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MOASN Opportunity of Microsoft

MOASN is an abbreviation for “Mother of All Social Networks.” Facebook.com was once the MOASN, and probably the only MOASN ever built thus far, but it no longer is. Yet, the company owns Instagram and Whatsapp, which still put them in an extremely advantageous position when it comes to “data as the new oil” mantra. […]

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Kid’s Game with IQ reporting for parents

Imagine a console or mobile game for kids, with a lot of moving parts; It starts with a character, and it’s full of games within the game. There are already a lot of such apps in the market right now, which my daughter is also in love with. But wouldn’t it be nice for this […]

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Teach Foreign Language with Karaoke

Gamification of learning is the best way to teach, for children and adults alike. Imagina a new app that teaches foreign languages from a hand-picked pool of cool songs which you can listen to, see the lyrics, the translation line by line. Last but not least, the ability to sing karaoke would be the killer […]

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A Legal Framework to Define Platform Companies

What is a platform company, and how can you determine one before it becomes a giant and destroys all the competition? I’m not a lawyer, but I’ll try to answer this question practically based on my fifteen plus years-long journey of entrepreneurship. 1. It’s open to third parties, and there is a marketplace First things […]

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In-Dream Advertising

More than ten years ago, I posted this on RWW as an April 1st joke. The article reads as follows: ReadWriteWeb has discovered the existence of a stealth Google project, called DreamAds. It is a very ambitious project, topping even the wireless balloons which Google is also looking into. Essentially DreamAds is Google’s latest plan to extend […]

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Finder = Tinder meets fintech

Finder is a new way to discover & buy stocks in the public markets. Here’s what it would look like, with my limited design skills: The app is a love child of Tinder and Robinhood. As we all know, Robinhood is the millennials’ app to trade cryptocurrency and public market shares. But its user-interface is […]

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Limitless, a new type of cafe/restaurant

Limitless will be a new type of coffee shop or restaurant chain, where you can order anything for a fixed price. The price will be based on the amount of time you spend at the location. If you sit there for half an hour, you pay $5; for two hours, you pay $20, or many […]

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Invisible Laundry Machine

We believe that technology is at its very best; at its most empowering when it disappears Jonathan Ive, Apple Imagine a laundry machine disguised as a wardrobe closet. Unlike the ones that we currently have at our homes, this closet looks like an Apple product; mono-color and no moving parts, except: A screen to help […]

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Disclosures

Based on some passive-aggressive comments I received on the social media, I wanted to clarify a few points, so it’s crystal-clear for all parties involved. I know, from prior experience, that such reactions are not uncommon; heck I had even missed it 🙂 Without further ado, here come the disclosures: I don’t own (or claim […]