Saturday, 14 April 2012

Bad Inventions

Totally Absurd Inventions

Wild West Mouse Trap

The wild west mouse trap is a bad idea because the invention it is making the design of a simple mouse trap more complicated. The gun is  unnecessary to kill the mice and take up more space then the usual mousetrap.

Truth Extractor 

The truth extractor is an unrealistic invention. There is a skeleton with a video camera through the eyes and it believed to make people tell the truth when they look into the eyes. I think this invention is bad because its easier to lie to an inanimate object rather then a human being.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Middle Invention Ideas

Totally Absurd Inventions

Dance Fever

The Dance Fever is an okay invention. Although I think it would work and make dancing with people easier, it isn't needed to dance and not many people would be interested in purchasing the product.

Waterbed Womb

The water bed womb is also a pretty good invention. It would be pretty comfortable and cozy. The only down side of the water bed would be breaking it like any other water bed. As well this invention isn't a very original invention considering that the normal water bed is a lot like the womb.

Top Ideas

Totally Absurd Inventions

Shoulder Saddle

The shoulder saddle is one of the better ideas on the website because it makes it easier and safer for the father to carry his child on his shoulder. This is a good idea because it takes stress of the shoulders and is an alternative way to carrying a child.

Ultimate Lounger

The ultimate lounger is a good idea because it cools you down in the summer. Its an inexpensive way to stay cool in the summer instead of putting in a pool that takes up a lot of space.

Thursday, 22 March 2012 and Verizon Wireless Announce Technology Relationship and Verizon Wireless Announce Technology Relationship

March 21, 2012
Vienna,VA and Verizon Wireless have recently decided to the to partner together. Verizon will have interactive security, home automation and energy management services available on their products. is pleased to be able to join up with a company that offers high quality services. The company will have a larger footprint now that they are with a larger network. Because the two companies have announced their relationship together Qualcomm Incorporated Gubi chipset will be included in the Verizon network because of the relationship between and Qualcomm. Qualcomm is pleased about the new partnership and is expected to grow significantly.

What is the trend? 

The trend that is shown in the article is partnerships between different companies. This trend is becoming more and more popular because building relationships with different companies can help improve both  companies in various ways. Companies will be able to use each others products to enhance their own products. They can also work together to improve the products. It is also very popular because building a  partnership opens up the company to the consumers of the other business which helps both businesses grow.

How is this trend changing society/ how is it affecting Businesses?

This trend is changing society by giving more to offer to consumers. The relationship between and Verizon products is an example of how products of Verizon will now have features that gave to them through their partnership. Building relationships affects a business in a positive way. They are able to gain support from other companies and build on their own product.

Opportunities that this can create for Entrepreneurs:

  • Getting discounts on products from companies
  • Gain customers that other businesses sell to
  • Create new ideas to improve and add to products and services

Services that are taking advantage of this trend

Audi Canada and Alpine Canada have built a long term partnership and are set out to each one another. Alpine Canada has given Audi Canada the platform to showcase their association with athletic performance and sporting events. Audi Canada supports Alpine by giving them a strong foundation for future growth in their skiing program.

Predictions on this trend

My predictions on this trend is that it will continue for a long time. The idea of two companies coming together and support each other as well as improving each others business is an excellent way to get gain popularity.

Samsung sees smartphones leading Africa growth

Samsung sees smartphones leading Africa growth

Thru Mar 22, 2012 
Samsung believes that there is a big opportunity for launching phones in Africa. They believe that Africa has a big demand for phones and want to launch affordable phones. Africa is the fastest growing mobile market in the World. For most of them because of the rise in mobile phones it is their first time having internet access. Targeting their phones towards the needs of Africa they will be able to increase their revenue imensly by around $10 billion by 2015. 

What is the trend?

The trend that Samsung is setting is expanding their business to an international level and catering to the needs of different places.  This trend is becoming more popular because it increases the number of buyers and makes them internationally known. As well it makes it easier to partner up with people around the World. Catering to the needs of the buyer depending on the area being sold is a good strategy because consumers are more likely to buy products that are the most convenient for their lifestyles.

How is this trend changing society/ how is it affecting Businesses?

Having businesses expand internationally changes the society because places that never had much connection with mobile phones are now being offered good quality products because places like Samsung that were established in North America are being sent out across the world. As well because of the international expansion it is affecting businesses greatly. Firstly they have to hire more human resources because they are needed in the production of the phones because more phones are needed. Secondly the business needs to be able to connect and communicate with others on an international level. Lastly the revenue of a business is affected because it will grow with all the new consumers being offered their products.

Opportunities that this can create for Entrepreneurs: 

  • New ideas to suit different countries
  • Expand their company to bring in a larger revenue
  • Partnerships across the Globe are available

Taking Advantage of this trend

Polar Mobile run by the Canadian CEO Kunal Gupta has been trying to expand the phone company for awhile now. Finally he has manage to obtain international customers. Kunal thinks that there is not a lot of Canadian mobile companies expanding their business abroad. They mostly focus on parts of Asia. Polar Mobile has had major success internationally and now has 95% of their revenue coming from outside of the country. With this new expansion the company has now had to hire 80 new employees to help work the business.

Predictions on this trend

My predictions on this trend is that it will continue to grow and more businesses will want to expand their business internationally. With ways of communication becoming more accessible it will be easier for businesses to manage the expansion of the company.