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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
Smart wristband monitor could keep kids out of trouble
Parenting is a tough job, and the more help moms and dads can get, the better. We recently wrote about the Ignore No More app, which enables parents to lock their teens’ phones if they don’t respond to calls. Now Sync Smartband lets parents receive alerts if their child moves outside of a preset digital boundary. READ MORE…
Business tie features secret subway map
Nowadays, it’s easy to defer to a smartphone whenever we need directions, but an internet connection isn’t always available in underground subway stations. For business commuters, a fashion label in Japan has developed the Subway Map Tie, which discreetly hides a plan of the Tokyo metro system on its inside. READ MORE…
App notifies recruiters when criteria-matching jobseekers are nearby
Location information can enrich and transform the capabilities of a wide variety of mobile apps, and we’ve seen those focusing on transportation, beer and news benefit in the past. Our latest spotting is JobProx, a smartphone app that connects recruiters and employers with job seekers when they happen to be in the same vicinity. READ MORE…
Live feeds of public locations offered through crowdsourced video
Spotfav has already harnessed the power of webcams to help surfers check the weather at their favorite spots. Now, Koozoo hopes to create a network of live video feeds to help anyone check the atmosphere of locations before they go there. READ MORE…
iPhone app delivers geo-targeted and personalized news
Several years back we saw two separate efforts to deliver hyperlocal news in printed form – first The Printed Blog, then a similar effort from The New York Times – and recently we came across something similar in digital form. Now taking advantage of today’s mobile geo-targeting capabilities, SPUN delivers city-specific news and information via an iPhone app. READ MORE…
Location-aware album creates unique listening experience
Innovations in the music industry continue to come thick and fast. No sooner had we finished our article on DATAROCK’s new USB single, held inside a diamond shaped toy figurine, than we heard about US-based Bluebrain’s latest endeavor. The Washington duo’s new album — The National Mall —  will take the form of a location aware app for the iPhone. READ MORE…