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.
BUENOS AIRES -- Argentines have embraced broadband Internet usage, but infrastructure investment hasn't kept up. Will the local web creak to a halt?
7 | March 22, 2013 3:00am |
The timeframe of the Obama administration's experiments with controlling healthcare costs drew disbelief from congressional lawmakers concerned about higher costs.
2 | March 21, 2013 1:05pm |
A startup plans to sell anti-drone technology to those who want to defend themselves from the thousands of commercial drones that are expected to one day troll the U.S. skies.
3 | March 21, 2013 9:53am |
A British Petroleum representative is being accused of rewriting almost half of the firm's environmental records on popular online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.
8 | March 21, 2013 2:57am |
We're all about to learn what happens when 100 of Silicon Valley's brightest minds share an 11-hour flight and are asked to solve an emerging world problem.
8 | March 20, 2013 8:39pm |
China's Suntech declares bankruptcy.
21 | March 20, 2013 5:58am |
India has certainly proven its might in terms of global outsourcing. But is the technology-savvy South Asian nation keeping pace with other countries' startup cultures?
March 20, 2013 4:00am |
MELBOURNE -- The no-strings-attached microgrant has had a hand in turning dog waste into renewable energy, giving out scholarships to girls in Sierra Leone, and more.
1 | March 20, 2013 1:43am |
China may change its energy policy and end one-time subsidies to large-scale solar power projects.
March 19, 2013 12:01pm |
The Obama Administration is appealing the decision made by the Supreme Court that concluded that attaching GPS devices to vehicles requires a warrant.
17 | March 19, 2013 3:20am |
What did the financial crisis look like from the eye of the storm? Former F.D.I.C. chair Sheila Bair offers her take.
6 | March 19, 2013 3:00am |
South Africa has invested millions to grow its film industry. Still, many of the country's smaller filmmakers get overlooked by the very organizations that were put in place to help them.
March 19, 2013 3:00am |
BP is appealing to U.S. courts to limit compensation payouts for those affected by the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
March 16, 2013 11:27pm |
Andrew McLaughlin has promoted freedom on the Internet from the White House, Google, and most recently, betaworks. When it comes to the web, he knows what you need to know.
2 | March 15, 2013 3:10am |
Can we really trust official fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures for our next car?
4 | March 14, 2013 10:14am |
HONG KONG -- A shortage of places at schools that teach in English is forcing some expat families to leave and impacting corporations.
3 | March 14, 2013 3:00am |
Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla, a U.S. DOE loan recipient, has some news about when it will pay taxpayers back.
31 | March 13, 2013 8:01pm |
The 3D printing enthusiast's dream -- a "Pirate Bay" clone for all your blueprint needs.
1 | March 13, 2013 5:50am |
Could the future of our public transport rely on electric vehicles? Probably not.
2 | March 13, 2013 5:06am |
MEXICO CITY -- A new constitutional reform aims to hone in on the quality of teaching, to the applause of the business leaders.
3 | March 13, 2013 2:05am |