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January 31, 2014.

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Here are the new business ideas that caught our attention today:

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Platform lets anyone play real NFL superstars at Madden (or Call of Duty)

OverDog is offering sports fans perhaps the ultimate dream — the opportunity to (virtually) beat pro athletes at their own game. READ MORE...


App rates cold calls by how annoying they’re likely to be

The PrivacyStar app has introduced an alert system which lets users know the likelihood an unknown number will be a blacklisted company or scammer. READ MORE...

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Community boxes let city residents share anything

Boîtes d’Échange Entre Voisins — or Neighborhood Exchange Boxes — is a network of brightly-decorated repositories where residents can leave unwanted goods they’d like to give to the community. READ MORE...



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As one of the biggest American sporting events of the year is about to commence, brands put the final touches on their Super Bowl commercials.
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LADOT launches accelerator for plazas, parklets, and bicycle corrals.
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As part of their campaign to promote the "art of manufacturing," Honda released the design data of five of their concept models.
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Dutch designer Marcel Wanders created the Milestone app, which offers visually-engaging personal timeline system.
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What could happen if the Internet were in the hands of service providers who choose what sites will load.
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Antwerp museums look to establish a network of data pushing devices inside their buildings.
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Dutch artist Gijs van Bon manifests the temporary nature of public art by writing out poems with sand.
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Tennis, a clay shooter and balancing acts are just the beginning.
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Artist Emma Howell combines stunning hand-blown glass bowls with nature photography, creating a unique artform.
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Korea fines Google for its Street View photos, Boeing is on the verge of a biofuel revolution, Spotify is not saving the music industry, and more.
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Based on the results from the D&AD Awards, Tiffany Farrant-Gonzalez created data visualizations showing the countries that excel in various categories.
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Panasonic give us a glimpse into the future of robotics.
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The social media giant's new Paper reader will take stories from user's feeds and display them in an image-heavy, ad-free way.
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Perched on the slopes in St. Moritz, the structure aims to promote a signature Audi engineering feature.
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Jon Burgerman reveals how violent the ads that we encounter everyday really are.
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Researchers have developed a brain-controlled music player to help improve the life of people with severely limited motor abilities.
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To help celebrate the Chinese New Year Saatchi & Saatchi created a recycled printing press.
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Sixense allows people to manipulate objects and tools in a 3D space with their hands.
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Sensory branding targets parents in developing markets.
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Employees at the firm Altitude were asked to imagining what it would be like to be in a failed romantic relationship with objects.
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A more sustainable method of creation allows paper to be printed on and erased over 50 times before recycling.
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Condom brand takes a different marketing tactic to revamp their images.
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Ad agency delivers homemade beer directly to ice fisherman across the Midwest.
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The design studio developed a collection of outdoor furniture that can be customized with local wood and finishes.
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Artists and designers are coming up with new ways to re-create different fantasy worlds.
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Facebook Time Machine tells you the painful truth about your online habits.
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Dual-display laptop that features electrochromic glass could be Apple's next generation.
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Researchers have developed a story that uses temperature and lighting to mimic the experiences of the hero.
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In a world where Internet privacy is becoming increasingly scarce, users find ways to maintain their anonymity, but slowly.
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