Sidewalk Labs

Sidewalk Labs to shut down after founder's probable ALS diagnosis

by • 6 months ago

Alphabet's urban-innovation division, which once attempted to build a data-driven neighborhood in Toronto, will be folded into Google.

Four cities pilot curbside tech to manage urban congestion

by • 2 years ago

Nashville, Tennessee; Aspen, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; and West Palm Beach, Florida, will test technology from the company Coord to better understand how curbsides are being used in their downtown areas.

Digital privacy concerns will follow Sidewalk Labs to next venture, says former consultant

by • 2 years ago

Sidewalk Labs backed out of its "smart neighborhood" project in Toronto, but Ann Cavoukian said its flagrant misreading of the public's privacy concerns may continue to haunt the company.

Government IT budgets expected to decline as interest in technology spikes

by • 2 years ago

Chief information officers find themselves more relevant than ever, yet more than half in a recent survey said they expect their budgets to get cut this year. Meanwhile, Toronto's smart neighborhood project loses its developer.

Sidewalk Labs pulls out of Toronto Quayside project

by • 2 years ago

Google's urban-development sibling abandoned plans to build a "smart" neighborhood in the Canadian city, citing “unprecedented economic uncertainty."

Coronavirus delays Toronto's 'smart city' decision

by • 2 years ago

The new coronavirus pandemic has delayed until June 25 a decision on whether Sidewalk Labs will be permitted to build its "smart neighborhood," Quayside, on the city’s eastern lakeshore.

Sidewalk Labs pilots AI-powered recycling system

by • 2 years ago

AI-powered cameras to detect what people are recycling and detailed reports sent back to tenants are hoped to encourage more responsible waste management.

Waterfront Toronto won't sell user data, new planning document says

by • 3 years ago

Google sibling Sidewalk Labs has provided more detail on data storage and collection and technology integration for its Quayside neighborhood project in Toronto.

Sidewalk Toronto moves forward after resolutions

by • 3 years ago

The city and its Alphabet-owned partner are moving forward on the contentious project after settling resolutions on several longstanding disagreements.