Business

Google Buzz Class-Action Lawsuit Could Cause Cloudburst?

The irony that Google threatened to move out of China due to privacy infringment issues underscores a class-action suit filed by a 24-year old Harvard law student and a cadre of Gmail users who feel their privacy was violated with the recent launch of Google Buzz, the search engine's answer to social networking. Even though Google responded quickly to remedy the situation, some feel it was too little to late from a company that consistently makes up its own rules.

P8tch: Velcro Barcodes Scan To Smartphones & Direct To Blogs & Sites!

Barcodes have been appearing in various fashion items recently, but these unique innovations from a company called P8tch aren't attempting to begin a new fashion craze; it's a new way to keep in touch and promote online media.

What The 'Year Of The Tiger' Means For The Chinese, Augmented Reality, Beer & One Sorry Golfer!

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2010 is the Year of the Tiger which commenced on February 14, 2010 and will end on February 2, 2011. As the third sign of the Chinese Zodiac, tigers are always at their happiest when they endeavor to climb the ladder of success and are rewarded accordingly. These attributes and the timing of  the Year of the Tiger can also apply to an augmented reality application, a beer company and yes, one sorry golfer.

Top Ten 2010 Winter Olympic Gear & Collectibles

Having caught the Olympic fever, everyone is looking to acquire some of the events' hot ticket items (much to the amazement of Christopher Walken). Anything that is officially sponsored by the 2010 Winter Olympics is taking in millions as the official stores and outlets are trying to keep up with the supply. Keepsakes, fashion and winter sports gear make up this year's TOP TEN list of gift items you might want to select for yourself, friends, family members and sport fans.

Jobsket: Job Hunting & Recruitment Site Sets Your Worth

 The number of online job boards are growing exponentially, some already far more popular than others both for job seekers and employers. In order to make their own mark, new job boards need to do something that really sets them apart, and Jobsket in Spain and Ireland is talking figures.

Former Friendster Founder Launches PlacePop

'Location' may be considered social media's Holy Grail. With the smartphone explosion cyber-ventillating exponentially, a new category of social networks have emerged to capitalize on the monetary rewards that have eluded traditional social networks like Twitter. While a good number of Location-based social networks (LBSs) with their check-in functionality and game-like components are filling this void, is there room for latecomers like PlacePop to enter this already crowded field?

Tablet Wars: iPad vs HP Slate vs JooJoo vs Dell Mini 5 vs Archos7 vs Notion Ink Adam

Not since the MP3 Wars of the last decade has there been as much excitement over the launch of a new type of hand-held device. It's a little odd to be talking about the Tablet Wars in advance of these products actually hitting market. - but in today's digital world, that's how fast things are moving. Which makes our job of forecasting a front-runner - a wee bit of a challenge. Pre-orders would be an indicator, but those numbers are being held under close wraps.

Crackberry Addict Alert: Kindle App For Blackberrys

Now you don't have to give up your Crackberry habit to get your 'Kindle On!' Amazon has launched a Kindle Application for Blackberry owners so they too can purchase and read eBooks from the Kindle Library, with just a tap of the finger.

Speed Renting: Avoid Roommate Disasters By Romancing The Relationship

We've all had bad roommates at some time or another; whether it's because your personalities clash in close quarters, they fail to pull their weight with the housework, or they traipse a parade of people through the apartment while you're trying to sleep. Finding a good roommate really takes as much work as matchmaking for a romantic relationship, and that's where Speed Renting comes in.


25 Degrees Celsius: The Cookbook Store Where You Can Try Before You Buy!

 How many times have you found yourself standing in a big-box bookstore mulling over the selection of cookbooks, drooling over the recipes but wondering just how realistic they are to carry out in your own kitchen? If you're like many men and women with culinary interest, you've probably got a cookbook collection and only use a select number of them from which you have a few specific recipes. A new business helps you shop in such a way that you make practical cookbook purchases.

25 Degrees Celsius: The Cookbook Store Where You Can Try Before You Buy!

 How many times have you found yourself standing in a big-box bookstore mulling over the selection of cookbooks, drooling over the recipes but wondering just how realistic they are to carry out in your own kitchen? If you're like many men and women with culinary interest, you've probably got a cookbook collection and only use a select number of them from which you have a few specific recipes. A new business helps you shop in such a way that you make practical cookbook purchases.

Google Buzz Superstar!

Saturdays are normally slow news days - allowing us to retreat into our reboot mode- a time to recharge and reset for the upcoming week. This was not the case for the gang that man the ivory towers of Mountain View in the heart of Silicon Valley. No, this weekend those pilgrims that pray at the altar of Larry Page and Sergey Brin were paying penance in an attempt to fix a transgression that was literally causing a very big BUZZzzzz!

10 Romantic Getaway Destinations: Most Unique Themed Hotels From Around The World

If you're looking for a last-minute getaway to surprise your beloved this Valentine's Day, it's not too late to throw something together no matter where you live. Last minute or not, venture to any of the unique themed hotels below and you're sure to have a romantic and memorable time! With hotels worldwide with themes that serve any interest, your loved one will never know that you weren't planning ahead! There's a pretty good chance guys or gals that you'll get lucky, and it won't be a result of questionable lingerie purchases at all.


Help Wanted: Why Obama Seeks A New 'Social Networks' Manager?

You got the skills to run all of the governments social networks accounts such as Twitter and Facebook? Do you know the difference between friends, followers and fans?  If so, Obama wants you. Here's a chance for all those social media gurus out there to show your mettle and work for the number one honcho in the land. Just think about it  - you may only be a tweet away from landing one of the most important gigs of your social media career. That is - after you investigate why their current Twitterer In Charge has chosen to step down?

Gowalla Opens Doors For API Developers To Check-In

Location-based social networks was one of my social media predictions for 2010 and is now proving to be this year's next shiny thing. We are only into February, and we are already seeing Gowalla going toe to toe with Foursquare and encouraging API Developers to develop applications that will build onto their platform.