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July 18, 2012 nuvosys No comments
Forbes recently held a contest for startups, each company making an elevator pitch of their product. The winner gets some furniture or a computer. You might think, given such low incentives, the best and brightest might want to sit this one out, and you would be mostly right. The ideas are uninspired and what you might expect from tech Cloud computing comes up a few times in the entries, as does social networking and apps. Ideas include information for mapping the human genome uploaded into a cloud, social networking for parents, a retraining program for use on apps, an app for organizing your emails so you receive less spam and promotional emails, and an app that listens to what you’re saying and searches the web for words you bring up and weaves that into a story somehow.
You get the sense that the real prize here is entrepreneurs exposing their ideas to readers of Forbes, trying to get investment and exposure for generally uninspiring ideas (a spam filter, in the form of a third party’s app? Who wants to use that?). But everyone has to be thinking about Instagram. Years ago, if you told me that an app that applies Photoshop filters to Photographs was a billion dollar idea i should really get in on the ground floor on, I would have politely declined and looked to invest in someone that had a good or service they could charge money for. And I would have then gone into a mighty depression some time later, looking at what I spend on lunch everyday know that that wouldn’t even be an issue if had believed in Instagram back in the day.
The judges at Forbes agree with hypothetical me from years ago, and pick for the winner ‘Axonify,’ the program that wants to provide an innovative and quick way to train workers. A service people want, and would pay money for? Makes sense, but someone there is looking at ‘afterschool.me’ and wondering if providing a social network service for parents, and having revenue come later, is the real safe thing to invest in.
Read the article here.
September 17, 2010 nancy No comments
A little girl not more than 7 years old approaches me and says: “You want to see my face book?”. I was struck wordless, thoughts rushing by me as to what this world had come to, awaiting my response as I rubbed off my shocked expression, she hands me a handmade book with a couple of recycled computer pages and childlike drawings on the cover, crayon all around, with the title: Face Book. All the letters were different sizes, and with all fonts imaginable, from Arial to Wingdings. She turns the page and it is in fact a book of faces! She drew the face of every person she knew (and liked) with their respective nickname.
And I was forced to wonder:
“If only FACEBOOK was just a book of faces…”
Anyone else feel the same?