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!

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.

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, 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 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.

Beta Travel Program Joobili Focuses On When, Not Where

When it's time to travel, you always want to pick a vacation destination where things are happening, and where it's the right season to go there based on ideal weather conditions and all that great stuff. However, when booking with a travel agency the research is often left up to you, because all they want to hear is where you want to go and when you want to do it. Finally, one innovative travel agency provides suggestions based on when you want to go.

9 Best Places To Dine In Summer 2009: Top Restaurants Around The World!

Summer is here, and with the kids about to begin their summer vacation at school's end, it's time to spoil yourself and your family and one of the best ways to get the feel of a vacation is to eat out at some of the most exciting restaurants on offer around the world. So, in honor of summer, here's the top 10 food and restaurant businesses around the world.

1 Cup Of Water Plus Tiny Beads Could Launder Your Clothes Green

Remember the almost waterless dishwasher prototype I wrote about last month? Now, there is news of an almost waterless washing machine prototype set to go on the market in 2010. The eco-washing machine is so planet-friendly it could have an "environmental impact of taking two million cars off the road."

Prius Hearse Makes Your Last Road Trip a Green Ride

Think "hearse" and a long black Cadillac is what usually comes to mind. Toyota has a better, greener idea however: the Prius Hearse.

Anti-Restaurant Charlie’s Burgers: Covert Restaurant Operation With Invite-Only Guest List

At Charlie's Burgers, which is located right in my neck of the woods in Toronto, it's about the dining experience as well as the covert manner that guests have to go about getting there. It's an exclusive dining experience, which will certainly be memorable to diners; but only to those who are fortunate enough to receive an invitation.