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Social Network Mixi's Up Designer Ramen

Social Networking - is there anything it can't do? Mixi, Japan's largest social networking site, and cup noodle maker Acecook have combined for a tasty collaboration that is cranking out new instant ramen flavors and cool slogans to advertising them.

Dorm2Dorm’s Convenient Moving and Storage Solutions for Students

Dorm2Dorm is a smart business that solves a common problem, by providing storage, moving, cleaning and packing services for students during scheduled hiatuses from college.

Profit from Part-Time Pets: The Dog Leasing Market

Miss having the companionship of a furry friend, but don't have the life circumstances that allow you to have one of your own? Businesses like FLEXPETS and major hotel chains like Fairmont and the Ritz-Carlton have established a unique time sharing concept.


Nightlife for the Nine-to-Fivers

A growing business trend allows even those with strenuous careers and familial obligations to get into the nightlife scene, while still getting to bed at a reasonable hour.

Ex Boyfriend Jewelry.com: Getting Rid of Bad Memories and Jewelry from Exes

Ex Boyfriend Jewelry.com, "You don't want it. He can't have it back". The name and slogan are fairly self-explanatory; Ex Boyfriend jewelry allows people to hock the gifts bought for them by their ex-flame after the relationship sizzled and burned.


Zubka Uses Social Trends to Connect People with Jobs and Offers a Commission

Zubka is a social networking site that connects people with jobs, and allows individuals to earn money during the process. It's a business that plays upon the rapidly growing trend of networking sites and brings a sense of ease to the lucrative industry of recruiting.

Establishing a Home Office for Your Successful Small Business

Setting up a home office that promotes efficiency and allows you to hear your own thoughts are crucial components in establishing a successful small business. Learn how to get started!

Twitter Drawers Collection Tweaks Twitter to a T

The Twitter Drawers Collection, or TDC for short, offers twitterers from Japan and elsewhere a free way to add a unique Japanese accent to their tweeting.

Buy Your Friend a Drink Online: Bridging The Gap Between The Internet And Real World

With the world on the internet constantly growing, it is no surprise that businesses like Buy Your Friend a Drink.com are attempting to bridge the gap between the World Wide Web and the real world.

Sarah’s Smash Shack: Consumers Relieve Frustration by Breaking Stuff

Finally, a service that allows you to relieve frustration, without the guilt that comes from damaging your own property.