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The race for smart cities from the leading edge of tech

One of the more interesting trends in technology is the global race currently underway for the truly smart city. The U.S Department of Transportation recently announced the City of Columbus, Ohio as the winner of a $40 million dollar Smart City Challenge. While this certainly helps that city’s chances, you can not simply throw money... Read more » The post The race for smart cities from the leading edge of tech appeared first on ReadWrite.
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