Many companies avow that they value their employees. Two US companies, Walmart and Hewlett-Packard, bet the house on their employees and were rewarded for doing do. Read more about their people strategy here.
In Palm Springs, California, a new retirement community is blurring the lines between the virtual and the physical. Read more about Boom!
What makes a smarter city? Check out this story about the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge.
The problem to date with wind turbines is that they need to be high and need a decent breeze to keep them turning. Now there’s a possible solution to this that may also convert those who hate the sight of wind turbines. Read more about Power Flowers. The real trick with these is that they’re ‘mini’, which is a growing trend in energy supply. Think container-sized, scalable nuclear, solar cells on homes, electric cars that store energy and can feed it back to the grid in a matter of seconds. See Smart-grid_stockbrokers from the 5 March issue of New Scientist. Small is beautiful again.
A Tokyo skyscraper launches a digital campaign before it’s even built. Will it work? Only time will tell.
Finally, peer-to-peer parking and app. It’s like the ‘hotelling’ of parking. Watch for news of Park Circa.