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Top Five Social Network Bans In The US

With the Iranian Election protests and the Big Brother governmental control of China, we are familiar with some of the bans of social networking around the globe. But what about in our own backyard? Why are some organizations and corporations choosing to block sites like Twitter and Facebook right here in the US? This is a list of the top five bans that exist today in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

YearMadeForMe: Custom Calendar Company For The Office Or Back To School

For the defiantly organized going off to school or to the office, wall planning calendars are a great way to keep track of events, meetings and other important dates. But for those who just don't think that's enough, there is a company that creates custom calendars.

Twitter Denial Of Service Attack 101

What is a Denial of Service Attack and how did it wreak havoc across the Twitterverse on Thursday AM, August 6, 2009!

World Premiere Of Twitter,The Movie Coming Soon!

With Kevin Spacey's "Social Network" movie about Facebook scheduled to start production later this year, was it any wonder that "Twitter, the Movie" could be far behind? The microblogging site that scaled from a podcasting company in the South Park suburbs of San Francisco to changing the world in a 140 characters or less will grace the small and large screens in March of 2010 as a documentary, aptly titled "Twittamentary."

Cyclean: Sanitary Fitness Machine Covers For The Undying Germaphobe

You've probably had one of those moments where you get on an exercise bike at the gym and wonder just how well the person before you cleaned off their machine. Sure, we've all been there, but one company takes this germaphobe fear to the next level that makes sure you never have to deal with it again...and yes, it just might be going too far.


Table Tap: For The Lazy Drinker, Self-Serve Bars Are At It Again!

We've seen Minibar, a self-serve drinking establishment that gives patrons access to their own mini bar, so they never have to worry about waiting around for a server to bring them their next drink. But that business model came with one fatal flaw; in order to get their next drink, bar patrons needed to get up in move. So now there's a new style of drinking establishment more in tune with the lazy drinker.


SomeRightsReserved: Blueprint Distribution Follows In Music Industry’s Footsteps

Music distribution has been revolutionized as various companies have tried to come up with viable options that encourage people to get their hands on music and downloads legally, in turn cutting down on piracy. Bet you didn't know that the same issue is prevalent in the world of blue prints, and now one innovative company is modeling their business after the way music distribution has changed.


Twihotels, The Twitter Hotel-Finder Launches

The difficult thing about traveling is finding the right hotel in the right city at the right price! But equally important is securing a hotel you can trust - one that has been recommended by others.

Kideo: YouStar’s Existing Competition Lets Children Star In Animated Flix

I recently introduced you to YouStar, which allows people of all ages star in their favorite action films or romantic comedies, so that they can pretend to be Jennifer Anniston's leading man (or lady). But did you know that before this company announced the release of their brand of product, another one, Kideo, already captured the market?

Company Destined To Reveal Caffeine With Test Strips For Coffee

Those who turn to decaffeinated coffee just can't rely on someone's word that it's what they're getting, and let's be honest here; it was policy when I worked in my first job as a teenager in a coffee fop that if the decaf was out, you top it off with regular. In order to fight off misleading teenagers like I was, Discover Testing has created a product that allows people to test the caffeine content of their beverages.