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Nintendo Amusement Park: The Dream Business That Will Become A Reality

No matter what generation you're from, you've probably spent your fare share of time with a Nintendo game, and you've probably always wondered what it feels like to stomp on the head of a Goomba or bounce off the top of an oversized mushroom. Well, dream about it no more, because soon this will become a reality!


KangoGift: Gift Giving By Text Messaging For The Lazy Consumer

Lazy gifting companies aren't new to us, and really aren't all that surprising since people thrive on having everything provided to them as convenient as possible. Now, there's a new company that takes this ideology to the next level, making use of the world's favorite method of communication in the spirit of giving.

Planeshop: Glasgow Airport Features Revolving Door Retail Site

We've seen pop-up shops which are temporary in that they can fold up shop and move on when the mood strikes them, but otherwise, a store's a store, and until its lease is up it typically stays in one place. Well, that's what we've been taught to think, and of course, that standard in retail has now been broken with one innovative shop.

"New Kids On The Block" Experiment With New Form of Payola!

Remember the days, when record companies use to slip a radio station a few extra hundred bucks to promote their favorite artist's latest record? The term, "payola" derived from that practice. Today, those pay-offs are being replaced by a new 21st century social media updated version.

Twitter, Google SideWiki & Wikileaks Can't Be Gagged!

It's becoming more and more difficult for traditional gatekeepers like the government to control the flow of information to the people. In years past when the authorities issued a "gag order" against the media, they could easily enforce it. Not the case in today's social media world!

Top Ten Social Shopping Networks (Just In Time) For The Holidays!

Holiday Shopping habits are going through a transition states OneUpWeb.com. The recession has changed consumer habits and according to their report on shopping trends, "social" search engines will be used more than traditional search for data regarding holiday purchases. And beyond Twitter Search, the social networking niche gaining the most traction in this area is social shopping network sites.

German Farmers Turn To Vending For Sales Of Local Produce

These days all types of businesses are taking advantage of the convenience of vending machines to market their products or set up their own virtually self-sustaining franchise. The latest industry to get in on this trend is farming.


Mixi & Poupeegirl vs Twitter Strategy in Japan

Can Twitter become a game-changer in Japan, where it just recently launched a new mobile platform? Or will cultural differences and native social networks like Mixi and Poupeegirl thwart its efforts?

Budget-Friendly Gourmet Fare: Economy Breeds Fine Dining That Meets Fast Food

Even in a down economy, people still have refined tastes. The bad news is, their wallet might not be in agreement with their taste buds - so to address this issue, there's a new trend in fine dining.


Top Ten Social Media Halloween Costumes

As much as social media occupies our everyday lives, I was surprised at how few social media costume actually were being packaged for sale. Perhaps retail manufacturers are in such an economic slump, they are focusing more on unloading existing inventory versus created new merchandise. However on the "home-made-create-your own" front, there are dozens of folks who have spent their time and creativity to craft some very unique social media costumes for this Halloween.