Lifestyle

31 products that will save you time in the morning

Following is a transcript of the video: 31 products that will save you time in the morning Breakfast 1.) Save time by making seven pancakes at once with the Flippin’ Fantastic. 2.) The Tovolo Yolk Out Egg Separator helps you avoid a mess when separating your eggs. 3.) The One […]
31 products that will save you time in the morning
Lifestyle

11 products that will keep you warm when your office is freezing

Heated products can make working in a cold office more comfortable. Heated blankets and space heaters are common additions to a cold work area. You can also get cosy with a hand-warming mouse, a mug warmer, a heated back massager, and many more unique inventions. Freezing offices can not only […]
11 products that will keep you warm when your office is freezing
Lifestyle

Whole Foods employees and customers reveal their 50 favourite items

Shoppers flock to Whole Foods for a number of products. Whether it’s for quality produce or its ever-growing cheese section, the chain continues to bring customers in. INSIDER went around to Whole Foods locations and asked real Whole Foods employees and customers what their favourite product is. While many people […]
Whole Foods employees and customers reveal their 50 favourite items
News

10 ‘As Seen On TV’ cooking products that actually work

In most cases, if a product seems too good to be true, it probably is and will underperform when used in real life. But sometimes a given gadget really can simplify your life; when it comes to cooking products, that can mean meal prep that’s quicker, cleaner, and safer, too. […]
10 ‘As Seen On TV’ cooking products that actually work
Strategy

6 controversial products that were criticised for profiting off of tragedies

Controversy tends to follow products, businesses, and marketing campaigns that reference major tragedies. That hasn’t stopped some companies from trying to link their wares to everything from the sinking of the Titanic to 9/11. These controversial moves tend to stoke outrage from consumers. Controversy typically ensues when companies use references […]
6 controversial products that were criticised for profiting off of tragedies
Lifestyle

28 products you only need to buy once in your life

Not all lifetime guarantees are truly unconditional. Insider has compiled a list of brands with true lifetime warranties. Companies like Tupperware, Patagonia, Tweezerman, and more are known for their generous return and replacement policies. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. While many companies claim to have lifetime guarantees, they often […]
28 products you only need to buy once in your life
Strategy

26 of the most epic product fails in American history

Launching a new product is no easy feat – even major companies have unexpected flops. Less than 3% of new consumer packaged goods exceed first-year sales of $50 million, according to Joan Schneider and Julie Hall, coauthors of “The New Launch Plan.” Microsoft’s Zune failed to compete with the iPod, […]
26 of the most epic product fails in American history
Markets

22 Products That Really Do Last A Lifetime

[credit provider=”Flickr via jnb_photos” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jnb_photos/4375036986/in/photostream/”] In an age when the Next Big iGadget is always around the corner and people go through cell phones like pairs of socks, it’s nice to know there are some products that can never be replaced. In a popular Reddit thread, more than 500 users shared the […]
22 Products That Really Do Last A Lifetime
Markets

10 Convenience Foods That Even Americans Didn’t Want To Eat

[credit provider=”Flickr/frankjuarez” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankjuarez/2123600397/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] From Celery Jell-O to chocolate French fries, here are 10 foods that didn’t have a very long shelf-life. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”1-coffee-flavored-jell-o-celery-too-1″ title=”1. Coffee-Flavored Jell-O (Celery, Too!)” content=”In 1918, the makers of Jell-O introduced a new flavour: coffee. Its release was ostensibly based on the logic that, since […]
10 Convenience Foods That Even Americans Didn’t Want To Eat
Lifestyle

11 Extravagant Pieces Of Baby Furniture Fit For Kim And Kanye’s Nursery

[credit provider=”Courtesy of PoshTots” url=”http://www.poshtots.com/bedding/posh/ultimate-posh/fantasy-coach/15/3031/1360/927/poshproductdetail.aspx”] Kim and Kanye made headlines last week with their baby news, and it seems that everywhere you look another celebrity is expecting.Some retailers are manufacturing baby swag that both celebs and non-celebs alike are investing in.
11 Extravagant Pieces Of Baby Furniture Fit For Kim And Kanye’s Nursery
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The Biggest Product Flops Of 2012

