Monthly Archives: September 2009

CNN iPhone App

  CNN launched its new iPhone application Tuesday morning, featuring breaking news, video, personalization options, and, most notably, an interactive iReport feature. The application allows you to search for and follow topics of interest to create a personalized “MyCNN” news … Continue Reading


The Unique Origins of 25 Popular Products

25. Bra New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacob patented the modern bra as the result of an unsuitable corset. When she found her whalebone corset poking out of an evening gown before an event, Phelps used silk handkerchiefs and ribbon … Continue Reading

Will you dress up for Halloween?

Only 33.4% will dress up (down from 35.3% last year). And 42.2% will make a Jack-o-Lantern. Even the percentage of people who plan to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters has slid a bit: Just 71.2%. Young adults, typically the big … Continue Reading


iTunes only for Apples…

The skirmish between Apple and Palm over whether owners of Palm devices can sync them up with their iTunes libraries has come to something of a resolution — though maybe not the one Palm had hoped for. Earlier this summer, Palm … Continue Reading


Only in a Woman’s World

A mom from Boise, Idaho has won the “Inspire Us” contest from Frito-Lay and will have her entry turned into an animated webisode as part of Pepsi’s larger “Only in a Woman’s World” campaign. The mom, Stacy Lynn Miller, offered … Continue Reading


Smucker’s Gives Away 20,000 Coupons in ONE MORNING!

The J.M. Smucker Company launched an online promotion offering 20,000 coupons for free four-packs of Smucker’s Uncrustables Sandwiches on September 28, and the coupons were gone within hours. The promotion stated that the offer was valid through Oct. 30, or while … Continue Reading


McDonald’s Gives Rail Riders Coupons and a Free Ride

Some local McDonald’s franchisees are making friends with computers in busy cities by giving them free rail tickets and coupons for its burgers. In Denver, street teams met commuters headed to the Denver Broncos game and handed them free round trip, one-day … Continue Reading


Portable Photo Booth

Two Australian photographers developed this part inflatable digital photo booth. It can be shipped almost anywhere in the world, making it ideal for event tours! Each photo can be branded with your company’s logo, slogan, or messaging. And each photo … Continue Reading


Dr. Pepper Starbar

The “Dr Pepper Starbar” is one of six party decks located on the upper concourse at the east end of the stadium. The design includes the logo that has been abstracted into large, over-arching forms. Fifteen aluminum arches above the … Continue Reading

Wii Joins In on the Gaming Industry Price Cuts

This Sunday, Nintendo will be slashing the price on their popular Wii game system to $199.99 from the original $249.99 price tag. It will maintain its bundle of the Wii Sports video game, one controller, a Nunchuk controller add-on and wireless sensor bar, … Continue Reading