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Eat Your Snacks At A Snail's Pace With The Popcorn Grabber

Mmmm...popcorn.  It’s not so bad on its own.  In fact, as snacks go, it is pretty healthy to eat plain, air-popped popcorn.  Really though, who does that?  The Popcorn Grabber, or Potechi no Te, is made to only grab a kernel at a time.

'Old Spice Man' & Magnetic Marketing Make Users Part Of The Social Media Story

Similar to our recent involvement with the Barefoot Bandit, Social Media differing from traditional media allows users to become an integral part of the story. While a man's aftershave lotion isn't exactly breaking news, how Old Spice's ad agency is engaging its customers via social networks is.

LeBron James: Future Champion Or Major Choker?

Well, it's finally over. The most hyped up, debated, discussed, analyzed and otherwise overplayed free agency in history is all done. And it may just be one of the biggest disappointments in sports since...well since LeBron's last embarrassing choke.

"Anything for you..." The Sun in Advertising

Marketing firms gaze up at the Sun and get ideas.  Some are cute.  Some are scary.  Either way, that giant ball of flame has become a unique image in advertising.  Come on in for a look.  But don't forget your sunscreen.

A Look into a Direct Retail TV Company - Lenfest Media Group

We've all seen them. At first, we used to see them only late at night and for anyone who hasn't slept well, you know what I mean. Now we see them through out the day and on almost every channel. I'm talking about direct response television ("DRTV"). One form of DRTV that is commonly known is called the infomercial. Ring a bell for you? One interesting company involved in the DRTV space is Lenfest Media Group.

Not To Compete With Sinatra, Michael Jackson's 'Blue Eye' Portrait Unveiled (Video)

On the eve of the one year anniversary of his death, 11 never-before-published portraits of the late singer  will go up for auction in December by Auctioneers Pierre Berge & Associates. The rare 1999 photograph entitled 'Michael Jackson's Blue Eye,' was a portrait taken but dismissed for the King of Pop's studio album Invincible released in 2001.

Betting On The MTV Twitter Jockey Who Will Make It To The Finish Line (POLL)

Will it be Tomicha Cassel from Cleveland, Ohio or Rolfe Norman from Athens, Georgia? Who will be the social media voice for MTV? The network is currently in the process of answering that question with an ongoing series of challenges that will continue for the next couple months - up to a live finale on August 8.

I Have Seen the End of the World. It's Little and Blue

Couldn't get enough of those blue guys in Avatar?  Well, unfortunately a sequel to that film is a few years off.  Until then, we're gonna have to make do with the other blue guys.  And I'm scared.

Top MLB Stars Show Their Softer Sides For Dove's Men+Care

Some of the staunchest baseball players around have gotten together to detail their very own 'Journeys to Comfort'. Smart advertising or terrible career move?

World Cup Goes Digital This Year

A new study shows that British soccer fans have been preparing for the World Cup in a new way: by increasing their Internet capabilities, enabling Internet-based rather than television-based viewing.

'Mobile Jet Gundam' Ready To Take To The Skies

Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) is about to launch a new Mother Ship: a Boeing 777-300 jet that features anime graphics of the popular Gundam robot from the anime TV series "Mobile Suit Gundam."

Cooling Cream Keeps Japan's Balls In Order

Delicare M's (the 'M' is for Men) is a topical cream from Japanese pharmaceutical company Ikeda Mohando that features an added cooling ingredient. Sort of like Icy Hot without the hot part; something that should keep users singing a happy tune and not 'Great Balls of Fire'.

The Boy Who Invented TV Gets Social Media App Named After Him

I'm sure the boy who invented TV would be very proud of how far TV has come since the late 1940s. PHILO TV, the app and Web platform which launches today combines television with the power of social media to create an interactive user experience with real-time and multi-screen functionality. And it has that inventor to thank for it.

'Sh*t My Dad Says' - First TV Sitcom With 'Social Network' Theme

The irrepressible William Shatner, who at the ripe young age of 79 is jumping back into TV programming with a sit-com that will extend the television frontier to where no man has gone before.

'Champ' Concept Threatens To Take Down Couch Potatoes

Look out couch potatoes; if the ‘champ’ design by Tobias Fraenzel ever makes it to stores you may be left without an excuse for just sitting around in front of the TV. 

New Electric Vehicle Bill Could Offer a $10 Million Prize for Battery Technology

It's pretty clear that our government is planning on taking quite a few steps to both ease and hasten the transition into electrically powered vehicles in the coming years. While many of these are aimed at the consumer, a new bill being drafted could offer up to $10 Million cash for developing a longer lasting battery.

Network Buddies Turning Facebook Into 'Facebucks' For Social Network Users

Barclays Business has just launched a competition for UK entrepreneurs with 'brilliant' ideas, titled, "Take One Small Step." Its goal is to surface Britain's best new business innovations whether it's a new start-up or existing business looking to bust out with a new idea. Entrants can win one of 10 prizes worth £50,000, and Network Buddies with its new twist on an old Web 2.0 format has just thrown it's social networking hat in the ring!

'Of Mice & Men' Determining Cause & Treatment of Alzheimer's

Robert Burns, the Scottish poet in his 1785 poem 'To A Mouse…' asserts "the best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew. . . the present only touches you."  in contrast, man is constantly plagued with regrets of the past and fear of the future, and we often lose sight of how we relate to other creatures on the planet. Those poignant words have new meaning today as man is learning a potential new cause and treatment for a disease that robs of us our cognitive abilities.

World Cup Excess: HANNSoccer TV

The picture really says it all, but for the details, hit the headline.

Browser Tool Aims To Let Internet Flow Again By Removing Bieber Dams

In a world seemingly obsessed with celebrities and celebrity "culture", avoiding mention of them on the Internet seems almost an impossibility. In a stunning display of rage-induced creativity, web designer Greg Leuch of the Free Art and Technology collective has created a browser tool that actively blocks all mention of newest teen scourge, Justin Bieber. From text to photos, all things Bieber are blocked out, theoretically resulting in a more streamlined, teen-idol-free surfing experience.