Drumming Up Business, SenseWeb style.

click to zoom I was toying with some ideas related to the sensing internet, and thought of a customizable wall-mounted device for small businesses. This little device would be given away to the merchants. They would be custom configuered with 20-30 specials that the merchant agrees to – like a set of coupon templates they…

Local Live Birds Eye Optimization

With the release of Windows Live Local, we all need to start thinking about how our businesses appear from the air. 1. Text, Fonts, and Character Counts. With bold, florescent colors, businesses can draw customers to their busineses with phrases like “Good Pizza” or “”Divorce $199.” But with the size required (around 8×10′) you’ll have…

Online maps – leaps and bounds

I’ve been having great fun looking at the new interactive maps available on-line. Google’s satellite images on Google Earth (formerly Keyhole) is lots of fun, and the detail on terraserver blows me away. One of the coolest new developments is Amazon’s A9.com “views” idea. On this map they show you what it would look like…