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domenica, novembre 23rd, 2008

A few weeks ago, we wrote about how Microsoft’s Surface technology is being used at Sheraton hotels, letting hotel guests use interactive touchscreen ‘tables’ to access local information and plan their stay. As we mentioned, the interactive tables are part of a wide-reaching partnership between Sheraton and Microsoft, which also includes new high-tech hotel lounges named “The Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft”, thankfully shortened to Link@Sheraton.

Launching Link@Sheraton in a big way, the hotel brand invited New Yorkers to abandon their desks yesterday to work from Central Park, where it recreated its new lounges and set the right example by stationing around 600 of Starwood’s own employees to work remotely using Link@Sheraton’s technological offerings. The event, dubbed Global Out Of Office Day, was also celebrated in in Shanghai, where Sheraton took over part of West Nanjing Road, and in Sydney’s Customs House. Last but not least, G.O.O.D. will be hosted at the Sheraton Lisbon Resort & Spa on Thursday, September 18th. Starwood—Sheraton’s parent company—will also be offering free wifi in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow through the rest of September. While tumbling markets made for rather awkward timing, especially since Sheraton hopes to attract more business travellers, the concept playfully combined a number of consumer and marketing trends that are still going strong: pop-up spaces, online oxygen, brand butlers and, of course, new spaces for mobile workers.


domenica, novembre 23rd, 2008

The Hat Factory is a coworking space, a space shared by a number of people to pool workplace resources such as internet connections, while retaining the amenities of working from home or a coffee shop. Members of the Hat Factory are freelancers, consultants, work from home, and other independent types preferring flexible workplace conditions.

Cost and facilities

Shared open table layout, can accommodate 15+ people

Internet: WiFi & Ethernet

Desk lamps, printer, fax, power outlets

Full kitchen w/dedicated refrigerator for co-workers

Lockers to store your stuff

Comfy living room/lounge area

Numerous public transportation options: Muni 22, 48, T & Caltrain 22nd Street.

Easy street parking


Join us for only $200 a month. We are available for special events as well. Drop us a line for further information.

Sandbox suite

domenica, novembre 23rd, 2008

Sandbox is a brand new type of workspace created specifically for Bay Area freelancers and other self-employed professionals like writers, marketers, engineers, makers, designers, and all independents. We understand that while working for yourself can be liberating and satisfying, without the right facility, it can also be unproductive and lonely. We know from experience that it is hard to keep a professional profile when working from your couch. That is why we created Sandbox, a place that fits both the meticulous businessman and the freedom-loving entrepreneur. With its open-plan 4500 sq. ft. facility located right in downtown, Sandbox allows independent professionals to have an organized desk space, make phone calls, meet with clients, and receive packages to an address that doesn’t include an apartment number. Sandbox offers several levels of memberships that range from daytime drop-ins to full-time, 24/hr access memberships. You can fill out the membership application here.



  • Unlimited use of work areas during membership hours
  • Use of any available hot-desk
  • Private work area with 24/hour access available
  • Conference rooms with digital white board technology 
  • Ability to receive mail and ship packages
  • Color laser printers, xerox, and fax machines 
  • High speed internet - secure fiber, LAN and Wireless
  • Office supplies including writing utensils, staplers, and labelmakers
  • Unlimited national calling from a phone booth located at the front
  • Full service espresso and snacks bar
  • Free fresh coffee, filtered water
  • Storage lockers


    Favorville. people helping people

    domenica, novembre 23rd, 2008 is a social networking tool which provides members with the opportunity to help and be helped by others. With Favorville, members can post help requests, offer help and help grow the community. Favorville makes it easy to get in touch and build lasting connections with helpful neighbors, both in your locale or across the global village.

    How does it work?

