Friday, October 3, 2014

How The Internet Can Change The Way The World Does Business

1. A social network not based on communication between members, instead robot curated to send members to each other to help them do specific things, and collecting lists of ranked resources in the process. Tentative name: "What Do You Want To Do?"

2. A crowd funding community that works on the basis of "premiums" as current sites (kickstarter etc.) do but also functions as a gift community. Members who have participated in funding in the past are the object of voluntary "gifts" from successful businesses, not necessarily from the particular business funded. Tentative name: Crowd Salon.

3. A site that allows people auctioning their possessions to sell shares of their ownership in their individual item. Shares price is set by seller's estimated auction sale price, and the value of shares adjusted at the end of the auction by the actual sale price of the item. Provides item seller insurance the price wanted will be received, and allows share buyers to put to use their knowledge of item values (hedge on one side, investment on the other). Tentative name: Bayshare.

4. A site that allows people to post promises to perform a service, and then transfer ownership of that promise to members of the community. In other words, a promise trading community, not a community for people to actually perform services. Tentative name: Promise Bank.

5. Securing crowdfunding investments in independent movies by assigning investors the right to sell tickets (up to the amount of their investment) to home cinema previews of the film at their homes. Tentative name: Home Cinema Funding.

6. A site that hosts insurance clubs, offering standardized processes for awarding insurance benefits to dues paying members. Tentative name: Sure Thing.

7. A site that sells micro-shares ($1) in funds investing in start-ups. Tentative name: Dollar-up.