Amazon’s Amazing Fourth Quarter

The online retailer crushed the Street’s expectations by snaring customers and snapping up market share as traditional merchants foundered INTERNET January 30, 2009, 12:01AM EST    By Heather Green Being bullish on Amazon.com proved to be a smart bet in the fourth quarter. Even as traditional retailers founder amid the worst economic malaise since the Depression, the … Continue reading

Material Innovation

Material Innovation 1 of 22   next slide  previous slide     SmartSilver by NanoHorizons By Andrew H. Dent Material: SmartSilver Manufacturer: NanoHorizons (U.S.) Silver has been used for centuries to keep water potable and as an antibacterial in medicine, due to its ability to kill a broad spectrum of microbes. SmartSilver, a new, nanostructured version of silver … Continue reading

Google Magazine?

Google Magazine? An interesting patent was granted to Google on November 8, titled “Customization of Content and Advertisements in Publications.” A number of blogs picked it up and speculated that Google may soon begin to offer users the ability to create customized, printed magazines from Internet content. And print ads included in the magazine would be customized, too. The speculation doesn’t … Continue reading

Bring On The 3D Ad for Super Bowl Sunday

Bring On The 3D Ad for Super Bowl Sunday Posted by: David Kiley on January 28 The 3D SoBe Beverage/Dreamworks ad running at the end of the Super Bowl’s second quarter this weekend seems like a good idea to me. Contrary to what my TV mate Donny Deutsch said Monday night, wondering aloud if it … Continue reading

New Media Venture Turns Bloggers Into Print Journalists

New Media Venture Turns Bloggers Into Print Journalists By Chris Snyder January 12, 2009 | 2:17:49 PM      Categories: Blogs, Media, Newspapers   As old media races to catch up with the Web and figure out how to successfully monetize print content online, one publication is taking a drastically different approach: web to print.  The Printed Blog, a startup founded and … Continue reading

Publisher Rethinks the Daily: It’s Free and Printed and Has Blogs All Over

Publisher Rethinks the Daily: It’s Free and Printed and Has Blogs All Over By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER Published: January 21, 2009 SAN FRANCISCO — Amid the din of naysayers who insist that newspapers are on the verge of death, a new company wants to start dozens of new ones — with a twist. Peter Wynn Thompson … Continue reading

e-Paper Could Save Lives in an Emergency

e-Paper Could Save Lives in an Emergency by Jaymi Heimbuch, San Francisco, California on 01.26.09 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (electronics)  Photo via Tech-On e-Paper has certainly been gaining ground as e-reader popularity rises, but it is also getting exposure for usage in signs. It might even end up saving lives. Japan is testing out e-paper as a way to provide disaster … Continue reading

Polaroid Fans Try Making New Film for Old Cameras

January 22, 2009, 7:03 AM   Polaroid Fans Try Making New Film for Old Cameras By JENNA WORTHAM UPDATED 2:00 p.m.: Job details for Florian Kaps amended. Before the advent of the digital camera, Polaroid reigned supreme when it came to photographs you could view in an instant. When the companyannounced last year that it would cease film … Continue reading

Cellphones as Credit Cards? Americans Must Wait

PROTOTYPE Cellphones as Credit Cards? Americans Must Wait   Itsuo Inouye/Associated Press, left A wave of a cellphone replaces the swipe of a credit card in a pilot program involving MasterCard PayPass, right. At left, a phone is used to pay for items at a Tokyo candy stand. Account information can be embedded in the … Continue reading

Lego Digital Box Kiosk Uses Augmented Reality

Lego Digital Box Kiosk Uses Augmented Reality in Retail Stores Some retail stores now have Lego’s Digital Box Kiosk uses Augmented Reality to show customers what they can do with Lego Technic. The principle of augmented reality could be resumed to “compositing real-time 3D graphics on top of live video footage as whether the 3D … Continue reading