    Ask yourself this. If someone you didn’t know asked for your help, would you help? Maybe… How about if that person requesting helped lived in your neighborhood – would you help? Probably.
    Here at Favorville we feel strongly that most people, given the opportunity, will indeed help others. In a nutshell, that’s why we created this site – to facilitate the exchange of helpful acts. Whether it’s giving a neighbor a lift into the city, lending someone a ladder or offering someone advice, help is help and the world needs more of it.

    Request Help

    You’ve come to the right place! It’s easy. Take a minute to register, select your city, find a suitable category (if one doesn’t exist, suggest it!) and enter your post. Try to be as descriptive as possible so potential helpers can respond accurately to your needs. It also helps to list your neighborhood if your request requires a face-to-face meeting. That’s it. Sit back and wait for responses. You will receive an e-mail any time a trusted member of the Favorville community has responded.

    Offer Help

    There are two ways this can work.

    1) If you see a post that you’d like to act on, simply reply to the requester for more details or make an offer to help.

    2) If you don’t see something that applies but would still like to help, feel free to create an Offering Help post. Basically, select your city, find a suitable category and enter your post. A common example of this scenario would be – “I’m driving to New York next weekend, anyone need a ride?”

    Rate Members

    If you received help from another Favorville member, please take a moment to rate your experience. You’ll find all your closed items under the profile section on the site. Simply select Completed Favor and answer a few simple questions – the process will only take a minute or so. It is important for us to track member activity and recognize our most helpful members! Plus, your feedback will help us derive a reliability rating for our members, and this could help future members decide whether they want to help, or accept help, from certain members.


    There are two ways you can grow your connections list.

    1) Invite Members. Every member you invite will be automatically added to your connections list.

    2) Complete Favors. This is the fun part. Every person you help out or receive help from will be added to your connections list. This feature gives you the opportunity to meet new people and build lasting connections.


    Can’t find your city? Thinking of a new category for the site? Suggest it! If you feel something is missing from the site, please let us know. It is important to us that the Favorville community grows stronger. That’s why we encourage suggestions from all users, registered or not. Your suggestions are invaluable to us. Should we choose to take your suggestion, we will notify you by e-mail.

    Invite Your Friends

    If you have a friend(s) you feel would enjoy being a part of the Favorville Community, please invite them to join! Once logged in, you’ll have the option to invite up to five of your trusted friends with one click. An e-mail invitation will be sent on your behalf inviting them to join. Your invitations are definitely appreciated. Thanks for helping the Favorville community grow!

    hire a helper

    domenica, novembre 23rd, 2008

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    Book Online and Save: HireAHelper customers save on average $300 versus other companies






    domenica, novembre 23rd, 2008

    Need something designed? 99designs connects clients needing design work such as logo designs, business cards or web sites to a thriving community of 22,261 talented designers. 99designs is a disruptive startup which connects passionate designers from around the globe with savvy clients who need design projects completed in a timely fashion without the usual risk or cost associated with professional design.

    Step 1: Create Your Design Brief :We will ask you a few simple questions that will form your design brief. A design brief is just a summary of what you need designed. It costs $39 USD to post your brief on

    Step 2: Set Your Budget :We will ask you how much you’re willing to pay the winning designer to purchase their design. This is called the prize. Prize amounts generally range from $50 to $500 depending on the type of design you require.

    Step 3: Work with the Designers:Once your design brief has been posted to, designers from around the globe will submit design concepts to compete for your prize. It’s your job to rate the designs and provide feedback to help the designers deliver what you want.

    Step 4: Choose Your Favorite Design :At the completion of the design contest (which is a maximum of 7 days) you will choose a winning design and pay the designer the prize amount. The designer will send you their completed design along with copyright to the original art work.

