quinta-feira, 16 de abril de 2009

Resumo da Newsletter SpringWise

Springwise newsletter | New business ideas for entrepreneurial minds 

Recebi ontem a newsletter do site www.springwise.com, e resolvi compartilhar conhecimento.
Para ler o relatório completo, clique na imagem acima.
Vejam as principais novidades:

ChairHotel asks consumers to sell it their furniture
Travel & tourism / Style & design 

Helping them unlock the cash in their attics, a new Dutch hotel 
wants to buy furniture and knick-knacks from ordinary consumers, 
who can upload pictures and name their price.

Woman paintingCafé doubles as accessible art studio
Food & beverage / Lifestyle & leisure 

Hoping to unleash everyone's inner artist, Vancouver-based Raw 
Canvas is a creative hybrid: bustling café and full-service art studio.
Customers buy a canvas; supplies are free to use.

Man in airport turning on phoneFlight tracker notifies contacts when you arrive
Telecom & mobile / Travel & tourism 

ArrivedOK lets air travellers automatically alert others that they've 
arrived at their destination: when they switch on their phone after
leaving the plane, the system springs into action.

Two heads of lettuceA marketplace for backyard farmers
Food & beverage / Eco & sustainability 

Farmers markets provide a place to purchase fresh produce, but until
now there have been limited opportunities for individuals with gardens 
and fruit trees to distribute their own (leftover) crops.

Tokyo Jogging screenshotVirtual jogging through Google Maps mashup 

Tokyo Jogging is a new mashup of Wii technology and Google Maps
that allows users to take a virtual jog through the streets of Tokyo, 
making optimal use of Google Maps' Street View.

Image of text message on cell phone in taxiNationwide taxi booking & payment via mobile phone
Transportation / Telecom & mobile 

RideCharge allows consumers to book a ride, follow the taxi's 
progress toward their location and then pay the fare using their 
mobile phone.

Detail of utique vending machineUpscale vending machine sells curated luxury goods
Retail / Fashion & beauty 

Currently debuting at Los Angeles retailer Fred Segal, U*tique lets 
consumers learn about select luxury and personal-care products and 
have them conveniently dispensed with a swipe of the credit card.

Girl asking father for moneyCredit card alternative designed for teens
Financial services 

Aiming to provide a safer alternative to handing over a credit card, 
BillMyParents gives parents the power to approve or deny any 
purchases by their teens before they're made.

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