Business

Use Your Local: UK Pubs Dispense Drinks And Parcels?

Believe it or not, the recession is affecting the number of visitors frequenting pubs and bars across London and the UK, or in the very least, the number of drinks that people have when they do make it through the door. In an effort to boost the business of these struggling establishments and send more customers stumbling on home, pubs across the UK and England are signing up to join the Use Your Local network which combines drink service with another type of product delivery.

Ten Great Examples Of The Business Card Revolution

Begone oh bland business card with your lily white tone and your bland fonts!  We're in a new age, an age where a business card doesn't have to be square, doesn't have to be made of paper, doesn't have to well... even look like a card...

5 Coolest Vending Machines: The Latest And The Greatest Spotted This Summer

Vending machines are the ultimate businesses of convenience. There's nothing that's better than having just about anything you need available at the touch of a button, without the need to deal with annoying salespeople working on commission, or worrying about hours of operation. So once again I bring you some of the coolest vending machines spotted around the world!

UK Gym Introduces Unique Business Model: Workouts With Human Barbells

A gym's a gym, right? Regardless of where you choose to workout, you'll find all the same standard equipment. Well, with so many gyms worldwide offering similar service, it can be difficult for one to really capture the industry. Forget enticing membership promotions, one gym in the UK is making their name with a very unique form of weight lifting equipment.

Is Facebook Lite The Latest Biggest Loser?

Fast on the heels of acquiring FriendFeed, Facebook is about to roll-out Facebook Lite. As a quasi-Twitter platform, one can only wonder if it comes with half the calories but allows for more characters per morsel? If Twitter is your micro-blogging maincourse du jour, what could Facebook possibly be offering to alter your diet?

Vacation Luxury Business At Its Best: Poolside Swimsuit Vending

There's nothing better than being able to buy just about whatever you need where you need it most, and when you're at a hotel pool without a swimsuit and nudity is neither encouraged nor appreciated. Fortunately for those who find themselves in this predicament, a popular swimsuit brand is teaming up with hotels to bring board shorts and bikinis poolside.


Wedding Boutique For Gay Men: Fashion And Future Forward

Wedding fashion is usually all about that bride, but what happens in a coupling where there is no bridezilla. Gay men deserve to get the complete bridal experience too, so fortunately, there are wedding boutiques for gay men that put out all the stops!

How To Find A Doctor: Try Online Business ZocDoc

Finding a doctor can be hard, and it's even more difficult to search for one that can give you appointments when you need them or that is compatible with your insurance plan. One online business eliminates these issues by bridging the gaps.


DDoS And Our Ferris Bueller Day Off!

A cyber-attack, a lone blogger and a little known country in Russia were responsible for our Ferris Bueller day off from Twitter this week. People had to resort to the antiquated twentieth century source for the news, the newspaper! And the lives of the Twitterati were put on hiatus for hours on end! On August 5,  'DDoS', 'Cyxymu' and 'South Ossetia' meant nothing to the average Twitter user. Today, we know a little more about blocking social networks and political friction back in the USSR!

Locomatrix: GPS-Based Gaming Company

If you don't have a GPS or a GPS mobile phone, you're definitely behind the times, especially since they now do more than just tell you where to go, at least since businesses have managed to create entertaining GPS-based games.


Top Five Social Network Bans In The US

With the Iranian Election protests and the Big Brother governmental control of China, we are familiar with some of the bans of social networking around the globe. But what about in our own backyard? Why are some organizations and corporations choosing to block sites like Twitter and Facebook right here in the US? This is a list of the top five bans that exist today in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

YearMadeForMe: Custom Calendar Company For The Office Or Back To School

For the defiantly organized going off to school or to the office, wall planning calendars are a great way to keep track of events, meetings and other important dates. But for those who just don't think that's enough, there is a company that creates custom calendars.

World Premiere Of Twitter,The Movie Coming Soon!

With Kevin Spacey's "Social Network" movie about Facebook scheduled to start production later this year, was it any wonder that "Twitter, the Movie" could be far behind? The microblogging site that scaled from a podcasting company in the South Park suburbs of San Francisco to changing the world in a 140 characters or less will grace the small and large screens in March of 2010 as a documentary, aptly titled "Twittamentary."

Cyclean: Sanitary Fitness Machine Covers For The Undying Germaphobe

You've probably had one of those moments where you get on an exercise bike at the gym and wonder just how well the person before you cleaned off their machine. Sure, we've all been there, but one company takes this germaphobe fear to the next level that makes sure you never have to deal with it again...and yes, it just might be going too far.


Table Tap: For The Lazy Drinker, Self-Serve Bars Are At It Again!

We've seen Minibar, a self-serve drinking establishment that gives patrons access to their own mini bar, so they never have to worry about waiting around for a server to bring them their next drink. But that business model came with one fatal flaw; in order to get their next drink, bar patrons needed to get up in move. So now there's a new style of drinking establishment more in tune with the lazy drinker.