Government IT budgets expected to decline as interest in technology spikes
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
Google's urban-development sibling abandoned plans to build a "smart" neighborhood in the Canadian city, citing “unprecedented economic uncertainty."
Sidewalk Labs pilots AI-powered recycling system
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
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
The city and its Alphabet-owned partner are moving forward on the contentious project after settling resolutions on several longstanding disagreements.
Sidewalk Labs releases master plan for Quayside project in Toronto
The urban technology subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet released a four-volume, 1,500-page master plan detailing its intentions for a brand-new neighborhood.
Sidewalk Labs claims its Toronto 'smart neighborhood' will create more than 9,000 jobs
Google's urban-innovation offshoot also said 40 percent of residential units in its Quayside development will be priced at below-market rates, but a housing expert said that won't solve Toronto's housing problems.
Sidewalk Labs proposes third-party data storage for Quayside project
The technology partner for the smart city project has been quiet on data storage and privacy issues in the past.
Following CEO's resignation, Toronto development group pushes forward on Alphabet's smart city project
The group released an updated development plan earlier this week that reveals a much smaller development area than what was originally sought.