Brendan Francis Newnam
Latest Stories (14)
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: using pink lights to deter criminals, an interspecies iPad game you can play with your cat, Google replacing ringtones with ads.
Sep 21, 2010
An entrepreneur named "Ronnie" in New York City's Lower East Side has found an intriguing way to do business: hungry customers get his number from a friend or a friend's friend, text him for a grilled cheese sandwich, and voila -- melted cheddar on Rye bread 15 minutes later. Brendan Francis Newnam gave it a try.
Jun 4, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam chats with fellow staffers Paddy Hirsch, Ethan Lindsey, and Adriene Hill about under-the-radar business stories: Iceland's rehabilitation campaign, Facebook's CEO, and cleaning ducks with Dawn soap.
Nov 26, 2009
Ever since Kogi Korean BBQ-to-Go put its meals on wheels, lines have been forming wherever its truck is parked in greater Los Angeles. Its most loyal customers follow Twitter updates to find the next stop. Brendan Newnam reports.
Mar 10, 2009
The Online Publishers Association, which represents Web sites like ESPN and the New York Times, will create bigger ads as it tries to grab consumers and lure in more advertising dollars. But will the ads just irk consumers? Brendan Newnam reports.