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China's Facebook Launches Social Credit Card While It Slides On Stock Exchange

A paradox seems a foot when a Chinese social network pilots an innovative global initiative at the same time its stock price is plummeting. As Renren, China's Facebook teams up with China Merchants Bank to create a co-branded credit card with "social features" - in one week's time, the value of its stock fell from US$14 to an all time low of US$6.78 as of closing on June 16.

iPhone, iPod and iPad Custom Button Stickers Bling Up the Power

Before you push it, stick it on! Cute & colorful “Touch Me!” home button stickers from Japan help your iPhone, iPod or iPad stand out from the other Apples in the bushel.

Social Media Finds "F Word" Acceptable For Songs & Graphic Novel

From George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television," and Harry Nilsson's "You're Breaking My Heart" back in the 70's, it's taken almost 40 years for one of the most taboo of curse words to make it into every day discourse via social media channels such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Zuckerberg Kills Those Who Do Not Follow, Including The Virtual

Since lobsters, goats and pigs have not fallen in line with homosapiens by joining the world's most ubiquitous social network, Mark Zuckerberg has decided to put a target on their backs. However, instead of becoming a serial killer just for sport, he's made a vow - this year - to only eat what he kills.

Social Media Meets Shangri-La: Tibet Tops One Million Internet Users

Online on top of the world! Nearly half of Tibet's population has come to embrace the Internet as an ideal way to find information, exchange ideas, play games and “yak” with far-away friends.

Open iPhone or MP3 Player Earphone Jack? Plugy Plugs It!

Plugy's are irresistible little earphone jack accessories that add a dash of Japanese “kawaii” cuteness to iPhones, iPods, MP3 music players or most any mobile electronic device.

iPhone Dock Fan Keeps You Cool While You Call

The iPhone Dock Fan for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch is this summer's must-have i-accessory for fanboys & fangirls worldwide. Phoning without it just wouldn't be cool.

The iOpener: An iPhone Accessory That Triggers A Novel Social Networking App

The story starts when auto mechanic Tom Ramies shares his crazy idea for an iPhone bottle opener with industrial designer Clay Baker, a former tech developer. Baker, who first laughed at the idea, soon saw its potential - a gadget linked to a beer app that would totally reinvent social networking.... How?

 

Justin Bieber's Japan Tour Sends a Positive Message to the World

Will success spoil Justin Bieber? Not yet, it seems. Defying concerns about visiting Japan expressed by his road crew, the teenaged music superstar and YouTube phenomenon closed out his nearly two-year long My World Tour with concerts in Osaka and Tokyo. What's more, Bieber made a point of guesting on Japanese TV programs and meeting children affected by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami. He didn't have to, but he did, and that's very, very cool.

These Guys Have Cojones - Orbotix Unleashes Robotic Balls

Orbotix have plenty of balls. Robotic balls, that is.