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EasyLi, technologies that store energy for urban use

EasyLi, technologies that store energy for urban use

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by Elsa Sidawy | 03.30.11

Easyli, finalist of the last Grand Prix for Innovation of the City of Paris in the eco-innovation class, has since the beginning of this year offered a range of storage choices for urban use with an innovative approach.

PocketCity: mobile-free NFC at the service of urban tourists

PocketCity: mobile-free NFC at the service of urban tourists

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by Elsa Sidawy | 03.29.11

NFC (Near Field Communication) phones are not common yet despite the enthusiasm of telecommunications companies and the conclusive tests made in certain pioneer cities. Olivier Levy, CEO of StrapMedia, has, for his part, anticipated usages by developing the PocketCity platform, which enables to gather various tourist-oriented services into one NFC media.

Citytak, signage adapted to people with disabilities

Citytak, signage adapted to people with disabilities

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by Adrien Geneste | 03.28.11

Seamless, easy movement in urban areas and public places for everyone: this is the goal of Citytak, a young company specializing in signage adapted to people with disabilities.

Eric Guez

Eric Guez

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CEO | SBM


Wind turbine wins first prize in an international architecture competition

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by Elsa Sidawy | 03.25.11

The American architecture and design magazine eVolo designated the French workshop CMJN winner of its annual skyscraper design competition.

Ubi Park, an RFID-secured bicycle shed

Ubi Park, an RFID-secured bicycle shed

Transportation | No comments

by Xavier Cadeau | 03.25.11

More and more public or private building construction companies are compelled to take cycling into account and provide users with a secured shelter for their bikes. SenseYou is one of them but its approach is finally quite different, not only because it uses new technologies but also because it takes into account the human aspect of things.

La Gaité Lyrique, an architectural innovation in the service of digital culture

La Gaité Lyrique, an architectural innovation in the service of digital culture

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Le Moniteur | 03.24.11 | Quick Read

Since 1991, the theatre La Gaité Lyrique sat like a ghost house in the heart of Paris’ third arrondissement. Since March 2, 2011, the place has been transformed into a modern public institution dedicated to digital art and contemporary music led by architect Manuelle Gautrand who took over the keys to the theater in 2001.

Free Wifi access in Tokyo taxis

Transportation | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 03.24.11

The Japanese mobile operator DoCoMo has equipped 820 taxis in the Japanese capital with wifi, 100 of those boasting Sony PSP consuls.

Open data encourages local authorities to collaborate with citizens

Open data encourages local authorities to collaborate with citizens

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by Elsa Sidawy | 03.22.11

On Thursday 17th March, the World e.gov Forum, RSLN (Regards Sur le Numérique: visions of digital technology) and Microsoft France organised a debate-conference on open data: “Open data, what about us?”. Experts, elected representatives and various thought agitators took the floor one after the other to try and answer the questions legitimately raised by this phenomenon, which affects small local authorities as much as States throughout the world.

Catherine Wable

Catherine Wable

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Co-founder | Brainbox & Company


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