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McDonald's, one of the world's largest fast food chains began selling plain, vanilla and hazelnut iced coffees at 700 locations in and around Chicago. For the last few months, the drinks have been sold in New York, Boston and a few other major markets.
To promote the drinks, McDonald's, with agency BBD, has displayed coffee mugs frozen in ice in Seattle.
Just wanted to remind our readers that Episode 4 of the reality television show American Inventor will be showing tomorrow night ( Wednesday, June 27, 2007) at 9 pm est and 8 pm central time. read more »
We went to a children's museum a couple of months ago and it had a roman arch puzzle. If you assembled all the wood pieces together correctly, it could support itself with out any help (like from nails). My kids spent quite a while on it. It was really amazing when it was completed. So when I saw this Roman Arch wooden puzzle available from Edmund Scientific, I thought what a great puzzle for my kids. read more »
Ever find yourself missing your friend or a loved one? Well now carry them around in your pocket with a personalized doll from Tiny Pocket People! These little dolls are perfect tiny huggable versions of you or friends! read more »
Considering that almost everyone I know is an avid coffee drinker, my distaste for coffee sometimes makes me feel like an outsider. But alas there is hope for me. Finally, a firelog called the Java-Log, allows me a way to enjoy the warmth of coffee with others without sacrificing my comfort in the process. read more »
First it was Home Electronics, next it was Cars... now Japan has raised the stakes, aiming for world dominance in Kit Kat chocolate bars.
This quaint-looking device could bring some "essential" ammenities to millions in the world's poorest countries with its cutting-edge technology. read more »
Think the steam engine is a thing of the past? Think again! Read about Bruce Crower's six-stroke, gasoline/steam hybrid to learn more. read more »
“The print was lying upside down on a table,” he recounts, “and I said — although no one was listening to me — ‘Hey, that looks like a shoe!’”There began an odyssey, a whimsical, inventive and, in its own way, rigorous fancy of flowers and footwear
"I'm Thirsty" is the motto of this product-straight from the corn's mouth. read more »
The Automotive X Prize promises to bring about real changes in fuel mileage for everyday vehicles in the near future. Read more about it here. read more »
Press releases are more formulaic than the modern romance novel... and that's a good thing for those of us who want to keep press writing simple. I'll show you the formula and suggest a few tips to increase your chances of getting your releases published. Oh, did I mention that you should be writing your own press releases? (see 10 Marketing Tips For Inventors And Entrepreneurs )
A 117-year-old silver spoon, innovative at the time, inspired me to write a short press release as an example for you. Can you guess why this spoon is innovative in both concept and manufacturing process? read more »
If you’ve ever felt that a deep breath of fresh air is good for you, you may have been closer to the truth than you thought. Scientists have created a device that mimics some key components of outdoor air that also kills the “superbugs” that plague hospitals and kill thousands of patients per year. The invention is currently for sale in the UK, with plans to launch in the US, especially in hospitals. read more »
Ever go to a family gathering or a party and had nowhere to sit except the floor? Well from now on BYOC- bring your own chair or should I say wear your own chair. That's right, wear your chair.
The children's toy vehicle market has taken "largely" to outdoor advertising. read more »
Welcome back for Episode 3 of ABC's second season of American Inventor! We are right in the thick of the preliminary rounds, seeing some great--and not so great--inventions out there. Last week we got our San Francisco and L.A. winners (Greg Chavez and Ricky DeRennaux), and this week we continue with open calls in Chicago and New York. I'm hoping to see some good stuff tonight from the Northern crowd--a healthy mix of cool and crazy. So let's get started... read more »
Direct Response Television, also called "DRTV" is an avenue of distribution many inventors consider for their inventions, but most don't really know much about.
Our Guest Blogger, Marty M. Fahncke, is President of FawnKey & Associates , a product development, marketing, and business advisory firm. By utilizing Direct Response Television, E-commerce, and many other forms of marketing, Mr. Fahncke has personally developed hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for his clients. He had some great advice on avenues of distribution for inventors and other entrepreneurs. Here's his article: read more »
According to Inc.com, and many others in the advertising industry, outdoor campaigns are suddenly cool…again. read more »
Will the eBrake replace the hydraulic brake? Siemens VDO Automotive thinks it has the design of the brakes of the future. read more »