

How Cities Are Using Data To Save Lives

From Denver’s schools to Baltimore’s stretched budget, cities are creating major urban policy wins that are powered by cold, hard data.<p>Baltimore reached the lowest infant mortality rate the city has ever recorded in 2012. Denver Public School students saw test scores improve by 14% in reading and …