Lamp for sale

Four University of Mississippi students recently collected $15,000 in cash prizes for developing  the Regulated University Marketplace Internet Exchange, or Rumie. Using Rumie, university students can buy and sell clothes, furniture, books or anything else they’d like to trade in for quick cash. The app’s creators told the Daily Journal they came up with the idea after realizing they had a surplus of lamps in their dorm room. “The easiest way to describe it is Craigslist, but for college students,” said Patrick Phillips, one of the creators.

Colin Wood

Written by Colin Wood

Colin Wood is the editor in chief of StateScoop and EdScoop. He’s reported on government information technology policy for more than a decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT governance and public safety.

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