New Year's eve ball gets a makeover

NEW YORK (AP) - December 28, 2009

But the annual New Year's Eve ball drop in New York's Times Square is getting a couple of new wrinkles this time around.

The first has to do with the ball itself.

The 300 Waterford crystal triangles have been shaped into a new design.

Organizers of the celebration say the crystals will be in an interlocking ribbon pattern, woven into a Celtic knot.

It's all to highlight the theme for 2010: "Let There Be Courage."

The other new thing - a new iPhone application called "Clink-Clink," also designed by Waterford.

As the name implies, the app lets people make toasts with champagne flutes and cocktail glasses that are displayed on their phones' screens.

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