It's year 2000 again. What Startup will you launch?

Adrian Cole 🎲
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If you were somehow warped back to year 2000 with all the knowledge of the future you have now. What company will you build? For me, I'll wait till 2008 and ship WhatsApp, because in my opinion it's one of the greatest mobile products ever built and I won't sell to Facebook. That will be one exciting ride! What about you?

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sometimes, it takes eight miles
either Skype competitor or phone card / cell MVNO, possibly both; Skype would be B2B, phone card / MVNO would probably start in logistics, as back then truckers were still using pay phones at truck stops to check load boards, get weather updates, call in positions, etc. as ex-intel peep and if wanted to be super prescient, toss in microsat internet (swarm.space) or microsat remote sensing (planet.com)
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sometimes, it takes eight miles
backup would be B2B alt to Yahoo! Pipes and beat Zapier to market
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@gotobits Zapier really? Are they worth much?
sometimes, it takes eight miles
@adriancole $5B at last count - prefer Pipedream myself these days though - https://www.forbes.com/sites/ale...
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Twitter, but without the troll. Oh wait. Is that possible ?
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@jacquelinclem Yeah. Just allow creators to earn directly from early on
Working on BotPenguin, chatbot platform
I would launch https://www.producthunt.com/post..., a chatbot platform for website without coding and help business automate their customer service
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@jerry_l_tran You could launch anything!! And you pick a chatbot? Why?
Working on BotPenguin, chatbot platform
@adriancole there was not that much competition and chatbot can help businesses automate customer service specially small business( can't afford human agent).
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Instagram & not sell to Facebook. Or maybe Oculus and not sell to Facebook. Or maybe Friendster and have run the company better so it wouldn't have been killed by Facebook. 😆
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@tyhitzeman Facebook would have still destroyed all. IG without selling to FB would die a slow death unfortunately.
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Facebook.
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