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Name Your Number: Vanity Phone Numbers for UK Cell Phones

You can get vanity license plates for your car, but that's something that's a lot less visible than a phone number that you plaster over your business cards and websites and it shows up each and every time you send out a text message. So, good news people; there's a company in the UK that can help you get a vanity phone number!

Oliver's Labels: Business Offers Lost & Found To Top Off Their Kid's Labels!

Businesses that create fun and funky labels to stick on your kid's clothes, or just about anything, aren't new. But the problem is when your children actually lose something, a label saying "this belongs to Sally" just doesn't do much to reunite the product with its owner. One business has come up with the ideal solution to make sure that it's possible for children to get back their stuff!

Beijing Straddle Bus Could Get On Both Sides Of Traffic Woes

For the busy streets of Beijing, a new "super bus" is being touted that straddles roadways and can move up to 1,400 people at a time.

Just Us Hens: Livestock Sitting Business For A Different Kind Of Hen Party

There are plenty of businesses out there that thrive upon the business of hen parties, but now there's one that is behind a very different kind, and it's all inspired by the trend of backyard farming.

Digital Photos Escape The Frame, Get Cubed

Designer Ludwig Zeller has created the CubeBrowser, a six-sided mix of ingenuity and art that allows the enjoyment of photos in a whole new way.

Selling Your Inventions To Major Retailers

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Digital Wallet Makes Using And Losing Your Money Easier Than Ever

From designer Fredrik Palmblad comes the Digital Wallet, a USB answer to the worn leather card-carriers we cling to.


Streetbank: Won't You Be My Neighbour?

Do you know where your neighbours? Many of us move in, keep to ourselves and never get to know each other until we cross paths by coincidence. In movies and TV, friendly neighbourhood people may drop by with cookies or casserole when someone new moves to the street, but that just doesn't happen enough in real life these days. One business has decided to put a stop to that by helping people connect.

Transparent Window Film Makes Solar Power A Possibility In Every Home

New spray-on solar coating by Norwegian company EnSol AS hopes to make windows more than the eyes of your home by giving them the ability to help power what's inside.

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.