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In City Where China Welcomed the World, Xi Prepares for a Colder One

When China first opened to overseas investors, the country was desperate for foreign technology to revive its growth. Now, as China faces rising global barriers, its leader, Xi Jinping, is urging greater domestic innovation.

Mr. Xi delivered this message on Wednesday while making an anniversary pilgrimage to the southern city of Shenzhen, which in 1980 was established as a “special economic zone” next to the global financial hub of Hong Kong. Shenzhen quickly became an incubator for “reform and opening up,” the strategy championed by the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping that paved the way for the country’s decades-long economic takeoff.

Forty years later, Mr. Xi said China still welcomed foreign investors, but he also said it must prepare for a less welcoming world. The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the rise of barriers to the free flow of goods and technology, Mr. Xi said, a theme that he has stressed recently.

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Chinese city launches cryptocurrency lottery, gives away digital coins to promote adoption

The Chinese city of Shenzhen will become a testing ground for a new sovereign cryptocurrency with residents issued millions in the digital coin for free. 

As reported by the South China Morning Post, citizens have been able to enter a lottery to receive the digital funds, of which coins worth 10 million yuan ($1.47 million) will be awarded to promote their use in roughly 3,400 designated stores in the Luohu district. 

The 50,000 “red packets” will each contain roughly $30 in cryptocurrency. Chinese citizens living in Shenzhen have been able to apply via iShenzhen, a blockchain-based and government-operated network that backs the new sovereign asset. 

See also: IRS offers grants for software to trace privacy-focused cryptocurrency trades

Digital Renminbi, an official state app, can be used to create an e-wallet to store and exchange the cryptocurrency. The gift amounts can only be used until October 18 and cannot be transferred

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Mobile voting: New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres urges state to embrace new voting technology

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — A City Council member is urging New York to embrace new technology for voting in future elections.

Councilman Ritchie Torres was joined by Mobile Voting Project founder Bradley Tusk at a press conference Friday to call for the New York State Board of Election to enact mobile voting.

With less than three weeks until Election Day, it comes on the heels of a recent incident wherein the New York City Board of Elections mistakenly mailed out as many as 100,000 faulty ballots in Brooklyn alone and just weeks after President Donald Trump’s administration sought to gut the United States Postal Service to hamper mail-in ballot turnout.

Related: New York City erroneous ballot issue extends onto Long Island

Torres said studies show that the U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout.

According to data compiled by the United States Election Project, turnout in the 2016

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Waymo opens robo-taxi service to the public in US city

Waymo, the autonomous car unit of Google-parent Alphabet, opened its robo-taxi project to the general public in the US city of Phoenix on Thursday, becoming the first widely available driverless ride service.

Now that the project has shifted out of its test phase, anyone signed up through the Waymo One smartphone app can summon autonomous vehicles to travel throughout the Arizona city’s metro area, chief executive John Krafcik said.

“Members of the public service can now take friends and family along on their rides and share their experience with the world,” he added.

“We’ll start with those who are already a part of Waymo One and, over the next several weeks, welcome more people directly into the service through our app.”

The Waymo One app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Waymo started testing a fully driverless ride service in Phoenix some three years ago with

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Leading Entertainment Studio Jam City Announces First-Ever Mobile Game Partnership with McDonald’s

Global Mobile Game Developer Jam City to Become First Mobile Game Prizing Partner for iconic Monopoly® Coast to Coast Game with McDonald’s Canada

Entertainment studio Jam City announced today a first-ever mobile game partnership with McDonald’s Canada for their annual MONOPOLY® Coast to Coast game. Starting today, the famed golden arches are giving Canadians a chance to win* all kinds of cool prizes at more than 1,400 restaurants across Canada, including $300,000 in virtual giveaways from Jam City’s globally famous match-3 mobile game, Cookie Jam. To learn more about this year’s game and the millions of prizes available to win* go to mcdpromotion.ca.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201006005039/en/

“We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with McDonald’s on this iconic promotion,” said Sam Notowitz, Vice President of Business Development, Jam City. “The combination of great food, fun games and exciting Cookie Jam

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Cleveland Heights voters asked to unify technical aspects of city charter, strong mayor with Issue 6

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — With their first mayoral election coming up in 2021, local voters are being asked to approve Issue 6 on Nov. 3, described as a housekeeping measure for the new version of City Hall.

The objective is to clear the way for a possible mayoral run-off election without any possible protests or procedural disputes being lodged.

“Voting ‘yes’ on Issue 6 clarifies the filing date for mayoral candidates by unifying two different parts of the City Charter,” said Tony Cuda, campaign manager for Citizens for An Elected Mayor.

Or, as the revised ballot language puts it:

“Shall the Charter of the City of Cleveland Heights be amended to provide that candidates for all elected offices shall file petitions with the election authorities not later than 4 p.m. on the ninetieth (90th) day prior to the date set for the primary election?”

That will leave as little

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With expanded features, new city of Melissa website goes live – News – Austin American-Statesman

MELISSA – Sept. 29 brought the arrival of the city of Melissa’s new website.

Originally slated to go live Oct. 1, the completely overhauled site debuted two days early after city staff managed to iron out all of the kinks ahead of schedule.

While the website has been entirely redone, the URL remains cityofmelissa.com.

The updated site was designed to give residents and business owners a faster and easier way to find information about city services and operations.

“We wanted to make sure that this gave us a website that would keep up with technology and future growth,” City Secretary Kacie Gaylon said. “We’ve been working towards making this more informational and user-friendly.”

Online forms now allow visitors to submit inquiries that will be directed to the appropriate person or department.

There are links for utility bills and traffic citations. Details information about the city’s library, parks and other amenities

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Aurora, Illinois CIO Makes Entire City An Innovation District As Part Of Proposed $300 Million Project

Michael Pegues, a relative newcomer to government, is the CIO of the second largest city in Illinois. Despite only being in the job for three years and having no background in local government, he has developed a passion for city work and has become an urbantech champion.

What makes Pegues’ case so interesting is that he has taken a much bolder approach to encouraging innovation than many other city CIOs. In my experience, cities often set up limited innovation zones where they experiment with technologies before rolling them out more widely. Pegues has eschewed this intermediate step and turned his city into one giant innovation sandbox through his 605 Innovation District project (605 being the first three digits of the five zip codes in Aurora).

It’s a bold move—and one that isn’t without risks. But the initiative shows how a forward-thinking CIO willing to embrace and successfully manage those

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The First-Ever Hybrid Exhibition of LED CHINA 2020 Has Concluded in Shenzhen City, China, September 3

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LED CHINA 2020, concurrently held with Entertainment Design Expo, Commercial Integrated Systems China, Digital Signage China and SIGN CHINA, has concluded with a great success at Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, China, from 1 to 3 September, along with the debut of its B2B online webcast platform.

Exhibition Site - LED CHINA 2020
Exhibition Site – LED CHINA 2020

Over 1,200 Brands Gather to Form A One-Stop Sourcing Platform with Cross-Markets Audio and Visual Solutions.

LED CHINA 2020 featured 572 exhibitors, 5 exhibition topics which extended from LED displays – LED, digital signage, commercial integration, entertainment design, advertising signage, attracted 15,207 visitors, 167 of them came from 31 countries and regions outside of China during 3-day exhibition period.

The concurrent events of LED CHINA 2020, the first edition of Entertainment Design Expo and Commercial Integrated Systems China offer new components to the exhibition. Latest technology and

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Introduced Talents Settlement Formality can be Handle in Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City Directly

Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City of Sanya is located in the west of Sanya City, Hainan Province, adjacent to Nanshan Cultural Tourism Area and Fairyland. It mainly consists of Nanfan Science & Technology City, Deep Sea Science & Technology City, University City, Nanshan Harbor, Central Fishing Port and Global Animal and Plant Germ-plasm Resources Introduction and Transfer Base. Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City of Sanya is an important carrier for Hainan Province to carry out the spirit of General Secretary Xi’s speech on April 13 and document No.12 pilot projects in Hainan Province, Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City is committed to building a national deep-sea science and technology innovation center, “Nanfan Silicon Valley” and an agglomeration place of deep integration of industry, university, research, and city.

NowGood News! Introduced Talents Settlement Formality can be Handle in Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City Directly.

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