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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!

Branded Medical Business: Taiwan’s Hello Kitty Hospital

Hello Kitty has been a major phenomenon to spread across Asia; although we have the brand here in North America, the trend hasn't quite blown up to the same level. In Taiwan, Hello Kitty is the basis for a themed business that you just wouldn't expect.


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!

Blue Sky Coffee Shop: Medical Marijuana Dispensary With A Menu

Marijuana might not be legal for general use in North America, but you would be surprised to learn just how big the marijuana industry is; and we're talking about those that are operating legally and even paying taxes on their products and services.


Joe Bike Cash For Clunkers: Trade Your Old Car For 2-Wheeled Transportation!

The cash for clunkers program was extremely popular when it launched in the US, and while it encouraged drivers to trade in an old inefficient vehicle for one a little more environmentally friendly, there's a new company on our radar that takes the concept to the next level.

Ning Adds 90 New Apps To Social Network Platform!

If you're an active Facebook user and involved in creating groups on their network, you might want to strike out on your own and design a highly-customized standalone site. Business professionals are developing networking hubs while hobbyists are getting their 'Ning' on forming online clubs. The New Kids On The Block have a fan following and College alumni groups have found a new way to keep in touch with their school mates!

Go Girl: Company Helps Desperate Women Pee Like A Man!

We've seen female urination devices before, that allow women to pee like a man. Well, now there's another new business that offers a similar product, but it's their marketing that really helps them stand apart.

The Sweet Flour Bake Shop: Custom Cookies Based On Demand

Not far from my home town is a simple yet delicious new concept that involves fresh baked goods and some serious decision making. Keep on reading to learn about The Sweet Flour Bake Shop and what makes it so unique.

'The Good Web' Uses Social Media To Advance Causes

Something is afoot when people begin to distinguish something that is familiar as 'good.' Not inferring that everything that went before it was 'bad,' "The Good Web" looks at the Internet and Social Media with new eyes and places value on using the tools of the Digital Age to create a groundswell of activity to assist with worthwhile causes.

Kogi Korean BBQ: Unique Mexican Meets Korean Recipes Powered By Twitter

Twitter is making waves in the restaurant business and helping different companies build not only interest but a following. The latest business to jump on the bandwagon? A Korean BBQ taco truck.