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Opening the books on Portugal
PE Probe is a website that aggregates relevant information about Portugal’s economy and finances in English. It showcases statistics, events and documents issued by top organisations across the country. Created by the nonprofit entity Portugal Economy Probe, the website serves as a display window for the country’s assets.
Why it matters
The project is backed by renowned institutions such as the Portuguese Banking Association and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The platform is a unique example of competitors getting together for the greater good of the country. What other cooperation initiatives can competing organisations explore to improve the health of their country’s markets and economy?
City dwellers will often do anything for 5 minutes in the sun, especially if they live in a big city where buildings offer too much shade. Ray-Ban’s Bright Light application allows people to get the most out of the sun and their sunglasses by locating the spots in the city where the you can get the most rays.
With the free Get-a-Taxi app for iPhone and Android people can order a taxi without calling a number. They can see every available taxi on a real-time city map and watch it driving to their destination. Every cab driver has a individual profile, so people can choose exactly the cab driver they want and give feedback afterwards. Clients can also pay using their credit cards, so there´s no need for cash anymore.