Scientists Hack Cellphone to Analyze Blood, Detect Disease, Help Developing Nations: The democratization of health tools. How long will before we see the rise of amateurs in the medical field? I am not surprised if somebody creates a community for people to compare, discuss, debate, track et al about the results of their blood analysis.
- Personalised travel books blend search and curation: This post spawned a related idea in self publishing: What if we combine the loose network structure like Glam to create content, with a publishing and printing layer. Bloggers can contribute their content to the network from which users can create their own books in self help areas like parenting, motoring, sports, gadget hacks, get rich ideas, et al. The underlying platform will power the search and curation of the right content. Revenue will be split between bloggers and the platform.
- Economics of photography: Great post that talks about the untapped market potential of unlicensed photographs. Is there anyway a startup can try to tap into this market. I have a thought. Create a light weight application where users can submit their photographs to an email address akin to posterous. Once received, our application will then add a thin flash layer to allow purchase of this photograph via micropayment. These photos can then be added to any site or blogs for maximum outreach.