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Sidewalk Labs, a Start-Up Created by Google, Has Bold Aims to Improve City Living

Source: Steve Lohr, New York Times

Google’s ambitions and investments have increasingly broadened beyond its digital origins in Internet search and online advertising into the arena of physical objects: self-driving cars, Internet-connected eyeglasses, smart thermostats and a biotech venture to develop life-extending treatments.

Now Google is getting into the ultimate manifestation of the messy real world: cities.