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Samsung partners Telensa on smart city projects




Korean giant Samsung is working with UK smart street lighting company Telensa on smart city projects. The first collaboration will be in city projects in Korea, with wider deployments following across Asia Pacific and in the USA.
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AWS and US Ignite launch smart city accelerator programme

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping US Ignite with its smart city start-up accelerator programme designed to guide developers through the process of launching a cloud-based business or service dedicated to addressing challenges in modern, connected cities.
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Toyota and Panasonic joint venture to help cities develop




Panasonic and Toyota Motor are establishing a joint venture to help towns and cities develop using IoT technologies. The companies aim to fuse the mobility services initiatives promoted by Toyota and the lifestyle updates initiatives spearheaded by Panasonic.
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TagMaster acquires Sensys Networks for $16m




Swedish smart city sensor company TagMaster is to acquire Sensys Networks, a California-based provider of integrated wireless traffic data systems, for US$16m.
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Four partner Cimcon to deliver smart city services




Four companies have joined Massachusetts-based Cimcon Lighting’s NearSky Connect programme to deliver ready-to-go smart city services that help build a safer, healthier and more vibrant environment for citizens and businesses.
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Belfast to introduce digital currency this year




The city of Belfast in Northern Ireland is set to introduce its own digital currency via an app later this year following a successful application by the city council to be part of a global challenge.
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ESI research initiative probes smart city cost benefits




Philadelphia-based ESI ThoughtLab has launched its 2019 Smart City Research Initiative to define cost benefits of smart-city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide for future sustainable growth.
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