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Obama pledges $160M to develop 'Smart Cities' apps

The Obama administration earmarks $160 million to help entrepreneurs, civic leaders and nonprofits work together to develop apps to tackle issues like traffic congestion and crime.

By September 14, 2015

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Vexed in the City

This CNET special report examines the controversy gripping San Francisco as a massive influx of techies feeds an unprecedented economic boom -- and backlash.


Chattanooga: From 'dirtiest city' to Internet haven (pictures)

More than 40 years ago, Chattanooga was declared the dirtiest city in America by the Environmental Protection Agency. The city cleaned up its air, revitalized its riverfront, and now has the largest and fastest broadband network in the US.

15 Images By August 20, 2015


Uber facing more roadblocks in cities around the world

The ride-sharing service has been banned in Rio de Janeiro while proposed regulations in London could curtail its operations in the UK.

By September 30, 2015


Uber plans to expand service to 100 more Chinese cities

CEO Travis Kalanick announces he's turning up the dial in the ride-hailing service's fastest-growing market.

By September 8, 2015


Ambitious architects want $2B to build a real 'Lord of the Rings' city

A new Indiegogo campaign looks to create a real-life version of Minas Tirith, as depicted in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings."

By August 13, 2015


In this fake city, cars learn to talk to each other

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET visits Mcity, a 32-acre fake city in Michigan designed to test self-driving cars' navigation and communication abilities -- and to keep research from migrating to Silicon Valley.

By July 30, 2015


Amazon's handyman service expands to new cities

The company's Home Services site, which first launched in March, grows into 11 more cities and adds a new custom-jobs option.

By July 22, 2015


SF mayor proposes revisions to city's 'Airbnb law'

Proposed amendments would put a 120-day cap on the number of days per year residents can rent out their homes or rooms in the city.

By April 14, 2015


GenZe 2.0 e-scooter adds high-tech features to city and suburban transport

With an electric drive, LED lights all around, and a touchpad instrument cluster, the GenZe 2.0 electric scooter makes for low-speed next-generation transportation.

By July 15, 2015


Kansas City gets smarter thanks to Cisco and Sprint

Connected streetlamps and tourist terminals are just a few of the things the new partnership will bring to the city.

By June 29, 2015