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A potential solution for Shopify to kickoff the rediscovery flywheel

TLDR: Shop Stories will offer users a low-friction way to signal interest, thereby improving personalized recommendations and overall, amplifying rediscovery of brands.

Context

Shopify’s mission is to make commerce better for everyone.

The company recently launched Shop App — a digital shopping assistant that makes it easy for customers to speed…


Create a mobile-first online store in less than a minute

Shop Store created on Shop App

TLDR: For many small and micro businesses, Shopify isn’t feasible — as they either don’t have high-level software knowledge or technical resources (laptop) to actually use the platform.

For others, Shopify is overkill. It’s a complex product for their simple needs — that ends up overwhelming them. For instance, a…


How can Uber solve unemployment in rural India

UberThela

Uber’s Mission

Bring transportation — to everyone, everywhere.

Motivation

  1. Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s CEO, considers India as an innovation hub to build better products for other developing countries. Uber has launched unique and catered products in India such as Uber Lite app, Moto and UberAuto.
  2. According to the 2011 census, rural India is home…


Magic Leap 2 will be launching next year — but the bigger news is that they’re now focusing on enterprise applications.

It never made sense what an average consumer would do with an AR headset.

Yes, there’s the Angry Birds game but other than that, it has no real utility…


What should I focus on: Product or Distribution

At the end of the day, it all comes down to the product.

However, distribution is important too. No one is gonna know of your amazing product if they aren’t aware of its existence.

Earlier this year, when I started building something…


Apna became India’s youngest unicorn last month. It’s basically LinkedIn for blue and grey collar workers. I tried it out and it’s very effective.

One of the types of unemployment is frictional unemployment. It’s temporary and happens as a result of the “friction” in the job search process — that…

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