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Legacy Newspapers + Foursquare = Location-Based News

Legacy newspapers have been struggling to come up with new business models for the last couple of years. Some, like Rupert Murdoch are fighting Google over search engines' access to their newspapers' content, while the New York Times is considering a metered system and a potential partnership multimedia devices like Apple's new tablet (yet to be launched).

Tasti D-Lite Loyalty Program Needs Geolocation To Sell Product

In this coming year, technology is going to make the greatest impact with tweets that are geotagged. A lot of excitement surfaced recently over Tasti D-Lite's new loyalty program that rewards its patrons while simultaneously promotes their product via automated tweets on Twitter and Foursquare. However, while appearing to put a whole new spin on CRM, is this new type of viral communication with the brand's end user going to sell more desserts, or does it need a location-based component to really make it successful?

The Dream Job: Human Bed Warmers Employed At Popular Hotels

There are many out there who wish they didn't have to get out of bed every day to go to work. That doesn't do much by way of earning an income - but wouldn't it be a dream job if you could get paid to climb in bed every day.


Toyota Reveals MR2 Based Hybrid Sports Car

After the obligatory waiting period since first being mentioned, Toyota has finally taken the cover off of their upcoming MR2 based Hybrid Sports Car. While the design seems to make perfect sense with what consumers are asking for, the name currently being used leave something to be desired.

Ford's New 5.0L Promises More Horsepower and More Miles Per Gallon

For nearly every fan of the Ford Mustang, few numbers will elicit as much excitement as 5.0. The iconic 5.0 liter V8, last seen back in 1995, had been the performance benchmark for many enthusiasts for quite some time until the introduction of the 4.6 liter V8. Now, Ford is planning a reintroduction of the legendary engine to combat the higher output V8 engines of Dodge and Chevrolet.

Government's 'Love' Stimulus Plan For Valentines!

Hey, if the economy can receive bail-outs, why can't the LOVE department? Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, the nation's number sex therapist and octogenarian love ambassador, Dr Ruth Westheimer thinks "stimulus" is the operative word for her new campaign to promoted a 28-day romance stimulus plan for the US capital.

Camino Hotel Introduces Branded Theme Rooms For Unique Marketing

We've seen lots of fun theme hotels that make for a unique visitor's experience, but there's a new one in a popular vacation destination that has gone to a new level.


Yamaha Sparks Interest With Improved Electric Bicycles

Yamaha's five new and improved PAS series electric motor-assisted bicycles are aimed at women, students and urban non-drivers.

Ferrari Moving Forward With Hybrid Production

A few months back, Ferrari let their plans for a new hybrid system leak out. The ensuing uproar effectively divided the fans of the Italian Automaker into those who loved the idea, and those who were appalled by it. The decision by Ferrari to use the new powertrain in the 599 GTB is likely to divide this group even more.

OneForty Stocks Store With Twitter Apps, Save 'Location'

Back in September, I predicted that Twitter would acquire oneforty.com, "the Twitter Store of Apps," where one could shop to his or her heart's content for any app under the Twitter sun. Not only did that prediction come to past, but today, oneforty is juggling the launch of its Premium Twitter App marketplace with a $1.85 million dollar round of funding.

Rumors of RX7 Concept Could Mean End for RX8

Late last year, Mazda let it slip that they were revisiting the RX-7 and since then there have been countless renderings and relentless speculation. Now, many are questioning the feasibility of producing both the RX-8 and the RX-7 in today's economy.

Twitter & GeoAPI's Great Land Rush Of 2010

Some call it the Great Land Rush of 2010. Others don't quite understand what all the fuss is about. And others yet still feel that 'location-based services' are an intrusion on our privacy. Whatever your perspective at this moment in time, I can almost guarantee you that you will be feeling entirely different about geolocation apps by year's end.

Commuting Gloves Add Comfort To The Korean Travel System

As much as I advocate public transit, in concept, for environmental reasons; I loathe standing on a bus or subway about as much as the next person. You find yourself sleeping, falling, and tumbling over the person sitting in the seat in front of where you're standing. Now, one innovative Korean designer has made commuting just that much more comfortable.

Augmented Reality Could Transform Legacy Newspapers Into Video Media

Remember when after reading something of great interest, you daydreamed about the content as if it was a living scenario, whether it was fiction or the daily news. Now with the assistance of Augmented Reality, the content you read will virtually be able to pop off the page and begin speaking to you.

Hybrid GT-R to Offer Supercar Performance and a Clean Conscience

It seems like more and more automakers are beginning to warm up to the idea of combining performance with environmentally friendly, with a slew of new hybrid sports car concepts acting as proof. If the rumors prove true, the Nissan GT-R could be the next high horsepower sports car to be offered in hybrid trim.