Happinin is Using Real-Time Videos to Provide Unbiased Venue Reviews

By | Nov 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm

What’s happening? That’s the essential premise behind the new application Happinin. Currently available Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD, the app allows users to discover what’s going on in local venues, helping them to narrow down which bars to go to or which events to…

Gear & Gadgets

ThoughtCopter’s Lock-Bot Provides Peace-of-Mind for Sharing Economy

By | Nov 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The ThoughtCopter team has 30 days left in its Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000 for the Lock-Bot, an upgrade to the well-known lockbox that property owners have been using for years. What makes Lock-Bot different is that it takes advantage of a property’s Wi-Fi…



Date My Wardrobe Will Connect Worldwide Fashionistas Through the Sharing Economy

By | Nov 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Date My Wardrobe is a sharing economy app, available for iOS, that helps consumers sell or rent items from their own personal wardrobes to allow others to expand their options. The Date My Wardrobe team presented their company at Tech Cocktail’s Startup Showcase in…



CookRadar Utilizes the Trust Economy to Facilitate Sharing of Homemade Food

By | Nov 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm

CookRadar connects people through homemade food, in the neighborhood. This takes the sharing economy to remarkable new levels: you want homemade food, your neighbor makes great homemade food, you get connected and fill your tummy. Yes, that’s how CookRadar works. For a hungry foodie,…

Sharing Economy

Las Vegas

Judge Strikes Down Uber Restraining Order in Las Vegas

By | Oct 29, 2014 at 11:02 pm

The powerful cab lobby, the Nevada Taxicab Authority, and the Nevada Attorney General did not prevail against Uber in a Las Vegas District Court today, when Judge Douglas Herndon, himself a former Prosecutor, said the Nevada Attorney General’s office failed to show that Uber was…


Building Trust in the Sharing Economy

By | Oct 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

What is the first thing you do when you meet someone new online?  Like any rational 21st century dweller, you check them out on Facebook, Google, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. to figure out what kind of person they are.  This was the exact situation Juan Cartagena wanted to…


Las Vegas

Nevada tries to halt Uber in Las Vegas, Uber Continues to Operate & Pay Fines

By | Oct 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Yesterday was the long-anticipated launch of Uber in Las Vegas to offer UberX rides for customers through an army of contractor drivers. According to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, just a few hours after the Las Vegas launch, Carson City District Judge…


Post-Technological Revolution: The Speed of Life

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

The Technological Revolution has vastly changed the way we do things. Life moves at a faster pace, and who’s complaining? Those engaging in international business used to have to fly to all different countries for meetings. Video calling capabilities have greatly facilitated the practice…



LendSquare: Loans for Local Small Businesses, Thanks to the Community

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 4:30 pm

The Ugly Mug Cafe is a coffee shop in Chicago’s Noble Square neighborhood. The owner, Mikky, needed $25,000 to build a patio. Even though this would effectively double his seating capacity, he wasn’t able to get the money he needed! Banks wouldn’t lend and credit…


San Francisco

TrustCloud Provides Quality Assurance for the Sharing Economy

By | Oct 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm

If you were worried about how trustworthy your AirBNB host is, or if your Uber driver is going to attack you with a hammer, worry no more.  TrustCloud provides trust, safety, and quality assurance for the sharing economy. They have developed several solutions to help combat…