Business

Legacy Newspapers + Foursquare = Location-Based News

Legacy newspapers have been struggling to come up with new business models for the last couple of years. Some, like Rupert Murdoch are fighting Google over search engines' access to their newspapers' content, while the New York Times is considering a metered system and a potential partnership multimedia devices like Apple's new tablet (yet to be launched).

The Dream Job: Human Bed Warmers Employed At Popular Hotels

There are many out there who wish they didn't have to get out of bed every day to go to work. That doesn't do much by way of earning an income - but wouldn't it be a dream job if you could get paid to climb in bed every day.


Little Passports: Educational Program Makes Children World Travellers From Their Homes!

Some children are fortunate enough to have a passport full of stamps before they're even old enough to go to school, but that's not the case for the majority. So it's important to give children that cultural, educational experience even if it's from their own homes and bring the excitement of travel to them.

The Jigg Is Up, Digg - Time to JerryRigg!

If you're like me and have become disenchanted with the social bookmarking site Digg, ever since they did away with their "shout" function last year, apparently we are not alone. While Digg's unique visitors ended 2009 at 27 million, his was a marked decline from its it 32 unique visitors in September.

Casttoo: Business That Solves The Grunginess Of Casts

Broken bones happen, and when they do people of all ages are forced to tote around casts until the injury heals. At first, casts can be fun. People sign them, you get sympathy, and they're great defense mechanisms that are always there when you need them. But after a while they get grungy, and one company is ready to ensure that's a solvable problem.


Shorter Names & Vanity Twitter Profile Names Up For Grabs?

Did you join Twitter thinking that a clever profile name was the way to distinguish yourself? Or perhaps you felt more people would find you if you simply registered with your given name and surname? In both of these instances, you may be like me with a Twitter name that is 10 characters or longer.

Recycle Your Phones For Haiti Thanks To ReCellular

On January 14, 2010, shortly after the terrible earthquake in Haiti, ReCellular announced their disaster relief program and partnership with the American Red Cross. Not only will this innovative program fund help to thousands of people in Haiti, it will also keep old cell phones out of the landfill. It's an easy, eco-friendly and inexpensive way for anyone to help.

Ruby Slippers: Contemporary And Safe Home Modification Biz For Seniors

The senior care industry is a growing rapidly to accommodate the aging baby boomers, and there are all sorts of businesses trying to break into the niche. With all of the competition, it's important that new businesses find a concept that allows them to stand out from the crowd, and Ruby Slippers is one that's done just that.

Will NY Times Charge For Content & Bundle Delivery With New Apple iPad?

Speculation is circulating from reputable sources such as Mashable  that the New York Times is contemplating charging for content. While legacy newspapers have struggled to develop new business models to address dwindling subscriptions and ad revenue, it's apparent that a metered system is on the table for consideration.

'Old School' SEO Can Address Google's 'New School' Real-Time Search

Seems odd to call SEO (search engine optimization) 'old school,' but given the fact it's been around for over tens years, that's considered dog years online for "ancient." Now how does that 'old school' religion work with today's real-time tweets?  Will the old axiom apply - if it ain't broke, it don't need to be fixed?

Your Pure Honey: Purchasing Shares In New Zealand’s Beehives

When you dreamed of a productive business to get yourself into, you might have ideas buzzing in your head, but I'd be surprised if it was beehives and honey that you had in mind. Well, Your Pure Honey was thinking for you so don't you worry.

Gawker Bids $100K For The New Apple Tablet

The last I heard, the yet-to-be-released Apple tablet/ iSlate ticket price was rumored at $1000. But the cost, specs and design of the device was kept under close wraps by the secretive Steve Jobs, who's motto should be "there will be no wine, before it's time." However that was all about to change when a promotional scheme devised by the Gawker Media/Valleywag team was released to their readership.

Infinite Chocolate Bar Celebrates 84 years of Japan's Meiji Chocolate

Bandai's 'Infinite Chocolate' allows one to enjoy the sublime thrill of breaking off a piece of chocolate from the bar, again and again, sugar & calorie free. Sweet!

Baby Teresa: Shopping Philanthropy Goes From Shoes To Babies

Tom's Shoes has made its claim to fame not only for its versatile, and ridiculously comfortable shoes, but for the fact that for every pair purchased, another is donated to a child in need. Not surprisingly, other businesses are catching onto this philanthropic business structure and this latest one deals in beautiful baby goods.

Government's 'Love' Stimulus Plan For Valentines!

Hey, if the economy can receive bail-outs, why can't the LOVE department? Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, the nation's number sex therapist and octogenarian love ambassador, Dr Ruth Westheimer thinks "stimulus" is the operative word for her new campaign to promoted a 28-day romance stimulus plan for the US capital.