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Can't Find The Right Chair? BYOC! (Build Your Own Chair)

Now that you've tried at least two dozen 'ergonomic' chairs and purchased about half of them, are you tired of finding out that none of them feel like they did when you tried them in the store?  Well, by now, you should know which part of each chair actually felt good.  And now is when the folks at BioFit have come up with the BYOC option - Build Your Own Chair.

Wal-Mart Buying Into China's Booming E-Commerce Market

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has announced it is buying a minority stake in Yihaodian, one of China's fastest growing online retailers. The U.S.-based retail giant's long-term plan to boost sales in the lucrative international and online market sectors is about to take a great leap forward.

Truth Stranger Than Fiction: Facebook Calls Google's 'Social Circle' Kettle Black

Facebook, whose user privacy infractions have been widely criticized by the press, the blogosphere and the government is turning the tables on one its primary Internet rivals. Apparently what's good for the golden goose is not good for Google - as Facebook is involved in an alleged smear campaign to expose the search giant's attempts at infringing on netizens' privacy rights.

Walkie The Talkie - An App That Pays You To Use It

Gigwalk pays you to use your smartphone.

Converse Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Collaboration Gives Gamers a Kick

Converse and Nintendo have teamed up to create the ultimate gamer's shoe: the Super Mario Bros Chuck Taylor Hi. Available in black or white, these super Super Mario shoes are due to be released this July, only in Japan.

Collagen Beer Foam Can Give You a Beauty of a Buzz

Who knew drinking beer could be a beauty treatment for your face, hair, nails and skin? Japan did, that's who, so throw away those beer goggles and raise a toast to feeling good & looking great!

Panda Shorts Bring Up the Rear When it Comes to Environmental Fashion

Panda Shorts seen lately on the streets of Shanghai, China, are cute, comfortable, and might just be this spring's wildest new fashion trend. What do you say, ladies, do you dare to go bear?

SDF Cup Noodle Helps Japan's Army Fight Hunger

From C-rations to MREs, the U.S. Army's food has come a long way. Then there's Japan, whose army enjoys specially formulated and distinctively packaged versions of that old student standby, Cup Noodle instant ramen.

Nuts For Google - Google Adds Business Photos To Street View

Google wants to come to your business, take some photos, and post them on Google Maps.

Too Many Pandas & Not Enough ZooKeepers

While "Panda" is only a code name for Google's recent algorithmic re-engineering of search results, one has to wonder if too many Pandas are spoiling the soup? I'm sure software engineer Navneet Panda never imagined that his name would become associated with striking fear in the hearts and minds of publishing sites - when he first began the process of targeting so-called "content farms."

Keep Your Brush Fresh with Yumaki Subscription Toothbrushes

Maybe you can't handle the tooth, but Yumaki can. This stylish Scandinavian-Japanese collaboration offers 18 cool colorful toothbrush models and by signing up for an annual subscription, Yumaki will send you a new one every 3 months.

Barack Obama Lookalike Campaigns for a Better Tasting KFC Sandwich

'Mmm, change is good!,' exclaims a Barack Obama lookalike and soundalike on a recent KFC commercial aired in Hong Kong. If campaigning for voters' stomachs instead of their minds is a new trend, then I for one wholeheartedly agree!

Facebook.cn Forges Past Firewall To Access China's Ad Dollars & World Domination?

A lot has been written about Facebook's potential expansion on the international digital horizon. To date, being blocked in China by the Great Firewall is not where Mr. Zuckerberg would like to remain. There's over 1.3 billion citizens that reside in this authoritarian state where over a third are active netizens. As these numbers correlate to potential new ad revenue dollars, Facebook.cn could scale exponentially with the right deal. World domination - on the other hand -might be the ultimate goal.

Apple iPad 2 Goes on Sale in Mainland China Today

The Apple iPad 2 tablet officially goes on sale in mainland China today and for Apple fans who've been lined up all night the wait will be well worth it. The same goes for Apple Inc., for whom pictures of huge lineups for the iPad 2 tablet aren't just worth a thousand words, they're worth millions of dollars!

Selling Mud and Calling It Pepper Is Nothing to Sneeze At In China

Shakespeare once wrote, 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.' While appropriate for flowers, the same cannot be said for fake pepper a Chinese vendor made... from mud.

How Sweet it Isn't: With New 'Pepsi Dry', Bitter is Better

Pepsi Japan is going back to its cola – or maybe that should be 'Kola' – roots with new Pepsi Dry, a no-nonsense 'Bitter Cola' with half the sweetness of regular Pepsi.

Putting Yuppies To Use - Volunteerism For Urban Professionals

Catchafire connects skilled professionals with nonprofits and social enterprises for unique volunteering opportunities.

Top 10 Hot Mother's Day Gift Ideas from Japan's Rakuten

Rakuten may represent the best and brightest when it comes to Japanese high-tech, online marketing savvy but their Top 10 List of 'Hot Items' for Mothers Day 2011 might leave Mom feeling a bit cold.

Cup Noodle Celebrates 40 Years of Quick & Easy Meals

Amen to ramen! You don't have to be a Flying Spaghetti Monster to appreciate the impact Japan's iconic Cup Noodle has had on the world's eating habits over the past 40 years. Now an "election" organized by Nissin, manufacturer of Cup Noodle, is being held to find ramen-lovers' fave Cup Noodle flavor.

Enjoy Perfect Eggs With The Egg Chair

Remember those egg cups your grandmother made you use whenever you had your eggs? The ones we had at home were silver and looked like tiny cups molded to fit the contours of a hard-boiled egg perfectly. Silicone Zone wants to change the way you enjoy your eggs with their newest line of Egg Chairs.