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Trading In 2009's FML For 2010's LML

The acronym FML became a pervasive meme to mark the year 2009. Some of us might have escaped its grasp, but apparently a good number of folks used it as a crutch to describe their overt preoccupation with how much life sucks!

Twitter's 50,000+ Will Be "Location" Game Changer In 2010

2010 is going to be the year of the location-based services. While Location-based social networks made inroads in 2009, nothing will compare to the anticipated growth this coming year. In the last twelve months, we have seen the rise of  several location based start-ups, Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite are a just a few of the exciting apps out there. Yet, until now, the bigger players have held back.

Beatbox Kitchen: Mobile Eatery Is Really Seen And Heard!

This year, mobile eateries have been all the range and have offered a greater menu that the typical street meat that many Americans have grown to expect from food trucks. A new restaurant on wheels does offer that traditional fare, but there's something else that they've done to really make themselves seen and heard.

Festivus,The Holiday For The Rest Of Us!

In addition to Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, there are other celebrations that are honored during the holiday season.The Winter Solstice occurs on December 21 each year in the Northern Hemisphere. But what about that other holiday gaining in popularity called "Festivus."

Smart Kids To Launch Social Network for 6-12 Year Olds

Soon kids ages 6-12 will have their own social network according to Smart Kids Group Inc., a global provider of children's digital education and entertainment. A site called, "Live At The Hive" will launch with specialized content within a safe community that can be supervised by parents.

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

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.


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!