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MixMyGranola: Customized Cereals Put A Spin On A Traditional Business Model

Sometimes all it takes is an innovative twist on a simple concept to increase the hype surrounding a new business idea. The latest trend that businesses globally have been turning to is to allow consumers to make their own decisions about the products that they receive. Customization is the key; allowing consumers to think about only themselves when they shop. And don't tell me that we can't all benefit from an egotistical perspective every now and again!


Chatab.com Offers You A Chat Application With A Tabbed Browser

Chatab.com aim to offer a solution to switching tabs or windows by giving you a web app that gives you multiple chat accounts alongside a web browser.

Twitter's Down? Where's The Fail Whale When You Need Him?

There was something comforting about the appearance of the Fail Whale. His emergence from the depths of the Twitterstream meant that Twitter's usage was growing faster than it's server capabilities - but not to worry...because help was on its way. However, today that slumbering leviathan was disturbingly MIA?

Will The Bubbly Social Network Give Voice To Twitter?

Can a new social network site succeed that's basically an amplified version of Twitter while choosing not to launch in North America and Europe? Well, Bubbly is the new shiny thing literally bubbling over in Bollywood, and we're not talking about hookahs!

Typeface: Niche Personalized Font Biz With Facial Analysis

Everyone likes businesses that focus upon customization; perhaps because we're all just so into ourselves as a human race that we want to make purchases that really reflect who we are. Well, there's one company that's helping people do so in a somewhat nerdy way, while putting a twist on an old idea.

Is USA Today's 'Social Media Lounge' A Little Late To The Party?

With legacy newspapers falling by the wayside and CNN worried that Facebook and Twitter might be stealing its thunder, is it any wonder that USA Today would want to rethink how to interact in the Web 2.0 environment? The old slogan if you can't beat 'em join 'em couldn't be any more apropos as traditional media outlets either mimic or recreate best practices found in the social media space. But in either event, is USA Today doing too little too late?

Where in the World is Robert Scoble @SXSW ?

Why is it worth your while to track down Robert Scoble? Perhaps a $1000 might be an incentive? Hint: He's attending South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas for the next couple of days and he's tied into a major Augmented Reality Contest that could earn a lucky winner a $1000 prize.

Junaio's App Moves Indoors To Put The AR In ScavengAR Hunt @SXSW

Developer Metaio just released Junaio 2.0, an updated version of their augmented reality browser with the most cutting-edge features available today. Strategically planned to debut at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference(SXSW) March 10, 2020 in Austin, TX, the Metaio team have integrated the app into a special event titled "ScavengAR" that will provide conferees with an opportunity to experience the capabilities of the application first-hand.

Bodega: Hidden Shoe Store With Entrance Through A Vending Machine

Everyone knows that the hottest businesses are the ones that are impossible to find, because they're just so highly sought after they have to be discreet. We've seen hidden sushi restaurants that are all the rage, and now there's a shoe store that's following suit in an even more unique way.

'Tweet Defense' Calculates Twitter Stats For Game App Advantage

For members of the Twitterati who have been accumulating Twitter followers just for 'bragging rights,' now you may have a legitimate reason to do so. Here's a mobile game application that actually analyzes your Twitter stats  - number of followers and tweets - and then awards you bonuses based on its calculations. It's the next evolution in game apps where developers  are experimenting with pulling data from Web 2.0 services and social networks and integrating them into virtual games.