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Soup Cycle: Fresh Soup From Local Produce Delivered To Your Door!

Delivery businesses are all the rage these days. I'm not sure what that says about how lazy we've become as a society, but businesses of conveniences are just thrivingm, so good for them for taking advantage of this growing trend! The latest offers one particular product and uses a somewhat unique transportation method to get it to your door.

TicketFree: A Subscription Business That Insures You Against Traffic Tickets

If you're someone who finds themselves with a lot of minor traffic tickets, then there's a business that you might want to take advantage of. It's a Canadian Company that takes a simple and common concept and applies it to a slightly new niche for those who just can't stay away from those fines!

HelloTag Lets The Whole Store Know Those Pants Won't Fit You

In an effort to make department store shopping far more accessible and slightly more embarrassing, designer Moonhawn Lee has invented the HelloTag.

Butts Get One More Way To Emit Something Shockingly Unpleasant

From Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi district - known in India for its plethora of pickpockets - comes Shyam Chaurasia and his design for a pair of jeans that gives thieves the jolt of their life.

Social Networking With The Simpsons, Zuckerberg Has A Cow, Man!

Is Facebook better suited for the small vs large Screen? With all the flack Mr. Mark Zuckerberg is receiving from the producers of the soon-to-be released movie "The Social Network," he's hoping to score some quality points with an image-makeover in a guest appearance on The Simpsons.

Portable Eco-Housing On The Way Up

A far cry from the cookie-cutter suburban home is Brazilian designer Felipe Campolina’s Ecobitat, a modular green miracle that builds up rather than tearing down.

 


Mom Inventors Make Millions With Kids 'Boogie' Product

Ever come up with a solution to an everyday problem that was driving you nuts? The Boogie Mom's did and they made millions!

New Device Makes Getting The Waitress's Attention A Cinch - Giving Her Your Number Is Still Your Awkward Problem

From designer Ben Coble comes the Cinch, a restaurant-assiting device that is small, lightweight, and may actually remember that you asked for no onions.

Zynga's Social Media Games - Google Checkout vs PayPal

On July 10, a story broke on Techcrunch  inferring that Google was secretly investing $100-200 million in social media gaming with Zynga, the online game-maker of Farmville and Mafia Wars. While Google becoming a developer of online games is an interesting venture for the search giant, I think the bigger story is why? 

Social Media For Hotel Guests & Airlines Passengers When Location Isn't Enough!

Flip.to, the comprehensive social media service for hotels and airlines distinguishes itself from other tools currently available in that it communicates with hotel guests and airline passengers at time of booking. In what's called magnetic marketing, it's the time when the brand and customer are most attracted to each other, and dispels today's popular belief that proximity is the best means for rewarding visitors.

The Sleeply Alarm Clock Wakes You Up And Refuses To Fall Down

From the dynamic and fully-awake mind of Portuguese designer Pedro Gomez comes the Sleepy alarm clock, which stands tall despite groggy efforts to knock it down.

The Doggie In The Window OR How To Attract Customers To A BP Station

A dog in a BP gas and convenience station in Florida is greeting customers at the drive-up window.  She's wearing her uniform, a BP golf-style t-shirt, and even sports a name card --- looks like 'Cindy.' Cindy is a great idea to attract business, and she appears to be enjoying her role.

 

A Social Media Crowd-Sourced Film Documents 'Life In A Day' As Time Capsule

July 24th could be one day in your life like no other. If you were to capture something compelling about yourself on film, movie producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin MacDonald might edit you right into their experimental documentary titled, 'Life In A Day.' 

Fueled By Social Media,'Groupawn Man' Lives Off The Kindness Of Strangers

There is a man who's traveling across this great land of ours, supplied with a fistful of coupons but nary a penny to his name. His task is to travel to 15 US cites over the course of one year leveraging social media as his sole means of support and sustenance. Is 'Groupawn Man' today's real-life action hero - and will you help him reach his ultimate goal of a $100K Grand Prize?

The Mobile Office Is Perfect For Start Up Businesses

Tim Vinke, a Dutch interior architect, has just the idea for the space-impaired or nomad entrepreneur.  His Kruikantoor mobile office is the perfect answer to a home office or an office on the go.

 

@Earlybird On Twitter Is First To Get Social Media Advertising Worm

It's been said the early bird gets the worm - so hats off to Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb for being the first to tip us off to yet another advertising revenue source for Twitter.  Coming to a Twitterstream near you, get ready to fish where the fishes are - as a new account called 'Early Bird' or @earlybird is going to open for business shortly (excuse my mixed metaphor)!

DailyBooth's Social Network, Ashton & Demi Think You Oughta Be In Pictures

Remember those 25 cent photo-booths at seaside boardwalks where you use to take 'passport-like' pictures of yourself when you were a kid? Think about taking a photo of yourself every day, adding a caption, posting it online - and you will begin to understand the concept behind the new social network, DailyBooth.com.

Sugar Production Hits Sweet Spot Using Only Sun And Science

Typically, bugs in your sugar are bad things, but thanks to the combined efforts the Wyss Institute and Harvard Medical school, they might just be helping out. By combining photosynthesis and genetic engineering, the researchers have found a way to produce sugar without a need for that pesky sugarcane.

Self-transforming Matter Uses Origami To Get Its Fold On - Cool Sound Effects Still In The Works

Although Optimus Prime doesn't need to fire up his engines for fear of a Decpticon threat just yet, a team of researchers at Harvard and MIT have taken humanity one step closer to the self-transforming robot concept.

Mark's Work Warehouse Vending Machines Dispense Needed Clothing In Niche Locations

Vending machines that dispense clothing, aren't a new concept, although there are relatively few of them in North America. Mark's Work Warehouse, a Canadian clothing store is taking this idea to an all new level, placing test machines in niche locations to give people the convenience of what they need, where they need it!