[credit provider=”AP”] There has been no shortage of successful product launches in 2012. Think the iPhone 5 and “The Avengers.”In order for companies to have successful launches, they must invest a great deal, ranging from thousands of development hours to millions in marketing costs.
The Biggest Product Flops Of 2012
Lifestyle

The Best ‘Smart’ Products Of 2012

[credit provider=”Nest”] The year 2012 marks a coming-of-age for physical devices that are designed for a connected world.Created with digital at their core, these products are not “digitally enhanced” or merely gadgets for Dad on Father’s Day (although some could be).
The Best ‘Smart’ Products Of 2012
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11 Surprising Products That Have Caffeine

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mankissingbird/2735244538/”] It’s no secret that caffeine is the lifeblood of America, and companies have been quick to capitalise on the “keeping you awake” trend by infusing a host of unlikely products with the perky, if sometimes controversial, stimulant.(See: Monster Energy, 5-Hour Energy.) From Cracker Jacks to soap to […]
11 Surprising Products That Have Caffeine
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The 15 Most Fascinating Accidental Inventions

[credit provider=”Flickr/Steven Snodgrass” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevensnodgrass/5608101779/”] Most inventors strive for weeks, months, or years to perfect their products. (Thomas Edison tried thousands of different light bulb filaments before arriving at the ideal mixture of tungsten.)But sometimes, brilliance strikes by accident.
The 15 Most Fascinating Accidental Inventions
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The Kardashian Sisters’ Business Ventures Keep Getting Them Sued

[credit provider=”Screenshot via Khrome Beauty” url=”http://khromabeauty.com/”] Why do people like to sue the Kardashians so much?Since January 2011, their business ventures have spurred at least two major lawsuits and a cease-and-desist letter against a major retailer that works with them.
The Kardashian Sisters’ Business Ventures Keep Getting Them Sued
Lifestyle

The 10 Coolest Porsche Products That Aren’t Cars

[credit provider=”Travis Okulski / Business Insider”] When Porsche isn’t making luxury vehicles, the famous auto company is developing some pretty awesome products for our everyday lives.The Porsche Design online store features everything from pocket knives to sports equipment, and even a line of its own writing utensils. The company also […]
The 10 Coolest Porsche Products That Aren’t Cars
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15 Companies That Originally Sold Completely Different Products

[credit provider=”Richard Drew / AP “] Some companies find their niche and stick to it.Others, though, have to adapt to changing markets in order to thrive. Here’s a look at some companies that switched industries at some point in their histories, usually for the better.
15 Companies That Originally Sold Completely Different Products
Strategy

America’s 10 Longest-Living Brands

[credit provider=”Ali_ayers via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ali_ayers/4300910075/”] Consumers, it seems, are always after the shiny new product.For some industries, the latest version is always the most popular—the newest smartphone, tablet and sneaker are always the products in highest demand.
America’s 10 Longest-Living Brands
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Why Every Media Company Needs To Be Product Driven

[credit provider=”kbedell” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kbedell/80680904/”] Products are not objects. Products are systems.Today’s products have ethereal and intangible facets that combine marketing, technology and interfaces into complex ecosystems.
Why Every Media Company Needs To Be Product Driven
Markets

The 5 Best And 5 Worst ‘As Seen On TV’ Products

[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoonBtNjzpg&feature=relmfu”] Once upon a time, items adorned with the “As Seen on TV” label meant the products weren’t very good.Sure, some of these over-advertised items are still junky, but as we’ve learned through trial and error (but without CODs), a handful of these As Seen on TV products […]
The 5 Best And 5 Worst ‘As Seen On TV’ Products
News

