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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
Digital badges denote education and skills gained
We’ve already seen Gild Source determine coders’ abilities by analyzing their work and providing a score to make it easier for recruiters to find the right person for their team. Broadening this concept to include all workers, Mozilla’s Open Badges project aims to create a library of symbols that indicate skills and learning achieved by potential employees outside of mainstream education. READ MORE…
Online community marketplace lets users discover, teach or host a class


Whether it’s learning to speak a new language or how to make pottery, many people dream of learning a new skill, but are frequently put off by the high price of professional classes. However in Chicago, Dabble — an online community marketplace — aims to make it easy for people to try something new, or host a class for those willing to learn. READ MORE…

Experts paid by the minute to deliver advice via online chat

It’s one thing to tap the crowds for advice on general topics — that’s what apps like Crowdbeacon and Opinionaided are for. Sometimes, however, there’s just no substitute for the insight of a true expert. Enter MinuteBox, a service that lets those with a particular area of expertise monetize it by the minute using online chat. READ MORE…