Smart City Enabler Quantela Makes Strategic Investment In Graymatics

The deal will improve Quantela’s suite of AI-powered smart city and crisis management offerings

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Smart city enabler Quantela on Tuesday announced that it has made a strategic investment in Silicon Valley-founded cognitive multimedia analytics company Graymatics.

The all-equity deal would give Quantela a minority shareholding in Graymatics with significant strategic and go-to-market (GTM) alignment, and help build comprehensive capabilities in video analytics into its AI-driven smart solutions for its target markets spanning smart cities, buildings, education campuses, public spaces and commercial establishments.

As for Singapore-based Graymatics, the deal will open doors for it to be a part of global smart city projects through Quantela. The company provides video analytics solutions to different smart cities especially in the east zone of India, and various smart spaces (including buildings, highways, ports, airports,

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The Hamlet, a Jarvis Homes development, part of Chilmington, Kent’s new Garden City near Ashford

If you’re looking for a unique place to settle down in, how does being one of the first to live in Kent’s new Garden City sound?

The Hamlet, a leafy oasis of 99 luxury homes near Ashford, is part of Chilmington, the county’s new Garden City.

The Hamlet by Jarvis Homes will be at Chilmington near Ashford
The Hamlet by Jarvis Homes will be at Chilmington near Ashford

Once complete, it will be a unique place to live, with hundreds of acres of country park and new sports facilities, cricket pitches and pavilions, as well as its own high street with shops, restaurants and supermarkets, plus four new primary schools and a secondary school.

There will also be an array of footpaths, running tracks, cycle ways and bridleways connecting all the different areas so people living there will feel part of a community.

A Jarvis Homes development, the Hamlet at Chilmington combines traditionally built homes within large plots, together with contemporary

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Taiwan Design Expo in Hsinchu: City as Exhibition Space, Design as Part of Life

TAIPEI, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Executed by the Taiwan Design Research Institute, Hsinchu city has recently hosted the Taiwan Design Expo. The Expo broke spatial format to convert the entire city into the exhibition space. Citizens were invited to enter the city and the exhibition venues, which were also the sites of renovation. With the theme “Check in Hsinchu“, Hsinchu presented two main exhibition venues, six pedestrian routes, and 12 pavilions, along a single axis, and introduced Hsinchu’s unique technological features into design, using magical lights and data to lead people onto a journey through which the 300-year-old ancient city becomes a city of digital technology. The expo also designed and created the “Hsinchu Monsters” in various corners of the city to attract people into the small alleys in the old downtown area, hoping to generate experience and consumption; wandering through those alleys, the visitors not only

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Zoom spikes as latest New York City school closure means more remote learning

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  • Zoom Video Communications reversed earlier losses and surged as much as 5.5% on Wednesday afternoon following the announced closure of New York City public schools, which will start Thursday.
  • NYC public schools will transition to remote learning because a surge in COVID-19 cases pushed the 7-day positivity rate above the 3% threshold.
  • Zoom has been a prime beneficiary of the COVID-19 related lockdowns that swept across the country throughout 2020. 
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Zoom Video Communications reversed its 3% loss on Wednesday and surged as much as 5.5% after the New York City public school system said it will close and transition to remote learning.

The move by ame after a surge in daily COVID-19 cases pushed the seven-day positivity rate above the 3% threshold set by NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio.

DeBlasio tweeted on Wednesday: “New

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Contractor on failed high-speed internet project violated customers’ privacy, City of Morden alleges

a close up of a person using a laptop computer: A contractor is suing the City of Morden over the failed Morenet project to provide high-speed internet to residents. In a countersuit, the city alleges he breached his agreement by 'conducting unauthorized surveillance and monitoring of internet traffic through Morenet,' and violated the privacy of customers.

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A contractor is suing the City of Morden over the failed Morenet project to provide high-speed internet to residents. In a countersuit, the city alleges he breached his agreement by ‘conducting unauthorized surveillance and monitoring of internet traffic through Morenet,’ and violated the privacy of customers.

A contractor hired to develop high-speed internet service for a southern Manitoba community violated customers’ privacy by installing “unauthorized surveillance and monitoring software,” the City of Morden alleges in court documents.

The allegation is made in a counterclaim filed by the city in October, in response to a lawsuit by Sergii Polishchuk and a former Morden city engineer over the cancelled Morenet project.

The counterclaim alleges Polishchuk not only failed to develop the internet service, but also carried out inappropriate surveillance activities under both the Morenet agreement and a separate agreement he had to provide IT services to the city.

Polishchuk, with

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Port City Colombo partnered with AOD to launch a first of its kind Design competition! | Times Online


Designer Rochelle Fernando

‘Envision the Future’ a student design completion was set to showcase young creativity to narrate Sri Lanka’s story through public art. The competition invited Sri Lankan students from all around the island to design a Beach Sculpture with the theme ‘Dream’ and an Interactive Wall with the theme of ‘Vitality’. Amongst over 300 submissions received, Rochelle Fernando of AOD emerged as a finalist in the Beach Sculpture Competition. 

AOD supported the Port City Colombo initiative to engage young talent in an island-wide competition to choose the most outstanding work in sculpture design. The winning work will become part of Sri Lanka’s largest landmark development project—Port City Colombo, bringing creative expression to play a central role in making Sri Lanka’s future-city. The design competition is a reflection of how the Port City Colombo itself as a futuristic vision is coming alive today & the importance of engaging

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