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Google's GPS Speeds Past Stand-Alones

Ubiquitous Google is out there once again speeding past anything it finds in its way on what we use to call the Superhighway! This time its taken to the gadget world by transforming their Android phones into mobile GPS navigation systems - and its free!

Get & Go Express: Store Without Employees Operates Like Giant Vending Machine

Vending machines might be the ultimate businesses of convenience, but often they do have limitations with what they can hold and they type of products available.  To bridge the gap between store and vending concept, the Get & Go Express was created.


The Business Of Halloween Horror: 5 Historical Haunts To Horrify You This Halloween

Halloween is a huge business, but sometimes the classic historical haunts get overlooked. The businesses based on haunting history, do however offer some of the most horrifying experiences available in the United States, and here are some of the top 5 historical haunts that you should let horrify you this Halloween!


Social Media That Happens In Vegas Doesn't Have To Stay in Vegas!

The catch-phrase that transformed Las Vegas' failed attempt at becoming a 'family destination' back into its original 'Sin City' image is now taking another turn. "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas," was not only a brilliant ad campaign slogan, it also became a pop culture mantra used every time someone wanted to alert someone else about keeping things on the DL.

Google & WOWD Putting Humans Back Into The Search Equation

Like Mahalo, ChaCha, Eurekster and a few other social search engines before them, adding humans to the search function seems to be having a resurgence in popularity. After all when Google jumps into the fray, people do stop and listen.

Work Poop: Disgusting Website Tracks How Much People Get Paid To Poop At Work

Perhaps it's an evaluation of just how productive you are at work, or maybe it's a website that truly is crappy - but, whichever way you look at it, it's certainly a tool to help you waste time at work. Sorry employers!

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?