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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
Site connects brands with individual journalists to help them get press
Not everyone has contacts in the media, which can make it an unfair playing field when it comes to getting press on a new product. While the Winnipeg Free Pressrecently opened its own branded cafe where the public can mingle with the paper’s reporters, a new service called JustReachOut is helping businesses to eschew PR firms by connecting them directly to the most relevant journalists. READ MORE…
History-free social network destroys status updates when a new one is made

Privacy concerns are fuelling a huge demand for online services that don’t keep a permanent record of users’ activity, with the most prominent recent example beingSnapchat, the image and video sending platform that deletes messages after ten seconds. Offering another ephemeral messaging alternative, Voycee is a social network that allows users to post Facebook-style status updates, deleting the previous one whenever a new thread is created. READ MORE…
In Turkey, investors put their money into new startups while they fly
Regular readers of Springwise may remember Virgin Atlantic‘s in-flight art gallery, which helps passengers with cash to spend find a new piece of art for their home. Now Turkish Airlines is introducing its Invest on Board program, enabling investors to discover and support new businesses while they fly. READ MORE…
Storefronts get a different pop-up each day
In the Lower East Side of Manhattan, there are around 200 storefronts that are left unused. At the same time, there are many entrepreneurs and small enterprises that could make temporary use of those spaces to grow their businesses. miLES is a new project that aims to provide the tools to help anyone transform those empty spaces into working venues that change on a regular basis. READ MORE…
From Israel, kids’ book-mounted device plays readings from absent relatives
Kids have already been able to experience a more high-tech bedtime thanks to Smart PJ’s, the pyjamas that can be scanned to reveal stories. Now Israel’s Sparkup has introduced the Magical Book Reader, a device that clips onto any book and plays recordings made by the child’s family members as they turn each page. READ MORE…
Platform enables web developers to ‘date’ big companies for full-time jobs
While platforms such as Gild Source help employers ascertain programmers’ skillsets by directly analyzing their previous code, it’s much harder to determine if they would be the right fit for their company. A new site called GroupTalent is enabling coders to get paid for freelance work with new media companies and tech startups in place of an interview, with the aim of landing a full-time position. READ MORE…
Roving agency ‘pops up’ for 48-hour projects at client sites
We’ve seen virtually innumerable variations on the “pop-up” theme over the years, but recently we came across one we hadn’t seen before. Enter the Pop Up Agency, a group of six creative students who take residency at clients’ sites for 48 hours, deliver a concept or strategy, and then move on to their next destination. READ MORE…
Springwise Updates
Innovations and updates from businesses previously featured on Springwise. READ MORE…
New businesses helped to find temporary retail space
While sites such as Smallknot help to provide existing local businesses with the support and funds they need to grow, there is still space to foster those just starting out. Aiming to fill this gap is Storefront – a new marketplace that links startups to retail space owners with short term leases. READ MORE…
Top 10 ideas from Fashion and Beauty over the last 12 months
We’ve picked out our top ten Fashion & Beauty articles from the last 12 months on Springwise. We hope that the ideas listed below provide entrepreneurs with plenty of inspiration and spark even more innovative efforts in the future! READ MORE…
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Wise Words with Aaron Priest and Adam Seithel
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Outsourcing Work — The Pros and Cons for new businesses
Platform provides tools for young people to set up a business
MindSumo has already provided a platform to link existing businesses with creative young people who could offer solutions to their challenges. Aiming to set those young entrepreneurs on their own path, Bizinate helps innovative youths to start their own businesses online. READ MORE…
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Springwise Updates – August 2012