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Out Of All Social Media Shopping Deal Sites, Did Google Bet On The Wrong Horse?

After the smoke cleared and Google's all-time highest acquisition offer for Groupon went south, one has to ponder if the search giant should have gone after one of its competitors versus the market leader? And instead of spending $6 million they could have gotten away with a lot less - say, with a site like, LivingSocial.

Airport Compass Boarding Pass May Take Flight

From Kang Eun-Kyung and Park Ji-Eun comes the Compass Boarding Pass Concept, a way to help travelers navigate the most confusing part of their trip - the airport.

Packaging Your Product For Major Retail Success

Packaging is essential to your success with Major Retailers.  Therefore, it is imperative that you spend more time and effort on packaging!  I've seen amazing product concepts not get realized by Major Retailers because of packaging. Truly, packaging can make or break a buyer's decision as to whether they buy your product or not.

Fivepoint Gloves Give Your Touch-Screen Device The Finger

From wet, cold, and glove-friendly Britain come the Fivepoint gloves, a stylish way to stay warm and still touch your favorite mobile device.

Kompakt Carrier Delivers Big Potential

Designer Jane Loniak has created the Kompakt carrier – a “no passenger” carrying vehicle that can help tote just about anything a user has in mind.

 

Luxe Home Swap - Directory Of Luxury Accomodations Around The World

Home swapping is becoming increasingly popular and there are businesses all around the world that focus upon connecting people with homes in the locations they intend to visit. Now, one business is catering just to those that have the highest of high standards.

Does The Social Media WUPHF.com Start-Up Have Merit?

When the fictional desk jockeys at Dunder Mifflin on the TV show The Office start moonlighting on a Web 2.0 start-up, the mayhem and laughs that follow at first glance seem to overshadow the  potential business model they are lampooning. Because if one were to look closer at the premise for temp Ryan Howard's social network idea, you might see its merit.

HumanIPO - Helping Startups Gain Exposure

HumanIPO is an Estonian company built on the idea that successful companies emerge through collaboration between networks of free agents. They aim to help the development of any kind of start up by giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to share ideas, build teams, and find mentors, foreign sales agents and investors.

The Kee4 Keyboard - Computing's Future At Your Fingertips

If you're looking for the key to mobile computing, look no further than the Kee4 Keyboard - a one-handed, four-button creation that can do pretty much anything we do now with our giant plastic monstrosities.

Lodekka Vintage Store: Where Location Is Everything!

Location is everything when it comes to real estate, and that applies to business too! One funky store in Oregon has found their success by using a different type of venue to sell their clothing.

5 Ways To Improve Your Brand

Branding is critical to the success of any business. It's more than just a logo; your brand is an intangible asset. It's the emotion created in the mind of a person when they hear your name. If you aren't reaching your target audience, now is the time to re-evaluate your branding strateg - or lack of.

Bizarre Real Piglet Bank Saves Change, Costs A Mint, Annoys PETA

The Piglet Bank: Sick joke or slick marketing scheme? This cheeky product from, er, TheCheeky.com gives a new and unusual spin to your old change jar.

WeGoLook: Business Offers Inspection Services For EBay Purchases

All EBay shoppers have been scorned at one time or another when they make a purchase from a seller that misrepresents a product. It's hard when you don't leave near someone and simply have to take their word on the quality of a purchase. Well, there's now a business that ensures you don't have to!

Thrift Toothpaste Tears Into Green And Clean

From Guo Lili comes a tube of toothpaste we can all get to the bottom of.

An App That Will Save You A Pair Of Pants - Sir or Squat

Ever found yourself in the situation where you really need to use the restroom, but have no idea where you are - or how to find a clean bathroom that's nearby?Talk about pressure. Better hope you're heading in the right direction, because time is of the essence. 


Dropbox Online Backup: A Magic Pocket For Your Digital Media

Why should you spend a couple minutes to learn about Dropbox? Because they offer 2 GB of online storage - for free. They use military grade encryption methods for security and the application is accessible on your computer and mobile device, so you can manage your Dropbox on the go.

Should I Manufacture or License My Invention?

I recently attended my local Inventors Association (Inventors Alliance in Northern California) and noticed that Inventors kept asking Andrew Krauss (President of Inventors Alliance) about the differences between Manufacturing and Licensing a product.  New Inventors were confused about what these terms meant and wanted to learn more about the factors to consider when deciding which way to go for their own product.  So I thought I'd take a minute to discuss both options as this comes up all of the time in my workshops and classes as well.


Diverging Diamond Interchange Keeps Traffic Moving Quickly

Ever been driving on the road and had some one make an unprotected left turn in front of you, cutting it too close for comfort? With this innovative concept for regulating traffic, you won't have to think about it. The diverging diamond interchange (DDI) traffic pattern has drivers temporarily switch sides of the road in order to keep traffic moving more quickly.

Social Media Giant Youtube Passes 1 Billion Subscriptions

YouTube officially hits 1 billion subscriptions. If you go to the Youtube website you'll notice the logo shows off their accomplishment.On average, that's 200 million channels being subscribed to each year since Youtube was founded in 2005.

25 Free Informative Business eBooks

Thanks to the internet, business owners and entrepreneurs have a multitude of resources available at their very fingertips. The ebook niche has become quite popular in the last few years; you can find one about almost any topic.The best part is - you can get most of this information for free!