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Why The Fail Whale Is Here To Stay!

While the Fail Whale comes and goes. - sometimes its absence is missed as much as its presence. Ever wonder why the ubiquitous Fail Whale cannot disappear forever? Here's the rationale of some of the top thinkers on the subject.

Lo Fresco Healthy Vending Machines In Europe

Vending machines haven't traditionally catered to those looking for a healthy afternoon snack. Most vending machines feature chips, chocolate bars, cookies, and occasionally, the odd granola bar or apple accompanied by a wealth of carbonated beverages. Yo! Naturals was a healthy, organic vending machine that we spotted before, and now they've got competition!


Getting Personal: Classic Stories Customized To Make You The Hero Or Heroine

We've seen businesses that put you in the starring role of Hollywood movies, and those that make children the main character in a tale, and continuing right along with the story customization theme is Getting Personal.


Foursquare Clique Has A Ticket To Ride On The BART

Odd that Foursquare, the Location-Based Social Network with it roots in Manhattan should strike its first transit deal with the Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco versus the New York Subway system. Is the new location-based social network attracting a narrow demographic of West Coast clique-ish gamers?

Barcode Plus: Company That Believes In Full Consumer Disclosure

There's a black market for stolen goods in many countries around the world that get passed off as legitimate. Not only is this misleading to unsuspecting consumers, they can encounter legal ramifications for purchasing counterfeit goods. In order to help businesses and consumers verify the legitimacy of their purchases, Barcode Plus has been created.

Bing & Google Rockin' Real-Time, Baby!

When Bing filed for a trademark earlier this year, it appeared that 'local search' was in its cross-hairs. Now it has set it sights on 'real-time search' as well. And not to be outdone, the ubiquitous Google followed suit. Rocking real-time, baby is something both of these search engines needed to stay relevant in today's search engine arena.

Feel Good Ripple: A Canadian Project Built On Kindness And Giving Back

If we could, most of us would take the opportunity to give back and put a smile on the face of someone else, but we just don't always know where to start or don't have the ample financing available to make our aspirations a reality.  The Canadian Credit Union Servus has spearheaded a project just focused on good deeds.


Coca Cola's Magic Mystery Social Media Tour

Coca Cola will access the power of social media to create some international buzz for the brand around the globe commencing January 1, 2010 and lasting for a full year. As part of their "Open Happiness" campaign, the year-long quest to find out what makes people happy will go under the code name, "Expedition 206," and will take a team of Happiness Ambassadors from Aruba to Zimbabwe.

Top 5 Most Terrifying & Disturbing Restaurants To Visit This Halloween

It seems like no matter where you go around the world, there's a unique experience offered that might just want to make you run screaming home to momma. With Halloween approaching, there's no better time to terrify and disturb yourself or your loved ones, so here are some of the top 5 most terrifying and disturbing restaurants that you just can't miss this year.

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!