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Maybe Your Cat Will 'Stick' With This One: FroliCat Magnetic Cat Toy

If you've lived with a cat for more than a day, you know the length of his attention span.  Cats tire very quickly of anything humans think might interest them.  But here's a cat toy that offers somewhat more likelihood of your cat not becoming bored too soon after you've purchased it.

Social Media Introduces Social Objects, Bar-Coding & Object-Streams

When Web 2.0 first appeared on the scene and the 'wisdom of crowds' surfaced, a new world of 'user-generated content,' and the voice of the people took control of brand messaging. 'Push' was replaced by 'Pull' marketing and recommendations that were vetted by trusted followers attracted our attention. As a variation on that theme, now its time for our 'things' to have a similar say in the matter.

Baidu Advances From Student To Search Engine Sensei (Interview With Kaiser Kuo)

Baidu's, China's leading search engine has been overshadowed by Google globally for a good part of the first decade of the 21st Century. Now in its tenth year - even though it garners 70 percent market share in its native land, its been considered by most - as a follower, not an innovator. That was until this month. With the launch of Baidu's 'Box Computing Open Platform,' -  Baidu, the xue sheng becomes the sensei.

Social Media Gift Cards Converts Facebook Credits Into Real Currency

On the heels of PayNearMe giving out bonus "Facebook Credits" at 7-11 convenience stores last month, starting September 5, the social networking giant is going retail again by selling Facebook Gift cards at Target stores nationwide.  In denominations of $15, $25 and $50, Target's 1750 outlets will be the first to sell the cards via retail channels.

Social Media Service For Hospitality Industry Shows Early Results

Flip.to, the social media service that turns hotel guests into brand advocates is announcing significant preliminary results for two beta clients. The service, based on 'magnetic marketing' versus traditional push or pull advertising, engages customers at the time of booking.

FootUndeez: Capezio Makes Luxurious Lingerie For Your Feet!

The term 'thong' refers to more than one fashion item; the kind that can be worn on your bum or the kind that can be worn on your feet. More often than not it's thought of as lingerie, though, so one footwear company has taken that idea and gone with the logical next step.

Social Media Kettle Calling The Pot Black

In this last week, both Condé Nast and Mark Zuckerberg have censored "Just Say Now' marijuana ads for both the Reddit and Facebook social networks. The ads support the passage of California's Proposition 19, which would largely legalize the use of marijuana in the state.

Social Media Billboards Scale Times Square Skyline

A year ago, Quick Response (QR) codes and location-based social networks as a means for social interaction were only shared in limited techie circles.  During the summer of 2010 - however, based on augmented reality and geolocation becoming the latest and hottest tools in our social media toolbox, even one of the largest cities in the world is cozying up to this new technology.

We've Got Your Crappy Furniture Right Here

That's no dump! Would you buy your furniture from a store whose mascot is a flying, smiling, cartoon cow-pie? Of course you would... and now you can.

Inventor Creates Product on Kitchen Counter and Makes Millions!

Imagine coming up with an Invention on your kitchen counter and soon becoming a millionaire and having your Invention sold all over the world!  That's what happened to Debbie Barker, the Inventor of the FlipFold!

Social Media Coupons Is The Cautionary Tale Of "Be Careful What You Wish For"

Groupon is the number one social media discount program online today. Expected to reach $400 million in revenue this year, it sends retail offers to about 13 million registered users by email. Retailers that are accepted into the program are willing to pay the firm 50% of an item's retail price to be featured. So why are so many merchant griping about the related boost in sales?

Pet Birds Need Personal Grooming Aids Too

Birds in the wild can groom their nails, or claws, on the rough branches of trees.  They can bathe in the rain, the ocean, bay, or brook.  But what about pet birds?  They also have a natural need to groom themselves.

 

This Robot Vacuum Cleaner Has A Roving Eye

When you get old, you should not have to vacuum.  You read that here first.  So someone invented a Laser Guided Robotic Vacuum for us boomers and other folks who would rather be doing anything else but vacuuming.  Even if you had a maid, she wouldn't vacuum this good for, although the robot moves around  a lot like a human, its laser vision is better than ours.

 


Hot Potato Could Become Facebook's Location-Based Social Network Differentiator

"If you can't acquire them, squash them" - might be Facebook's new mantra in trying to create a foothold in the location-based social networking space. Since Foursquare spurned Facebook's advances for acquisition in favor of seeking more funding - the mighty social network of half a billion has put Plan B into motion...

Back to School: Solar Backpacks Fit School Supplies and Charge Electronics

Make a green pact this school year to ditch (donate or recycle) all you're portable electronics. No way! Okay, if that's out of the question, how about carrying all your school supplies in a bag that can recharge your portable electronics with the power of the sun. Take a look below at the solar charge backpacks I found on Amazon.

Hamster Bags Stop Stroller Tip-Over

Umbrella strollers are so convenient.  They are light, easily packed or even carried along and quickly unfold for use.  The only major problem is that when you hang your diaper bag, purse or shopping bags on the handles the extra weight causes the buggy to topple backwards anytime the child is removed from the front.  Enter the Hamster Bag.

Privacy Leaks Come Bundled In Free Apps For iPhones & Androids

Used to be "there's no such thing as a free lunch." Today "there's no such thing as a free app," as 100s of thousands free apps on the market today are security risks. According to the App Genome Project undertaken by the mobile security company Lookout, users' privacy is threatened with apps that collect and transmit their private data.

Social Media Currency- Facebook Credits Go Retail With 7-11 Slurpies

It was just a matter of time for Facebook to step up its game to promote Facebook Credits to mainstream America in the real world. And what better way to do it than to have them available at nearly all of the 6,000 7-11 stores in the continental US?

How Sweet Is Froyo - Android's Flash-iest Dessert Du Jour

The latest iteration of Google's Android operating system is going to market as "Froyo," the frozen ice-cream substitute. Continuing its tradition of naming new OS versions as desserts in alphabetical order, the operating system has gone from "Cupcake" to "Eclair" to "Froyo." Experts say that this upgrade, although only a .01 boost to 2.2 is the tastiest to date.

OMO Detergent Is A Cross Between Internet Of Things & Foursquare Gone Wild

Unilever is experimenting with a promotion for their Omo Detergent product in Brazil. The brand is adding a GPS device as an additional ingredient to its two-pound detergent box which will trigger its promotion agency Bullet to track shoppers down from the supermarket to their front door.