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Discussion in 'Ideas, Needs, Concept Feedback' started by MHP368, Apr 1, 2019.

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    That's actually a good idea. You should put it up on the Idea-Need-Executioner board.

    My guess is the plastic (and oil) lobby are behind this straw thing based on the recycled plastic and that Starbucks cup.
     
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    I think it was just the easiest way to show Green PR without having to actually do anything meaningful (or costly) , I mean, it doesn't take a genius to realize that plastic straw pollution isn't the issue. Now the fact that it was such a buzz all at once makes me think all these companies have the same firm giving them advise ,maybe whatever marketing firm is the front for this thing
     
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    I once made friends on an online forum. The forum shut down and I never got the contact info of some of the people there. Currently I have some online friends from discord. Same story, if the discord closes. Contact will be lost forever.
    What if people change their phone number or e-mails?

    Imagine a network where you can connect to anyone without being afraid of losing said contact.

    Facebook and Instagram are inappropriate for things like this. which are trend sites that come and go.

    The network would be like phone number/e-mail, just with better durability.
     
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    In theory Google Contacts should accomplish this, but no one uses it because it's buried in all of Google's other minutiae.
     
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    Honestly waiting for that man to become a sought after business consultant. $1 Plasma screen TVs to pull in customers, Poop ice cream, and Dumb Starbucks.

    Genius.

    My half-baked idea I had a while ago was to make karaoke machines that were actually great, not just bearable. They're mostly catered to the asian language speaking market currently with terrible interfaces and uncomfortable controllers. If someone's interested, I can give you a whole brain dump and the research I've done
     
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    Switching banks is a major PITA.

    How about a service that gathers all of your subscriptions, payments, bills, direct deposits, and auto switches them to the new bank?
     
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    Start a Tex-Mex restaurant chain in Sweden.

    Taco Fridays are part of the Swedish culture. Sections in the grocery store are dedicated to tacos.

    And there are no F*cking restaurants to buy tex-mex from. There's a couple of ok taco places, but those don't really count.


    Someone needs to get in there, copy/paste any half-decent american tex-mex restaurant, and watch the dough roll in.


    If you Swedes like tacos... just wait until you have a chimichanga!
     
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    Just came across this on Reddit : Fraternity / Sorority Rush Coach.

    Some kids want to get into frats/soros so badly that they actually hire rush coaches to teach them and guide them, and yes, services like these exist. If you're American and have been in frats/soros before, maybe you can offer a cheap package where you answer any questions your client have, package the whole thing into a nifty 2-week learning package made of several tiers (Bronze, Silver, Gold).
    Webinars, landing pages, upselling of new and higher-tier packages.....
     
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    And put it on Udemy!
     
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    Wow, what a world we live in now.
     
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    I've seen ads for banks that have this built in when you switch to them. Not sure how it works but I think banks are offering this.
     
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    Bullshit.

    There's a plethora of drinks that require straws.

    A few examples:
    • Milkshakes.
    • Milk tea with "bubbles" or any addition
    • Smoothies
    • Cocktails
    • Anything heavy with ice
    • Any drink with separated layers
    [​IMG]
    Good luck drinking something like this without a straw.
     
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    STFUHeadphones: noise cancelling headphones. Nothing new here feature-wise, but the goal would be to target the market segment that searches for noise cancelling headphones when they're angry and willing to spend money to not be angry. Marketing angle would be "STFUHeadphones. When you want the world to STFU".
     
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    I would very much like to see an Internet identity manager, where you put all your personal info, with various "onion layers" and various aspects - like professional, personal, and so on.
    But it would be all private to you only.
    And then, make it a universal login provider. Use it to connect to this sports forum? Check option to show only sports stuff. Use it for dating? Show only your best photos. And make sure it can't be put together easily like a puzzle. (I mean data from various sites can't be used to get back at your true identity)

    First 5 logins are free tier. All others are paying extras via subscription.
     
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    "stfuworld.com" and "worldstfu.com" are available ;)
     
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    haha, if I didn't just buy a slew of domains I'd consider it!
     
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    I'm not even sure if this qualifies as half baked, but how about biodegradable packing material for green companies. Think of Amazon sending those packages with bubblewrap, which can't be recycled. If you wanted to pitch to Amazon "Hey, if you guys want to improve your public relations, go green with packaging. We have a solution.".
     
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    3D surface photography and hologram or VR.
    Usually when photographing paintings, the image becomes flat and you don´t get a feel of how it looks like in real life. You need to go see it in real life to really see all brushstrokes and how they bulge and how the painter painted it.
    What if we can have VR for real life experiences of the paintings. The hard part is capturing the painting in all it´s intricacies. It needs to be a high resolution model.
     
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    Few successful ideas which are implemented in my country and can be replicated anywhere:
    1. App similar to Food panda . In Food panda a person delivers your food (from the restaurant) to your home.Now change the scenario ,suppose you went to your friends house to study and forgot your books there. Now you will need to go to friend's house or your friend has to come to your house to give those books .What if there is an app which does this for you . You tell the person/food panda delivery boy what you want,what your friend's address, what is your address and he will pick up the books and bring it to you(at a nominal price).This can used to deliver anything from one corner of city to other. Basically an intra-city delivery system using an app similar to Food Panda. (Read this :Logistics firm founded by 13-year-old Mumbaiker Tilak Mehta targets Rs 100 cr revenue by 2020 - Firstpost)

    2. Advertising using paper cups. Imagine putting your advertisement on a cup of Starbucks ? Or coffee cups for a local shop ? You can advertise almost anything through paper cups . Interestingly people pay more attention to an advertisement on a paper cup(from which they are drinking coffee) then on a news paper.(Reason: paper cup will stay in his hand till he is drinking coffee 5-10 mins apprx ). My friend is doing this and is already a millionaire :) .Check it here :Google Image Result for http://www.tcupads.com/images/portfolio-img1.jpg
     

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