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Economic image & trademarks
Flexibility of labor market
Ability to transform
Smart Creative Industry
Cisco + IBM + Liander
By strategically encouraging creative industry in the city, Amsterdam gained great regional economy growth.
Shoppers add items to their online cart by taking pictures of the corresponding QR code.
Tesco Homeplus + Google
Apps lets you scan barcodes to get prices of products.
Mapping Real Estate Price
If you are in the market of buying a house in the US, TruliaPriceReduxcan shows several very valuable data attributes you typically like to know during the buying process, but are typically well hidden or kept secret by real estate agents.
The map basically reveals the average number of days a typical listing is on the market before sellers make the first price reduction, the average percentage of the original price lowered during this first price reduction, and to top it off, the likelihood sellers will make a second price reduction.
Tax-Free Retail Analysis Tool
Amsterdam Airport collects a huge amount of data of the usage of the airport, from flights, to parking, to baggage handling, and more. One of these data sets is about tax-free sales. The airport wanted to have a tool for visual analysis of tax-free sales data where they were able to see the data on a map of the airport.
The data set contained information of the gates that were used by people who had purchased items tax-free. This additional data allowed for the creation of a network between gates and shops based on sales data.
Participation in decision-making
Public and social services
Political strategies & Perspectives
Case of Spain
Pilot project during the referendum on the European Union Constitution 2005
In the course of this pilot project, roughly two million citizens had the chance to cast their vote within a separate internet election prior to a actual referendum.
A PIN-based system and smartcards were used for the voter identification.
In spring of 2008, the Spanish Ministry of Internal Affairs developed a new e-voting platform by the name of P.I.V.E.
New companies can be registered online.
The Spanish Certification Authority CERES was created allow Spanish citizens to manage their communication with public institutions electronically through an online identification.
Reveals the similarities of voting patterns between different cities in The Netherlands.
Based on the results of the recent national elections, the size of each city bubble can be configured to correspond to its population size or voting similarity, while its location on the map can be determined by either its geographical location or by relative distance in terms of similarity.
US Census Bureau
Browse local data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, based on sample from 2005 to 2009. Because these figures are based on samples, they are subject to a margin of error, particularly in places with a low population, and are best regarded as estimates.
Access to new data and information
New tools to analysis
Working simultaneously to innovate
Participate to contribute acknowledge
The Platform "ennCloudLearning” has been developed to meet the need for online education, taking advantage of cloud computing capabilities in providing universal access to this content.
The huge strength of the cloud is content online and opened resources, a lot of which are free. The cloud also allows students to interact and collaborate with an ever-expanding circle of their peers, regardless of geographical location.
GitHub Social Coding
GitHubwas the most popular open source code repository site. It offers both paid plans for private repositories, and free accounts for open source projects. The site provides social networking functionality such as feeds, followers and the network graph to display how developers work on their versions of a repository.
GitHub provide web-based classes to help people learn GitHub and be more productive. In the class, student and trainer can collaborate to code in this teaching platform. There are also office hours to sign up; video, presentations and resources to share in the platform. Also, people can upload their video to teach and share solutions in this platform.
Language for free
Duolingo isn\'t so much a business to teach languages, it\'s a service to offer translations. The goal for Duolingo is to get 100 million people to translate the web into every major language for free.By crowd-sourcing translations they can translate text for a fraction of the traditional cost, while offering better quality than machine translation can do.