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Low-Tech Food Artisans Get High-Tech Online Home
Good Eggs, a new online platform that's been dubbed an "Etsy for local food" and provides the tech infrastructure necessary to help farmers and artisans spend less time filling out spreadsheets and dealing with distributors and more time making their product, building a customer base, and closing deals. The goal is to help small-scale food production scale up by creating a new tech-oriented business model.
An App that Sees and Prevents Future Traffic Jams
Anyone’s smartphone can caculate the shortest distance between two places and even recommend a route to avoid traffic along the way. But what about an app that helps prevent traffic jams before they begin? That’s the premise of Greenway, a new program for Windows Phone that plugs its users’ locations, destinations, and speeds into an algorithm to figure out where and when traffic jams are likely to occur. Then, it provides a route to steer cars away from those roads. The route is called, appopri
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“Ushahidi”, which means “testimony” in Swahili, is a website set up by a collaboration of Kenyan citizen journalists during a time of crisis in Kenya, after the post-election fall-out at the beginning of 2008, to map incidents of violence and peace efforts throughout the country based on reports submitted via the web and mobile phones.
Hacking for Good: Coders and Community Workers Unite in San Francisco
Offentlige og kommunalt ansatte, eksperter på sosialtjenester, programmerere, forretningsutviklere og designere settes sammen i Bay Area for å løse lokale problemer der. Et sted med veldig høy fattighet. Hva er den fattigste kommunen eller det fattigste området i Norge? Kan vi gjøre noe med det?
The City as Lab: 21 Metropoles Prepare to Prototype
Byen som lab: 21 byer forbereder seg til prototyping - I en stor by som Mexico City vil alle mulige initiativer som gjør at innbyggere beveger seg fra bil til offentlig transport ha stor innvirkning på trafikk og ikke minst luftforurensning. Dette gjelder da vel Oslo også?
Can Rewards Make Americans Live Greener Lives?
Recyclebank is looking for ways to reward consumers for other green behavior, too. It describes itself as “the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions” and its CEO, Jonathan Hsu, recently called Recyclebank “the largest consumer-facing engagement platform for all things sustainability.” Members can earn points not just for disposing of their waste properly, but by cutting down their water or energy use or planting a tree.
6 Tech Concepts Changing the World
Six companies that are tapping into the public’s power to change the world through tech, whether it’s encouraging others to take up the challenge of living below the poverty line or helping teens give back to their local communities. While the companies are diverse, they are all on a mission to change our lives for the better and improve society.