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Your Pure Honey: Purchasing Shares In New Zealand’s Beehives

When you dreamed of a productive business to get yourself into, you might have ideas buzzing in your head, but I'd be surprised if it was beehives and honey that you had in mind. Well, Your Pure Honey was thinking for you so don't you worry.

Baby Teresa: Shopping Philanthropy Goes From Shoes To Babies

Tom's Shoes has made its claim to fame not only for its versatile, and ridiculously comfortable shoes, but for the fact that for every pair purchased, another is donated to a child in need. Not surprisingly, other businesses are catching onto this philanthropic business structure and this latest one deals in beautiful baby goods.

New Project From Swedish National Radio Lets You Make Up Songs On The Spot

Have you ever wanted to express yourself in song, but found that you're tragically terrible at singing?  Why not let them sing it or you?

Google Search Goes 'Local' With Androids & iPhones

Location-based services are 2010's hot ticket item. As hyped as 'real-time search' was in 2009, all things 'local' will be the focus this year by search companies like Google and the social networks of Facebook and Twitter. Optimized search suggestions using one's location was announced by Google on January 14.

Camino Hotel Introduces Branded Theme Rooms For Unique Marketing

We've seen lots of fun theme hotels that make for a unique visitor's experience, but there's a new one in a popular vacation destination that has gone to a new level.


OneForty Stocks Store With Twitter Apps, Save 'Location'

Back in September, I predicted that Twitter would acquire oneforty.com, "the Twitter Store of Apps," where one could shop to his or her heart's content for any app under the Twitter sun. Not only did that prediction come to past, but today, oneforty is juggling the launch of its Premium Twitter App marketplace with a $1.85 million dollar round of funding.

SynchTube Lets You Watch YouTube Videos With Friends

Many times when you want to share a YouTube video with your friends, a host of inconveniences arise.   SynchTube is taking the pain out of sharing videos by making a synchronized chatroom that you and your buddies can use to enjoy the video simultaneously.

Google Is No Secretary Of State When It Comes To Diplomacy In China

International diplomacy is the fine art of negotiations that Hillary Clinton is learning as she goes. When Google announced last week it was purchasing a power plant to save on its utilities bill, I reported that their Energy Czar should be considered for the US cabinet post of Secretary of Energy. And while the Search Engine giant is ubiquitous and a jack of all trades, I don't think they have the finesse for resolving international debates.

New Concept In Dining: Converted Airplane Restaurants

 Often the success of a restaurant relies upon a great location as well as appealing decor. A new Korean concept offers both with one unforgettable experience.

News From Yous: Company Integrates Social Media With Print News

Facebook and other social networking sites have become great ways for family of all generations around the world to stay in touch with one another. But for those who aren't as technologically savvy, it's not hard to be left out of the loop, which is why a new business News From Yous is integrating social media with print.