Improve how time is stored in PoorMike's. Not everything is related to a calendar year. Build an interface that allows people to easily store time information using a format other than the Julian Calendar. Add features that are geo-specific. Also be able to capture such oddities as "the start of the year", "after the first full moon", "three days before my birthday", etc. Detect ambiguity.
People have been talking about this on Seattle Tech Startups... a good simple group todo list that integrates into Google Apps (specifically the calendar) could be nice.
Tie into something like del.icio.us and connect you with relevant(primarily local) local people with similar interests based on commonality or some matching algorithm.
Rather than listing skills by job posting, why not have a place to list all of a person's skills, even if they are random like translating Greek, playing piano, or being an advanced web developer. Then you could find people with skills by locale, find and match random skills like someone who can compose a song in Greek and can do your website too. Imagine an iphone interface where you could type in 'greek', 'piano', ...more »
There ought to be a friendfeedy/dogpile river interface which tracked lots of different sites that mention a company name or brand keyword. These exist for some individual sites already but I'm not sure if there is a
aggregator that pulls from multiple apis.
Application which, like noonhat, allows you to meet random people for lunch, but proposes an idea to discuss at that lunch. In other words, one could choose people to meet according to interests ( coders, fashionistas, treehuggers etc)
I think we should spend 6 hours of our time trying to win the Netflix Prize of 1 million dollars. It would be highly lucrative if we do win, and either way, I think it will be a lot of fun.
We could use EC2 for computation power to test our algorithms.
Taps into Twitter and Facebook updates (maybe for Hashtags, ie. #GiraffeLabs) to show when people are at a given location.
There's a ton of nice calendar services out there and a ton of organizations with CRAPPY calendars that don't integrate with anything (like gCalendar and Upcoming). Start a company that charges businesses to promote their calendars on the "BIG" calendar sites.
Have you felt while reading a page or email who this person is or open browser only to cut and paste information to search on them?
Wouldn't it be great to highlight any name on a web page or Office applications and see matching information from Wink, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, Facebook, Google News, Technorati, Yahoo Person Search, Spock, WikiYou, ZoomInfo, IMDB, MySpace etc all consolidated on a page?
Create a Silverlight based image gallery / slideshow that would allow a simple yet slick viewing experience of photos from a variety of disparate services (Flickr, SmugMug, stored locally, urls to images) as if they were in a single album. Metadata could be cached locally, images would remain hosted on the source service. The viewing experience could be something like coverflow. Instead of being a stand alone site, ...more »
A Photo (and or video) sharing website using Amazon Cloud (Amazon Web Services) - there will be no minimum fee for the users - no contract - it is all 'pay as you go' model, which is different than most of the online photo sharing sites (and this could be the positioning message for this idea). It will also nicely address the use-case where user wants the pictures to be uploaded and available only for a certain duration ...more »