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Element Bars: Built-To-Order Nutrition Bars

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Homemade organic granola bars

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Element Bars: Built-To-Order Nutrition Bars That Don’t Taste Like Chalk(September 17, 2008 TechCrunch)

Health food stores are filled with a myriad of apparently magical supplement bars, guaranteeing everything from a stronger immune system to enhanced eyesight. But for all their variety, most of them taste horrible. Element Bars, an Illinois-based startup launching today, is handing the reins over to the public, giving users the chance to build their own (hopefully better tasting) supplement bars.

Judging from this article, “Supplement bars” seems to be popular.

Though supplement bars comes to be known gradually, supplement bar is not popular in Japan yet.

I hear that the start-up introduced to this article is offering the supplement bars which built-to-order can do.

To build a bar, users are first asked to pick a base texture, with options including “Oaty”, “Crispy”, and “Datey”. From there, they gradually add fruits, nuts, sweets, and finally a choice of “Boosts” – the powdered supplements that contain large portions of protein, fiber, or antioxidants. While users are free to create whatever combinations they’d like, the site will warn them if one of their choices will probably turn their bar into a chalky mess (for example, it recommends against adding excessive protein to an Oaty bar).

I think that the drink type or the grain type is a main current if it is said supplements in Japan.

Therefore, I do not understand goodness of the supplement bars.

However, it is interesting to be able to choose feeling of quality, the taste, and the Boosts of the supplement bar according to my favor.

The site says that all ingredients are all-natural and minimally processed, without any artificial sweeteners or processed starches. CEO Jonathan Miller explains that as a result a well-designed bar will generally taste much better than those purchased in a store, though he acknowledges that users might not be able to pack in as many grams of protein as they can get from mass-produced “artificial” bars.

Because the raw material is a natural material, and the artificial sweeteners etc. are not used on this site, it seems to be able to use it at ease according to the article.

Bars run $36 for a pack of 12, though users can get a $6 discount if they purchase bars that are listed under the popular section of the site (ElementBars gives a discount because they can order these in bulk). Miller says that an average order should arrive within 7-10 days.

If Element Bars can prove that its bars are either better tasting or healthier than the competition, it could find itself in a very profitable niche. Health fanatics are notoriously picky when it comes to the food they eat, and will probably flock to the service. Another startup in this space is YouBars, which also crafts built-to-order supplement bars.

The site where the supplement of built-to-order can be made will increase in Japan in the future.


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September 21, 2008 at 11:06 am

How Disney Mobile Is Succeeding In Japan

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disney mobile

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How Disney Mobile Is Succeeding In Japan (After Failing In the U.S.) (August 22, 2008 TechCrunch)

The brand value of the Disney brand is very high in Japan.

I think that Disney Mobile has succeeded in Japan now because there are value of the Disney brand and a synergy effect of PR power of Softbank.

Why did Disney Mobile fail in the United States?

I want to know the failing reason.

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August 23, 2008 at 12:53 am

Systemwide GMail Outage

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Systemwide GMail Outage(August 11, 2008 TechCrunch)

Gmail is having a systemwide outage affecting multiple countries, and a whole bunch of its 100 million users are screaming about it on Twitter .

The Gmail service is already a part of the infrastructure.

Therefore, when such a service trouble is absorbed, it influences a lot of users.

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August 12, 2008 at 5:38 am

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Does Google Have An Organic Growth Problem?

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Does Google Have An Organic Growth Problem? (August 9, 2008 TechCrunch)

Google pulled in $5.37 billion in revenues last quarter, and $1.25 billion in net profits (nearly ten times what Yahoo made last quarter). Yet behind the consistently amazing financial performance, a few chinks are beginning to appear in Google’s armor. The biggest one may be the increasing gap between its organic revenue growth and its total revenue growth.

The sales growth rate by the core business of Google (web search advertisement business) seems to have decelerated according to the article.

It should not worry about Google so yet.

However, it seems to approach at the time that should be sorted out one’s thoughts once and renewed.

If the retrieval advertisement business model by Google decelerates as it is, the growth of Google in the future might become difficult.

The business such as YouTube should be made earnings so that Google keeps growing up.

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August 12, 2008 at 12:04 am

Gas price 190 yen level in Japan.

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I Think I Found a Shortcut

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It is near the gas price 190 yen level in Japan.

The gas station where it raised the price up to about 190 yen a liter of the regular gas price come one after another in various parts of Japan.

The gasoline fee is high.

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August 5, 2008 at 10:25 am

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Why MySpace and Facebook are failing in Japan?

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Taking social networks abroad – Why MySpace and Facebook are failing in Japan(August 3, 2008 TechCrunch)

Originally, Facebook is sure to have had to change the strategy referring to Myspace.

Did Facebook land on Japan by a similar method?

It is likely to succeed in Japan if the joint venture is started up with the enterprise in 2nd place or 3rd place in the social networking service industry.

The situation is sure to be improved from the current state still though whether it succeeds greatly is not understood.

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August 4, 2008 at 10:14 am

Microsoft to power Facebook search ads

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Microsoft to power Facebook search ads(July 24,2008 CNET News.com)

In the coming months, Facebook will begin powering its Web search and related sponsored text links with Microsoft’s technology, in an expansion of a strategic relationship between the two companies.

Microsoft and Facebook seem to have expanded the strategic partnership relation this time though Microsoft sound Facebook on purchase by the news before.

Because competing Myspace cooperated with Google in the Web search field, Facebook might have opposed it.

Or, does this become the chance of the Facebook purchase by Microsoft?

I want to pay attention in the future.

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July 26, 2008 at 10:54 am

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