dkatana writes: Google wants to join the Smart Cities movement with the launch of a new start-up, “Sidewalk Labs”, to develop technologies for cities, including IoT and mobility solutions. Larry Page and Dan Doctoroff describe Sidewalk Labs as an “urban innovation company”, geared to developing new technologies to improve city living by reducing pollution, streamlining public transportation, and effectively managing energy use. The company wants to create its own technology and invest in other public and private initiatives. Dan Doctoroff was New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding during the Bloomberg administration.
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