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Exergaming Fitness Center Nexgym Brings More Industry Competition

Last year I introduced you to Bulldog Interactive Fitness, and exergaming franchise working to get kids off the couch with the innovative concept. Not only is Bulldog finding success, but exergaming is not surprisingly a trend that's really making waves. Now, with Nexgym out there in the industry, the competition in exergaming is heating up!


Vacation Like The Pioneers At Feather Down Farms

Forget modern vacations with all of the modern conveniences of in-room beverage dispensers, room service, and on-location spas, and escape to a vacation that lets you live as the pioneers did in days gone by at this unique UK vacation spot.


Yoostar: Act Like Your Favorite Star By Creating Your Own Home Hollywood Movie Productions

Coming to you in August 2009 is a new business that allows you to replace your favorite actors in some of Hollywood's top movies. Aspiring actors and actresses, you might never make it to the big screen, but with this up-and-coming company you can pretend.

Japan's NTT DoCoMo Updates the 'Pay Phone'

Hauled into jail by some rural deputy sheriff and need to pay a fine? If you're in Japan, you can use that one phone call to make an instant cash transfer. Finally, a pay phone that actually pays!

Guitar Affair: Connecting Musicians With Beautiful Instruments

Many men and women dream of one night stands, where they can play sweet music all night long without having to share their hard-earned money for years of time together. Guitar Affair knows that sometimes you just need to get your hands on something beautiful, without the commitment and arranges for their clients to have access to some of the top guitars out there.


Top Ten Enterprise Microblog Sites

Are Twitter and Facebook lacking because they don't offer a complement of collaborative tools including threaded replies, RSS feeds, photo and file sharing? Have other microblogging platforms found a chink in their armor? Is 'enterprise microblogging' the next step in the evolutionary process of social networking? Yes, it appears that several new collaboration suites have emerged to fill this void...and in advance of Google Wave's scheduled debut in the Fall.

Green Home Concierge: Helping Busy People Go Green!

For homeowners who have been thinking about reducing their carbon footprint by making their home just a little bit more environmentally friendly, but just can't find the time to do it; there's a trendy new concierge service that can help.

Twitter Powered Mobile Ice Cream Shop

A number of businesses have been popping up lately which use Twitter to recruit clientele, proving just how powerful social networking can be, especially when it comes to business development. The latest business powered by Twitter is Coolhaus, the mobile Ice Cream shop.

Tinker Looks To Attract Super-Bloggers & Mega-Advertisers

What if you were able to harness all the conversations on Twitter about any one topic and sell it to advertisers that were looking to target those like-minded potential consumers? Glam Media has created a micro-blogging ad network platform called 'Tinker' that is looking to do just that. Comparable to a matching service like Harmony.com, Tinker will link up Super-Bloggers with Mega-Advertisers. Dissimilar to a dating site, Tinker is all about getting down to business.

Yankee Invention Expo Details Announced

For the fifteenth year in a row the Yankee Invention Expo (YIE) will be held in Waterbury, Connecticut.  This invention expo is an opportunity for inventors from all over the country to learn more about inventing from long-time successful inventors and to market their inventions to companies!

By The Numbers, Facebook Trumps All Social Networks?

Statistics often color our perceptions, and in the sphere of social networking this is most certainly true. We like to make assumptions based on the numbers. However, most often when 'pacing' is omitted from the equation, we lose our perspective as to what the numbers are really telling us. Is Facebook the dominant player in social networking or does its growth numbers tell us something more about where it will be a year from now?

The EBay For Moms: Hand Me Downs Classified

Moms know just how quickly kids go through stuff, whether it's due to growth, boredom, or trends; they're constantly on the hunt for new things while casting off the old. Sound familiar? While EBay may do that for the rest of the world, Hand Me Downs meets those needs of moms.

Caterpillar D7E: World’s First Hybrid Bulldozer

As ironic as it is, the heavy machinery used for large scale earthscaping projects can hardly be considered environmentally friendly. The D7E manufactured by Caterpillar, however, may be able to change that perception.

Guerilla Drive Ins: Producing The Pop-Up Movie Business

Pop-up businesses of all sorts are the latest trend, since businesses are able to pick up their services and move locations anytime their spot is no longer hot. The latest business type on our radar? The pop-up guerilla drive in.

Talk About Timing - Michael Jackson 'Live In Japan' DVD Released June 23

Timing is everything when you're a performer and nobody knew it better than the late Michael Jackson. Timing is also essential in business, as Amazon.com is surely realizing - the new "Michael Jackson: Live In Japan" DVD was posted on the Amazon website a mere 2 days before MJ's untimely demise.