HOPE BLOOMS FOR FLORIST STARTUP Small and local florists are likely to go the way of the dodo, as Urban Stems launches a ’disruptive’ new way of delivering flowers in Washington and New York. A fragrant bouquet is a great gift, but with the current network of tiny Mom-and-Pop stores, the likelihood of getting the right flowers to the right person with the right message can be a bit of a gamble. Now Urban Stems replaces them with end-to-end ownership, allowing much higher quality control. Will it wipe out the small, inefficient but much loved local stores?
FIND LOVE ON THE SLOPES Looking for a date whilst on your skiing trip? The Swiss, always famous for their hospitality, are now inviting visitors to Arosa to find their soulmates in a bar by downloading the iBeacon app Blinq. Once a matching person comes into the bar, you will know all about without taking your eyes off the screen showing the football. Genius.