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10 Of The Best Business Of 2009: The Innovative, The Unusual, The Hilarious (Part One)

In 2009, some pretty great businesses came across our radar. We've seen the strange, the unique, the hilarious, and the truly innovative that have reshaped our thoughts of what constitutes a business! This list recaps some of the best businesses of 2009. This is part one, stay tuned for part 2 as well!

Brightkite's Augmented Reality Adds New Dimension To Your Holiday Shopping!

A new wrinkle in Holiday Shopping. One the hottest location-based social networks on the market today just added Augmented Reality to one's holiday shopping experience. Just point your smartphone's camera toward any shopping area and view more than you bargained for.

Drive Through Fashion Shopping: Target To Go Sells Rodarte Line

The holiday shopping crunch is on, and shoppers no longer have time to dwell on the purchases that they're planning to make. That's why shops that feature a drive through, fast food style of shopping environment ideal because they allow shoppers to get in and get out!

O’Noir Toronto: Dine In The Dark In The New Year

It's about time to start considering what your New Year's resolutions will be this time around, and instead of pledging to start going to the gym or eating better (which you'll do, until February arrives); vow instead to try new experiences. If you're in Toronto, here's one great new thing to check out, but make sure you go with an appetite!

Will Google Purchase Yelp To Create Its Own Foursquare?

Rumors are running rampant that Google is closing in on a potential acquisition of Yelp. Why would the Search Engine Giant consider such a move? Might a small savvy start-up like Foursquare be in its cross-hairs?

Sprize : Service Notifies Shoppers When Their Purchase Drops In Price!

With all the holiday shopping each and every one of us are doing, be it online or while braving the crowds at the malls, there's a good chance that one of those purchases is going to be subject of a price cut. A deal is great, but there's no time to comparison shop after a purchase has been made, which is why Sprize is offering a solution.

Facebook May Thwart Location-Based Social Network Growth

There is so much activity in the location-based social network space with even Facebook and Twitter jumping into the fray. Companies like Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite are getting a lot of attention with successful rounds of funding added to their coffers.

Philly Kitchen Share: Rent A Professional Kitchen For Holiday Cooking

There are businesses renting just about everything these days, including workspaces like offices, product testing areas and more. Now, a new company is offering a different type of space for people to work in when they don't have their own, and it's something that could come in handy this holiday season.


Top Ten Companies Harnessing "The Wisdom Of The Clouds"

Companies and research firms may eventually transition most of their high-level computing tasks to a global network of servers known as "clouds." This top ten list notes the pioneers who are positioned to dominate that field.

Social Media Makes "Mr.Splashypants" Internet Famous!

In a very humorous rapid-fire delivery on YouTube, Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the popular social voting news Web site Reddit tells a story how one humpback whale became Internet famous. See how "Greenpeace," became the Captain Ahab in pursuit of a new name for Moby Dick on the Social Media High Seas!