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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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Walmart Buys Facebook App, Social Calendar

Written on March 11, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Retail Giant Walmart, Adds Facebook App Social Calendar to its list of Acquisitions

Retail giant Walmart, adds the Facebook app, Social Calendar, to its list of acquisitions. Social Calendar, was founded by Raj Lalwani and David Gordon, is an app that allows a Facebook user to birthday and holiday reminders by email and SMS, and to send and post virtual gifts and greeting cards to a friends wall on their birthdays. This is a good buy for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. because this app boasts of 5 million installed users and around 400,000 monthly active users.

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Citizens of Belarus Restricted by New Law to Access Foreign Websites

Written on January 06, 2012 by Rudfer Tyron

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Accessing restricted websites is considered illegal and is punishable by law in Belarus

The government of Belarus is definitely taking internet censorship seriously nowadays. As of today, January 6, 2012, a new law has taken effect, restricting Belarusians from accessing foreign websites and other forbidden pages that they deem as “extremist” and “pornographic”.

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Cyber Monday Out, Make Way for Sofa Sunday

Written on December 28, 2011 by R. Depp

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E-commerce is on hype this holiday season.

ComScore said that online shopping for the first 48 days of the Christmas season reached a staggering amount of $32 billion. This is 15 percent greater than last year.

IBM, on the other hand, analyzed mobile trends and found out that online sales increased 16.4 percent from the holiday season of last year. IBM said this trend took place since consumers continued shopping after shopping for Christmas presents.

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Walmart Acquires Social Advertising Company, OneRiot

Written on September 14, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The online shopping website, Walmart, just purchased OneRiot to become a part of WalmartLabs.

OneRiot, a Colorado-based company which originally started as a real-time search engine but eventually turned out into an advertising network, has just been bought by Walmart. As confirmed by Anand Rajaraman of WalmartLabs, the deal to acquire the social ad company was closed immediately within 30 days after they have met the team of OneRiot.

The technology of OneRiot will now be part of WalmartLabs’ mobile and social shopping services. Since the retail giant is looking forward to building out a team of developers who can make an array of shopping and retail-related applications, they will be needing the help of OneRiot to mix the elements of e-commerce, social networking and mobile applications.

“The OneRiot team will now be joining WalmartLabs, Walmart’s hub for the creation of new technologies and business models integrating social, mobile and retail for the next-generation of e-commerce,” OneRiot CEO, Tobias Peggs, noted in an email to VentureBeat.

Several months ago, Walmart has acquired Kosmix and then invested in Yihaodian — a large Chinese e-commerce website. It’s still unclear what Walmart’s plans are, but perhaps they’re just aiming to expand their e-commerce services.

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