Google Search Goes 'Local' With Androids & iPhones

Location-based services are 2010's hot ticket item. As hyped as 'real-time search' was in 2009, all things 'local' will be the focus this year by search companies like Google and the social networks of Facebook and Twitter. Optimized search suggestions using one's location was announced by Google on January 14.

Yamaha Sparks Interest With Improved Electric Bicycles

Yamaha's five new and improved PAS series electric motor-assisted bicycles are aimed at women, students and urban non-drivers.

OneForty Stocks Store With Twitter Apps, Save 'Location'

Back in September, I predicted that Twitter would acquire, "the Twitter Store of Apps," where one could shop to his or her heart's content for any app under the Twitter sun. Not only did that prediction come to past, but today, oneforty is juggling the launch of its Premium Twitter App marketplace with a $1.85 million dollar round of funding.

Domino's Pizza Japan Caters To Food Lovers With Happy Valentine Pizza

Domino's Pizza Japan is targeting lovers of more than just food this Valentine's Day. If the way to a man's heart is really through his stomach, "Happy Valentine Pizza"

Google Is No Secretary Of State When It Comes To Diplomacy In China

International diplomacy is the fine art of negotiations that Hillary Clinton is learning as she goes. When Google announced last week it was purchasing a power plant to save on its utilities bill, I reported that their Energy Czar should be considered for the US cabinet post of Secretary of Energy. And while the Search Engine giant is ubiquitous and a jack of all trades, I don't think they have the finesse for resolving international debates.

Google Japan Celebrates Chrome Browser With Tasty Eye Candy

Google Japan is taking the lead in promoting Google's shiny new Chrome web browser, if this tasteful celebration in honor of Chrome's first anniversary is any indication.

As Seen On TV: The Grease Bullet

Look at that shiny pan, all clean and sparkly thanks to the Grease Bullet - a unique tablet that supposedly opens a major can of whoop-ass on grease.  But does it work?

Osorb: Innovative Glass Cleans Polluted Water

2010 brings a brighter and cleaner future with a water cleaning glass product called Osorb developed by Dr. Paul Edmiston of the College of Wooster.

Twitter & GeoAPI's Great Land Rush Of 2010

Some call it the Great Land Rush of 2010. Others don't quite understand what all the fuss is about. And others yet still feel that 'location-based services' are an intrusion on our privacy. Whatever your perspective at this moment in time, I can almost guarantee you that you will be feeling entirely different about geolocation apps by year's end.

Lady Gaga Shocks The Polaroid Brand Back To Life!

How does a brand from the pre-digital age that filed for bankruptcy in 2001 survive in the 21st century of social media and advanced gadget wizardry? They hire a pop icon who has created more buzz since Madonna first uttered "Material Girl." Lady Gaga, the 23-year old wacky fashionista might be considered this millennium's Mae West on steroids but it looks like she's landed a legit day-time job, just in case her 'performance art' persona falls out of favor.

Slurping It Up - Awesome Soft Drink Commercials From Around the World

The presentation of soft drinks as a product has changed drastically since the 1950s.  These fizzy, sweet beverages have have sported some of the highly creative ad campaigns.  Let's take a look at some of the more bizarre, funny, and just plain inspired commercials for carbonated goodness ever produced.

Shiseido Wants You To Wash Your Hair With Mother's Milk

If breast milk is the best food for babies, it should also be good for your hair. So says Japanese cosmetics and personal care giant Shiseido with their new Chikara "Concept of Mother's Milk" line of hair care products.

Augmented Reality Could Transform Legacy Newspapers Into Video Media

Remember when after reading something of great interest, you daydreamed about the content as if it was a living scenario, whether it was fiction or the daily news. Now with the assistance of Augmented Reality, the content you read will virtually be able to pop off the page and begin speaking to you.

Call For Inventors: 'As Seen On TV' Innovative Product Search!

If you've had a product in mind that would sell a few million through infomercial advertising, your idea could be one of the next big hits As Seen On TV!   Edison Nation has partnered with some of the best direct response (DRTV) firms in the country to find the best innovative products for 'As Seen On TV' Innovative Product Search.

Edison Nation Plays The Name Game: Name This Product Competition

If you're good at coming up with names for products, Edison Nation has got just the competition for you.  The online intermediary between inventors and big companies has added Name Searches to its Live Product Searches.  Entries to its first naming competition are due January 18, 2010, so you better get started!