Bike like a local

cycleswapPeople are nowadays renting their spare everything, for example cars, apartments or knowledge to other people through platforms. Recently, four friends developed the Cycleswap platform (Trouw, 2015). Cycleswap provides the opportunity to rent a bike directly from local citizens of Amsterdam. The platform connects tourists and visitors to local citizens. This is the ideal opportunity for tourists and visitors to rent a cheap bike.

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Google Photos: enhancing Google’s product portfolio

The application

Google introduced Google Photos (referred to as Photos for the remainder of this blog) in May 2015 (Sabharwal, 2015). Photos is an application that manages your photos and can run in your browser, on your desktop and on your mobile devices (i.e. smartphone and tablet). Photos allows you to upload an unlimited amount of photos* and videos* for free. Besides, the application provides great search functionalities (i.e. search for persons, places and things), share possibilities and smart creations (such as stories and after movies). Therefore, Photos has become the central place for all my 14.000 photos and videos. For an impression of Google Photos, please see the screenshot from Google below.

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