Bicycle sharing has been done in Europe, and done well in some cities. This article catches our attention mainly because it is an attempt to bring the concept to the US. The NY Times goes on to say how the idea is hardly novel, but we have found something of interest in the technology and adaptation for the journey over the Atlantic. The bikes will be fitted with devices that allow riders to receive "demerits" when they keep the bikes out for longer than the 3 hour maximum or could even be charged up to 200 US Dollars if the bike is kept for more than 48 hours.
We have been telling clients for a while now about the changing landscape of the banking world. This video portrays what people see the future of financial services becoming. We have also felt the need to show you an article that shows the willingness of large banks(that you may remember from last week's post) to team with open minds to create breakthroughs in finance.
We often talk about "green" trends, and we also talk about innovation that helps people. This article, courtesy of BBC, talks about what can go wrong if green and sustainable practices are ignored even in an effort to help feed people. We encourage responsibility and foresight in all endeavors.