9 Nov 2006

Blog Radio Show

TrendCentral: Taking heated comment section feuds (when readers pick fights with bloggers and other readers in a blog’s comment section) even further, bloggers and podcasters now have the chance to engage in direct discourse with their devoted
7 Nov 2006

Airport Weddings

Springwise: New at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: weddings to go. Whether a couple met on a flight to Bangkok or just wants to be able to go straight from ceremony to runway for their honeymoon, Schiphol offers travellers
5 Nov 2006

Motorola Vending Machine

Iconoculture: Forget pushy sales clerks or waiting for online orders. Instead, opt for robotic arms. Motorola is rolling out Instantmoto vending machines that will sell cellphones and other celly stuff at malls and airports across the country.
3 Nov 2006


Cool Hunting: If you haven’t heard about the wonders of Pinkberry, it’s neither a new fragrance nor a nasty skin condition but rather a frozen yogurt phenomena that’s already taken over LA and recently opened their first
2 Nov 2006

Coloured Hair Down There

Strange New Products: Betty Beauty is the name of a hair coloring made especially for pubic hair. Apparently many hair salons have made the practice of providing women with a brown bag of hair coloring to match
31 Oct 2006

Electric Cars

TrendCentral: While they might resemble luxe golf carts, this dealership’s LSVs (low speed vehicles) offer Austin area residents a new alternative to gas-fueled travel. At 50 cents per charge (power for approximately 40 miles), with a one
29 Oct 2006

ATMs for Church

LATimes.com: Baker came up with the kiosk idea a couple of years ago. He had just kicked off a $3-million building drive, but noticed that few people seemed to keep cash in their wallet anymore for the
28 Oct 2006

CoolBusinessIdeas Newsletter Issue 33

New Business Ideas/Opportunities Featured In This Issue: HEALTH & BEAUTY Straight Up Hair Styling Machine Beautiful Vending, a UK company, has released a hair straightener vending machine. Their site describes, “We all know how frustrating the British

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27 Oct 2006

Organic Levi’s

Daily Mail: For the first time since it started making trousers for cowboys more than 100 years ago, the famous clothing company is bringing out a pair of “sustainable” jeans to satisfy environmentalists. The cotton is organic,
25 Oct 2006

Laundry Packs

Brand Noise: Cotton Buds Inc. has been granted an exclusive license from P&G to produce, market and distribute Tide Liquid Detergent Travel Sink Packets. The new product offers consumers their favorite laundry detergent in single-use “sink” packets,
24 Oct 2006

Scent Branding

Times Online: The nostrils of consumers are to be assailed with a wave of artificial odours designed to lull them into parting with their money. The smells, pumped into shops and the foyers of hotels, range from
23 Oct 2006

Chemoluminescent Hair Gel

Popgadget: Voltage iGlow is a sulf illuminating hair gel. By mixing fluorophors with an appropriate catalyst a chemical reaction occurs that produces the byproduct of light. No bulbs or batteries are necessary to create the glow, and