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.
Google last week announced a new Maps feature to make it easier to determine the availability of flu vaccine.
November 16, 2009 2:41pm |
The Dutch government said it wants to tax each kilometer driven to curb congestion and carbon monoxide emissions.
33 | November 16, 2009 1:03pm |
The "new" General Motors reported its financial results for the first 83 days since emerging from bankruptcy, but the more interesting item may be examining the hottest selling models---A...
3 | November 16, 2009 7:23am |
The only way we will ever cut health costs is by making hard choices on what we should be covering. Our present system puts politicians in charge of this. Comparative effectiveness gives data a...
25 | November 13, 2009 2:06pm |
The Olympics isn't the only thing Brazil is getting before Chicago. It is also (along with China) getting the first Dell phones. I'm outraged. I think you should be, too.
5 | November 13, 2009 1:23pm |
The new economic order requires CIOs to think not just about how to use technology to cut costs but how to reshape business models.
2 | November 12, 2009 2:27pm |
There is not enough vaccine. Priority must be given to children and pregnant women. Save the antivirals for the pregnant women and give them at the first sign of symptoms. Add antibiotics, because...
7 | November 12, 2009 8:31am |
Tinkering with the weather makes some sense on the whiteboard. Just imagine if you could make it rain or snow whenever you wanted. There would be no drought and life would be swell. But what about...
2 | November 11, 2009 10:59am |
Recognizing unconventional thinkers who are bringing us better software, better cars, better movies, more sustainable resources, and even space travel
2 | November 10, 2009 8:59pm |
Obesity has been a topic front and center during the health care policy debate. Can community based approaches work?
3 | November 10, 2009 11:47am |
The U.S. CDC said on Friday that the H1N1 virus -- commonly known as the "swine flu" -- is now prevalent in 48 states. Here's a look at how the vaccine is made.
1 | November 9, 2009 1:51pm |
In a recent post Scott Snyder gave us a look into his new book "The World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution". Today he shares the top 5 trends in wireless and 5 Jobs of the future.
2 | November 9, 2009 3:00am |
"Don't be evil," it turns out, is more than a mantra. It's a warning. And it's a warning that, so far, Google is heeding.
2 | November 6, 2009 1:10pm |
It isn't exactly Google Earth, but Beacon GIS software from Schneider Corp. is helping municipalities like Pettis County, Missouri, get smarter about land use and planning.
November 5, 2009 10:56am |
City Sourced makes available an Iphone application that allows citizens to identify graffiti, potholes and other examples of urban blight and then share the info with those in their city...
5 | November 5, 2009 3:00am |
Warren Buffett's acquisition of BNSF is part and parcel of his vision for America's economic future. Railroads built this country and to Buffett's way of thinking,will do it again.
1 | November 4, 2009 11:16am |
Close to two out of three employees will shop online from their workplace computers. Is there anything wrong with that?
4 | November 3, 2009 6:33pm |
Net neutrality is about content. It's about carriers of content, and device makers, restricting access to competing content.
7 | November 2, 2009 12:46pm |
The spinning blades of wind turbines have been known to scramble the radar waves needed to track airplanes. Two European companies are using radar-absorbing materials to fix the problem.
8 | November 2, 2009 12:21pm |
If you get a rare reaction called Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) within six weeks of getting the seasonal flu shot, don't get this one because it's made the same way.
6 | November 2, 2009 11:43am |