Montreal Says Bonjour To Innovative Startups

Four startups are set to join InnoCité MTL’s third cohort. This Montreal-based accelerator deals with building smart city solutions.
 

Since launching, InnoCité MTL has chosen startups based on their relevance to the issues addressed by the six main programs of the Montreal Smart and Digital City 2016-2017 action plan. Those programs focus on public Wi-Fi, an ultra high-speed multi-service network, a smart city economic cluster, digital public services, smart mobility and participatory democracy. Also important, are the startup plan’s growth potential and quality. Now, the company has begun to look for urban innovation startups from outside the Montreal action plan.

 The four startups that have been selected include MLDB.ai, a company that uses AI to develop a 3-D real-time urban environment index.

Also included is Give-A-Seat, a charity platform that sells tickets to many events at cheaper prices, and We Grab It, a company that wants to minimize waste by recycling objects and materials that other people would discard, by gifting them to someone else who needs them. The fourth startup is City Parking, an SaaS platform that allows spot owners to rent out their private driveways and parking areas.

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DAA: Ad Industry Might Ignore IE10 Do-Not-Track Requests 06/04/2012

From Media Post

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Microsoft’s controversial decision to turn on a do-not-track header by default in its newest browser is drawing heated criticism from ad industry representatives, who criticize the software giant for taking a position contrary to self-regulatory groups.

A browser-based do-not-track header sends a request to Web sites, but doesn’t block cookies or prevent tracking users in order to send them ads based on their online activity.

Read more: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/176000/daa-ad-industry-might-ignore-ie10-do-not-track-re.html#ixzz1wmpqh1sx

 

 

MediaPost Publications DAA: Ad Industry Might Ignore IE10 Do-Not-Track Requests 06/04/2012.

>Microsoft’s so.cl – next extension for metro design

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File this in the “we-try-it-out-so-you-don’t-have-to” category. So.cl is a derivative social network that may be useful to students, but it won’t fly elsewhere.

Over the weekend, Microsoft opened to the public an experimental social network called So.cl. It’s a mix between Google+ and Storify. Users are encouraged to search for information about a particular topic, then compile the best results – textual content, images and videos – into a single post. So.cl, which launched in beta at the end of last year, is initially targeted to students. It may end up being useful to that market, but it’s unlikely to get traction as a mainstream social network. Here’s why…

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