    CREA crowdsourcing

    domenica, novembre 23rd, 2008


    Crea International ha da pochi giorni attivato sul sito internet, una nuova sezione chiamata Crea Crowdsourcing dedicata ai “geni creativi”.
    Crea Crowdsourcing è una piattaforma virtuale dove specialisti del marketing e designer da tutto il mondo possono interagire in progetti di physical brand design sotto la direzione di Crea International. Crea vuole mettere alla prova il genio creativo in ognuno di noi e dare la possibilità di lavorare in importanti progetti mondiali.architecture | interior design | sensorial design | interaction design | graphic design |Essere parte della comunità è quasi semplice: nella sezione crowdsourcing Crea International sito web vi è un modulo da compilare con le informazioni personali a farne parte. Sulla base del materiale inviato, come cv, portafoglio ed eventualmente sito web, Crea International valutare le competenze professionali e l’empatia con Crea filosofia.
    Crea il team di Milano si occuperà con il cliente breve, preparerà il breve per i membri e coordinare le fasi strategiche, mentre crowdsourcing membri si occuperà della parte creativa del progetto.
    Per sviluppare tutte le fasi di un progetto, Crea internazionale può contare su una piattaforma digitale che permette un sicuro scambio di tutte le informazioni, ma molto semplice da usare e da capire per tutti i membri. Inoltre, l’uso di Skype garantisce una rapida fine di facile la comunicazione tra Crea e tutti i candidati.


    domenica, novembre 23rd, 2008

    We’re the marketplace for creative services.

    For buyers

    1. Post a creative project : Whether you need a custom logo, website, marketing materials, illustration, or other design work, just tell us what you need, when you need it and how much you’d like to pay. After that, we’ll send it out to our 9,480 creatives around the world!

    2. Watch the world submit ideas:Once posted, creatives will submit actual designs to your project, not just proposals or bids. In fact, projects average 67 entries each and we guarantee that you’ll get at least 25 entries or your money back.

    3. Choose the one you like:As the entries come in, you’ll be able to review, sort, rate, give feedback and collaborate with creatives until you find ‘the one’.

    For creatives

    1. Create your profile: We built a little section of the site just for you where you can tell the world about your skills and create a great portfolio of your best work for all to see.

    2. Participate to projects : With many new projects posted every day, you’ll reach new clients all over the world and build your business. And, since it’s a truly level playing field, you won’t be judged by how fancy your offices are – it’s all about your work.

    3. Earn money : We manage the entire billing and payment process and we never keep a penny of the money you earn – you get every last cent.

    Standard and Pro projects,Money-back guarantee,Intellectual property protection,Payment escrow,Feedback, ratings and stats,Community…


    domenica, novembre 23rd, 2008 is where businesses and individuals can find students to get a job done by matching their needs with student skills. The idea for came from working on a project which needed some photography. Commercial costs were too high so we thought we would find a student and pay them instead, also giving them some valuable experience. We found a student who took some stunning photos and she was delighted to earn much more than she would have done in her part-time job as a waitress. Finding her was not easy, if only there was a nationwide student database so everyone could benefit from this fantastic pool of student talent…
    Why use studentgems? Students can now use their developing skills to earn at a higher rate (whilst not charging fully qualified professional level fees), as well as doing the usual student jobs. Businesses can make their money go further by using to find a student to do websites, logos, photography, translations, research, admin…and more.

    Individuals can benefit too, by having access to services that may previously have been cost prohibitive, eg. illustrating, portrait photography, jewellery design, musicians… the list goes on.

    To view the list of skills and services click here.

    Mind the Gap

    domenica, novembre 23rd, 2008

    Concorso on line bandito da thinkpublic e idealgovernment per la trasformazione dei servizi pubblici a beneficio degli utenti.


    Entrando nella piattaforma web i progettisti a partire dall’analisi di un servizio pubblico già esistente sono chiamati a proporne delle modifiche che ne migliorino l’efficienza.

    Lo scopo è quello di invitare gli utenti a contribuire a co-creare servizi pubblici come vogliono, nello stile che piace.

    Tutti i vincitori saranno raccolti in un “Wibbipedia” pubblicazione di idee per il miglioramento del servizio nel settore pubblico che illustra il potenziale di una migliore progettazione del pensiero per migliorare i servizi pubblici.