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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
Email addresses linked with physical location for item delivery
Given that people are always on the move, it can’t be guaranteed that they will be at home to receive their post, leading to failed deliveries. Belgium service Cardrops has already used consumers’ car trunks to ensure items are successfully delivered. Now, UK-based SoPost wants people to begin using their email addresses as a delivery location, which can be attached to multiple delivery points. READ MORE…
Kids learn to email through iPad app
Whether for business or personal communication, there’s no escaping the fact that email has permeated our daily lives. Innovations such as SignOff have already simplified the way adults receive the day’s news in their inbox, but now iPad app Maily is offering a safe and secure alternative for kids to get used to emailing. READ MORE…
Theme park helps guests share their experiences and compete online
We recently saw Great Wolf Lodge resorts’ RFID Facebook photo tagging, and now Luna Park in Sydney has  introduced a similar system to make it easier for visitors to share  their real-world experiences online. The theme park recently launched “My Experience”,  a multichannel technology solution that integrates SMS, email, web and  Facebook, and allows visitors to instantly share and enhance their park  experience with friends online. READ MORE…

Vacationers’ ‘Out of office’ autoreplies earn ad-sponsored revenue

As much of the Northern hemisphere gears up for summer holidays, “out of office” email autoreplies are enjoying a seasonal surge in use. While such messages are typically purely informational in nature, Swedish ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi Stockholm recently created Out Of Office Ad — a way to monetize automatic email responses through sponsorship. READ MORE…
Those of you who have been reading our new Wise Words weekly interview series will have noticed that both of our featured entrepreneurs described their typical working day as being dominated by huge numbers of emails. We’re sure they’re not alone, which is why The Email Game — a game that forces users to process their emails quickly — seems like a pretty good idea. Just be sure not to make any mistakes!