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Social Media's Six Billion Dollar Man Knows How To Shop For Deals

Wunderkind 29-year old entrepreneur Andrew Mason figured how to inject hysteria into his Groupon model of Internet bargain hunting. Exclusivity and short-order inventories were the key. Not only has it attracted 33 million subscribers and the attention of top line investors like Digital Sky Technologies, this week the founder enters the stratosphere with an inconceivable offer of $6 billion by search giant Google to acquire the social media buying site.

9 Super Cool Clocks That Make Great Design Gifts

No one can afford to "watch the clock" all day, but we do look look at our wall clocks often...  These wall clocks will update a room's decor with a fresh modern look and give it new personality - one that matches your very cool giftee.

The Snowman Paint Set Brings Back Winter Fun

If you are having trouble bringing back the joy of the white stuff then the Snowman Paint Set might help ease you back over to the other side, at least for a time.  The set will help you create the ultimate vibrant and cheery snowman – the perfect symbol of frosty fun!

Design Of The A-FOLD Enhances The Benefits Of An iPad

Just think of how many iPads would have been sold by now if Apple had come out with something like the Grip and the A-Fold itself.  Fortunately for iPad owners and for remaining sales of the iPad, some members of the design community are making the iPad more user-friendly: the Grip, which makes the iPad comfortably portable, and now the A-FOLD, a solid, multi-angled stand for the iPad.

 

 


Top 10 Bizarre Alarm Clocks From Japan That Could Wake Godzilla

You snooze, you lose! Wake up like you've never awoken before with these 10 bizarre alarm clocks from Japan, the land where nobody sleeps - for obvious reasons.

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.

9 More Strange and Bizarre Gifts For The Weirdos In Your Life

For those people that are impossible to shop for and for those that don't deserve any better, sometimes the best gifts are those that are just plan strange or rude. And with that in mind, it's time to kick off InventorSpot's yearly roundup of the weirdest, dumbest and silliest Christmas gifts to stuff under your tree this year.

Chic Moccasin Heels: Givenchy Oxford Pumps Take On Native Inspiration

Moccasins have been trendy moving into the winter season, but they're also an undeniably casual style that not everyone's into. A chic new style kicks the fashion trend up a notch for those that want to get in on the Native inspired footwear without resorting to flats.

Plop Plop Fizz Fizz... OMG, It's Bacon Acid Reliever!

There's one thing we can count on this weekend, whether or not we manage to get felt up by a stranger in an airport... We're all going to eat too much.

Rainwear Goes Geek With Rain Level Boots

It's the season of rain in many parts of the world, and to help prepare an awesome geek you know for the wet weather, there are some great rain boots that would be most appreciated holiday gifts!

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.

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!

 


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.

Sumo Lounge Makes One Heck Of A Bean Bag Chair: Review

It's hard to find a chair that's comfortable for the many ways you might use one in a family room.  You may not have considered a bean bag as an all purpose chair - not since you became 'an adult.'  Then again, Sumo Urban Lounge Gear doesn't make the kinds of bean bag chairs you remember from your childhood. 

Unique, Inspiring and Sustainable Menorahs

For anyone out there looking for a green Menorah take a look at the list of eco-friendly Menorahs below. Some of the Menorahs are elegantly green. Other Menorahs use green technology to light up the candles. While some Menorahs on the list just remind us to use what we have and work with it. They're all inspiring.

A Unique Espresso Set For The Host/Hostess On Your List

If you are looking for a cool holiday gift for the ultimate host/hostess on your shopping list then the Espresso Set by Fellina Sok-Cham may do the trick.  This unique serving piece started out as a student design contest entry – it was a winner. 

Lululemon Convertible Hoodie Transforms Into A Pillow!

If you've ever thought that clothing only serves one purpose; wearing it, then you clearly haven't been reading this blog enough. Another great example of a multi-purpose clothing item comes from a major retail brand that has created a functional, convertible style.

2010's Best Solar Powered Gifts For The Gadget Crazy

Every year innovative people come up with new solar powered gadgets that solar powered gadget fan dying to try. If you have a solar powered gadget geek/fan on your gift-giving list take a look at the list of solar powered gadgets below. You will find you may want a gadget or two of these yourself.

The Tesco Plant Perf Maintains Produce Freshness Naturally

By the time you get produce home from the store it has often lost what little flavor and nutrition it originally had.  Maybe things do not always have to be this way though.  Tesco has developed a concept for a plant perfusion (or ‘plant perf’) system that will allow cut plants of any kind to get the nutrients they need on their way to the store.