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.
HONG KONG -- Car sharing is a hard sell in Asian cities, but some businesses are trying to change consumers' minds.
June 6, 2013 3:00am |
Our medical data is not as private as we think.
4 | June 6, 2013 1:51am |
China's Internet censors blocked searches related to the 1989 massacre on its anniversary. How do you mourn an event you can't talk openly about?
1 | June 5, 2013 2:32pm |
The U.K. government is far from the golden standard in terms of technology.
6 | June 5, 2013 4:26am |
Walmart doesn't pay its workers well and taxpayers are picking up the tab.
45 | June 5, 2013 4:00am |
The U.S. government has asked Chrysler to voluntarily recall millions of Jeeps; the car maker refuses.
6 | June 4, 2013 7:48pm |
Vint Cerf says fast-changing technology may render many data formats unreadable -- as it has already done in the recent past.
7 | June 4, 2013 3:19pm |
MEXICO CITY -- A lender sees opportunity in offering credit to low-income college students. But will they be able to pay?
3 | June 4, 2013 3:00am |
NEW DELHI -- Indians broke three world Everest climbing records this year, a sign of how increasing wealth is fueling the country's appetite for pursuing extreme sports.
June 3, 2013 12:00am |
Google is sinking $12 million in a 96-megawatt solar power plant in Africa, its first renewable energy investment in the continent.
2 | May 31, 2013 8:56am |
Farm simulation games have evolved beyond workday time wasters into tools that help government experts and NGOs to educate rural African farmers.
May 30, 2013 8:29pm |
Citi is paying $41 million to brand some bikes. Here's why it's worth it.
2 | May 30, 2013 1:52pm |
Officials in Tel Aviv are working on ways to entice more tech firms and startup ventures to choose Israel's version of Silicon Valley.
1 | May 30, 2013 7:29am |
Los Angeles to New York in a Tesla Model S could be possible this year.
12 | May 30, 2013 6:35am |
The $22,000 'smart' rifle from TrackingPoint is here. It allows even a novice to hit a moving target up to 1,200 yards away on the first go.
20 | May 29, 2013 8:18pm |
The German beer industry is worried that natural gas extraction could ruin the purity of German beer.
38 | May 29, 2013 6:42am |
MELBOURNE -- How do you build a culture of innovation? A progressive Melbourne consultancy is calling for more science (and less conjecture) in the workplace.
5 | May 29, 2013 2:30am |
Nearly one in four workers in the U.S. aren't offered paid vacations or holidays by their employer.
1 | May 28, 2013 11:38am |
A financial expert has warned that China must slow its economic growth to avoid plunging in to debt.
May 28, 2013 6:53am |
Electricity for the grid and for water desalination plants, from a little known Canadian company. Saudi Arabia interested too.
4 | May 28, 2013 5:55am |