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Party Planning Celebrations For The Bereaved

Funeral homes and funeral planners offer all sorts of celebrations, including those based on Irish tradition that celebrate life with a toast to the dead, rather than having a morose and subdued ceremony. Tonight on ABC's The Shark Tank, a woman pitched a business that would do exclusively this.


HuffPost Social News + Facebook = Strange Bedfellows?

Can online journalism become a social network? With legacy newspapers continuing to look for new ways to reinvent themselves, transforming into online blogs was just the first step. As a result of the Huffington Post's collaboration with Facebook, the next phase in the morphing process appears to be news blog sites melding into social media networks.

Kutano, The Super-charged Twitter Search Engine

How many times do you research online content, and wish you could do a Twitter search to check out what the 'wisdom of crowds' is saying about that same topic? Well, searching by Kutano, with its browser add-on virtually brings those tweets to you without you even leaving those Web pages (sort of like having your digital pie and eating it too!)

Tailored Music: Personalized Love Songs For The Musically Disinclined

Jealous of all of those musicians who manage to woo the ladies by writing and performing their own personalized love songs? Cheesy or not, now it's possible to have a love song written and recorded without any artistic or musical talent.

Facebook, So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good-bye!

Do you hear those 'Sound of Music' lyrics emanating from  the hallowed halls of Socialgraphica sending out our early good-byes to Facebook? The NY Times might be right when it talks about its imminent demise. In an article titled "Facebook Exodus" they refer to things falling apart when the center cannot hold the weight. Is Facebook about to implode at the hands of its own critical mass?

Jailhouse Fire: Entrepreneurial Inmates Market Their Brand Of Hot Sauce

It's no secret that some inmates in prisons in North America have privileges; you don't even want to get me started on some of the opportunities available to Canadian prisoners who have more opportunities available to them than some law abiding citizens. Freedom might not be one of the privileges of a group of Floridian inmates, but that hasn't stopped them from developing entrepreneurial roots.


Jetlev: Amazing Jetpack Company Offers Experiences That Will Blow You Away

A new and innovative company is just getting off the ground, both figuratively and literally. It offers a unique service that is the stuff that dreams are made from, and it will blow you away!


Sample Marketing Comes To Japan Coffee Shop LCAFE!

When you walk into your local coffee shop or café, at best, the only freebies you'll get are the chocolate toppings or other spices available at the station where you have to lid your own drink. Well, not anymore; at least, not if you live in Japan and plan on frequenting LCAFE.


FoxTV + Twitter = Tweet-peats!

Fox TV is the first major network to strike a deal with Twitter to follow tweets while viewing two of their popular dramas. This is an innovative tactic by Fox to attract an audience to watch repeats, programming that tends to draw in low numbers on the Nielsen ratings! Hence the birth of tweet-peats!

Be A Football Hero: A Commentated Game Makes You Feel Like A Pro

We've all listened to sports announcers and thought "wouldn't it be cool if he were saying my name as I kick butt at a sport I probably don't play in reality?". Well, short of becoming a professional sports player, that hasn't really been possible until now.