Business

Google's Desktop Search To Synch With Mobiles, But When?

Mobile Search is growing faster than Desktop Search and in some countries its the primary means for people to search today. However when originating a search at home or in office wouldn't it be great if you could transfer that search query to your mobile to obtain updates when you're on the go?

Story Something: iPhone Customized Bedtime Stories for Children

As much as working parents would like to enhance their child's minds and imaginations by reading to them daily, few can find the time to read to their kids as much as they'd like. That's where Story Something, a TechCrunch50 finalist comes into play.

Could Tag Technology Replace Google Search?

There are several stand-alone augmented reality apps that have been developed for our mobiles, but similar to our cellphone being Internet-enabled, when will technology advance our smartphones to become totally integrated with Augmented reality? Is Tag Technology the answer?

Three Square Greetings: Cards For The Incarcerated

We've seen businesses run by prisoners who are currently incarcerated, as well as those that give former convicts a second chance by employing them following their release from the big house. But now there's a special line of greeting cards which is exclusively geared towards those kept behind lock and key.

Beauty In Business: Cosmetic Expiration Reminder Stickers From Beauty Alert

It's a requirement that expiration dates be posted on all perishable products, but there are some items that are lacking these labels even though there's a good chance that they will go bad on the shelf or once they make it home with you.

Creepiest Company: Ghost In A Bottle, Packages Ghost Busted Spirits

It's a little bit early to be talking about Halloween, but if you're one who wants to prepare to scare the bejeezes out of someone you love, or just give them a novelty Halloween gift they'll never forget, then you'd better check out this creepy company.


Smoking Ads - Then & Now

It's no secret that the perception of cigarettes has changed over the past few decades.  Gone are the days of gusto smoking cowboys and gimicky slogans.  Now advertisers actually attempt to influence the public to avoid, yet still actively purchase, cigarettes.  Let's take a look at how a few of these ad campaigns have changed...

Immortality Industry: Secure Storage For Memories and DNA

 Believe it or not, there's an industry being built on our quest for immortality, and one bank is preserving lives with the security of a Swiss bank.

Conviction Restaurant: A Business Based On Crime

You might have seen the show Conviction Restaurant which aired for the first time this week. From a business stand point, the owners of this restaurant are doing something quite risky. Keep reading to find out how this unique restaurant works, and share your feedback on what you'd think of going into a restaurant with a staff like this.


A Little Bit Of Paradise In Business: Japan’s Indoor Beach

We've all heard that we should stay out of the sun's rays, but that makes it difficult when we want to enjoy a day at the beach. A business in Japan offers a great alternative to fun in the sun outdoors, and is also suitable for all seasons.

Plum Crazy About Social Networking!

How does a social network that has been around since 2006, with limited social media cred make an impact in today's Web 2.0 world? Well, perhaps if a well known mobile phone company with the resources of Nokia was will willing to invest in it!

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.