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The 'Summer Of Droid' Should Dispel Rumors Of The Verizon iPhone

Today, there were close to 1000 articles and blogs posted, anticipating the highly rumored news that Verizon might become Apple's second mobile carrier to AT&T, iPhone's exclusive telecom service to date. That much interest should be a red flag as to AT&T's service (or lack thereof).

Google Under Threat Of Going Dark In China If Government Pulls The Plug

International diplomacy has never been Google's strong suit. But based on it's size and number of global netizens that use its engine exclusively for search, it has always seen itself as a powerhouse in getting what it wants.

International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Picks 3 Top Winners!

The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) is one of the most prestigious international design competitions in the world.  And the 2010 IDEA was so competitive that there were three Best in Shows awarded....

'Google Me' Silly - Does Google Have The 'Social Networking' Gene?

Google has tried twice unsuccessfully to create a better mousetrap than Facebook. Both Orkut's launch in 2004 and Buzz's roll-out just last year were valiant attempts - but no bull's eye for the Grand Daddy of Search

Green Calling: Sharp Introduces Solar Powered, Waterproof Mobile Phones

Waterproof solar powered mobile phones from Sharp come in any color you want, as long as it's green.

Conflict Minerals For Cell Phones Fuel Genocide In Congo

I speculated recently about the amount of lithium recently found in Afghanistan - like oil in Iraq - could become the number one resource for the war to continue in that country. In a post, titled, "The Smartphone Wars Seek Trillion Dollar Spoils," I believe that mobile phone manufacturers will compete heavily to secure this resource. In the Congo, a similar scenario has already played out with 'conflict minerals' with more dire consequences.

Green Golf Ball Improves Your Stroke, Strains Your Vision

A green golf ball is the latest color to be released in TourStage's V10 series. The 'Super Lime' balls should sell well... if only to replace the ones you'll lose.

Social Media Digital Footprint vs Paper Trails Of The Past

Computers are not only saving trees these days -  they have almost eliminated any need for the traditional 'paper trail' we were so accustomed to using just a short decade ago. In the year 2010, wherever you travel throughout the social media space, you're leaving digital breadcrumbs for all to follow.

Is Coke's 'Promoted Trends' The Real Thing For Real-Time Social Media?

Buying Twitter's 'Promoted Trends' seems to me to go against a major tenet of Twitter, namely the surfacing of real-time news items generated by the 'wisdom of crowds.' In my post, "Will 'Promoted Trends' Corrupt Real-Time Social Media News," I talked about the juxtaposition of obtrusive ads next to legitimate news items.

Avoidr, The Anti-Social, Anti-Check-In Social Network

Scaling to twenty thousand users overnight, a virtual unknown Web app has arrived on the digital landscape to address our latest social media dilemma - how to avoid the many followers we've worked diligently to attract? As such, Avoidr might be labeled the first "anti-social" social network.

'The Social Network' Movie Trailer Labels FB Leader A Punk, Genius, Prophet, & Traitor

"If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook," is the cryptic utterance made by actor Jesse Eisenberg portraying Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg in the first trailer for "The Social Network." While bordering on self-parody, those words underscore how the origins of the largest global networking enterprise was intriguing enough to be made into a movie.

New Soccer Shoes For Tough Players Have A Soft Side

Mizuno Super Sonic Wave SP soccer shoes are designed to make The Beautiful Game less chancy and more fancy - at least where footwork comes into play.

'Twitter Annotations' - When 140 Characters Just Isn't Enough!

There's some irony here - but with the Semantic Technolody fast approaching - it was an inevitable progression of the Web that was bound to happen. While the simplicity of the common tweet was underscored by its short 140 characters or less, Twitter Annotations will be adding metadata to those tweets ...

Rafael Morgan 'Light Drops' Drip From A Faucet

In his metaphoric design, Light Drop, Rafael Morgan reminds us that light, like water, must be conserved. Though energy-saving LED lights are embedded in the custom-made polycarbonate bulbs, their brightness is controlled just like precious water, from the spigots.

Waffle-Waffle Won't Waffle On Widening Your Waistline

Waffle-Waffle, a new dessert restaurant & cafe in Tokyo, serves up so many types of delicious waffles you won't want to leave... but when you do, take home a 10-pack!