SmartPlanet stories related to the institutions, policies, procedures and technologies used to facilitate interaction -- governance, information, transparency and accountability, and more -- between elected officials and their constituents.
The Nikkei index took a nosedive overnight on debt fears as bond rates rose. Japan has otherwise experienced major growth through government stimulus over the past year.
1 | May 23, 2013 10:30am |
There's more good news for Tesla.
18 | May 23, 2013 6:35am |
European Union leaders have gathered today for a meeting to discuss tax avoidance and the public response to tech giant Apple using Ireland to avoid hefty tax bills.
7 | May 22, 2013 3:14pm |
A massive new development could help redefine how Parisians view the suburbs.
May 22, 2013 10:47am |
What are the most important advances and discussion points that are changing our cities?
May 22, 2013 10:11am |
Should companies be allowed to strike back against hackers with their own cyberattacks?
8 | May 22, 2013 5:35am |
Three moves this week demonstrate country's determination to sell nuclear abroad as it builds and plans 150 reactors at home - more than a third of the world's present total.
6 | May 17, 2013 4:42am |
Yet another peer-to-peer service comes up against regulatory hurdles in New York State.
12 | May 17, 2013 3:10am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina's capital just held its 39th Book Fair, the largest in the Spanish speaking world. But largely missing was the item revolutionizing publishing everywhere else: the e-book.
4 | May 17, 2013 3:00am |
China has long been the primary driver of electric scooter and motorcycles sales. That trend is shifting just a bit, according to a report by Navigant Research.
2 | May 16, 2013 10:41am |
To paraphrase them: "Fire up the fission. These imported fossil fuels are breaking us."
May 15, 2013 5:28am |
Will the fast-approaching World Cup give Sao Paulo residents the free public WiFi they have long been promised?
1 | May 15, 2013 4:54am |
Energy analyst Chris Nelder reports from a foreign country deep in the throes of shale gas fever.
35 | May 15, 2013 3:00am |
MELBOURNE -- Wish someone had taught you how to be confident or how to find a job you love? Melburnians are picking up some life lessons and new skills as part of a trend in "altucation."
4 | May 15, 2013 2:30am |
Should businesses in the West have enough political power to potentially change law?
14 | May 14, 2013 3:42pm |
Technology companies offering financial services are going after markets long ignored by traditional bankers.
3 | May 14, 2013 3:01pm |
MI5 has been forced to abandon a multi-million pound IT project due to safety worries for intelligence agents.
May 13, 2013 4:21am |
Chinese owned companies are buying up engineering talent in Detroit and may soon ship cars in the United States.
3 | May 12, 2013 8:33pm |
Israel Electric has taken on hackers in a new way: by opening a "cyber gym" to give cybercrime combatants the opportunity to practice.
May 11, 2013 7:59am |
The State Department has began moving to try and force downloadable blueprints for 3D weaponry offline.
May 10, 2013 9:54am |