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Yakuza Gangster Kewpie Doll Charms Display Dangerously Cute Tattoos

These kewpie dolls may look cute but beware - their gorgeous tattoos signify membership in one of Japan's legendary Yakuza gangster gangs!

Shorter Names & Vanity Twitter Profile Names Up For Grabs?

Did you join Twitter thinking that a clever profile name was the way to distinguish yourself? Or perhaps you felt more people would find you if you simply registered with your given name and surname? In both of these instances, you may be like me with a Twitter name that is 10 characters or longer.

"Pocket God's" 2 Million App Milestone Solves Retention Challenge

In today's world, apps are a dime a dozen, and most are free. By the end of 2009, while iPhone apps reached its '3 billion app download' milestone, studies have indicated that the retention rates of returning to apps after the initial download was a major hurdle for developers.

Recycle Your Phones For Haiti Thanks To ReCellular

On January 14, 2010, shortly after the terrible earthquake in Haiti, ReCellular announced their disaster relief program and partnership with the American Red Cross. Not only will this innovative program fund help to thousands of people in Haiti, it will also keep old cell phones out of the landfill. It's an easy, eco-friendly and inexpensive way for anyone to help.

Look Kindly On Your Health Insurer With An Apple Calendar

You get them every year.  Your dentist sends one, a local realtor sends one, maybe you get a pretty decent one from a charitable organization... They arrive in November or December and they send their best wishes for the upcoming new year.  You rarely hang them up or use them for anything; they hit the recycle bin on the way to your front door. Advertising calendars.

Ruby Slippers: Contemporary And Safe Home Modification Biz For Seniors

The senior care industry is a growing rapidly to accommodate the aging baby boomers, and there are all sorts of businesses trying to break into the niche. With all of the competition, it's important that new businesses find a concept that allows them to stand out from the crowd, and Ruby Slippers is one that's done just that.

Toyota Reveals MR2 Based Hybrid Sports Car

After the obligatory waiting period since first being mentioned, Toyota has finally taken the cover off of their upcoming MR2 based Hybrid Sports Car. While the design seems to make perfect sense with what consumers are asking for, the name currently being used leave something to be desired.

Will NY Times Charge For Content & Bundle Delivery With New Apple iPad?

Speculation is circulating from reputable sources such as Mashable  that the New York Times is contemplating charging for content. While legacy newspapers have struggled to develop new business models to address dwindling subscriptions and ad revenue, it's apparent that a metered system is on the table for consideration.

Plum Pink Rice Wine Is A Sweet Romantic Treat

"Plum Pink" sake, a pleasingly pink alcoholic drink from Japanese distiller Nakano Shuzo is now available, just in time for Valentine's Day.

'Old School' SEO Can Address Google's 'New School' Real-Time Search

Seems odd to call SEO (search engine optimization) 'old school,' but given the fact it's been around for over tens years, that's considered dog years online for "ancient." Now how does that 'old school' religion work with today's real-time tweets?  Will the old axiom apply - if it ain't broke, it don't need to be fixed?

Top Five 'Pants On The Ground' Song Renditions

If you can't get that crazy song out of your head since 62-yr old 'General' Larry Platt first sang it on American idol mocking the contemporary street fashion of wearing your pants at half-(m)ass(t) - you are not alone!

Your Pure Honey: Purchasing Shares In New Zealand’s Beehives

When you dreamed of a productive business to get yourself into, you might have ideas buzzing in your head, but I'd be surprised if it was beehives and honey that you had in mind. Well, Your Pure Honey was thinking for you so don't you worry.

Gawker Bids $100K For The New Apple Tablet

The last I heard, the yet-to-be-released Apple tablet/ iSlate ticket price was rumored at $1000. But the cost, specs and design of the device was kept under close wraps by the secretive Steve Jobs, who's motto should be "there will be no wine, before it's time." However that was all about to change when a promotional scheme devised by the Gawker Media/Valleywag team was released to their readership.

Infinite Chocolate Bar Celebrates 84 years of Japan's Meiji Chocolate

Bandai's 'Infinite Chocolate' allows one to enjoy the sublime thrill of breaking off a piece of chocolate from the bar, again and again, sugar & calorie free. Sweet!

Baby Teresa: Shopping Philanthropy Goes From Shoes To Babies

Tom's Shoes has made its claim to fame not only for its versatile, and ridiculously comfortable shoes, but for the fact that for every pair purchased, another is donated to a child in need. Not surprisingly, other businesses are catching onto this philanthropic business structure and this latest one deals in beautiful baby goods.