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IKEA Japan's Swedish Flag Roll Cake Gives You The Blues

IKEA Japan is proudly waving the flag of Sweden at their Japanese store restaurants with the Swedish Flag Roll Cake. Get yours quick, before it goes all moldy... not that you'd be able to tell.

"Face" May Be Off Limits To Social Media Wannabes & "Facebucks"?

Facebook is no stranger to litigation. Anyone who has read the books and seen the hit movie "The Social Network" knows what Mark Zuckerberg and his ubiquitous social network have been up against over the course of the last 6 years. But what does this mean to intellectual property and Web sites that are currently using the coveted word "face" in their titles today?

Social Media Handles Baggage Handlers With Touchy-Feely iPods, Foursquare & Loopt

Location-based social networks have seized (pun intended) a contentious issue affecting travelers at airports this holiday season. Starting with the infamous "day before Thanksgiving" travel onslaught, both Loopt and Foursquare have found ways to relate to the we-rub-you-the-wrong-way security guards and their new frisk-first-ask-questions-later policies.

Graphic, Grotesque, & Gory: FDA Tries To Scare The S - - T Out Of Smokers

Want to stop smoking or prevent your kids from starting? Take a look at what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has planned for the new cigarette packaging.

Are Your Dogs Laughing Their Tails Off?

One thing that hasn't come along in a long time is a novel leash, but this fuzzy little collar-hooker is not just a new leash, but a leash that's Laughing My Tail Off!

Social Media Entrepreneurs & Garfield Fans Star In Graphic Novel & Comic Strip

This month a graphic novel and a cartoon strip offered walk-on parts to social networkers and cartoon fans. In an era that blends the real and online worlds, it's a natural fit to have someone's caricature or actual photo introduced into a comic or illustrated narrative. In the case of "Facebucks & Dumb F*cks," and "Garfield," it allows these intellectual properties to interface with the public in a very personal way.

Chairs Without Legs By Yuri Kim

Yuri Kim, the Korean half of the design team Twenty5ive, wanted to design a chair without legs, so he created a chair that actually hangs from the wall...

Steve Jobs Action Figure Is The Apple Of Your Eye

Steve Jobs, Apple's head honcho and one of tech's most revered and admired figures, is now available as an action figure complete with DIY speech bubble cards.

All The News That's Fit To Touch - Murdoch & Jobs Join Forces

In the last year, a good number of legacy newspapers have adapted to digital distribution channels, namely the iPad. Most recently the Washington Post joined the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Financial Times and the New York Times. But like an old habit that's hard to quit, they all maintained a printed version of the paper.

Poop Bags: Which Ones Are Really Biodegradable?

I spent this evening researching biodegradable poop bags.  Maybe it wasn't as much fun as what you did, but I did learn something and I'm going to put it to use by purchasing some genuine biodegradable poop bags for my cat and dog tomorrow.  One important thing I learned is that most waste bags that advertise themselves as being biodegradable are not!

 


Medicare Helps You Choose The Right Prescription Drug Plan

I had given up trying to figure out the Medicare Part D plans for my father this year.  Since his medications are all generic and it looked like we'd be spending more on Part D insurance than the drugs themselves, I figured we should continue without it.  But then, I read that the Medicare website had an easy to use selection program that would help you choose the right plan by inputting just a bit of information.  Dubious, I charged ahead...

 

New Social Media Seasonal Holiday Created By Groupon

As one of the first and most popular social buying sites, Groupon differentiates itself once again from its competitors by establishing its own holiday. The fact that it begins on the Monday prior to Thanksgiving and continues through Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa might smack a bit like overt commercialism, but with deals up to 90 percent off, I think a lot of seasonal shoppers are going to be celebrating "Grouponicus" this holiday season.

Will The Social Media Bubble Follow The Financial Crisis?

Are Internet bubbles on a 10-year cycle? Like the economic booms and busts that have occurred over the course of last 30 years, similar Internet peaks and valleys seem to follow suit according to John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. He refers to them as "waves" and it appears that we are currently transitioning from a simmer to a slow boil presently.

Does The Social Media WUPHF.com Start-Up Have Merit?

When the fictional desk jockeys at Dunder Mifflin on the TV show The Office start moonlighting on a Web 2.0 start-up, the mayhem and laughs that follow at first glance seem to overshadow the  potential business model they are lampooning. Because if one were to look closer at the premise for temp Ryan Howard's social network idea, you might see its merit.

Walmart Gets on the Green Bandwagon

Walmart has announced the opening of the company's first sustainable fresh food distribution center.  The facility, located in Canada, utilizes LED lighting, solar energy, hydrogen fueled vehicles, and smart refrigeration.  Purported to be 60% more energy efficient, the site will cut energy costs immensely.