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Houston's Smart City Future?

Microsoft has partnered with Houston to create the nation's firstInternet of Things” alliance aimed at innovation and digital literacy. Ed Egan, director of the Baker Institute's McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, comments on the alliance and the need for Houston to rebrand itself as a "tech city." ABC-13: https://abc13.co/2rqaxs1.