Business

Artisan Cat Furniture, Reasonably Priced, At Cat Above

Original designs in cat furniture are rare and generally expensive.  But by purchasing cat products from the Cat Above, you get reasonably-priced distinctive artisan designs made by true cat lovers, and you help support an inventor, a small business, and your favorite animal shelter.

Haunted House Restaurant: Oklahoma’s Halloween Dining Experience

Halloween is coming up, and I bet I know what you're planning. If you're into the nightlife scene, you're likely to be dressing up as a scantily clad superhero, pirate, or football cheerleader (if you're a woman that is, and maybe even if you're not); or if you're looking for a low key Halloween night, you're probably waiting to fend off the trick-or-treaters with candy. Well, for a unique experience, here's a better idea by way of a unique business that will satisfy your appetite for fear and dinner!


Will Microsoft's LookingGlass Shed New Light On Social Media?

Mining social media has been an illusive task. A multitude of analytics are available, but no one comprehensive tool to really cut through the clutter. A new product in development by Microsoft Advertising under the code-name "LookingGlass" may be the help brands are looking for. It claims to monitor and analyze social networks up close and personal.

Top Five Hotel Mobile Apps

Although a little late to the party, hotels are finally jumping on the mobile app band-wagon. The development of free applications can now extend a hotel's service beyond the front desk, beyond its Web site... right onto your mobile device. Since hotel guests are always on the go, whether for business or pleasure, what better access is there than getting one's hotel info right on their smartphone?

5 Of The World’s Most Strange And Unique Hotels

There are lots of hotels around the world that offer comfortable accommodations for travelers, but some of them are far more memorable than others with unique themes, décor, and unusual locations that really stick out in visitors' minds. Here are some of the 5 most strange and unique hotels from around the world.


OneForty - The Apple Store Of Twitter Apps?

Apps, Apps, Apps! Everywhere you look, there is a new all-purpose-handy-dandy-must-have-app to enhance your Twitter experience. It was only a matter of time for someone to consider opening up a store where you can shop to your heart's content off of one Web site versus the hundreds that are out there.

Mobil Tee Vending: Convenient Fashion Dispensing Machines

I've said it before, and I'll say it again; vending machines are the ultimate business of convenience. And as long as people keep developing the technology and making them available on the market; we'll never see an end to the type of products that are dispensed. The latest vending machine will conveniently dispense a fashion product that everyone needs.


Ed Hardy Clothing Brand Expands Market To The Health Conscious

Sometimes the most industrious businesses don't just stick to what they know - they expand to capture additional markets and ensure that their appeal reaches a greater scope of clientele. The most recent example of creative branding has occurred with the popular fashion brand Ed Hardy. Keep on reading to find out what they've done to re-invent themselves!


Swift.fm Offers Swifter Music Sharing On Twitter

Do you share music via Twitter? Want more flexibility and functionality in how you share your music with your Twitter followers? Swift.fm can turn your MP3s into a custom radio station for your tweeps, and swiftlisting is reciprocal.

Ashton Kutcher, King Of All Social Media!

A battle with CNN proved he was 'King of the Hill' on Twitter (with now over 3.6 million followers), and an updated version of 'Candid Camera' called 'Punk'd," were some of the initiatives Ashton Kutcher accomplished after starting his own social media company called "Katalyst Media."

Delicious Dairy Delivery: Milk Made Ice Cream Subscription Service

Daily milk delivery is a thing of the past in many communities, but there's one business that's bringing it back to New Yorkers, but rather than simply offering bottled milk, they've got a milk product delivery service that sends something a little bit more delicious to your door.

Foursquare & Crowd-Sourced Evangelists Tweak Loyalty Marketing

Many brands are trying to harness the power of social media for monetization purposes. Traditional marketing, by itself can no longer achieve the levels of success it reached in the past. However when combining both old and new school, one could benefit from the synergies that are created, and Foursquare is positioning itself to do just that.

Google's Desktop Search To Synch With Mobiles, But When?

Mobile Search is growing faster than Desktop Search and in some countries its the primary means for people to search today. However when originating a search at home or in office wouldn't it be great if you could transfer that search query to your mobile to obtain updates when you're on the go?

Story Something: iPhone Customized Bedtime Stories for Children

As much as working parents would like to enhance their child's minds and imaginations by reading to them daily, few can find the time to read to their kids as much as they'd like. That's where Story Something, a TechCrunch50 finalist comes into play.

Could Tag Technology Replace Google Search?

There are several stand-alone augmented reality apps that have been developed for our mobiles, but similar to our cellphone being Internet-enabled, when will technology advance our smartphones to become totally integrated with Augmented reality? Is Tag Technology the answer?