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Smart Cities driven by Social Innovation and the Internet of Things - IT Products & Solutions

More people live in cities today than at any time in human history. Of the 82 biggest cities in the US, which account for a cumulative population of …

Ex-city leaders launch U.S. smart city consulting firm

The 1960s witnessed the birth of rock supergroups. And now the first smart city supergroup is launching featuring ex-rock stars of municipal U.S. government.<p>An article on the State Scoop site reports on the formation of the CityFi consultancy by veteran leaders of such cities as Los Angeles, D.C. …

Smart Cities

Big Data, Little Data. What Do You Really Need?

I hear the question every day, “Do I need Big Data?” On the contrary, you should use the smallest data you can reasonably manage. So, no, you probably don’t need Big Data. But in some cases, it’s useful.<p><b>How Big is it?</b><p>A seminal article written by Doug Laney in 2001 described a data problem faced by …

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Ubuntu Touch for Phones To Be Usable 'By End Of May' - OMG! Ubuntu!

Share<p>Share<p><b>Ubuntu Touch for Phones will be in a usable enough state for daily use by the end of the month.</b><p>Announcing the ‘end of may’ goal on his …


Open-source gaming ahoy! Valve joins Linux Foundation ahead of SteamOS launch

In a move that could add momentum to game development on Linux, game maker Valve has joined the Linux Foundation and will contribute tools for developers to work with its SteamOS.<p>Valve is a game development and digital distribution company known for games like the first person shooter “Half Life”, …

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File sharing | Send large files

Been anywhere nice? Show off your snaps. Big presentation? Send it to your colleagues. With Skype file sharing is simple.<p>Whether you need to send …