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Pessac equips its home aids with NFC phones

Pessac equips its home aids with NFC phones

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by Suzanne Galy | 12.28.11

Since October, home aids of the town of Pessac have been equipped with NFC-enabled mobile phones. This non-contact tool allows them to receive and transmit to CCAS, in real-time, information related to their daily missions. The mayor hopes to improve the management of welfare payments.

I-Dispo, a concierge service to book appointments online

I-Dispo, a concierge service to book appointments online

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.23.11

Time is money. The founders of I-Dispo had this in mind when they launched an online concierge service for private individuals. The objective of this new online service is to help users better organise their schedules by enabling them to book a service or organise their appointments online. And this, with the help of a computer, a tablet or a Smartphone connected to the Internet.

A portal that saves users queuing for hours

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.20.11

Designed for all those who are put off by long queues, the Jaimeattendre.com portal informs users of the busiest times in the places where they want to go. According to the start-up that publishes the website, a Frenchman spends an average of four months of his life queuing.

A tool to calculate the economic benefits of telecommuting

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.19.11

You remain to be convinced of the financial benefits of telecommuting. The LBMG Worklabs firm has just launched a tool that can calculate employers’ telecommuting costs and profits.

Innovation Grand Prizes: betting on the future

Innovation Grand Prizes: betting on the future

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.12.11

To reward the winners of the tenth Paris City Council Innovation Grand Prizes, the jury met one evening in the Palais Brongniart auditorium in Paris. On December 1st, five start-ups were thus in the spotlight of the innovation ecosystem.

The pot that grows: an accessory to facilitate the work of the urban gardener

The pot that grows: an accessory to facilitate the work of the urban gardener

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.02.11

A flower pot that grows by itself. This is the latest concept in vogue for busy urbanites, proposed by a start-up created in September.

Clothes libraries in Sweden and England

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by Adrien Geneste | 11.29.11

In Sweden, almost one item of clothing out of two never sees the light while textile consumption keeps increasing. In order to stop this nonsense, four women created, during the Stockholm Fashion Week, the first clothes library.

Work spaces in the heart of railway stations

Work spaces in the heart of railway stations

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.29.11

Work spaces for nomadic workers in the heart of railway stations. This is the promise made by the SNCF (the French national railway company) and Regus, the world leader of flexible work spaces, when they concluded a partnership on Monday 21st November. Within two years, six of these centres will be created.

Paris within a second: the application that gives inhabitants of Paris real-time information

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.22.11

On November 16th, the city of Paris launched a new and free mobile phone application to give on-the-move inhabitants of Paris access to practical information. “Paris à la seconde” (Paris within a second) provides iPhone or Androïd mobile phone users with weather forecast alerts, information on unexpected closing of public places or highways, pollution peaks, electricity failures…

London’s transport system is transformed into a massive playground

London’s transport system is transformed into a massive playground

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by Adrien Geneste | 11.18.11

And what happens when a public transport network becomes the scene of gigantic team games? Inspired by the principle of Fun Theory, which suggests that environmentally responsible behavior can be encouraged through attractive infrastructure, Chromaroma invites London Underground users to participate in an eco-citizen turf war.

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