Community boxes let city residents share anything
While startups such as Boxbee aim to turn customers self storage assets into a shareable library of goods among friends, a new project in Switzerland is taking a similar concept into the public sphere. Boîtes d’Échange Entre Voisins — or Neighborhood Exchange Boxes — are a network of brightly-decorated repositories where residents can leave books, toys or other items they’d like to give to the community. READ MORE…

Community boxes let city residents share anything

While startups such as Boxbee aim to turn customers self storage assets into a shareable library of goods among friends, a new project in Switzerland is taking a similar concept into the public sphere. Boîtes d’Échange Entre Voisins — or Neighborhood Exchange Boxes — are a network of brightly-decorated repositories where residents can leave books, toys or other items they’d like to give to the community. READ MORE…

Service enables brands to learn their customers’ music tastes
It’s a given that social media has resulted in a new mass of available information about people of all kinds, and we’ve seen a slew of services aim to harness this data to provide better personalized suggestions , fromholidays to consumer products. Hoping to bring the capabilities of Facebook Search to music taste, 25mostplayed.com aims to provide a greater insight into the listening habits of consumers to give businesses a deeper understanding of their fans. READ MORE…

Service enables brands to learn their customers’ music tastes

It’s a given that social media has resulted in a new mass of available information about people of all kinds, and we’ve seen a slew of services aim to harness this data to provide better personalized suggestions , fromholidays to consumer products. Hoping to bring the capabilities of Facebook Search to music taste, 25mostplayed.com aims to provide a greater insight into the listening habits of consumers to give businesses a deeper understanding of their fans. READ MORE…

Platform enables designers to publish and share interactive 3D models online
Dreambox vending machines have already allowed anyone to get their 3D designs printed on demand, but what if they want to share their creations? Sketchfab is aiming to do for 3D fabrication what Youtube did for video, enabling designers to publish, share and embed their files in a visual and interactive way on any website. READ MORE…

Platform enables designers to publish and share interactive 3D models online

Dreambox vending machines have already allowed anyone to get their 3D designs printed on demand, but what if they want to share their creations? Sketchfab is aiming to do for 3D fabrication what Youtube did for video, enabling designers to publish, share and embed their files in a visual and interactive way on any website. READ MORE…

Pinterest-style site integrates social sharing, digital identification and online shopping
We’ve already seen CrowdSend tap the crowds to help consumers identify unlabelled products in online images. Improving on this concept, myStorey is a new platform that enables users to create curated digital pinboards, with photo-tagging capabilities to let friends know where they bought the items. READ MORE…

Pinterest-style site integrates social sharing, digital identification and online shopping

We’ve already seen CrowdSend tap the crowds to help consumers identify unlabelled products in online images. Improving on this concept, myStorey is a new platform that enables users to create curated digital pinboards, with photo-tagging capabilities to let friends know where they bought the items. READ MORE…

Site helps travelers find peer-to-peer alternatives
Regular Springwise readers are already well-acquainted with the peer-to-peer model through which consumers around the globe are sharing their cars, their homes, their tools and their mobile internet connections, to name just a few examples. Now focusing on travelers, Trablr aims to help users book entire trips using a peer-to-peer approach. READ MORE…

Site helps travelers find peer-to-peer alternatives

Regular Springwise readers are already well-acquainted with the peer-to-peer model through which consumers around the globe are sharing their cars, their homes, their tools and their mobile internet connections, to name just a few examples. Now focusing on travelers, Trablr aims to help users book entire trips using a peer-to-peer approach. READ MORE…

App connects those in need of a bathroom with locals willing to share one


Consumers have already proven willing to share their gardens, storage space, parking spots and CPU time in exchange for a little extra cash, so why not their bathrooms, too? That, indeed, is the premise behind CLOO’, a smartphone app that will soon connect those in urgent need of a restroom with urban dwellers willing to share one. READ MORE…

App connects those in need of a bathroom with locals willing to share one

Consumers have already proven willing to share their gardensstorage spaceparking spots and CPU time in exchange for a little extra cash, so why not their bathrooms, too? That, indeed, is the premise behind CLOO’, a smartphone app that will soon connect those in urgent need of a restroom with urban dwellers willing to share one. READ MORE…

Photo-sharing site protects copyright and tracks views

Videos, sounds and documents have long been easy to share on the  internet thanks to the likes of YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Scribd and  others. Sharing pictures legally, however, hasn’t been so easy. That’s  where Picuous comes in, with a site  that enables users to share their pictures while protecting copyright  and even tracking details about who has viewed them. READ MORE…

Photo-sharing site protects copyright and tracks views

Videos, sounds and documents have long been easy to share on the internet thanks to the likes of YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Scribd and others. Sharing pictures legally, however, hasn’t been so easy. That’s where Picuous comes in, with a site that enables users to share their pictures while protecting copyright and even tracking details about who has viewed them. READ MORE…