New $2M US Ignite project seeks ideas to fix digital divide
Project OVERCOME is asking for groups of concerned citizens to apply for funding, driving projects that seek innovative ways to connect those who remain offline.
New framework promises cities 'the next frontier' in data-sharing
A group of telecommunications companies and the nonprofit U.S. Ignite want city governments to look beyond open data and begin using what they call a "data-sharing exchange."
Three 5G ideas named semifinalists in D.C. challenge
Three semifinalists will demonstrate their solutions in front of judges on Oct. 2 to determine who wins the $20,000 prize.
D.C.'s latest app challenge takes on public safety
Months after a similar competition targeting transportation and environment, the city now looks for tools to support its police, fire and health departments.
'Road Vision' traffic metrics app wins D.C. app challenge
The app, which uses mobile-phone and surveillance-camera footage to analyze traffic, won $25,000 and a beta-testing opportunity with the D.C. government.
U.S. Ignite adds five cities to Smart Gigabit Communities program
At the Smart Cities Connect conference, the network modernization nonprofit added Washington, D.C., Albuquerque, N.M., Jackson, Tenn., San Diego and Phoenix to its smart cities network.
Atlanta mayor: Want to change the world? Work for a city
In a panel at South by Southwest, the city leader said people who want to make an impact have new opportunities in urban settings brought on by today's technological advancement.