28 May 2005

Virtual Parking

Parking Network: Refinery, a Top 25 U.S. interactive agency, announced that it is building an application for the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) that for the first time will link the City’s more than 1,000 off-street parking venues,
26 May 2005

Friendly Touch

Iconoculture: Millennials get a chuckle out of cheeky products that play off of intricate relationship interactions. Be thankful they’re only passive-aggressive. ’Cause otherwise: Hello, horror-movie scenario. Needies interactive plush dolls – created by students at New York
26 May 2005

In Search of the Music DNA

Boston.com: In a downtown office building an hour’s drive north of Silicon Valley, the technology revolution beats on. Young musicians, their headphones plugged into desktop computers, are analyzing thousands of songs — from popular artists to garage
26 May 2005

Alpaca Farming

Iconoculture: Urban escapists looking for the perfect artisanal farm like the idea of raising animals for fun and profits that don’t involve slaughter. They’re cute as heck and they can fetch big bucks: One alpaca stud recently
26 May 2005

Toilet Restaurant

IOL: Displaying fancy toilet seats studded with flowers and shells, colourful bathtubs, faucets, mirrors and shower curtains, the well-lit window in this southern Taiwan city looks like a showroom for a trendy bathroom brand. But this is
24 May 2005

Smart Sleepers

New Scientist: Are you a real grump in the mornings? Do you wake up every day feeling tired, embittered, aggrieved, and all too ready to hit the snooze button? If so, then a new alarm clock could
24 May 2005

Be A Boardgame Boss

Entrepreneur.com: Playing games is an important part of every childhood–but for sisters Callie and Pam Weiant, the homemade game their mother created for them as children inspired them to become entrepreneurs. The game had been popular in
24 May 2005

Blink Contactless Credit Card

Reuters: JPMorgan Chase & Co. on Thursday introduced a credit card that allows a consumer to merely wave it past a sensor to make payments, a function already common at many U.S. gas stations. A top issuer

Free Reports from CBI

23 May 2005

Love Fakes?

Iconoculture: As fakes become harder to spot – and more expensive – taking the low road has become more acceptable. And Millennials just love to make a stylish statement. Dutch design boutique Mind What You Wear takes
23 May 2005

Sleeping Partner Music

We Make Money Not Art: Aura is a prototype background communication device that aims to create a sense of emotional presence between two people who are separated by space or time. An augmented sleeping mask records sleeping
23 May 2005

CoolBusinessIdeas Newsletter Issue 16

CoolBusinessIdeas Newsletter Issue 16: 07/05/05 – 22/05/05 New Business Ideas/Opportunities Featured In This Issue: WIRELESS Bookmarking Retailers A Tokyo-based company TechFirm is launching a service that connects consumers and small retailers using RFID. GAMES Playing Pacman On
21 May 2005

TV From The Internet

TechnologyReview: Cable television often boasts that it can deliver esoteric fare suiting nearly any taste. But it could be rendered obsolete by the likes of Bill Eason’s hog cooking class. The North Carolina cook’s program — self-described