Archive for July, 2009

July 29th, 2009 - Posted by Kate

Video Revenge

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this hilarious video created by Canadian musician Dave Carroll. He was flying with United Airlines when his beloved Taylor guitar was broken by baggage handlers. The airline refused to take any responsibility for the problem and after a year of being given the run around he decided […]

July 28th, 2009 - Posted by Kate

Home for a Home

We humans are big fans of microfinance – a great way for people in developing countries to get access to loans that help lift them out of poverty. So far this sector has been driven by not for profit organisations (such as our friends at Kiva) but it’s great to see Dutch bank ING getting […]

July 20th, 2009 - Posted by Kate

Is selling the new saving?

Desperate times may call for desperate measures – but renting out your backyard to campers or selling unwanted gift cards might be taking it a bit far! trendwatching.com introduces us to ‘sellsumers’ – a powerful new force in the world of commerce. Fuelled by the recession and facilitated by access to global markets via the […]