Amsterdam’s famous Bijlmerbajes prison closed last year and has now reopened as an incubator for new businesses, particularly those that work with refugees.
GigRove is a new platform that allows freelancers to connect with startups all over the world and work in exchange for accommodation.
The yogurt company has introduced a new TV ad campaign that includes a mobile call-to-action to receive money-off coupon.
With WashMyWhip users can book their car to be washed at a location and time of their choosing.
The Taiwan-based Happy Egg company promotes bird-friendly farming and is using its clear, inflatable packaging to emphasize the health of cage-free eggs.
Santa Monica citizens are swiping left or right in the CitySwipe app to give their opinions on the city’s proposals for its 20-year downtown development plan.
In Cairo, underground stations broadcast back-to-back 6 minute educational radio programmes for commuters to listen to as they wait for their train.
A partnership between FIS, Verifone and Modo now allows shoppers at thousands of retail outlets to use credit card loyalty points to pay for purchases.
Umer is a new Russian startup that allows the bereaved to organise funerals through an app.
Pubinno’s connected Taptronics beer taps use touch screens to speed up serving time, provide the perfect amount of foam in each glass and track sales.
Ugandan start-up Matibabu has developed a non-invasive method for diagnosing malaria using a mobile application and light sensor.
An innovative redesign of Boston’s traditional street vendor pushcart now provides easily customized interiors.
An Israeli startup is using deep learning and ultrasonic technology that could revolutionise the automotive industry.
Babee on Board is a new app that allows pregnant women to alert those taking public transport that they are in need of a seat.
NannyBot, from 5elements Robotics, can follow children around, providing visual and audio feedback to users’ smart devices.
China’s iHomo app provides the country’s LGBT community with relationship matches with others needing a xinghun (shaped) marriage to appease families.
Developed by three students at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the EVAM System uses FM radio to alert drivers to approaching emergency vehicles.
Decorator crowdsources interior decoration ideas, letting users upload a picture and then experiment with everything from color to furnishings.
Google backed project uses beacons to help small businesses in one of Asia’s biggest slums to compete with online retailers by alerting smartphone users as they pass by.
A wearable for cows that is designed to help farmers more easily track the health, fertility, location and general activity of their cattle.
Paris based, La Permanence, provides desk space from EUR 1 an hour for students and entrepreneurs alike.
The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce recently installed its first ski-through ATM as part of its five year sponsorship of the Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort.