Sidestep the ride-sharing intermediary with a chatbot

The recent #deleteuber campaign on the social networks caused Uber’s main competitor Lyft to rise spectacularly in the app store rankings, but also called attention to a new mobility service, known as LibreTaxi. Created by Roman Pushkin, this service puts customers directly into contact with rideshare drivers. The inventor, who is from Siberia, was looking for an alternative to traditional apps that don’t cover isolated … Continue reading Sidestep the ride-sharing intermediary with a chatbot

Push a connected button to order your everyday products

What if you just had to push a button to replace a box of detergent in your cupboard when it’s empty? This is the promise made by Amazon last year, with its Amazon Dash system of connected buttons that will be available in France starting on November 15. Connected to WiFi and barely larger than a USB drive, the button is associated to one product … Continue reading Push a connected button to order your everyday products

Rely on metropolitan businesses to improve access to public restrooms

Who hasn’t wished for better availability of public restrooms? The best alternative is still to enter a restaurant, pretend you’re a customer and slip into the restroom when the waiter or waitress isn’t looking. German cities have implemented the “Nette Toilette” (Nice Restrooms) program to solve the problem of access to public restrooms. The cities pay businesses like restaurants, bars, cafés and stores from €30 … Continue reading Rely on metropolitan businesses to improve access to public restrooms