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Social Media Radio Gives Real Meaning To Socialized Medicine: BUDDY

"Do more for less" in public services is the motto for Sidekick Studios, a British innovator in social innovations that spins out social businesses.  Sidekick's latest invention, Buddy, is a social media radio that allows persons with long term health conditions to communicate how they are feeling to their family and friends in real-time, through email, SMS, Facebook, IM, Twitter and other social networks without digital support.

 


Give Me A Tap: Eco-Friendly Drinking Options That Supports The Water Crisis

A new business concept that has been more commonly appearing in cities around the world as a public water sharing program. In order to encourage tourists and city dwellers to stop purchasing bottled water and help the environment, these programs offer convenience. 

Gold Vending Machines: Gold ATMs For International Currency

Who doesn't like a little bit of gold? In North America we might only dream about seeing gold bars coming out of a vending machine, but in one exotic international location, it is a reality.

Swedes 4G’ing Ahead With New And Improved Wi-Fi

On May 13th, 2010, a small Swedish tech company by the name of Anyfi decided to go and mess up the status quo in the world of Wi-Fi Internet technology by announcing a new form of Wi-Fi that will apparently provide 4G service to home and mobile customers alike.

Compost Cab: Business Offers Weekly Curbside Compost Pickup!

Not all cities and states are fortunate enough to have curbside compost pickup for compostable items along with their weekly garbage retrieval. Perhaps this is a trend that will spread further someday, but until then, there are businesses ready to step up and fill in the gaps!

Virtual Dating Assistants: Management Of Online Dating Profiles

Virtual assistants are more in demand than ever before with the number of remote career opportunities for people who are working strictly online. They can do pretty much everything as long as it doesn't require them to be in a physical office space, keeping businesses and individuals well managed. Now, VAs have carved out a niche in the already booming industry to become even more current!

Sweat Shop Paris: Sewing Cafe Caters To The Crafty

Cafes focused on technology are huge. It's great for travelers to be able to pop in to a cafe, grab a coffee and check their email, but not everyone is about computers, some people are about the crafty. This is why one Paris business has decided to do something a little bit different!

Creepydoll EBay Store: A Market For Tooth Moulds

If you thought the only business that wants anything to do with your mouth is a dental clinic, you thought wrong, because in reality it gets a whole lot weirder!

Tom Wood's Mobile Brewery: Beer Bottling That Comes Home To You!

Brewing beer at home is a popular hobby, but actually getting it bottled takes effort when you've got to get it to a facility. Imagine how much easier it would be if you could get bottling services to come to you! Well, someone did, because it's turned into a business.

An FM Radio and Tiny Portable Speaker All in One? You're Nuts.

If there's one thing that's been missing the world of FM radios, iPods, and other audio media devices, its wood. Well, acutely-eared treephiles, your time has come with the release of the Motz Tiny Wooden Speaker. Tripling as an FM Radio, Aux speaker and standalone speaker, this is one nut that everyone will want to crack.

Worldfare: Gourmet Mobile Restaurant Hits The Pavement On a Bus!

Mobile restaurants of all sorts have been popping up, particularly in New York to offer unique curb side dining options for those who need to grab a quick bite. However, there is one major problem with that type of fast food option, and it's an issue for those who don't just want to grab takeout.


Plagiarism Is Alive & Well In The Blogosphere - What's A Blogger To Do?

While the book "Who Moved My Cheese?" is more about adapting to "change" in the workplace, "Who Moved My Blog" could be about the "copy and paste" mentality that unfortunately taints the Blogosphere and those who attempt to make a living working in that very crowded space.

Catch Fresh Fish On An Internet Net

Fishermen in Yokosuka, Japan, are offering Internet buyers the catch of the day, fresh from Tokyo Bay. Place your order online before 9am and get free home delivery!

Graffomat:Controversial Graffiti Vending Machine That’s Sure To Cause Damage

We all like to support artists and their craft, whether or not we understand it. But some art goes too far, and with that in mind, should businesses really be facilitating something that thinks outside of the legal box? Well, there's one business that thinks so, and it's a really cool, artistic vending machine.

Food2Dorm: Convenient Delivery Of Fresh Food To College Dorms

It's the season where prospective college students are anxiously awaiting their acceptances letters from the colleges they applied to (if they haven't heard back already) to find out where they'll be living in the fall. A lot of planning can go into dorm living, especially when students will be living away from home for the first time, and food can be an issue which is why one business decided to tap into the niche.

Greenaid Seed Vending Machines For Guerrilla Greenery!

 Around here, we really love vending machines and who wouldn't when they're pretty much about the simplest business concept in the world and all sorts of weird stuff can be found in them? Anyways, the most recent is innovative and sure to be trendy since it jumps on the eco-friendly train!

OfferMeATrip: Travel Agencies Fight To Get Travelers Their Dream Vacations

Everyone wants to get their dream vacation, but finding everything they want for a price they like can be easier said than done. Not anymore with OfferMeATrip, a company sets up a bidding war amongst travel agencies to help get travellers what they want, and what better than competition to encourage it?


OfferMeATrip: Travel Agencies Fight To Get Travellers Their Dream Vacations

Everyone wants to get their dream vacation, but finding everything they want for a price they like can be easier said than done. Not anymore with OfferMeATrip, a company sets up a bidding war amongst travel agencies to help get travellers what they want, and what better than competition to encourage it?

The Kug - Kettle & Mug - An Invention We All Can Use

Just yesterday Ben Millett and Alan Harrison, inventors of the Kug, were recipients of the Arthritis Ireland Easy To Use Design Contest for their invention.  As it happens, the pair did design the Kug for persons with arthritis, but in fact, the Kug has a much wider audience.

 


Strangest Business Concept Today: Wearable Rubber Band For The Whole Family...What?!

If you've ever had this thought: "hey, I really wish that had a wearable rubber band that would fit all of my family members at once" then there's a good chance you need to talk to someone..you know that "someone" called a psychotherapist. Yes, the kind with drugs, you need it. But, besides that, there's good news because there is someone out there crazier than you who has not only dreamed about giant rubber bands, but dreamed them up into reality.