Place Pulse

Can we use Google Street View to Measure Inequality?
This is the video summary of the paper The Collaborative Image of The City: Mapping the Inequality of Urban Perception. Salesses P, Schechtner K, Hidalgo CA (2013) The Collaborative Image of The City: Mapping the Inequality of Urban Perception. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68400. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068400

Volkswagen Smileage. Powered by Google.

The first social app made to maximize fun on every drive is coming soon. Go for happier drives. Visit http://smileage.vw.com/

Main features include:

– Trip Mode: your friends can watch and comment on your journey in real time.
– Your Smileage™: who you’re with, where you go, and what you share make the drive more fun, increasing your Smileage™.
– Punches: every time you pass another Volkswagen with Smileage™, you get a punch—without the sore arm.
– Stickers: earn stickers for special punches, like passing a Volkswagen that looks exactly like yours.