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Could The Fiefdom Of Foursquare Become The New Twittersphere?

Many people have been talking about the next Google (including myself) for the last ten years. Yet they still remain king of the hill. Similarly isn't it daunting to think that in a little over 3 years the microblogging darling of the investment world recently valued at one billion dollars could possibly be supplanted by a location-based game, the likes of Foursquare? Yet, there are those that have jumped on that band wagon.

Google's Desktop Search To Synch With Mobiles, But When?

Mobile Search is growing faster than Desktop Search and in some countries its the primary means for people to search today. However when originating a search at home or in office wouldn't it be great if you could transfer that search query to your mobile to obtain updates when you're on the go?

Could Tag Technology Replace Google Search?

There are several stand-alone augmented reality apps that have been developed for our mobiles, but similar to our cellphone being Internet-enabled, when will technology advance our smartphones to become totally integrated with Augmented reality? Is Tag Technology the answer?

Bing Mobile Seeks Coup D'Etat!

While Google's hold on "traditional" search on PCs far exceeds its competition, Microsoft is hoping its new search engine, Bing will soon dominate the burgeoning marketplace of mobile search. Can the little-engine-that-could score a coup d'etat?

TV's Going To Pot - Cannabis Planet Launches!

When someone tells you that TV is "going to pot," you can now take them literally, because "all things marijuana" has found a TV channel it can call its own!  It's the latest in a new wave of niche marketing where TV programming is devoted to one topic!

Japan Fights Train Station Suicide with Blue LED Lighting

Feeling blue? Japan's railways and subways have come up with a bright idea to reduce the number of suicides at train stations: eerie blue LED lighting that supposedly has a calming effect on suicidal psyches.

Habitat Turning Hashtag Spam Into 'Green Eggs & Ham'?

The power of social media and real-time search can turn on anyone in a moment's notice when misconduct online takes the spotlight. As evidenced recently by Kanye West, Joe Wilson, United Airlines and countless others, there are no "get out of jail free cards," when individuals and brands misbehave badly. The immediacy and the transparency of social media will catch you every time.

Cup Noodle Meets Louisiana Gumbo - That's Hot

Cup Noodle, long stereotyped as subsistence food for college students and basement dwelling bachelor geeks, is getting an extreme makeover, home cooking edition. Maruchan's "New Orleans Style Gumbo Noodle" is the first hot shot in the battle to make instant ramen cool.

"Heil Hitler Kanye West" Lambasted Via YouTube, Twitter & Obama!

When even Hitler disses Kanye West, its fairly obvious that his rabid outburst at MTV's Video Music Awards was as low rank as one could get. Getting chastised by the entire World Wide Web is not an easy task, but apparently a challenge Mr. West thought he was up for!

Recycled Fire Hose Shoulder Bags are Hot, Wet & Green!

Where do old Japanese fire hoses go to die? The answer is Patina Japan, a green company dedicated to remaking and remodeling vintage fire hoses into slick eco-friendly shoulder bags.

Plum Crazy About Social Networking!

How does a social network that has been around since 2006, with limited social media cred make an impact in today's Web 2.0 world? Well, perhaps if a well known mobile phone company with the resources of Nokia was will willing to invest in it!

Cough Please: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 7

The success of Japan Tobacco's Smoking Manners for Adults campaign is debatable, though the Tokyo Subway authority's series of monthly Subway Manners posters proves imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. For JT, however, everything must come to an end - much like lit cigarettes - so let's enjoy ads 61 through 73!

Joe "You Lie" Wilson Under A DDoS Attack!

"Sticks and stones may break my bones," but will "name calling" define Joe Wilson? This South Carolina's congressman knows how to call presidents liars but does he know how to defend himself against a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack?

Top Ten Augmented Reality Devices

Worlds Collide with the introduction of Augmented Reality. Now the latest craze for smartphones, PCs, camera, GPS systems and even eye-wear, AR merges our virtual and real worlds. Its initiated by technology that takes your existing environment and provides an overlay of extra data and information about the things you are viewing. Now us mere mortals can have some of the superpowers we thought were exclusive to the Bionic Man and the Terminator!

Dead Chihuahua Handbag: A Tribute To The Pet Accessory Trend

The favorite accessory carried by most female celebrities these days seems to be a very little dog. Some have become fixtures in pop culture and have, as a result, inspired an accessory that sends a strong message about this trend by using a girl's second favorite accessory.