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McDonalds Japan Goes No-Brand with Quarter Pounder Shops

McDonalds Japan is testing the waters of no-brand marketing with newly opened Quarter Pounder stores in Tokyo.

Shinsoku Sports Shoes Sell Well With the Right Stuff

A new type of running shoe is breaking sales records in Japan while helping young athletes keep on track - literally. Shinsoku sports shoes are designed with asymmetric soles that give young runners extra traction on oval courses.

Toshiba Wins Over Gamers with Triple GPU Laptop

Gamers on the go will be thrilled by the new Qosmio X305-Q708 laptop computer from Toshiba. With not one, not two, but THREE onboard NVIDIA graphics processing units, these Toshiba laptops give dedicated game players the unparalleled 3D gaming performance they've long demanded.

The Thriving Office: Busy Office Sounds to Disguise Work at Home

The Thriving Office audio CD transforms your home environment by incorporating typical corporate sounds that are often found in a busy, successful business hub. Don't want your clients to know you work from home? Then this is a great product to check out, as well as an innovative business idea.


The Something Store’s ‘Surprise Yourself’ Shipments: Innovative or Insane Business Idea?

SomethingStore.com is a weird and wacky business concept where your order remains a surprise. You pay, they ship you something and the best part is you will have no idea what's on its way!

What is Your Business Worth? Find Out With Biz Equity

Have a big business idea in mind and want to know if it will be profitable? Or have an already established company, but aren't sure about its value? Biz Equity Corp. allows entrepreneurs and business owners to accurately estimate how much their business is worth by completing a brief questionnaire.

Inhale, Exhale, Repeat: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 4

Japan Tobacco's series of 73 "Smoking Manners for Adults" ads - numbers 31 through 40 provided here - have lately achieved international recognition, including comedian David Sedaris' amusing discussion of them on Late Night with David Letterman. Without doubt the ads are (often unintentionally) funny, insightful and thought-provoking, but will smokers who read them really think about their manners?

Capitalizing on the Holidays With a Scheduled Greeting Card Service

Jack Cards is a greeting card service that makes sure you never miss a beat by keeping track of important dates and doing the legwork for you. Remembering to send cards to your loved ones for birthdays and other holidays can be a daunting task. So, as we approach a long stretch of looming holidays, why not eliminate the stress and avoid the embarrassment that comes from forgetting to send a key member of your inner circle a greeting card? Consumers love services that bring ease and convenience to their lives, so how could this not be a winning business idea?

New Business Trend: Services to Live Like the Rich and Famous

Want to live like a celebrity, even if only for a day? Celeb 4 A Day makes it possible for you to live like the stars, by providing you with a personal paparazzi service that puts your face on the cover of a faux magazine. 

Custom Email Signatures to Support Your Presidential Candidate

As the United States Presidential Election draws nearer, it's your last chance to get in every ounce of endorsement for your favorite political candidate or party and what better way to do it than through email? Email Widgets, based in Vienna, Austria may be across the planet but that didn't stop them from creating an opportunity for profit. The mark of a true entrepreneur is to look at highly publicized social issues and turn them into successful business opportunities.


Bad Kitty! BALZAC Hello Kitty Goes Goth

Hello Kitty is not for kiddies anymore, as this collaborative effort from Sanrio and Japanese punk-goth band BALZAC so graphically illustrates.

Student Inventors Keep Seagulls Off Their Boat

Boat-loving seagulls will have to poop elsewhere if a team of high school students have anything to say about it. The team, named Vanish Productions, recently won the top regional prize in New Zealand's Young Enterprise contest for their Ultrasonic Bird Repeller.

Hot Off The Press! A 2009 Sarah Palin Calendar

Whether you think she'll be the 2012 Republican candidate for president or she's just getting an extra five minutes of fame, Sarah Palin is starring in her own 2009 calendar. The cover is not exactly cheesecake, unless you think it's sexy for a woman to stand in front of an American flag with an open shot gun slung over her shoulder.

The Cardboard Cafe - All Cardboard, All Functional

Cardboard furniture is in now, especially as DIY projects. But seldom do you see cardboard structures as large as the one architect/design group B3 made for the London Design Festival last month. They made a whole Cardboard Cafe!

Tomato Soap Leaves You Clean and Stress Free

Vege Table Soap from WenBee washes away stress with the powerful antioxidant phytochemical Lycopene. What makes tomatoes red when ripe now leaves your skin glowing pink with good health.

Origami Post-it® Notes Fold Under Pressure

Stuck with sticky notes and tired of trashing them? SUCK UK has the solution to problematic Post-it® notes: fold them up into neat origami designs anyone can do!

Environmentally Friendly Toilet Inspired By Japanese Design

Toilets use a lot of water, even low-flow models, but Caroma's sleek new "Profile™ 5 with Integrated Hand Basin" takes green thinking one step further by mounting a sink on top of the tank. Ingenious yes, original no...

TV Commercial: "Gorilla Goes Ape For Cadbury Chocolates?"

What in the world were the clients at Cadbury Chocolates thinking when they agreed to let a gorilla be a spokesperson for their chocolates?

10+ Really Neat PINK Household Gizmos That Support Breast Cancer Causes

There are so many reasons to buy pink, the first reason being that every home needs a blush, a bit of modesty, even if its false modesty. The best reason to buy pink now? It's hot to support breast cancer awareness month, aka October, and many manufacturers of household products are supporting breast cancer education and awareness activities with proceeds from your pink purchases. Here are 10+ of my favorite pink pickin's....

Water, Water, Bottled Water... Even For Your Pets!

Maybe you agree that providing your pet with his own limo and driver is going a bit too far, but I'm just not sure about bottled water for pets. See what you think, as we take a look at what five pet water brands in the perpetually fertile pet market have come up with for our pets.