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- By now you’ve probably heard of TOMS Shoes – buy a pair and they give a pair to a child in need – we dig that concept, and so does Kevin Rose. The founder of Digg has partnered with TOMS Shoes to offer Diggs – the Digg branded TOMS shoe. These are limited kicks, get ‘em while they got ‘em – and help a child in need.
- MySpace is getting in the live streaming game. In an attempt to thwart the wildly successful live U2 show YouTube brought you, MySpace will stream the live New Moon red carpet premier TONIGHT! The program will feature red carpet interviews with celebrities and the New Moon stars.
- As most everyone knew – thanks to Google’s constantly changing logo last week – it was Sesame Street’s 40th Birthday last week and we wanted to give a special Happy Birthday shout out. Kids today don’t know what they’re missing.
- Looking to use your iPhone for Bond style spying? There’s an add-on for that. This iPhone camera case/lense/stand combo gets you 8x optical zoom with impressive clarity – self destruct not included.
- Lost something and trying to retrace your steps? Let Google help with that – Google Latitude can now tell you where you’ve been. Google Latitude is a mobile app and whenever it’s on, it records your location. Only you can see your location history, but you can turn on alerts to notify friends when you are at certain locations – like your favorite bar.
- On Alice and Wonderland Disney is bypassing the press middle man and going straight to the fan base. Normally released to media publications and bloggers first, Disney released two new Alice and Wonderland posters straight to the hands of fans on Facebook and Flickr. Power to the people.
- Custom, custom everywhere, and hopefully someone sees it. This company specializes in creating customized bar codes for clients who want to grab customers’ attention. This begs the question, how often do you look at a products bar code?
Viral of the Week:
- This incredible video of 300,000 birds flying in a pack nabbed almost 2.8 Million views last week.
- Hotel, Motel, Holiday IN THE SKY! A Barcelona based company aiming to open the first hotel is space is still on track to open in 2012 and already has 43 paying customers at $4.4 Million a room. The Galactic Suite Space Resort will allow guests three nights in an orbital pod room where you can crawl around in Velcro suits. Beam us up, Scotty!
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