Coconut water, gaining popularity as a healthful alternative to sports drinks, provides potassium and electrolytes lost during exercise and won't contribute to a sharp increase in blood sugar. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokeswoman Andrea Giancoli said coconut water won't replace sodium lost during exercise. However, "if you like it and you can afford it, there's nothing wrong with coconut water, as long as you're choosing a brand without added sugar," Giancoli said.
Sanyo Electric Co. believes it can nearly double its North American electronics sales over the next three years and is focusing on tripling its flat-panel TV shipments as the major driver to reach that goal, according to Masami Murata, the president of Sanyo North America. He also said Friday that the company was in talks to add retailers, such as Best Buy and Costco Wholesale, to its current sole distributor, Wal-Mart.
Emotiv Systems has developed a headset that lets gamers use electronic signals from their brain and movement from their facial muscles to supplant joysticks or keyboards in video game play. The company said it will begin selling its wireless headset -- priced at $299 -- in time for the holidays.
The Eagles and Journey are among the artists who are finding sales success by marketing their albums directly through Wal-Mart without using a record label. The change reflects Wal-Mart's power as the country's biggest music retailer and a continuing move away from the traditional artist-label relationship, according to this article.
Paramount is developing a film about Nolan Bushnell, the man who founded video game pioneer Atari. And, according to this story, the movie could do well with the female demographic: Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play Bushnell.