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Smart city planning will need to address data collection and protecting the privacy of minors in public space. Shutterstock

Protecting children’s data privacy in the smart city

The history of how Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiaries manage children and data is a troubling one. How will Sidewalk Labs address concerns about minors and privacy in Toronto's Quayside project?
IBM has experience that will be relevant for the future of technology. Alexander Tolstykh/Shutterstock.com

Lessons from IBM for Google, Amazon and Facebook

The history of IBM shows how a technology titan can grow and change, while still remaining focused on its core business.
A race to dominate the emerging tech-driven mobility sector is happening in cities around the world. Jakub Kaminski/EPA

The battle to be the Amazon (or Netflix) of transport

Investment is pouring into urban technology, much of it into innovative ventures that aim to transform how we get around our cities.
Singing helps us remember information. Flickr/Martin Abegglen

Curious Kids: Who made the alphabet song?

Because of the way our brains work, we can remember songs and rhymes much more easily than just words or letters. The ABC song teaches kids the basics of the English language.
One down, two to go: Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo wins the first game of Go against Chinese grandmaster player Ke Jie, in May 2017. EPA/Wu Hong

No more playing games: AlphaGo AI to tackle some real world challenges

The artificial intelligence that beat a world master at the game of Go is now to be directed at more complex global problems. So what can we expect?
Google is now just one block among many. Philippa Willitts/Fickr

Does Alphabet spell success for Google?

Google's rebranding to become just one company under the umbrella of Alphabet could complicate things for the tech giant.

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