Dublin, a quaint suburb in Ohio’s capital, Columbus has been quietly and efficiently pursuing a blockchain project focused on personal identity.
This was revealed through a request for proposal (RFP) document published last month. This makes Dublin join the list of many municipal governments who are trying to explore the various possibilities offered by blockchain.Read more
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei, Taiwan has been declared one the most livable cities in 2018 by the BBC in a recent report based on an analysis by the Economist's Intelligence Unit.
According to the report, Taipei ranks as the 58th most livable city in the world, and is among the top five cities which have demonstrated continuous improvement in quality of life over the past 10 years.Read more
The 23 Ottawa companies on the 2018 Growth grew their revenues an average of 450% between 2012 and 2017. Collectively they employed 1,148 full time-equivalent employees in 2017.
Here is the complete list of Ottawa’s fastest-growing companies for 2018.
1. Martello Technologies
Growth 500: 28
Growth (2012–2017): 2231%
Revenue (2017): $5–10 million
Headquarters: Ottawa, Ont.
What it does: Develops performance management software for communications systems
A non-invasive sensor that detects events in rooms without the use of cameras, a technology that converts text manuals into interactive Augmented Reality trainings and a voice recognition software that recognizes 50 different emotions to enable empathic human-machine interaction – these are just three out of 25 outstanding technologies that are nominated for the EIT Digital Challenge final.Read more
Uber plans to open a new engineering office in Toronto early next year.
The company said Thursday it is expanding its corporate presence in Canada where it expects to create hundreds of new tech and engineering jobs. It plans to invest more than 200 million Canadian dollars (about $150 million) in the region over the next five years.
Canada will become the transportation company's eighth engineering hub outside the United States.Read more
CALGARY—Class is in session for some of Calgary’s K-12 teachers. Only this time, they’re the students.
Canada Learning Code, an organization committed to teaching code to citizens spanning multiple generations and demographics, is hosting a day-long workshop on Saturday geared towards teaching educators how to code.Read more
Downtown Edmonton’s real estate market has bounced back as the oil and gas industry recovers from its recent slump, but the glow could fade in coming months.
The office vacancy rate at the end of June dropped to 12.5 per cent, down from 15.3 per cent in 2017 and far below the crushing 26 per cent vacancy rate in downtown Calgary, figures from Avison Young real estate show.Read more
New Taipei City, the largest municipality in northern Taiwan, has been selected by Intelligent Community Forum, an international organization, as one of the global top-7 smart cities for three consecutive years due to its achievement in promoting application of smart city solutions to its administration and services, deputy mayor Yeh Hueh-ching said during a recent interview by Digitimes.
The large population of nearly four million people of diverse background and the big gap in urban and rural developments have been motivating the government to enlist smart city solutions to tackle its problems and provide services, Yeh explained.Read more
It’s no secret that finding an empty parking spot can sometimes be a rough ride in downtown Ottawa – but the city’s online traffic map can now let you know in real time what your prospects are like in its five parkades.
Before arriving and checking the signs at the entrances, an individual can search the map to see how many parking spaces, including accessible spots, are up for grabs in the two garages in the ByWard Market, the two in Centretown and the one in the Glebe.Read more
Dallas-based seed fund and venture capital retail accelerator RevTech has announced the companies that will participate in this year’s cohort.
RevTech said it selected four companies — two of them from Dallas — that show strong entrepreneurial experience and ability to solve retail’s biggest challenges.
By being chosen for the cohort, the companies will participate in a 12-week program, getting access to RevTech’s mentor network and industry resources.Read more