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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
Platform reminds users to keep in touch with important contacts
Many people these days have an profile on multiple social networking sites, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, on top of their email accounts. However, it can be difficult to track all of the activity that happens on the web, and now Relately is a service that helps users to remember to regularly contact their important acquaintances and what they’ve talked about in the past. READ MORE…
Platform showcases students STEM skills to future employers and colleges
We’ve already seen a social network for kids that enables them to showcase their DIY talents, but our latest spotting aims to go one step further. GradFly is a platform for young students to build an online portfolio of their science projects, in order to attract colleges and employers when they leave school. READ MORE…
LinkedIn-style network for military personnel aims to boost employment opportunities
We recently saw New York-based Incline offer free technical and computer training to veterans, and now RallyPoint – a LinkedIn-style social network – wants to help connect servicemen and women with jobs. READ MORE…
Russian site lets Twitter users monetize their social influence
It’s no secret that some Twitter users have more social influence than others, and we’ve even seen at least one company offer discounts based on that factor alone. Russian Twistock, however, takes that premise several steps further by treating Twitter users like stocks that can be bought and sold, offering participants a way to earn virtual cash and real goods in the Twistock Store. READ MORE…
Event photos from multiple photographers automatically merged into one album
Put any three friends together for some socializing, and there’s a good chance you’ll end up with three separate groups of photos to commemorate the occasion – one on each person’s phone. The Flock app is now aiming to make it easier than ever to share these photos and put them into one consolidated album. READ MORE…
Web and mobile platform helps doctors keep track of patients
QR code stickers containing important medical data have already been offered as one option that could help make emergency responders’ jobs easier. Now iRounds aims to provide a comprehensive package for GPs and medical staff to enable them to keep track of patients, manage their schedules and communicate with other professionals. READ MORE…
Site taps the crowds’ social networks for flash mob-style promotion of social causes
Regular Springwise readers will already be well-acquainted with the concept of crowdfunding, whereby groups of people can band together to jointly fund a new product or idea. Applying much the same concept to the promotion of social causes, Thunderclap lets supporters unite through social media with what it calls the first-ever “crowdspeaking platform.” READ MORE…
Self-learning automaton piano plays requests from Twitter
Twitter is no stranger to the music world, with stars such as Justin Bieber and Katy Perry using the platform to connect with fans and the UK’s Royal Opera House even creating a Twitter Opera. Now Digital Kitchen has created the Stanley Piano, which is able to play tracks requested on the social networking site without help from a human performer. READ MORE…
Platform taps Facebook and Twitter to help find Canada’s missing children
It was just a few weeks ago that we covered Donate Your Desktop, and recently we came across another effort that taps every day technologies and puts them to work to help others. Rather than desktop backgrounds, however, the World’s Most Valuable Social Network lets participants “donate” their Facebook or Twitter accounts to help find Canada’s missing children. READ MORE…
Social network for kids focuses on sharing DIY creations
We’ve already seen several social networks aimed at kids, but recently we came upon one with an interesting twist. Targeting “kids who make,” DIY aims to give creative children a place to celebrate and share their creations. READ MORE…
Platform publishes embarrassing photos to blackmail users into being more productive
We’ve seen penalties used to encourage users into achieving their goals before when we wrote about GymPact, an app which offers cash rewards to gym-goers for checking in and fines them for failing to meet their targets. Now adding a social twist to this idea, new Facebook app Aherk! enables users to blackmail themselves in order to get tasks done. READ MORE…
Platform enables fans to buy company stock through Facebook



The web has allowed companies to open up to customers in myriad ways – more direct communication, transparency and increased involvement in how enterprises are run. We recently saw social media site Zurker offer its users a stake in the business while keeping its books open, and now Loyal3′s Customer Stock Ownership Plan is enabling any company to sell shares directly to their fans on Facebook. READ MORE…
Social network has transparent accounts and is owned by users


We’ve already seen a student-owned microbrewery and a member-owned supermarket, and now we’re seeing that same thinking applied to social networking. Zurker is a new social network that is allowing users to take a share of its profits. READ MORE…
Wall-mounted printers create physical photos from Instagram feeds


We’ve already seen Little Printer enabling users to turn internet news feeds and social media updates into something they can hold in their hands. Now Instaprint aims to tap into the desire for tangible photos by linking Instagram location or hashtag feeds with printing devices that use technology similar to instant film cameras. READ MORE…
App scans users’ social networks to suggest useful professional connections


Now that so much of the world is up and running on social networks, the next challenge seems to be making the information and connections contained in those networks truly useful. That’s where Intro comes in, with a free app that helps users grow their professional networks by introducing them to the right people. READ MORE…