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All-Time Absolutely Cutest Ad Ever?

Babies are cute, right?  So if you took a group of babies and put them on roller-blades, that would make for some cute advertising... right?

Advertisers Want You Love Them Long Time: 10 Best Valentines Ads

Valentine's Day allows advertising firms to tug at the heart strings of the consumer.  Is this blatant manipulation?  Of course it is!  But does it make for some great ads?  Decide for yourself...

WhoDat Won The Superbowl? Letterman & Leno!

While it was a helluva Super Bowl (Go Saints), when it came down to the ads, too many of the commercials smacked of familiarity and a lot lacked the surprise element because they were leaked to YouTube in advance of the event. However one commercial kept under close wraps rose above the rest for for not only its shock value, but also because it played off of the overexposed celebrity of two men we've all grown to love over the years- namely Letterman and Leno!

Who Wins The Social Media Bowl? #WhoDat vs #MyColts?

Dependent on what team you are rooting for in this year's Super Bowl (#SB44), you might be surprised to learn who is winning on the Social Media field of play. When Indianapolis Colts' Peyton Manning faces off against New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees, you might want to check out some of the stats and trends surfacing on the social networks before placing your final wager.

Tea Party Movement Does Not Move Social Media

There is a strange phenomenon afoot in this country. The rumblings of an establishment of a "Tea Party" party can be heard growing louder and louder. The National Tea Party, a first-time convention for the group has attracted 1,100 delegates to Nashville, Tennessee for three days of protest, caucus and debate. It's a movement everyone says is people-powered to give voice to the frustrations of a heretofore leaderless party. With all this talk channeling through the traditional news vehicles of legacy newspapers and TV, why hasn't this group chosen to be represented on social networks?

TV Adds 3D, Subtracts The Glasses

A company from Singapore has announced 3D TV technology that boasts 64 viewing angles without requiring accompanying glasses. It'll be debuted next month.

Top Five Super Bowl XLIV Commercials - Sneak Peaks

For those of you who are of the camp that "only watch the game for the commercials," this blog is for you!  [Spoiler Alert] ☞ From the raucous antics of GoDaddy.com, to an aging quarterback, to a very cherry Dr Pepper, to the return of a legendary rock band and ending with one controversial 'don't-ask-don't tell' commercial, this year's TOP FIVE can be seen here in advance of the game. They're inventive - they're insane - and they're definitely the caliber of ads the Super Bowl is known for.

'Everybody Hurts' vs 'We Are The World' - Battle Of The Haitian Charity Songs

Two Haitian Charity Songs will be hitting the airwaves at just about the same time. While it's been a proven formula that combining entertainment with fund-raising is one of the quickest ways to raise awareness for a cause, will these two anthems backed up by star-powered choruses work together synergistically or will they compete for the same charitable dollars? And in so doing, does the effort overshadow the cause and shift the spotlight to the artists?

Top Five Performances At 2010 Grammys

The 2010 Grammys seemed more like a 3 1/2 hour concert than it did an award show. For those that missed it, or those that just want to see an encore, there were five performances that stood out from the others (20 in total). As an 'invention" news site, InventorSpot  is known for finding the best of the best, and these TV performances were the most 'inventive' I have seen in a long time. Don't be surprised if you don't see the big winners of the night listed (namely Beyoncé and Taylor Swift).

Haiti & The Power Of Social Media

We've seen the power of Social Media in action with the outpouring of support for the Iranians during last summer's Iranian Election Protests on the streets of Tehran. We know its capabilities. Now, with the devastation of Haiti by one of the world's most horrendous earthquakes, once again Social Media and the Digital World take center stage to remind us of our humanity and that we all belong to one village.

LG Offers New Retro CRT Television Set

Take a breather from distinguishing 1080p from 1080i, searching for the largest screen display and waiting for 3D HDTV to hit the market, and enjoy television the way your grandfather did--on a huge box with small screen and average picture.

The Fall (and Rise) of Clowns in Advertising: Part 1

Just say the word "clown" to me and I shudder.  So why, dear readers, would I write a two-part article about them?  Because I think they've gotten a bad rap in advertising campaigns, that's why.  But they're still scary....

FanBuzz Visualizer & Grammy Awards Track Real-Time Popularity Of Lady Gaga & Others

On January 31, 2010, as a first-of-its-kind interactive fan experience, the 52nd Annual Grammy Award Show will rank the popularity of nominated artists. This will result from an aggregation of real-time feeds from YouTube, Twitter and Flickr that stream in from fans online.

Jinni Attempts To Categorize TV and Movie Tastes With A Genome Project

Jinni is now trying to categorize movies in the same way as Pandora, with votes counting towards movies and television shows, instead of music.

Top Five 'Pants On The Ground' Song Renditions

If you can't get that crazy song out of your head since 62-yr old 'General' Larry Platt first sang it on American idol mocking the contemporary street fashion of wearing your pants at half-(m)ass(t) - you are not alone!

As Seen On TV: The Grease Bullet

Look at that shiny pan, all clean and sparkly thanks to the Grease Bullet - a unique tablet that supposedly opens a major can of whoop-ass on grease.  But does it work?

Haier Displays Television That Features Wireless Power

Wireless electronics are nothing new, but usually the wirelessness stops at the power cord. Not this time.

Panasonic Unveils A Swarm of 3D HDTV Equipment At CES

Panasonic doesn't intend to leave any aspect of 3D television untouched. The company announced 3D televisions, a Blu-ray player and camera at CES yesterday.

2010 CES Introduces 3-D TV, Microsoft Tablet, Rejects GPS & MP3s

The big news at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas (January 7-10) was 3-D TVs. While Steve Ballmer's introduction of his new Microsoft Tablet is expected to compete head-on with Apple's launch of their new iSlate/Tablet in March, it appears that the influence of the movie Avatar's 3-D technology is stretching from the large screen to the small screen.

CGI Tricks Can Put You In Your Favorite Flicks

Always wanted to co-star with your favorite love interest in a TV romance? A Korean film studio is making it happen today for love-lorn Japanese drama fans.