Category Social Connectivity

Uber's anti-Lyft "Shave the Stache" campaign

Uber-Competitive: The ride-sharing platform war gets aggressive

Uber is a multi-sided platform for ride-sharing. Potential passengers connect with taxi drivers using a smartphone app where gps location sharing, pickup timing (typically within 8 minutes of request), and payment are all executed online. No money exchanges hands. Drivers qualify to pick up riders after completing some basic paperwork and training, which may or […]

Communispace: Facilitating Customer Insights via Online Communities

Communispace is a market research firm that enables customer insights directly from the source – they don’t just provide research, they facilitate the formation of online user communites for brands to speak directly with customers in a conversational format. By developing a social media platform where customers are pooled together by common interest or buying patterns, brands can […]

Crowdsourcing Weather

Here’s a great example of a company using existing networks to generate value. A team of app developers and weather experts discovered a way to use the temperature sensors built into smartphone batteries to crowdsource weather information. Tiny thermometers usually prevent smartphones from dangerously overheating, but the researchers discovered the battery temperatures tell a story […]

Crowdfunding Against Big Coal | Steve Fenberg

Check out this group of activists utilizing crowdfunding to get their message heard and build support. Crowdfunding Against Big Coal | Steve Fenberg. Chris Kluesener

Co-Creating Sustainable Cities with Open Innovation

Video from the Future Cities Technology Showcase – part of the Open Innovation 2.0 event. This is a collaborative effort between Intel, the European Commission, the City of Dublin, and a number of other organizations. The goal of the event is to encourage open collaboration for conceiving solutions for sustainable urban planning and development. Technology […]