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  • Tom Fair commented on an idea
    One feature of affiliate programs is the long tail, in which a referral from last week still generates income for a purchase today. In a social media situation, when people are re-sharing, re-posting, re-blogging...
    June 2nd, 2012
  • Tom Fair commented on an idea
    A final thought: Kahalid, you have an interesting extension of your business model here. Companies pay very big money for updated addresses (the entire direct mail industry depends on that). AddressPal would really b...
    June 2nd, 2012
  • Tom Fair commented on an idea
    Khalid, the building of such a service is not the problem. The problem is getting industry buy-in (Amazon, Wells Fargo, government agencies, etc.) If you're serious about executing, I could build the system i...
    June 2nd, 2012
  • Tom Fair commented on an idea
    Good point, Sam. I think the answer is to require the user's verification of the address. That would be no different than filling in the address at the point of purchase. Similarly with banks. I often use generic deposit...
    June 2nd, 2012
  • Tom Fair commented on an idea
    Still, an app is more immediate than a Web site. You can add features such as a timer (light, medium or intense session), with an instructor's voice that counts you out ("3, 2, 1, OK that was great"...
    June 2nd, 2012
  • Tom Fair commented on an idea
    3) How could you be certain to have 0 false positives and 0 false negatives? Advertisers would spend millions to create false negatives (so the formatting system would not see them as ads) and real content could ...
    February 18th, 2012
  • Tom Fair commented on an idea
    I see several obstacles to the concept:
    1) General acceptance of such reformatting would crash the Internet advertising industry, which would destroy the business models for a very large number of useful sites, incl...
    February 18th, 2012
  • Tom Fair commented on an idea
    If you want to pay recommenders, why not skip the middleman and pay users to join? Word would get around...
    December 21st, 2011
  • Tom Fair commented on an idea
    I see it as a way to try out instruments before buying. Sometimes it takes a while before you really know if an instrument is the one you want. By developing this relationship, the store could have a strong loyalty among its...
    December 20th, 2011
  • Tom Fair commented on an idea
    Great idea! This is the kind of mobile app that I would pay for. Perhaps connect it via social media and have it query you about new contacts (how important, what category, how frequently to get contact reminders, etc.)
    December 13th, 2011
Tom Fair
Tom Fair
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Age 56
City New York, New York
Member Since December 13, 2011

I'm a serial entrepreneur, technologist and inventor. Projects: 1) a technology that can verify current data (such as prices) on the Internet 2) an event management platform f