4 Tech Trends We’re Watching in 2017

It seems like it’s every month that a new technology takes the world by storm. Just ten years ago, it would have been inconceivable that virtually everybody would be walking around with a tiny computer in their pocket. From transit to entertainment to food, tech is revolutionizing how we humans do just about everything. One aspect of our life that technology seems to be impacting more and …

Our Ten Favorite Tech Fails

Few things are more infuriating than having to deal with a malfunctioning piece of technology. That said, few things are funnier than watching someone else deal with a malfunctioning piece of technology! Writers of movies and TV shows have always known the great comic potential of Schadenfreude and this potential has been harnessed time and again through scenes in which characters are beset by tech failures. Here are our …

Conrad Friends: Neighbors are the new solution for Germans’ tech problems

Not a tech person? From now on, residents of 21 German cities can book Conrad Friends to solve their home tech problems After a successful pilot program in Berlin and Munich, the on-demand tech support service is now rolling out all over Germany. Conrad Friends come directly to the customers’ home and solve technical problems Everyone knows the feeling: getting stuck somewhere, whether you’re installing …

How the On-Demand Economy is growing up

When Apple released its iconic “There’s an App for that” Iphone 3G commercial in 2009, it seemed a bit hyperbolic. Eight years later, in the age of Uber, Seamless, and countless others, it seems that Apple’s big ideas have proved to be prescient. Though it took a while for the then-outlandish ideas to truly catch on, it’s apparent that we now live in an on-demand …

What is Crowdshipping?

We do more and more things on the internet every year. Each year it seems like a new process becomes electrified and automated. Email, phone calls, the list goes on. But until we invent teleportation or get really, really good at 3D printing, one thing will remain painfully, agonizingly locked in the material world: shipping. Yes, the reality of the world is that things still …

Retail Trends We’re Watching in 2017

You know what they say: no one can predict the future. But with enough information and industry experience, it’s possible to give it a shot. For instance, for someone familiar with the irresistible march of computer progress, the endless trek toward miniaturization and portability, the iPhone surely didn’t come out of nowhere. And after its predictable success, it must have been pretty easy to predict …

Combining Field Service Management Apps With Crowd Service

Apps make our lives easier, helping us complete tasks more efficiently – this is true for individuals and businesses alike. It’s therefore no surprise that software is being developed to assist companies with field service management. Through features as service requests tracking, personnel management and material logging, such apps can significantly increase the efficiency of a company’s field service operations and thus make an invaluable contribution to its success. Although the …

The Crowd is an Indispensable Ally in the On-Demand Economy

It’s established wisdom that there is strength in numbers. In the business world, no recent phenomenon has demonstrated this better than the crowd. Although the benefits for customers as well as companies are indisputable, many companies have been hesitant to incorporate crowdsourcing as a core component of their business strategies. Those willing to take the plunge stand to make immense gains from a successful harnessing …

Introducing the Mila Facebook Bot

Over the past decade, the amount of time people spend on Facebook has skyrocketed—Facebook’s 1.44 billion active users around the globe spend, on average, more than 20 minutes a day on the platform. What does this mean? It means that if you want to reach someone, Facebook is now just as important a tool as a TV commercial. That’s why we at Mila have a …

Mila Starts Installation Service for innogy SmartHome

Users can book services at the touch of a button Community Friends help customers Pilot phase in Berlin and Ruhr area on mila.com The crowdsourced tech support platform Mila has a new partner in innogy SmartHome., one of Europe’s biggest energy providers, with 23 million customers. Users of the smart home control system can now use Mila to find technically savvy people in their area …