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FilmGator: Social Media and Film Reviews Combined

FilmGator has been developed, and is now running in public open beta, to bring social media into the fun of movie watching.

Why She Lost: Obama's Social Media Playbook Ignored By Martha Coakley

Chris Hughes, sometimes referred to as the "Kingmaker" was largely responsible for Obama's victory over McCain in the last presidential election. Hughes, the wunderkind of social networking developed a social media campaign, the likes of which had never been seen before in modern politics. The digerati were the early adopters, followed by the goose-stepping queue of the Twitterati and the Facebookers. With such success why wouldn't Ted Kennedy's would-be successor have not followed suit?

Ruby Slippers: Contemporary And Safe Home Modification Biz For Seniors

The senior care industry is a growing rapidly to accommodate the aging baby boomers, and there are all sorts of businesses trying to break into the niche. With all of the competition, it's important that new businesses find a concept that allows them to stand out from the crowd, and Ruby Slippers is one that's done just that.

Will NY Times Charge For Content & Bundle Delivery With New Apple iPad?

Speculation is circulating from reputable sources such as Mashable  that the New York Times is contemplating charging for content. While legacy newspapers have struggled to develop new business models to address dwindling subscriptions and ad revenue, it's apparent that a metered system is on the table for consideration.

'Old School' SEO Can Address Google's 'New School' Real-Time Search

Seems odd to call SEO (search engine optimization) 'old school,' but given the fact it's been around for over tens years, that's considered dog years online for "ancient." Now how does that 'old school' religion work with today's real-time tweets?  Will the old axiom apply - if it ain't broke, it don't need to be fixed?

Top Five 'Pants On The Ground' Song Renditions

If you can't get that crazy song out of your head since 62-yr old 'General' Larry Platt first sang it on American idol mocking the contemporary street fashion of wearing your pants at half-(m)ass(t) - you are not alone!

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.