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Friday: March 19, 2010

A collection of tutorials on how to make a variety of different money origami.A collection of tutorials on how to make a variety of different money origami.

Yes, you really can make anything from a dollar bill heart to a dollar bill t-shirt. My personal favorite is the dollar bill wallet. The sheer logic of putting money in something that is already made of money makes me dizzy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:58 AM | Tags (9) | crafts | dollars | folding | folds | instructables | money | neat | origami | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Twelve of the biggest ripoffs that one can currently find in America.Twelve of the biggest ripoffs that one can currently find in America.

Others actually believe that it is essential to put premium gas in their car and that it will malfunction if you try to run it on anything less. For most drivers, nothing could be further from the truth. Just check your car’s owners manual.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | ripoffs | list | america | waste | money | buffets | gas | textbooks | messaging | bspcn | premium |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 8, 2010

Google will probably make over a billion via online advertising this year.Google will probably make over a billion via online advertising this year.

In display advertising, Google lags behind Yahoo!, which had revenue of $6.5 billion in 2009 that was generated largely from its display ads. Google has tried to catch up in part through acquisitions. Two of the biggest were aimed at the display ad market.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:48 AM | Tags (10) | ads | advertising | billions | businessweek | digital | google | money | online | revenue | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Gamer pays $330,000 for virtual space station.Gamer pays $330,000 for virtual space station.

...$330,000 for a fully-equipped space station, boasting multiple biodomes packed with exciting hunting opportunities, a thriving bar, and extensive shopping and reincarnation facilities. Sounds like a bargain, but there's one drawback: it's not real.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:21 AM | Tags (11) | gamer | online | virtual | space | station | money | currency | dumb | silly | crystalpalace | entopia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Some of the world's most extravagant meals that you can enjoy, if you have the cash.Some of the world's most extravagant meals that you can enjoy, if you have the cash.

Dinner In The Sky 'People were getting bored with just going to the same old restaurants,' says David Ghysels, the Belgian entrepreneur who created this movable restaurant suspended by a crane.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 4:19 PM | Tags (6) | food | abcnews | expensive | extravagant | cash | money |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Cyber Monday brought in a staggering four million shoppers per minute.Cyber Monday brought in a staggering four million shoppers per minute.

Akamai said that its Net Usage Index -- which monitors North American visitors to sites such as American Eagle Outfitters, Overstock.com, QVC.com and eBags.com -- said traffic was up nearly 39% compared to the same time last year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:33 AM | Tags (6) | shopping | cyber | monday | cnnmoney | millions | minute |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

This year's hottest toy is robotic hamsters according to CNNMoney.This year's hottest toy is robotic hamsters according to CNNMoney.

Move aside Tickle Me Elmo - this year robotic hamsters are all the rage.  The price might be a factor in this as well as these little robots will only set you back about eight or ten bucks. They also leave less of a mess than a real-life hamster, which is nice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | toys | items | musthave | holiday | season | cnnmoney | hamsters | robotic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Twitter would like you to know that they will start to make money in 2010.Twitter would like you to know that they will start to make money in 2010.

Revenue through non-traditional advertising will be key in 2010 according to Twitter founder, Biz Stone. Oh, and there may be some more acquisitions on the horizon as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:58 PM | Tags (9) | twitter | business | 2010 | reuters | money | acquisitions | revenue | ads | nontraditional |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Fifteen podcasts that may or may not make you richer.Fifteen podcasts that may or may not make you richer.

Unless you’re a child prodigy like Warren Buffett, or you have a trust fund, this stuff doesn’t come on its own. It takes years of learning and experience. And what better way to learn than to throw on a podcast in the car, at the gym, or in another convenient setting?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:42 AM | Tags (9) | money | podcasts | trust | fund | learning | experience | marketing | stocks | financial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Five people who managed to fail their way upwards to fame and fortune.Five people who managed to fail their way upwards to fame and fortune.

Soon after, he signed a freaking recording contract and dropped out of Berkeley to pursue a full-time music career while thousands of legitimately talented, unsigned musicians quietly drank themselves to death.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:54 AM | Tags (8) | cracked | fame | fortune | fail | upwards | dumb | money | rich |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 18, 2009

Fourteen of the best times to make fourteen major purchases.Fourteen of the best times to make fourteen major purchases.

The article gives lots of useful information as to what times of year usually hold the best deals for certain major products. As an alternative, you could also just ignore all the article all together and wait for Black Friday (although that won't help with a car or home purchase).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:50 AM | Tags (6) | purchases | money | major | time | guide | calendar |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Testing video games can earn you a whopping nine dollars per hour.Testing video games can earn you a whopping nine dollars per hour.

Seems like the hours might be kind of brutal but at least you get overtime pay (if you're lucky).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 10:06 PM | Tags (6) | employment | gaming | money | testing | videogames | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Twitter might be offering some premium services in the near future.Twitter might be offering some premium services in the near future.

Certified accounts, anayltics and some kind of 'commercial layer' can all be yours if you have the cash to pony up.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:41 AM | Tags (5) | twitter | premium | services | money | revenue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Five of the most expensive U.S. military vehicles to date.Five of the most expensive U.S. military vehicles to date.

Want to build your very own aircraft carrier? You'll need about 4.5 billion bucks. Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | military | expensive | taxes | scary | vehicles | money |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 81 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Turns out that ninety percent of US paper money contains trace amount of cocaine.Turns out that ninety percent of US paper money contains trace amount of cocaine.

...scientists are reporting that cocaine is present in up to 90 percent of paper money in the United States, particularly in large cities such as Baltimore, Boston, and Detroit. The scientists found traces of cocaine in 95 percent of the banknotes analyzed from Washington, D.C., alone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 10:09 AM | Tags (6) | money | science | strange | currency | cocaine | trace |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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