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McDonald's Japan New 'Christmas Set' Challenges KFC Chicken Tradition

McDonald's Japan not only ho-ho-hopes you're hungry for chicken this Christmas, they're pushing a new "Christmas Set" that aims to steal some thunder (and sales) from traditional holiday powerhouse KFC.

Social Media Outraged By Amazon's Objectionable Titles

How does a book with the heinous title, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure" make Amazon's Top 100 list for Kindle? How does Amazon accept pre-orders for the hardcover version of "I Am the Market: How to Smuggle Cocaine by the Ton, in Five Easy Lessons," or sell "RapeLay," a video game in which the protagonist stalks and rapes women?

Speaking More Than One Language Delays Onset Of Alzheimer's

Where two or more languages are spoken regularly, there is likely to be a delay in the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms by more than four years.  This was found by researchers from several universities in Canada and published in the November 9, 2010 edition of Neurology.

Bugs Are Bugged By Super Slippery Nanotech Surface

Want to bug some bugs? Place them on an experimental nanotech coated surface that removes nearly all the friction generated by the bugs' bristled feet, then watch hilarity ensue as the critters are literally stopped in their tracks.

iPad Throws Legacy Newspapers & Deep Throat Reporter A Life Raft

This week, the Washington Post joins the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Financial Times, The Guardian and The New York Times as the latest newspaper app to be made available on Apple's iPad. Over the course of the last two years, legacy newspapers have been shuttering their doors due to failing ad sales and reduced readership. With the innovation of the iPad, the cream of the crop are successfully migrating to a paperless world.

Do Your Responses To Stress Contribute To Your Child's Fat?

A recent lifestyle study of adults and children conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that both groups are experiencing relatively high levels of stress, and that stress is responsible for unhealthy lifestyle choices, like overeating.  Do parents teaching their kids how to handle stress?

 

Social Media's McRib Gets Raked Over The Coals

In the early days of Twitter, a major brand like McDonald's didn't have to spend a dime on the microblogging site to sell a few extra Big Macs. With their following of over 60,000+ folks, a few well-placed tweets with a link to a discount or coupon usually did the trick. Now, with this year's roll-out of Twitter's Promoted Trends, McD's has been said to spend as much as $80,000 with a less than desired return on its investment.

Not Baking Soda, BACON SODA!

The bacon trend is still thriving!  Jones Soda, possibly the world's most successful clever soda company, is out with Bacon Soda for the Christmas season and the Christmas gift carton is now available.  But it's not just about the Bacon Soda...

Social Media Goes Monster To Help White House Find Jobs

With the mid-term elections behind the administration, unemployment continues to be the paramount issue for most Americans - and the reason so many are frustrated with the the current policies in place to turn it around. Party affiliations take a back seat when it comes to issues that hit one's pocketbook.

Social Media Leaps The "Great Firewall" Of China With Kindle In Black Market

Amazon is once again in the news with its recent acquisition of Diaper.com for a cool $540 million. But the real story, somewhat overlooked in the States is the emergence of a black market (aka China's gray market) that's smuggling Kindle 3G's into the country for a specific purpose. Apparently, it's been discovered that Kindle is the only handheld device to date that can leap the "Great Firewall" of state Web censorship.

Social Media's Bully Gets Taste Of His Own Medicine

Mark Zuckerberg's 'bad boy' image rendered from a movie, an unauthorized biography and a graphic novel was known early on to call his Facebook followers "dumb f*cks." Of recent date, he has censored Proposition 19 (for the legalization of marijuana in California) from advertising on his network, in addition to filing a lawsuit against a Web site called 'Teachbook' for daring to use the word "book" in its title.

Social Media Data Wars Will Determine Semantic Web Leader

Social Media or Web 2.0 can be considered the battleground for Web 3.0's Semantic Web. The shift has been happening subtly but is picking up speed as Internet companies and nations vie for control of data. With 600 million users now on Facebook, Google's 1.3 billion visitors per week and China's 1.35 billion citizens, these three entities have the greatest opportunity to dominate the Web of the Future.

Animal Tiles That Drive You Wild... Or Wake You Up

Italy is always at the helm of design, especially when it comes to creating new things from skills Italians have perfected over hundreds of years - like making glass and tile mosaics.  Italian mosaic and ceramic art company, Settecento (seven hundred) has a wonderful new line of luxury tiles for animal lovers - especially jungle lovers.

 

Lasofoxifene: Chemo PREVENTION For Breast Cancer?

Victor G. Vogel, MD, of the Geisinger Medical Center and an editor of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, called the reductions in breast cancer and stroke incidence "dramatic" and considered that, though more data about the long-term effects of lasofoxifene was needed, the drug just may be the "tipping point in breast cancer prevention."

 

Social Media Inception Advertising Could Be Coming To A Social Network Near You

For anyone who has seen Christopher Nolan's mind-bending movie "Inception," the science of planting images and ideas into a subject's brain is not pure fiction. A research team at Northwestern University are actually working on a study designed to make people remember things that never happened. As a result, there is speculation that implanted memories into one's existing photos could alter one's reality of the past and subsequent brand loyalty.