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Branded Medical Business: Taiwan’s Hello Kitty Hospital

Hello Kitty has been a major phenomenon to spread across Asia; although we have the brand here in North America, the trend hasn't quite blown up to the same level. In Taiwan, Hello Kitty is the basis for a themed business that you just wouldn't expect.


Cough Please: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 7

The success of Japan Tobacco's Smoking Manners for Adults campaign is debatable, though the Tokyo Subway authority's series of monthly Subway Manners posters proves imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. For JT, however, everything must come to an end - much like lit cigarettes - so let's enjoy ads 61 through 73!

Blue Sky Coffee Shop: Medical Marijuana Dispensary With A Menu

Marijuana might not be legal for general use in North America, but you would be surprised to learn just how big the marijuana industry is; and we're talking about those that are operating legally and even paying taxes on their products and services.


Joe Bike Cash For Clunkers: Trade Your Old Car For 2-Wheeled Transportation!

The cash for clunkers program was extremely popular when it launched in the US, and while it encouraged drivers to trade in an old inefficient vehicle for one a little more environmentally friendly, there's a new company on our radar that takes the concept to the next level.

Go Girl: Company Helps Desperate Women Pee Like A Man!

We've seen female urination devices before, that allow women to pee like a man. Well, now there's another new business that offers a similar product, but it's their marketing that really helps them stand apart.

The Sweet Flour Bake Shop: Custom Cookies Based On Demand

Not far from my home town is a simple yet delicious new concept that involves fresh baked goods and some serious decision making. Keep on reading to learn about The Sweet Flour Bake Shop and what makes it so unique.

Twihotels Helps Guests Book & Hoteliers Sell Hotel Rooms

Twihotels, the unique Twitter app that offers post-your-hotel-queries in a tweet format has expanded their hotel solutions for both hoteliers and hotel guests. Known as the first social networking hotel-finder, Twihotels is already enhancing their feature offerings after their recent debut launch in August.

'The Good Web' Uses Social Media To Advance Causes

Something is afoot when people begin to distinguish something that is familiar as 'good.' Not inferring that everything that went before it was 'bad,' "The Good Web" looks at the Internet and Social Media with new eyes and places value on using the tools of the Digital Age to create a groundswell of activity to assist with worthwhile causes.

Kogi Korean BBQ: Unique Mexican Meets Korean Recipes Powered By Twitter

Twitter is making waves in the restaurant business and helping different companies build not only interest but a following. The latest business to jump on the bandwagon? A Korean BBQ taco truck.

Party Planning Celebrations For The Bereaved

Funeral homes and funeral planners offer all sorts of celebrations, including those based on Irish tradition that celebrate life with a toast to the dead, rather than having a morose and subdued ceremony. Tonight on ABC's The Shark Tank, a woman pitched a business that would do exclusively this.


HuffPost Social News + Facebook = Strange Bedfellows?

Can online journalism become a social network? With legacy newspapers continuing to look for new ways to reinvent themselves, transforming into online blogs was just the first step. As a result of the Huffington Post's collaboration with Facebook, the next phase in the morphing process appears to be news blog sites melding into social media networks.

Jailhouse Fire: Entrepreneurial Inmates Market Their Brand Of Hot Sauce

It's no secret that some inmates in prisons in North America have privileges; you don't even want to get me started on some of the opportunities available to Canadian prisoners who have more opportunities available to them than some law abiding citizens. Freedom might not be one of the privileges of a group of Floridian inmates, but that hasn't stopped them from developing entrepreneurial roots.


Jetlev: Amazing Jetpack Company Offers Experiences That Will Blow You Away

A new and innovative company is just getting off the ground, both figuratively and literally. It offers a unique service that is the stuff that dreams are made from, and it will blow you away!


Sample Marketing Comes To Japan Coffee Shop LCAFE!

When you walk into your local coffee shop or café, at best, the only freebies you'll get are the chocolate toppings or other spices available at the station where you have to lid your own drink. Well, not anymore; at least, not if you live in Japan and plan on frequenting LCAFE.


Let's Party Like Its 09/09/09!

What is the significance of 09/09/09 and why is there this slow simmering buzz about it? Well for one, its the last of the single digit dates for this millennium. Next year, we move to double digits with 10/10/10, and September 09,3009 isn't due for another 1000 years.