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Introducing StoryStack

November 29, 2010   -   7 comments   -  

For the past few weeks my two buddies and I have been coding non-stop and last night completed the first iteration of our product.  Now it’s time to take a step back, get some people using the app and see if we’re on the right track. What’s the product? StoryStack lets people create beautiful digital

Steal This Product Idea #4 – CricketFaceoff.com

August 26, 2010   -   7 comments   -  

I’ve been playing Fantasy Football for the last 8 years and absolutely love it.   For those who don’t know how it works: you join a league with your friends, draft real players, and accumulate points based on how the players do in real life.  Each week you match up against one of your friends,

Steal this Product Idea #3: Get Together

July 18, 2010   -   11 comments   -  

While staying up all-night in your mom’s basement, battling magical orcs and pounding Cheetos sounds awesome to some people: most of us would rather meet up with friends and do fun stuff in the real-world.  Virtual worlds are dying.  Instead, we use status updates and check-ins to show off how awesome our first lives are:

8 Lessons Learned from Zynga about Virality

June 17, 2010   -   11 comments   -  

Editor’s Note: I’m almost embarrassed to say I actually had to play Frontierville and Farmville to write this post.  These games send notifications constantly and I wasn’t entirely comfortable with all my friends knowing how my pigs were doing. Therefore, I had to go undercover and create a new FB account under my Indian alter ego: Amit Kumar Zynga

2010 Mobile Web Research: India and the World

April 22, 2010   -   4 comments   -  

We’re looking to develop mobile versions of the product suite I’m working on.  I know nothing about the mobile web and had some really basic questions.  Below is some research I did in Q&A format: Q. How big is the mobile web? A. According to Quantcast Mobile Web Trends Report: In North America about 1.3%

Steal this Product Idea #2

April 10, 2010   -   6 comments   -  

So it’s 2010 and according to the 80′s movies I was obsessed with as a kid we should have hoverboards, flying cars, sexy robots, and violent but thrilling reality tv gameshows. I can forgive scientists for failing to deliver on the important stuff, but at the very least, they should’ve come up with a really

Steal this Product Idea: Sign.al

March 22, 2010   -   16 comments   -  

We are overloaded with information.  During the course of my day I email, tweet, comment, post, chat, message, buzz, check in, call, sms, mms, bbm and sometimes (if I’m really lucky) actually talk to people.  We are moving towards an ever increasing flood of content (much of it automated) and it’s only gettin’ worse.  One

The Problem With Facebook

September 2, 2009   -   5 comments   -  

I came across an article today in the NYTimes describing how people are starting to leave Facebook.  While the author’s claims are anecdotal (certainly the numbers indicate impressive growth), I found myself silently nodding in agreement at some of her points.  The author outlines the feelings of being a stalker, concern of ownership of data,

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