Monthly Archives: February 2009

Yorkdale Mall & Dotfusion Lead In Online Interactive Store Directory Innovation

February 27, 2009 – Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto launched its new interactive store directory on February 19th allowing visitors to map out their mall visit, showing the directions, where to park and best entrance, included. Think — refined version of mapquest for shopping… Read More

Police use technology to bust drug dealers

February 26, 2009 – Here’s more of a quirky, off topic post. The Police Mono County, California have used Craigslist.com to arrest six people on drug-related charges. What did they do? They created a post to trade ski lift tickets for narcotics. Genius! It… Read More

Retail Marketers are catching on to online video

February 20, 2009 – According to LiveRail, 18-to-24-year-old social network users are spending more time watching online video than ever. Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, ON is capitalizing on this trend.  Yorkdale’s retail marketing management recognizes that online video is hot, especially with young… Read More

Google to help save the world with PowerMeter

February 20, 2009 – Google is in the process of building another gadget called the Google PowerMeter. “PowerMeter will show consumers their electricity consumption in near real-time in a secure iGoogle Gadget”. Google is looking to educate consumers on power consumption and how they… Read More

Translation service connects native-speaking community

February 19, 2009 – Language barriers are one of the online world’s trickiest challenges, mainly because there is no single translation solution that has yet managed to be cheap, quick and most importantly…accurate. Enter myGengo, a Tokyo-based company that aims to change the way… Read More

Harsh Truths About Corporate Websites

February 11, 2009 – While doing some daily browsing I came across an incredible article that covers some of the problems that arise while designing and developing web sites in the corporate world. Smashing Magazine has listed out 10 of the harshest truths when it comes… Read More

Touch screen machine for interactive vending

February 6, 2009 – The International CES trade show has always been a great peek at consumer technologies to come, and this year’s was no exception. One definitley worth mentioning and that caught my interest was a new, 46-inch touch screen vending machine from… Read More

Keep tabs on your friends’ whereabouts

February 5, 2009 – Ever wondered where your friends work at this exact moment? No longer wonder! Google has “solved” the problem once again. Just get them to sign up for Google Latitude. Google’s quest to know everything moves forward with this new advancement.… Read More

The Online Generation Gap Narrows

February 4, 2009 – Although the vast majority of young people use the Internet, the days of assuming consumers over age 65 aren’t online are over. According to Pew Internet and American Life Project internet users in their 20s did not dominate every aspect… Read More