The 10 Best-Selling Products Of All Time

[credit provider=”Cubmundo/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cubmundo/6164861516/”] Some products sell well when first introduced. Many more fail miserably.Very few of them sell so well that they fundamentally impact American culture. This is 24/7 Wall St.’s list of 10 products that did just that.
The 10 Best-Selling Products Of All Time
Strategy

RAMIT SETHI: Why I Knew I’d Fail At Creating An Online Product

[credit provider=”I Will Teach You To Be Rich” url=”http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/about/about-ramit/”] A confession: I’ve left millions of dollars on the table by not developing a course about how to build your own online product and sell it on the Internet. My courses have sold well over $100,000 in one hour, and I […]
RAMIT SETHI: Why I Knew I’d Fail At Creating An Online Product
News

12 Awesome Coca-Cola Products You’ve Never Heard Of

[credit provider=”RandomlyDeranged/YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUhooHTOZO8″] The Coca-Cola Company sells more than 3,500 products in more than 200 countries worldwide, and raked in more than $45 billion in revenue last year.With numbers like that, it’s no wonder Coca-Cola sells more than just Coke and Minute Maid.
12 Awesome Coca-Cola Products You’ve Never Heard Of
Strategy

Here’s Why Taco Bell’s Turnaround Strategy Is Working So Far

[credit provider=”By othermore on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/othermore/2084706783/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Taco Bell’s sales are beginning to turn around. Parent Yum! Brands announced yesterday that its same-store sales for Taco Bell jumped 6 per cent in Q1.What sparked the short-term success? Product rollouts.
Here’s Why Taco Bell’s Turnaround Strategy Is Working So Far
Markets

7 Things That You Should Never Buy Used

[credit provider=”Flickr / Alan Stanton” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanstanton/2493833576/in/photostream/”] For bargain shoppers, hitting up secondhand stores, garage sales and online resellers can be a no-brainer. Actually, in most cases it is a no-brainer.
7 Things That You Should Never Buy Used
Strategy

Why The Best Product Doesn’t Always Win

Ever buy and eat a meal from a lunch wagon? You know, those metal trucks that travel to construction sites, small factories, office parks, and other places that don’t have their own cafeteria services? They have a lot in common with Amazon.com.
Why The Best Product Doesn’t Always Win
Tech

What Would It Take For Apple To Make A New iPad Truly Exciting Again?

[credit provider=”Flickr via thenextweb” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenextweb/4553722645/in/photostream/”] The new Apple iPad is kind of a paradox: At the same time it’s both the best possible tablet you can buy, and yet, it’s a disappointment. It retained the crown with an incremental performance bump.Waah, poor us: saddled with a piece of technology so well-executed […]
What Would It Take For Apple To Make A New iPad Truly Exciting Again?
News

The Most Ridiculous, Disturbing And Amazing Movie Merchandise Of All Time

[credit provider=”Sharethepassionofthechrist.com, Etsy, Think Geek”] When a big-budget film comes out, it has become common practice for studios (and those just looking to make a buck) to release all sorts of merchandise related to the movie.”Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “Harry Potter” and more all have action figures, bed sheets and […]
The Most Ridiculous, Disturbing And Amazing Movie Merchandise Of All Time
Markets

21 Disposable Products To Think Twice About Trashing

[credit provider=”Flickr / PKMousie ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pkmousie/2169567762/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] It’s said that we live in a disposable society.But the word disposable is a misnomer. Disposable is considered throwaway, something you use once and dump, regardless of the life that may be left in it.
21 Disposable Products To Think Twice About Trashing
Strategy

Wendy’s Is Revamping Everything So That It Can Take On McDonald’s

[credit provider=”By calgaryreviews on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/calgaryreviews/5557866564/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Wendy’s has been on a tear, snagging the number-two spot in the fast food industry from rival Burger King at the end of last year. Now, only McDonald’s remains on the horizon.And Wendy’s CEO Emil Brolick has some big plans ahead for the red hot chain. […]
Wendy’s Is Revamping Everything So That It Can Take On McDonald’s
Strategy

