Monthly Archives: May 2006

The Million Dollar Homepage

It is a reoccurring theme on the internet — simple ideas make a lot of money. Alex Tew, a 22 year old UK resident, decided that he was going to sell 1,000,000 advertisement pixels for $1 each on his site, “The million Dollar Homepage“. Easily one of the densest site we have ever come across, the website is jam packed with ads for everything, from screensavers to online dating to

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

Deron Beal, a Tucson, Arizona resident, was sick and tired of seeing perfectly good items taking up environmentally valuable space at the dump. His solution, freecycle.org, has one simple rule — everything must be free. No money exchanges hands, ever. From old computers to kitchen sinks to a five-person hot tub; this site facilitates the exchange of just about everything. Traffic to freecycle.org has increase to over 75,000 people per

FIFA World Cup 2006

It has been 4 long years for you die hard soccer fans since Brazil won their 5th World Cup in Japan/Korea, and come June 9th, the world’s largest sporting event will kick off (excuse the pun) again. Thirty-two of the world’s best soccer nations will square off in Germany to decide who will take home the world’s most prestigious trophy. With an estimated 213 countries tuning in (that’s just about

4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42"¦ Lost

Well folks, it’s over"¦for now. Several major questions were answered in Lost’s season 2 finale and many left un-answered, but aren’t those un-answered questions the ones that are going to keep the show on the air for several more years to come? Brilliant. In what will likely go down as one of the best season finales of the year (Sorry Will & Grace lovers), we now know (we think) the

Apple + Nike = Running 3.0

We all know how big Nike is when it comes to athletic gear and apparel, but now a symbiotic relationship has been created between Apple and Nike that is about to change the athletic world forever. The latest Nike+ Air Zoom running shoes are here! But now they are equipped with a receiver that will connect to an iPod Nano through the Nike+ Sportkit. The wireless Sportkit receiver plugs into

Pimp My Cell

Is your cell phone in need of a desperate makeover? You’re not the only one! In week 19 (05/07), we and nearly 320,000 other consumers sampled the services that Dadamobile.com is offering to improve on the coolness factor of your cell. Just enter your cell # at dadamobile.com and immediately you’ll get a text message with a code which allows you access to the site. Once inside you’ll find the

Capturing Tender Moments

The digital photography revolution has been here for some time now and it’s only getting better and easier to be creative with your photos. As more and more people arm themselves with pocket sized digital cameras and camera phones, consumers are taking more pictures than ever, and are looking for easier ways to share their photos"¦you know the one where your co-worker gets loaded at the company party and does

Remembering Atkins"¦

Remember when the fad diet of the day was the Atkins diet? The low carbohydrate, high fat miracle diet where you would see friends drop 60 pounds in a month jamming porterhouses slathered with butter into their mouths? So, what’s going on in the world of dieting you might ask? Well, it seems that it’s an all natural appetite suppressant called Hoodia, a plant derivative that curbs the appetite. It

Lazy Coupon Days Ahead

Yes, we love to shop, but we also love to save and "Save" just happens to be the American consumer’s middle name. We’ll do almost anything and look just about anyplace to save a buck or three. Your parents or grandparents probably still sit at the kitchen table on a Sunday morning, armed with scissors, tearing through the paper looking for that elusive coupon that will save them $1. Now

More Mother's Day

Turns out that florist sites weren’t the only ones getting last minutes visits from frantic sons and daughters. Electronic greeting card sites, where you can send free e-cards, also saw huge surges in traffic. Check out the numbers: AmericanGreetings.com — 2,442,859 visitors Hallmark.com — 2,409,062 visitors 123greetings.com — 1,150,021 visitors MyFunCards.com — 942,103 visitors Bluemountain.com, JacquieLawson.com, Beliefnetgreetings.com also had significant increases. Your mom carried you for nine months, changed your

Mums for Mum

Mother’s Day: A day to show your mom how much you appreciate all she’s done for you by waiting until the very last minute, then ordering a bouquet of flowers online. At least that’s what it looks like judging from the numbers we’ve seen. At least four flower-buying websites had huge increases in the number of visitors during the week of Mother’s Day. Leading the way was old stalwart FTD.com