Business

Holiday Inn’s Hotel Of Cards: New Trend In The Hospitality Industry?

Hotels are hotels in a lot of cases, and it takes a grand gesture in order to make one stand out from the other in order to attract clientele looking for a unique experience. Last month, one of the biggest brands perhaps set a new trend in creating a house of cards.


If The Price Is Right, Is $1 Million Worth 1 Million Twitter Followers?

How much would you pay for additional Twitter followers? Pennies, Two-bits, a dollar? Would you pay $1 million for one million followers? In an unprecedented move, Drew Carey, comedian and host of the Price is Right rose to that challenge and in exchange for a million followers, he has offered to donate a million dollars to Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation.

When Lufthansa Tweets Your Whereabouts, Who's At Risk?

At first glance, Lufthansa's new service called MySkyStatus sounds like a very cool and cutting edge social network feed. However upon closer scrutiny, one needs to ask the question: Is a service that automatically posts the current position of your flight a dozen times or more to all your followers and friends on Twitter and Facebook such a good idea? Isn't there a security risk involved?

Brooklyn Brew Shop: Apartment Size Home Brew Kits

Setting up equipment to brew beer at home requires a lot of space, and specific housing conditions which make it a more convenient and desirable option just to run to the store for a 6-pack rather than putting in the effort. Now, the Brooklyn Brew Shop makes it possible to brew beer with limited space through the unique product that they offer.


Vent By Phone: Pay Someone To Listen While You Swear Your Heart Out

Everyone needs to vent, particularly after a bad day at the office or at school, but it seems there's no real safe way to do that these days with angry rants finding their way on YouTube and social networking sites, in turn giving the enraged even more reason to need to vent. A new company wants to take advantage of our anger, and our need for privacy, and it's in the form of a pay-per-minute service.


Japanese Ogori Cafe: Would You Dine Where Every Meal Is A Surprise?

Sometimes when you go to a restaurant, you read through the meal descriptions and it's the luck of the draw as to whether or not it meets your expectations once your food turns up at the table. There's additional adventure involved when eating at a restaurant where you don't speak the language that the menu is written in. But what would you think of eating somewhere that makes sure every meal you have is a complete surprise?


All That Twitters Is Data-Mining Gold

Rumors are running rampant about talks between Twitter and the top search engines. Is Twitter striking separate data-mining deals with Google and Microsoft where they'll receive a full feed from the microblogging service?

StumbleUpon Reinvented = Google + Twitter

Like Madonna, socialbookmarking services like Digg and Reddit have been reinventing themselves to stay relevant within social media circles. With over 8.5 million users and 35 million Web pages "stumbled," StumbleUpon has gone one step further than its competitors.

Twitter's FIGS Speaks In Tongues

Hablo Espanol? Parlez-vous Francais? Spriten Ze Deutsche?  "Gazouiller" and "Cinguettare" translates to "Twitter" in French and Italian. But how do you translate English into other languages on the microblogging site?

Casket Furniture Company: Halloween Gifts You Can Take To The Grave

Caskets seem like a bit of a frivolous expense when it comes down to it; however necessary, kind of like wedding dresses, caskets only really get their glory for one day. This Halloween, buy someone you love a unique casket design that serves a different purpose until the time comes for it to provide transportation to a final resting spot from a company that believes caskets can serve in life and in death.


Flip.to, Social Media Tool Creates Evangelists, Buzz & Sales

To promote a brand in today's Web 2.0 milieu, one no longer needs the excessive advertising and promotional budgets that have been previously required in the past. In today's business climate, its important to select social media tools that are cost-efficient, create evangelists,generate a viral buzz and produce sales. With the recent launch and beta test of Flip.to, brands and social media specialists now have access to a tool that can accomplish all those goals.

Antiviral Business Suits Fight H1N1 Swine Flu With Science & Style

Exposure to the H1N1 Swine Flu virus is an extra hazard Japan's frazzled "salarymen" simply do not need. Fear not, honorable office warriors, Haruyama Trading Co. is riding to the rescue with a new line of snazzy looking, flu-fighting business suits!

Buns And Guns: Beirut Restaurant Delivers Authentic Military Experience

If this Halloween you have dreams to dress up like a member of the military and tote your own selection of guns and hand grenades, there might be a great way to get the experience if you're too old for trick-or-treating, you'll just have to travel to Beirut.


Social Media Nazi Says "No Twitter For You"

Anyone that remembers the classic Seinfeld episode, "Soup Nazi" will be able to relate to  the current prohibition of Twitter and Facebook in the workplace. Working 9 to 5,  what can an employee do when he or she gets the urge to dip his or her toe in the Twitterstream? Unfortunately, there are too many Social Media Nazis out there throwing the hammer down on this type of activity.

Trendy Sex Industry: Surrogate Sex Workers Address Sexual Dysfunction

If you thought that surrogate motherhood was about as personal as it gets when it comes to lending your body to another person, think again, because there's another surrogacy trend that isn't exactly comparable, but also involves the most intimate parts of the body. Unlike surrogate motherhood, this either type of surrogacy is considered a form of therapy.