SETH GODIN: 9 Tips On Creating A Remarkable Product

[credit provider=”Mirka23 via flickr” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/cms/posts?action=preview&mode=content&id=4f479e5f69bedd1c3b000002″] In the past, effective marketing could sell even the most ordinary product or service.But that era is over. Now you actually have to create something that’s remarkable.
SETH GODIN: 9 Tips On Creating A Remarkable Product
Strategy

P&G Is Counting On This Product To revolutionise Laundry

[credit provider=”Screengrab from tidelaundry on YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECPvJxa9IwA”] Eight years in the making, Tide Pods are finally about to hit store shelves nationwide this week, reports Emily Glazer at the Wall Street Journal.They’re small, dissolvable, pre-measured packets of detergent that are supposed to work much better than its single-use predecessors.
P&G Is Counting On This Product To revolutionise Laundry
Strategy

The Big Beer Companies Are Moving In To Claim The Ripe US Hard Cider Market

[credit provider=”Flickr/Dabe” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dabe/91937892/”] With beer sales stuttering, two of the industry’s major players are looking to corner the market of another alcoholic beverage — hard cider. MillerCoors — which sells beers ranging from Coors Lite and Miller Lite to Molson Canada and Blue Moon — announced this week the acquisition of […]
The Big Beer Companies Are Moving In To Claim The Ripe US Hard Cider Market
News

Take A Look At These 10 Ridiculous Knockoff Brands

[credit provider=”Flickr | MisterAvery” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/avery/1121075/”] This post originally appeared at buzzfeed.In every dollar store and Chinatown marketplace these little gems can be found. If nothing else, their efforts are commendable.
Take A Look At These 10 Ridiculous Knockoff Brands
Strategy

Starbucks Came Up With This New Coffee To Help Fight Off Dunkin’ And McDonald’s

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=starbucks&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1305724173&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=f39891dd80804aa6ba1ab8d1cf1e6dc4&dbm=PY2007&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Starbucks just debuted its new Blonde Roast coffee nationally, and it’s a big strategic move for the chain. It’s the first time Starbucks has ever come out with a milder brew for consumers, reports Lisa Jennings at Nation’s Restaurant News.And the brew serves a very specific — […]
Starbucks Came Up With This New Coffee To Help Fight Off Dunkin’ And McDonald’s
Strategy

The Worst Product Flops Of 2011

A number of incredible new products were launched this year. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) introduced the iPhone 4S — a phone with voice command — and Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner — a fuel efficient jet built of carbon composite — finally had its first commercial flight.
The Worst Product Flops Of 2011
Strategy

White Castle Is Testing Out Some Really Bizarre Combo Restaurants

[credit provider=”By revrev on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/revrev/5306962357/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] White Castle is nearly a century old, and it’s struggling to maintain its niche as its bigger burger brethren, like McDonald’s and Burger King, take over the world.So, it’s trying to innovate. And as a result, it has come up with some bold concept […]
White Castle Is Testing Out Some Really Bizarre Combo Restaurants
Strategy

The Hard Tea And Lemonade Market Is About To Get Even More Crowded

[credit provider=”By pouchie153 on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pouchie153/314662930/”] The combination of tea and/or lemonade with alcohol is a concoction in increasingly high-demand these days. Now, Anheuser Busch InBev wants to capitalise on a newer, growing niche that’s part of the craze, reports EJ Schultz at AdAge.Its new drink will be branded under […]
The Hard Tea And Lemonade Market Is About To Get Even More Crowded
Strategy

Colin O’Donnell On The Challenges Of Starting A Second Hit Company

[credit provider=”Fav&Co”] [credit provider=”Fav&Co”] Colin O’Donnell knows how to build a successful web-based business. He’s done it before, and now he’s trying his hand at serial entrepreneurship with Fav&Co, a social media startup.O’Donnell’s first go-around was Control Group, where he was founding partner and is still COO. The creative technology services […]
Colin O’Donnell On The Challenges Of Starting A Second Hit Company