Source: BBC Technology News Date: September 7th, 2018 Link to video: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-45333960/scotty-allen-iphone-hacker-puts-headphone-jack-back Discussion 1) How might you create a business around this? 2) What are some of the ethical and business risks of doing this?
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Need some medical marijuana? There’s an app for that. An Alberta-based pot producer has launched a mobile app to make it easier for patients with a prescription to purchase federally-regulated medicinal weed. Cam Battley, of Aurora Cannabis, said the idea was to give customers the same service as giant online retailers such as Amazon. Source: CBC Date: September 15th,… Read more »
Description: A new startup is connecting students with homeowners to help the former earn supplemental income to mitigate rising tuition costs. Source: Fast Company Date: April 8, 2016 Based out of Calgary, Varsityhire gives homeowners an affordable option to handle tasks around the house. In essence, it’s a “platform for people to help each other,” says… Read more »
Description: A San Francisco company called Recharge has developed an app that enables users to book a stay in hotel for just for 67 cents a minute, or $40 an hour. Source: Tech Crunch Date: April 1, 2016 Lugg, the startup that helps people with small moves, requested via an Uber-like mobile app, is this week… Read more »
Description: A San Francisco company called Recharge has developed an app that enables users to book a stay in hotel for just for 67 cents a minute, or $40 an hour. Source: Tech Crunch Date: March 24, 2016 The offering sounds both brilliant and preposterous, yet it has already attracted some smart investors, including Scott and… Read more »
Description: ThinkScream’s smart trash can rewards users with 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi for throwing things away. Source: CNN Money Date: March 23, 2016 Desai and Agarwal, both 26, invented a trash can that rewards people with 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi every time they throw something away. The plastic bin (which costs about $1,470) is… Read more »
Description: Imagine doing laundry in a flash — just by hanging your clothes outside. Source: CNN Money Date: March 24, 2016 Researchers in Australia say they have found a way to alter fabric so that stains disappear after a few minutes of sun exposure. They dip the fabric into a special solution that coats it with… Read more »
Description: It’s finally legal for Cuban entrepreneurs to incorporate and bank in the U.S. With its Atlas service, Stripe is seizing the opportunity. Source: Fast Company Date: March 18, 2016 On Tuesday of this week, the Obama administration—ahead of the president’s visit to Havana next week—announced a loosening of decades-old restrictions that permits U.S. banks to… Read more »
Description: Cybercriminals using stolen data have targeted millions of user accounts on Alibaba’s popular Taobao shopping platform. Source: CNN Money Date: February 5, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Do you use any online seller-to-consumer services? 2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a business model?
Description: Sello is a free mobile app for creators, curators and entrepreneurs where you can instantly create an online store, share your products with your social networks, and accept credit cards and PayPal. Source: Tech Vibes Date: November 13, 2015 Commerce is changing. Digital consumption has shifted from desktop to mobile, and people’s attention is being… Read more »