Alphabet

Smart Buildings

Everybody Wants their Space in the Booming Occupancy Analytics Market

September 28th, 2020
Smart Cities

Focus Shifts to Health in our Post-COVID Smart Cities of the Future

June 4th, 2020
Smart Cities

A Tale of Two Smart City Approaches: Toronto & Barcelona

“This is a tale of two cities — Toronto and Barcelona — that may hold important lessons for others around the world. Both have big ambitions to change the way they operate but reflect very different visions of how smart cities should be run,” writes John Thornhill, Innovation Editor at the Financial Times, in an […]

Smart Cities

Google’s Sidewalk Labs is Building a Building Factory in Toronto

When Google’s sister company, Sidewalk Labs, “released” its leaked master plan for the Toronto quayside development it was met with mixed reviews. For those staunchly against increased corporate involvement in public spaces and urban planning, and for those who adore anything Google does, minds were already made up before the plans emerged. However, most people […]

Smart Cities

The Hot & Cold of it: Alphabet’s Project Malta Energy Storage Set to Spin-Off

It was almost exactly one year ago that X, Alphabet’s secretive “moonshot” development division, released the details of its energy storage concept code named Project Malta. Led by Nobel Prize–winning Stanford physics professor Robert Laughlin, the technology is said to offer vast cost and functionality improvements on lithium ion batteries and pumped hydroelectric for grid-scale […]

Security

Nest Breaks Silence with Release of a Diverse Home Security Product Range

In April 2016, Memoori published an article highlighting that the long awaited security product range from Nest, still showed no signs of emerging. After a relatively quiet 18 months from Nest, on the security front at least, Google’s smart home acquisition finally announces Nest Secure. Back then, we covered reports about a “not-so-happy corporate atmosphere,” […]

Smart Buildings

BIM Led 3D Printing Is The Future Of Construction

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it,” stated Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, at the prestigious Milken 2016 Global Conference in Beverly Hills. At the event he put forward six “moonshot initiatives” that he believes will have a massive and long-lasting impact on the world. To the […]

Smart Cities

Google Plans To “Build An Entire City From The Internet Up”

Earlier this month we covered Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation wing of Google’s parent company Alphabet. A company, which has as yet done relatively little but, promises to change the very way we live and work. While Sidewalk Labs plans are still somewhat shrouded in mystery, what we do know lets the imagination flow. Announcing the […]

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