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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
Mirror takes a selfie and sends it to your phone
Trying on clothes in the changing rooms always gives a better idea of whether an item is a good fit, but sourcing advice from friends isn’t easy if they’re not there to see it in person. While we’ve already seen Amsterdam’s Karl Lagerfeld Store has already used changing room tablets to enable shoppers to snap their new look and share it with friends, France-based Pixglass now wants to make the process easier, with a camera-enabled mirror that digitally captures whatever is in front of it. READ MORE…
Image only dating site does away with “About Me” bios
We see no shortage of dating apps submitted through our Springspotters network here at Springwise, but Dreamcliq still managed to stand out from the crowd. How exactly? By completely doing away with “About Me” bios and cheesy one liners. Rather, the dating network is fuelled entirely by images. READ MORE…
Thanks to ads, Instagrams printed for free
Consumers love to have a tangible version of the smartphone photos they take, leading to almost an entirely new industry dedicated to helping them print their Instagrams. Flag is another, but with a twist. The startup lets users print 20 museum quality photos a month for free, thanks to small ads placed on the back of each print. READ MORE…
Device turns any iPhone into a 3D camera
While Instagram has turned many iPhone and iPad owners into photographers, we’ve seen a few innovations that aim to improve the capabilities of the devices. First, there was Condition One, which enabled users to create 180-degree pannable videos on the iPad. Now, the Poppy turns iPhones into 3D cameras to allow users to add originality to their captured moments. READ MORE…
Photo messaging app makes shared images disappear within 10 seconds
The success of Instagram has shown that photo sharing is now a standard part of the mobile world, but Snapchat offers a different take on this. Whereas Instagram presents photos as a stream from the people a user follows, Snapchat is closer to text messaging and sends photos only to friends the user chooses. Even more intriguing, it gives those friends only a few seconds to view them. READ MORE…

App powers crowdsourced global news photography

Just a couple of months ago we featured Tackable — an app that enables reporters and editors to create photo assignments for readers to complete using their smartphone. Now, in Finland, a crowdsourced photography app called Scoopshot enables photographers to choose what to charge for their pictures, create professional portfolios, and receive global coverage. READ MORE…
Photo sharing site aims to build a ‘timeline for the world’
Photo sharing sites serve many functions, from hunting for a specific  image for an exact purpose, to casually browsing images of a favorite  subject or landscape. Despite options to arrange photos by the “date  taken” on many of these sites, we’ve never seen a sharing platform so  dedicated to offering a sense of history as Vineme. READ MORE…