This fall a parking system called Trafficpass will be introduced in the Austrian market. Trafficpass provides a cash free and ticket free paying solution.
Why it matters
This is yet another example how technology tries to simplify our daily lives. But will this paying solution be accepted by the costumers?
Telecommunications company TMN launched its new slogan “vamos lá” (Let’s Go or Come on) through an innovative Facebook-integrated website. The site encourages people to share testimonials as well as provide a feed of positive news about successful Portuguese businesses and initiatives. Visitors can contribute with more news and share stories on Facebook.
The growing capabilities of smart phones are expanding the talents of the user as well. Mobile phone orchestras have formed at two US colleges; the University of Michigan and Stanford. The ensembles feature students playing ‘instruments’ they developed for the iPhone, which are amplified by speakers. The Stanford orchestra is co-directed by Ge Wang, who has also developed an iPhone app that turns your phone into a virtual instrument. But music is just one expression of this movement. Taking photos with your cell phone is nothing new, but now the images are emerging as a new kind of ‘mobile art’, where resolution doesn’t matter as much as capturing a moment and sharing it in real time. Check out the image from our trend-spotter, Tristan Meline on the Mobile Diary: www.themobilediary.com/2009/12/09/full-moon-over-the-sears-tower